31 July 2020
Architecture & Interpretation
This course will enable you to create engaging visuals and moving images that are related to architecture, and communicate themes through visual means.
Explore the rich and varied history of architecture in England , and how it has been used in storytelling and scene setting.
Nottingham is a vibrant city with unique examples of architecture from the past 1,000 years. It is surrounded by countryside, villages and castles that represent some of England’s best examples of building and town planning. Robin Hood, Sherwood Forest, Nottingham Castle, Civil War and Industrial Revolution – Nottingham is the ideal place to learn about the history of architecture through social, political and technological change.
In the first part of the course, you will develop a personal project exploring how historic buildings are being used today. You will create a written report and visual presentation that demonstrates how you would develop one of the buildings to attract new audiences.
During the second week, you will capture the city through a lens, and be introduced to the ideas of architecture in film as a narrative device and scene setter.Nottingham has provided memorable architectural backdrops for films such as Batman: The Dark Knight Rises, and the work of local director Shane Meadows.
You will explore the cityscape and see how it can set tone and emotion. Working in small groups, you will explore locations and document the environments through photography and the moving image. You will use simple, free editing tools, and look at filming techniques and approaches in cinema.
No previous experience is necessary. This course is ideal for anyone interested in architecture as well as interior design and theatre set design. You should have completed at least one year of undergraduate studies.
By the end of the course,you will have developed your ideas and methods, and created original visual material, taking inspiration from the city around you.
10 UK credits / 5 ECTS
GBP 1100: 10% early-bird discount on tuition fees is available to students applying and paying before March 31st 2020.
GBP 350: On-campus accommodation for two-weeks in a single room with ensuite facilities and shared kitchen and living space. For off-campus accommodation (10 minute walk) the price is £290 for two-weeks - as above rooms are single, ensuite with shared kitchen and living spaces. Both have 24 hour security.