United Kingdom, Nottingham

Architecture: Fact and Fiction

when 22 July 2019 - 2 August 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee GBP 1470

Explore some of the rich and varied history of architecture in England and the use of architecture in film as a way of storytelling and scene setting.

Week 1 – Architecture and Heritage

Nottinghamshire contains unique examples of architecture from the past 1,000 years – think Robin Hood, Sherwood Forest, Civil War and industrial revolution!

During this week you will learn about the key periods of design, materials and methods used in historic architecture in the UK and about the role of the professional in relation to working with historic buildings and the specialist skills and knowledge required to do this well.

You will identify, research and use a range of materials in developing your personal project and produce a report, presentation or sketch model that recognises the opportunities and limitations in relation to the historic building.

Week 2 – Architecture and the Edit

In this second week you will develop ideas and methods towards creating original material inspired by the numerous environments within the city of Nottingham.

You will explore locations and document the environments through photography and the moving image by using simple, free editing tools available on PC and Mac, and investigate filming techniques and approaches in cinema, presented by in-house and visiting lecturers.

At the end of this week you will be able to create engaging visuals and moving images that are related to architecture, people, space and time, analyse a text and communicate key themes through visual means, and understand how the moving image can aid the communication of emotion and meaning of a space to a range of audiences.

Course leader

Richard Dundas is a senior lecturer from the architecture team at Nottingham Trent University.

Target group

This course is aimed at anyone currently studying architecture or a related design discipline who is looking for a stimulating summer study abroad experience.

Course aim

This course gives you the opportunity to explore some of the rich and varied history of architecture in England and will introduce you to the ideas of architecture in film as a narrative device and scene setter.

Credits info

5 EC
This course offers 10 credits (5 ECTS).

Fee info

GBP 1470: The fee includes tuition, materials, social programme and accommodation on campus.