The learning environment we offer provides the guidance and support necessary for you to develop skills in creative enquiry, challenge, and exploration. You will work in a dedicated studio work space, which will act as a place to individually draw and model ideas within the overall social setting of the design studio.
Teaching is mainly project-based with a blend of directed learning, tutorials and live situations where you will have the opportunity to apply your knowledge and skills in practice.
You will benefit from hearing and connecting with visiting professionals from a range of disciplines and will have the opportunity to travel, whether on study trips to look at the very best of international design or on student exchanges.
Years 5 & 6
- Lectures - 40 students per group, 4 hours per week
- Seminars - 6-12 students per group, 1.5 hours per week
- Tutorial - 6-12 students per group, 0.5 hours per week
- Supervised time in studio / workshop - 1-40 students per group, 30 hours per week
- Independent Study - 30 hours per week
- Field Work - 50 students per group, 0.5 hours per week
- External Visits - 50 students per group, 2 hours per course
You are required to operate more independently by this stage of study, with the tutor role more akin to a consultant than an instructor. You are expected to have the confidence to apply your knowledge to more complex contexts and work on your initiative, taking greater charge of the direction of your studies and areas of interest.
STAFF DELIVERING ON THIS COURSE
We operate an open-door policy and enjoy strong relations between our students and staff. The course is taught by a team of full-time academic staff and practicing architects, including a number of highly distinguished designers and thinkers. Many are award-winning and have had their work published at an international level, and the course enables you to benefit directly from their guidance and expertise.
Individual designers also teach on the course and bring their own perspective and focus which serves to create a rich educational experience.