United Kingdom, Nottingham

Architecture, Fact and Fiction

when 22 July 2019 - 2 August 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 5 EC
fee GBP 1100

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.

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 utilise a range of source materials in developing your personal project and produce a report, presentation or sketch model that recognises opportunities and constraints 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 look into filming techniques and approaches in cinema, presented by in-house and visiting lecturers.

Target group

You should have completed at least one year of undergraduate studies and have a demonstrable interest and prior knowledge of the subject.

Course aim

At the end of this course you will be able to identify and discuss broad issues of social, historical, artistic, environmental and cultural contexts of architecture in Nottingham and the UK, and describe relationships between historic and contemporary architectural contexts in Nottingham and the UK, and the evolution of the role of the building designer through time. You will also 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.

Credits info

5 EC
10 UK credits / 5 ECTS

Fee info

GBP 1100: 10% early-bird discount on tuition fees is available to students applying and paying before March 31st 2019.
GBP 350: On-campus accommodation for two weeks.