This summer course explores creative thinking, drawing, model making and advanced technologies that architects use today.
The course will introduce you to contemporary approaches to architecture, with ingenious projects that will develop your awareness of how designers are shaping the modern world we live in.
In addition to talks and demonstrations, you’ll be set projects that you’ll work on in groups, presenting your ideas in 2D as well as simple 3D models - to give you a taste of what it’s like to work in industry.
There’ll be short, quick projects to test your creativity, and a longer, more involved project to present (in teams or individually) on the final day that responds to a place in the city.
This main project will allow you to present using your preferred method, whether through drawing, model making, words, photographs, collage or other.
There’ll also be a session on what makes a good portfolio, should you be thinking of further architecture studies.
What will you gain?
This will be an excellent opportunity to immerse yourself in the built environment and create new work for your portfolio.
During this course you will:
- investigate architecture in the UK and around the world
- learn about the various stages of idea generation and design development that architects go through
- gain experience of new technologies such as scanning whole buildings and using virtual, augmented reality software, and learn how these tools are being used by professionals.
Entry requirement: You should have an enthusiasm for the subject and an eagerness to explore new ways of working and share your ideas.
Where you'll learn: You will be based in the School of Architecture, Design and Built Environment on the City Campus.
You will find open-plan studios and well-equipped workshop spaces to develop your ideas and create exciting work.
Tutor profile: Andrew Langley works at Nottingham Trent University teaching on a range of modules on the architecture and the interior architecture and design undergraduate courses.
Prior to this, Andrew worked in industry, and also taught at the Namibia University of Science and Technology.
Andrew is a smiley, hard-working people person, currently studying for a PhD which focuses on community perceptions of heritage within the built environment.
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Need accommodation for the summer?
You can book a self-catered, single room with private bathroom on our city campus, right next door to our studios and classrooms. Information on booking accommodation can be provided once your place on the course is confirmed.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
25 hours of quality tuition with an experienced tutor.
Certificate of attendance upon completion.
Indicative class size: 15
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