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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.

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25 Results in Architecture Studies

School of Sustainability

A comprehensive 10 months program with a practice-based approach on sustainable design and environmental sustainability in the professional context of MC Architects, supp ... [+]

OVERVIEW

A comprehensive 10 months program with a practice-based approach on sustainable design and environmental sustainability in the professional context of MC Architects, supported by industry site visits, project study trips, client and community meetings.

Part 1

3 MONTHS

Three Foundation Courses

PREPARATORY FOR ALL PROJECTS CONSISTS IN LECTURES TUTORIALS WORKSHOPS AND MASTERCLASSES

Environmental Design

the Culture of Sustainability through dialogue with different personalities, but who share a vision of the future.

Common Ground

apply an understanding of the principles, strategies and analytic techniques of environmental design to real-world design problems... [-]

Italy Bologna
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Full-time
10 months
Campus
European Cultural Academy

The Contemporary Art Course is designed to help you execute your creative projects. It equips you with the industry knowledge that will advance your career in the creativ ... [+]

CONTEMPORARY ART - STRATEGIES TO DEVELOP & REFINE YOUR IDEAS

DATES: July 15 -27, 2019

About the course

The program focuses on the contemporary art market and the ways to get involved in it. The goal of the course is to transform you from consumer to maker in the cultural field.

Q&A sessions, lectures and dinners with the makers of the Biennale and its satellite exhibitions will give you insider knowledge of creating art projects. You will work on a group project dedicated to the Venice Biennale and create a roadmap for your personal creative goals. We will work together on your skills and provide the support and financial advice you need to turn your idea into reality.... [-]

Italy Venice
July 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
UC Berkeley Extension

The Berkeley College of Environmental Design's Global Access Program (CED-GAP) provides unique access to top-notch Berkeley faculty, courses and networks within the innov ... [+]

Immerse Yourself in Berkeley

The Berkeley College of Environmental Design's Global Access Program (CED-GAP) provides unique access to top-notch Berkeley faculty, courses and networks within the innovation ecosystem of the Bay Area and Silicon Valley. Through CED-GAP, qualifying international students to gain the knowledge, skills, and connections necessary to excel as innovators and thought leaders in the fields that encompass sustainable environmental design. Built for both design majors (architects and landscape architects) as well as students seeking a broader understanding of the built environment, the core curriculum emphasizes sustainability, design, innovation, social equity and the history of cities and landscapes. A key program feature for design majors is the opportunity to take an integrated design studio, while non-design majors enjoy a broad range of classes from across the College.... [-]

USA Berkeley
August 2019
Full-time
1 semester
Campus
London South Bank University

This course prepares candidates who already have recognised RIBA Part 2 qualifications in Architecture with adequate professional experience in preparing for their Part 3 ... [+]

Develop competence and integrity

The RIBA Professional Practice Part 3 course is the final part of an architectural student’s professional training and the culmination of a minimum of seven years’ academic study and professional experience.

The course builds on the professional experience and knowledge students have gained over this period, and is intended to assist them to acquire the appropriate skills, awareness and abilities to demonstrate professional competence and integrity.

The course is accredited by the Architects Registration Board and the Royal Institute of British Architects, and successful students can apply for registration as an architect with the ARB and for chartered membership of the RIBA.... [-]

United Kingdom London
October 2019
Part-time
1 year
Campus
European School of Economics

You may have acquired some excellent abilities so far in design and planning, but do you possess the skills to enable your ideas to take form and say something about the ... [+]

You may have acquired some excellent abilities so far in design and planning, but do you possess the skills to enable your ideas to take form and say something about the environment you live in, about yourself? The Business of Architecture Program has been created to serve as a bridge between design and the real world, design table and built form.

While we welcome newcomers, neo -laureates and even those who have already launched their careers but want to open their own business are perfect candidates. Make your Mark.

Key Features of the Business of Architecture Programme Three intakes: November, April and July Available only in London and Florence Course Duration 3 to 5 weeks Course Assessment: Personal Critique, essay, group project Professional Opportunities: Contacts with established artists, architects and design firms, related industry leaders (glass, marble, iron, ceramic) Compact class sizes which help faculty cultivate a mentor relationship with students and provide the individual attention needed to discover their special skills and succeed in their chosen pathway What makes ESE a great place for students? A personal and tailored learning experience - at ESE you get an individual and exciting experience thanks to the small class size and excellent student/teacher ratio “The Dream is the most real thing there is” – ESE students develop a unique academic and professional pathway through their selected course specialisation and internship placement Pragmatism – hands-on experience in contemporary business practice through the comprehensive internship programme Internationality – student body originating from more than... [-]
United Kingdom London Italy Florence
July 2019
Full-time
Part-time
3 - 5 weeks
Campus
IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam

3-month post-graduate diploma course - Sustainable Urban Development: The modules of the master program guarantee the academic depth of the study, while at the same time ... [+]

Sustainable Urban Development

Today, more people live in cities than ever before. This creates opportunities and challenges which require experts with combined skills in infrastructure, economic development, affordable land, housing markets, sustainable planning, and resilience to climate change in order to manage increasingly complex cities.

