The Introduction to Architecture summer course provides students aged 13-15 with a grounding in the fascinating subject of Architecture. Perfect for budding architects or those keen to learn more for general interest.Apply Now
Oxford Royale Academy’s Introduction to Architecture course is the perfect study abroad programme for architects of the future. Students are able to learn a great deal both inside and outside of the classroom, with organised trips and workshops.
On this course, students are introduced to the theoretical principles of Architecture and given a grounding in the history of Architecture in Europe. They learn about different aspects of Architecture, including the principles of design and space planning. Students also learn about concerns such as planning law and building control regulations, and gain practical skills in project design by trying their hand at architectural drawing, and constructing manual and digital architectural models.
The Oxford Royale Academy Introduction to Architecture course for students aged 13 to 15 is designed to expand their general knowledge of Architecture in an enjoyable, interactive environment. The course helps students decide whether or not architecture is a subject they might want to pursue at university and as a career. Getting an idea of their long-term study plans at this early stage in their education is helpful, as it means students can tailor their subject choices over several years to give them the best chance of a successful application.
By the end of the course, students will have:
The table below gives an indication of the subject areas that will be covered in each day’s lecture and seminar. Although every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, please note that topics and timings may be subject to change.
|Week 1||Week 2|
|Monday||Lesson 1: Introduction – Drawing exercise||Lesson 16: Introduction to 3D modelling|
|Lesson 2: What is Architecture?||Lesson 17: Main project: design stage using 3D digital modelling techniques|
|Lesson 3:Explanation of main project||Lesson 18: Main project|
|Lesson 4: Egg Charette – design stage|
|Lesson 5: Egg Charette – building stage|
|Tuesday||Lesson 6: Fundamentals of Architecture||Lesson 19: How to compile a presentation board|
|Lesson 7: Drawing workshop||Lesson 20: Compiling presentation boards|
|Wednesday||Lesson 8: Drawing tour||Architecture tour in London|
|Lesson 9: Drawing tour|
|Lesson 10: Project focus|
|Thursday||Lesson 11: Introduction to collage||Lesson 21: Final crit|
|Lesson 12: Collage workshop||Lesson 22: Final crit|
|Friday||Lesson 13: Introduction to model making||Lesson 23: City master plan group design and building project|
|Lesson 14: Model making workshop||Lesson 24: …continued|
|Lesson 15: Presenting models and assignment hand-in||Lesson 25: City master plan project completion|
Take this course if you are interested in learning more about Architecture, enjoy drawing and love exploring sites of historical interest and beauty.
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