United Kingdom, Bournemouth

British Architecture

when 18 July 2017 - 4 August 2017
language English
duration 3 weeks
fee GBP 1595

An ideal introduction to British architecture and design, this course is based around the creative processes of ‘thinking and making’ to enhance your understanding of architectural design. You will consider architectural concepts of space, form, function and technology through a mixture of theory, practical, and field work.
You’ll develop your architectural drawing as a means of communication whilst individual and group studio projects will allow you to explore building materials and methods of construction. You’ll engage in projects and workshops that encourage creative exploration and experimentation when considering architectural design, including large scale installations and architectural model making. Course study trips will underpin your studio sessions with visits to significant buildings and public spaces including Stonehenge and the Serpentine Pavilion (London).
During the final week you will work in groups on a practical urban planning and architecture project that tests your ability to solve problems as well as your technical and aesthetic knowledge. You’ll be encouraged to use digital techniques in your work, along with drawing and illustrative methods to develop your ideas on building concepts, spatial awareness and form. Using your drawings and digital software, you will also produce a 3D model from your design. At the end of the course there will be an exhibition of the work produced with group presentations and tutor feedback.

Target group

AUB Summer Courses are open to all those aged 15 or over at the time of taking the course. Our summer courses are attended by high school students, university students and creative professionals wishing to learn new creative skills, enhance their current studies or change careers.

Course aim

- Develop new creative skills and techniques
– Prepare for an arts course at university
– Boost your career prospects
– Experience studying in a British University
– Learn from creative experts
– Share ideas, skills and talents with students from around the world

Credits info

University Students, who wish their home university to recognise and award credits for their summer programme, should first
check with their home institution so that they can assess and award credit as appropriate. The Arts University recommends
the course is equivalent to 1 - 4 U.S. credits and 3 - 9 ECTS credits. Students will be able to demonstrate their successful
course attendance and completion by presenting their course handbook and Completion Certificate.

Fee info

GBP 1595: Please note our course fee includes all materials used within the course, teaching costs, plus admission fees for any day trips or study excursions that take place as part of your course.
GBP 955: £955 Halls of residence accommodation for students aged 18 years+, including breakfast and lunch on campus (Mon-Fri), and private transport to and from campus (Mon-Fri).

£1,155 Halls of residence accommodation for students aged 16 & 17 years, including breakfast and lunch on campus (Mon-Fri), private transport to and from campus (Mon-Fri) and 24 hour supervised student support.

£1,155 Homestay accommodation for students aged15 years+; carefully selected Homestay family, including full board meal plan of breakfast, lunch and dinner for the duration of stay, transport to and from campus (Mon-Fri) and access to 24hour pastoral care and support.


No scholarships or financial aid is available from AUB for Summer Courses.

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