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Summer Architecture Programme

Summer Architecture Programme

An Architecture summer course, residential in Oxford, Cambridge, London or St Andrews. The perfect study abroad programme for architects of the future.

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Course Summary

The Summer Architecture Programme introduces aspiring architects to key concepts and theories, while also providing an insight into what future study or a career in Architecture entails. A selection of classes and excursions introduces students to the history of architecture, as well as providing a culturally enriched programme. Planning, designing and spatial mapping skills also ensure that students have an extensive architectural knowledge to aid them in future study in the discipline.

Taking place in the structurally fascinating and beautiful cities of London, St Andrews, Oxford or Cambridge, this two-week course provides students with a range of essential modern architectural skills, including technical drawing and model construction in manual and digital formats.

What to expect from Summer Architecture for 16 - 18 years

On Oxford Royale Academy’s Summer Architecture Programme, students learn the principles of design, mapping, spatial planning and analysis skills essential to portfolio development. Excursions also enable students to see the evolution of architecture, from historical spires to modern glass buildings. Importantly, students find out what’s involved in a career as an architect and gain a wealth of knowledge of the key theories and design terms. The basic concepts of construction and engineering will fascinate students on the course and underpin their future careers in, and studies of, Architecture.

Students learn vital and invaluable skills for the modern workplace, which they will be able to use long after they leave the summer school. Through a variety of homework tasks, presentations and focus problems, students develop their skills in communication (both written and verbal), problem-solving, and analytical thought. The course could include a class visit to London or another local city, to witness the latest innovations in modern architecture and design.

Course Outcomes

By the end of this course, students will have:

 

Topics covered

Students receive more than 20 hours of teaching per week, in classes of no more than 15. Lessons on architectural theory combined with skill-based workshops allow students to learn about all aspects of Architecture and find out about the undergraduate study of this fascinating subject.

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.

Day Week 1 Week 2
Monday Lesson 1: Introduction Lesson 11: History and theory Lecture 3: Modernisation in focus
Lesson 2: What is Architecture? Lesson 12: History and theory Lecture 4: Postmodernism in focus
Lesson 3: Walking tour and drawing workshop Lesson 13: Design development
Tuesday Lesson 4: History and theory Lecture 1: Classical to neo-classical Lesson 14: Workshop and introduction to Adobe Creative Suite
Lesson 5: History and theory Lecture 2: Neo-Classical to present day Lesson 15: Compile design proposal using Adobe CS
Wednesday Lesson 6: Introduction to site mapping Lesson 16: Continue on individual projects
Lesson 7: Site visit Lesson 17: Finalise technical drawings
Lesson 8: Technical Drawing Workshop Lesson 18: Finalise scale model of proposal
Thursday Lesson 9: Discussion of design brief Lesson 19: Documentation of material throughout course
Lesson 10: Design development Lesson 20: Workshop – How to compile a portfolio
Friday Field trip or Guest Speaker Lesson 21: Preparation of presentations
Lesson 22: Finalise and pin up presentations
Lesson 23: Final crit

 

Take this course if…

Take this course if you are fascinated by the structures that make up our living environment, and would like to know more about their design and composition.

Campuses

St Andrews University

  • Location St Andrews
  • Ages Ages: 16-18
  • Bedroom Type Superior single
  • Bathroom Type En-suite
  • Year Built Founded in 1413

Oxford College Accommodation

  • Location Oxford
  • Ages Ages: 12+, 13-15, 16-18, 19+
  • Bedroom Type Single and twin
  • Bathroom Type En-suite & Shared (single gender)
  • Year Built Founded in 1096 (University of Oxford)

Cambridge University Accommodation

  • Location Cambridge
  • Ages Ages: 13-15, 16-18
  • Bedroom Type Single and twin
  • Bathroom Type En-suite & shared (single gender)
  • Year Built Founded in 1209 (University of Cambridge)

Imperial College London

  • Location London
  • Ages Ages: 16-18
  • Bedroom Type Single
  • Bathroom Type En-suite
  • Year Built Founded in 1907

Further Information

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Availability for: Summer Architecture Programme

27th Jun - 10th Jul 2021

  • Location

    London

  • Price

    £4,995.00

  • Duration

    2 Weeks

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27th Jun - 10th Jul 2021

  • Location

    St Andrews, Scotland

  • Price

    £3,895.00

  • Duration

    2 Weeks

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4th - 17th Jul 2021

  • Location

    Oxford

  • Price

    £4,995.00

  • Duration

    2 Weeks

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4th - 17th Jul 2021

  • Location

    Cambridge

  • Price

    £4,995.00

  • Duration

    2 Weeks

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11th - 24th Jul 2021

  • Location

    London

  • Price

    £4,995.00

  • Duration

    2 Weeks

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11th - 24th Jul 2021

  • Location

    St Andrews, Scotland

  • Price

    £3,895.00

  • Duration

    2 Weeks

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18th - 31st Jul 2021

  • Location

    Oxford

  • Price

    £4,995.00

  • Duration

    2 Weeks

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18th - 31st Jul 2021

  • Location

    Cambridge

  • Price

    £4,995.00

  • Duration

    2 Weeks

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1st - 14th Aug 2021

  • Location

    Oxford

  • Price

    £4,995.00

  • Duration

    2 Weeks

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1st - 14th Aug 2021

  • Location

    Cambridge

  • Price

    £4,995.00

  • Duration

    2 Weeks

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15th - 28th Aug 2021

  • Location

    Oxford

  • Price

    £4,995.00

  • Duration

    2 Weeks

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