Architecture is a concept that most people are familiar with, even if they do not understand everything that goes into designing a building or structure. In order to become an architect, students must complete classes, earn a degree, and become certified.
If you are wondering how professionals in this field complete their education before and after graduation, you should be asking, “What is a course in Architecture?” The simple answer is a course is a specialized way for student to get required instruction. Possible architecture studies courses include sustainable architecture, real estate development, sketchbook drawing workshops, and interior design. These classes are meant to supplement the student who already has a strong foundation in the basics.
It is helpful for even well-established architects to pursue additional coursework, even after becoming involved with a design firm. Courses sharpen their creativity and inventive nature while also allowing students to pursue new topics to stay on top of the competitive market.
If an architecture course is part of a four year degree, the cost may be reduced. However, solo courses may cost more or less, depending on where the student enrolls.
Taking a single course does not an architect make, yet these classes are still vital to the learning process as a whole. Such courses allow well-established designers to meet the expectations of their current employer or provide the leverage the person needs to negotiate a higher salary. The right courses also allow job seekers to find the position that fits their demands.
Perhaps the most convenient thing about individual courses is the capacity to be completed remotely via online learning opportunities. Combine on-campus and computer based classes to fit your schedule and get the additional education you need. Whether you are pursuing a four-year degree or want to bone up on interesting contemporary architectural concepts, you can find the coursework that is ideal for you online. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.
You love art, design, and architecture. You want to connect with people that move creative ideas forward right now. Experience Venice and the Venice Biennale together with like-minded students from all over the world. Here, you and your peers are immersed in the inspiring environment led by the renowned faculty and industry experts. Gain new skills to create a greater impact on your work immediately. [+]
You love art, design, and architecture. You want to connect with people that move creative ideas forward right now. Experience Venice and the Venice Biennale together with like-minded students from all over the world. Here, you and your peers are immersed in the inspiring environment led by the renowned faculty and industry experts. Gain new skills to create a greater impact on your work immediately.
Start any Monday, stay for any number of weeks:Join for 1 week to focus on a particular topic; Join for 2 weeks to cover wider field of subjects; Join for 3 weeks for in-depth all-round experience and extra opportunities.
OR Join a 3-day Venice Biennale intense Crash Course... [-]
Rationale of the Training Course - Eco-Cities: Policies for Sustainable Energy: Half the world’s population now live in built-up areas, with an estimated 60 million people being added every year. [+]
Rationale of the Training Course - Eco-Cities: Policies for Sustainable Energy
Half the world’s population now live in built-up areas, with an estimated 60 million people being added every year. This rapid urban growth leads to environmental degradation and excessive demands on services and infrastructure. Energy consumption has increased drastically. To address this it is necessary to develop sustainable urban energy policies and best practices in efficient land use, transport, sustainable buildings and sustainable development overall.
•Theme 1: Concepts and strategic systemic approaches to sustainable urbanization
•Theme 2: Eco-restoration in Korea: planning, techniques and experiences... [-]
Rationale of the Training Course - Developing Social Housing Projects: One of the characteristics of developing countries is fast-growing cities and the lack of affordable and adequate housing. Social housing policies try ...[+]
Rationale of the Training Course - Developing Social Housing Projects
One of the characteristics of developing countries is fast growing cities and the lack of affordable and adequate housing. Social housing policies try to address the housing problem but have often been implemented in such ways that the people in real need are not reached and/or the social housing projects do not improve the overall living conditions of people or lack a contribution to sustainable urban development o their problems. Developing and therefore allowing for better implementation of social housing contributes directly to the living conditions and to the growth of cities in the developing world.
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Urban Management Tools for Climate Change course is jointly developed with UN-HABITAT. This course offers management tools for urban policy makers, planners and environmentalists... [+]
Urban Management Tools for Climate Change
IHS is proud to announce that this course is jointly developed with UN-HABITAT.
Cities are increasingly expected to undertake concrete actions to mitigate climate change and adapt the city to rising water levels, drought and other natural disasters related to the heating of earth. What concrete activities should a city undertake and what works? This course offers management tools for urban policy makers, planners and environmentalists.Objectives
By the end of the course, participants will be able to prepare local climate change plans, which address the global challenges yet focus on concrete local actions. The course will offer specific practices to manage urban design and environmental infrastructure, in particular energy, transport, housing and water.... [-]
Land Management and Informal Settlement Regularisation - A joint programme of IHS and the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy, Cambridge, MA, USA ... [+]
The course will enable you to understand the underlying causes of informal occupation of land and slum formation, to acquire knowledge and skills to develop upgrading strategies to improve slums, and to formulate policies that create options to prevent new slum formation.
