London, United Kingdom

Architectural Association: Autumn Semester Programme

when 5 September 2022 - 16 December 2022
language English
duration 15 weeks
credits 20 EC
fee GBP 9920

The AA Semester Programme is a full-time, 15-week studio-based course open to undergraduate and graduate students, architects and other creative individuals from around the world who wish to further their knowledge, practice and skills in architecture. The Semester Programme follows the renowned unit system at the AA, which provides one-to-one student-tutor conversations to guide and develop students’ work. Pin-ups, workshops, lectures and juries complement the varied types of interactions and cooperation between unit colleagues. AA tutors and external experts are invited to discuss the projects and provide personal feedback throughout the programme.

We are also offering a 'STUDIO ONLY' option, which excludes AA core courses: History & Theory Studies and Communication & Media Studies.

Course leader

Naiara Vegara

Target group

The AA Semester Programme is open to qualified undergraduate and graduate students currently enrolled in an architecture school. A minimum of two years of study in architecture or urban design is required.

Course aim

Copenhagen has become a city of islets. Copenhagen has historically grown by leveraging and connecting islets to expand the city. This autumn semester we will focus on exploring Refshaleoen and the plans for its continuation to a projected new artificial island for a new neighbourhood. Climate impact changes on Europe predicts that Copenhangen is to be among the capital cities to see the greatest increase in flooding severity and frequency. With this in mind, we will explore the dialogue between water and land, between landscape and urban design.

Credits info

20 EC
The AA does not follow an ECTS credit system but the below details can be used to transfer credits with you home uiniversity.

(contact and independent study)
Studio - 30 hours x 15 weeks
History and Theory - 5 hours x 10 weeks
Communication and Media Studies - 5 hours x 10 weeks
Total: 550 hours - 27.5 ECTS

Fee info

GBP 9920: The tuition fee for the full Semester Programme is £9,920 which includes an AA Digital Membership.

Alternatively, applicants may wish to pay the deposit of £3,920 to be made payable by 29 July 2022 and then the remaining course fees of £6000 to be made payable by a date 12 August 2022.

The tuition fee for 'STUDIO ONLY' option is £4,400 (excluding the AA core studies courses: History & Theory studies and Communication& Media studies) this fee includes an AA Digital Membership and all fees are to be settled by 12 August 2022.