The course is intensive in nature and innovative, demanding a proactive attitude from participants. They are engaged in a number of specially designed learning environments that comprise lectures, practical exercises, case study analysis, role-playing games, video films discussions and controversial policy debates. The course draws from lessons learned through international experience and stimulates creative thinking as participants are exposed to contexts from a wide variety of countries.... [-]
3-month post-graduate diploma course - 95rd International Course on Housing and Urban Development: The modules of the master program guarantee the academic depth of the study, while at the same time complementary activities of more practical focus ... [+]
3-month post-graduate diploma course - 93rd International Course on Housing and Urban Development
Applicants have to select one of the following six specialisations in offer:Urban Housing and Livelihoods (UHL) Integrated Planning and Strategies (IPS) Urban Land Development (ULD) Urban Competitiveness and Resilience (UCR) Urban Environmental Management and Climate Change (UECC) Managing and Financing Urban Infrastructure (MFUI)
In these courses, we offer the opportunity to join two modules of the specialisation period of the master programme: one module in the specialisation of your choice, and one elective module allowing you to tailor the study program to your own needs and interest.... [-]
This program is designed for engineering, architecture, and science students who want to take courses taught in English or Spanish at a prestigious and academically-challenging university — Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. [+]
As the leading center of industry, commerce, and technology research in Spain, Madrid is an ideal city to study engineering, architecture, and science and their applications in the professional world.
This program is designed for engineering, architecture, and science students who want to take courses taught in English or Spanish at a prestigious and academically-challenging university — Universidad Carlos III de Madrid.
Specialize your studies with a range of engineering courses, from aerospace to mechanical. General architecture courses—including introduction to architecture, drafting, and design courses—offer you unique insights to your field. Science courses provide you with the chance to study pharmaceutical science as well as food sciences, with courses in biology and chemistry, too. Mix disciplines or focus on a single field for more concentrated studies.... [-]
You will learn the most advanced aspects of this world-renowned modeling tool. [+]
You will learn the most advanced aspects of this world-renowned modeling tool.Agenda Level 2
Rhinoceros 3DCurves (Advanced drawing with NURBS) Advanced curve editing NURBS structures and curves from objects Analysis of curves and surfaces Advanced tangencies and continuities Resolution of complex intersections Decomposition of objects on base surfaces Efficient architectural modeling
V-RayIntroduction to rendering V-Ray interface V-Ray materials Outdoor lighting Interior lighting Rendering Engine (Understanding its operation) Basic postproduction
GrasshopperSoftware installation Interface Introduction to programming logic Tools in Grasshopper Data flow management (Lists of Elements, Trees) Parametric Drawings Panelization of surfaces Parameterization of meshes ... [-]
You will learn the most basic aspects of this world-renowned modeling tool. [+]
You will learn the most basic aspects of this world-renowned modeling tool.Level 1 agenda
Rhinoceros 3DInterface Efficient interaction with the program NURBS basic theory and Rhinoceros 3D software logic Curves Level 1 Curves Edition Basic surfaces Level 1 Editing of basic surfaces Volumes Level 1 Boolean operations Volumetric composition from surfaces Architectural modeling Rhinoceros 3D workflow for efficiency in architectural modeling
V-RayIntroduction to rendering V-Ray interface Introduction to materials Introduction to lighting Architectural basic lighting Basic theory of the image for printing
PRECONDITIONSNo prior knowledge of any software is necessary. Laptop Rhinoceros + V-Ray installed Description and Objectives of the Course ... [-]
Prepare for entry into the second year of an undergraduate degree at Newcastle University. This course will enhance your knowledge of architectural design and theory, allowing you to progress directly into year two of an undergraduate degree upon successful completion. [+]
Prepare for entry into the second year of an undergraduate degree at Newcastle University.Why apply for the International Year One programme? university placement for all successful students a quality-assured university programme full university status
There are two course options available:International Year One (3 terms) – this is the standard option Extended International Year One (4 terms) – this features an additional term of English at the beginning for extra language support Where will it take me?
This course leads to the second year of the following undergraduate degrees at Newcastle University:
Architecture, planning and landscape:BA (Hons) Architecture BA (Hons) Architecture and Urban Planning BA (Hons) Urban Planning ... [-]
Course objective is to encourage critical thinking and creative and architectural design capabilities, using the Strategic Design as a tool. [+]
THIS PROGRAM IS IN PORTUGUESE Taught
Encourage critical thinking and creative and architectural design capability using Strategic Design as a business tool.4th Panel of Strategic Design Start Date: March Lessons: Monday and Wednesday - 19h30 to 22h30 Hours: 60 hours Portuguese language Description and objectives:
Course objective is to encourage critical thinking and creative and architectural design capabilities, using the Strategic Design as a tool. The methodology is interactive and collaborative, giving priority to focus on research, reflection of new opportunities and concepts. Classes will be taught by professionals with expertise recognized in the market, which will bring data from the reality of agencies, clients and large cases. The idea is to give students the challenges, experiences and opportunities related to Design, Innovation and Strategic Design.... [-]
Become a professional in interior & exterior designing. Render your ideas and visualize your dreams. [+]
An interior designer creates a plan to make a living space safe, functional and attractive. In order to accomplish this, the interior designer must take many different elements under consideration. This includes combining different colors and textures together as well as utilizing lighting and furniture in a method that draws interest while remaining functional.
Although interior designers are commonly associated with the design of home interior, they are also utilized in a number of other settings. These settings include airport terminals, offices, shopping malls, theatres, hotels, restaurants, hospitals and schools. Interior designers that help design commercial spaces are also concerned with finding ways to help increase sales or to increase productivity, so the business can be more successful.... [-]
A good indoor environment has a significant effect on people’s health, well-being and work performance. The design of workspaces must take into account the activities and tasks that are to be carried out in the office. [+]
A good indoor environment has a significant effect on people’s health, well-being and work performance. The design of workspaces must take into account the activities and tasks that are to be carried out in the office.Course objectives
Purpose of the course is to provide a multidisciplinary overview on workspaces promoting health and well-being of users. The purpose is also to introduce user-centered, participatory approach for workplace design and workplace changes. Scope of the course is on modern office environments, like multispace offices, research and learning environments as well as the social and health care sector.Target group Occupational health and safety professionals Architects Workplace designers Interior designers Workplace owners and managers Human resources managers and developers Researchers Practitioners Consultants Course outline ... [-]
A new interdisciplinary field of design, researching the transformations of architectural, urban/regional space of the emerging "information age", explores the dynamic interaction of architecture/urbanism and the space of mass media and communication networks. It develops scenarios for the interplay of public urban and public media space. [+]
A new interdisciplinary field of design, researching the transformations of architectural, urban/regional space of the emerging "information age", explores the dynamic interaction of architecture/urbanism and the space of mass media and communication networks. It develops scenarios for the interplay of public urban and public media space.
The products of these alliances of urban/regional and media networks, of architectural and media space, are bastards: ambivalent spaces that are at the same time analog and digital, tactile and abstract, material and immaterial, expanding hyper-sensuality in the time- and placelessness of media flows. These hybrid spatial morphs act simultaneously in urban (local) and media (global) space and mediate between them, unfolding the undefined space between the local and the global, occupying the vacuum between local place and global space. Within the inversions of identity (communication), within the fluid ever-changing densities in the knitted networks, fused analogue/digital cultures are idensified.... [-]
The Inchbald School of Design pioneered garden design training in the UK, providing courses that focused on garden design for the domestic environment. This remains our speciality, but we have expanded and refined our garden design courses to accommodate the increased demand for professionalism. [+]
The Inchbald School of Design pioneered garden design training in the UK, providing courses that focused on garden design for the domestic environment. This remains our speciality, but we have expanded and refined our garden design courses to accommodate the increased demand for professionalism.
The garden design school maintains strong connections with the garden design profession enabling us to place students with established designers. We continue to pride ourselves on the success of our students in the marketplace. Front-runners in the world of garden design include Inchbald garden design graduates.Our Garden Design Courses
The comprehensive one-year course for the Diploma in Garden Design prepares students to enter the garden design profession. Through a series of practical design projects, underpinned by an understanding of garden design principles and concepts, students develop skills in garden design, design analysis, planting design, hard landscaping and construction, drawing and presentation.... [-]