What will I learn?

The multidisciplinary perspective of the course will enable you to learn how to address urban challenges in your environment.

As the course is an integrated part of the MSc in Urban Management and Development, you can personalize your learning and choose among the following six specialisations in the 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) ... [-]
Netherlands Rotterdam
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Part-time
3 months
Campus
Institut d'Estudis Fotogràfics de Catalunya - IEFC

Aimed at professionals, students and amateurs: photography, architecture and interior design. ... [+]

Addressed to:

Professionals, students and amateurs: photography, architecture and interior design.

Goals:

Learn to register and explain the architectural space from the photograph.

Be able to make a professional photographic commission for architecture or interior design.

Contents:What is architectural photography and what are its applications.Knowledge and practice of the large format camera: perspective control.Use of large format cameras in small groups.Adapting the technique of the large format camera to the usual material of the students (camera and computer).Take advantage of outdoor and indoor light conditions.Knowledge of specific digital techniques. Practices in digital laboratory.Architecture as a subject of artistic photography. Limits of architectural photography.Conference-workshop with Ricardo Devesa, doctor architect, editor and professor.Practices:... [-]
Spain Barcelona
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Spanish
Part-time
45 hours
Campus
TU Delft Open & Online Education

This course delivers the skillset in linear or structural modeling that is required to solve structural problems from which you can develop finite element (FE) models for ... [+]

This course delivers the skillset in linear or structural modeling that is required to solve structural problems from which you can develop finite element (FE) models for practical applications. It also teaches how results can be correctly interpreted. The course uses an open source FE package in a series of weekly practical sessions where models are constructed for sample problems and results are validated against simplified analytical models or open literature.

The majority of professionals in many branches of mechanical engineering will benefit from adding FEM to their skills array. The ability to develop modeling skills under supervision in a non-critical environment means that skills and techniques can be acquired in a logical, progressive manner.... [-]

Netherlands Netherlands Online
September 2019
Part-time
8 weeks
Online
IES Abroad

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-chall ... [+]

Overview

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.... [-]

Spain Madrid
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Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
Sustainability Institute

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the spectacular transformation of the world as it crosses the threshold of becoming a majority urban world for the first ... [+]

This course provides a comprehensive overview of the spectacular transformation of the world as it crosses the threshold of becoming a majority urban world for the first time in human history.

The module delves into the differential dynamics of worldwide urbanisation, with particular reference to the global South. It demonstrates that these large-scale shifts in human movement, economic development, and expansion of the built environment hold deeply troubling implications for sustainability.

The course is presented by Mark Swilling, a Distinguished Professor of Sustainable Development in the School of Public Leadership, University of Stellenbosch and Academic Director of the Master’s Programme in Sustainable Development that is delivered at the Institute.... [-]

South Africa Stellenbosch
August 2019
Full-time
6 days
Campus
STAR Studium ArchitecturAe Florence Design School

Wake up to beauty. A new concept of interior and furniture design school. The characteristic of these courses is that Academic theory is combined with practice on a real ... [+]

Best Courses in Architecture Studies 2019. Wake Up To Beauty. A New Concept of Interior and Furniture Design School The characteristic of these courses is that Academic theory is combined with practice on a real jobs site. Course structure: Architectural LAB Architecture Survey Observation and Perception drawing Technology and Building materials Urban Design LAB History of Art and Architecture Building Constructions visits [-]
Italy Florence
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
1 - 2 months
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rio de Janeiro

Lead the student to the design of spaces where the interaction between light and material drives the design process and construction of the project. Light will be the str ... [+]

Because?

Lead the student to the design of spaces where the interaction between light and material drives the design process and construction of the project. Light will be the structuring element of the rhythm, the space system and the atmosphere of the spaces.

For whom?

The course is aimed at those who are seeking to stand out as space designers: architects, designers, lighting designers, set designers, from a more educated look to light and a consistent creative process. The selection process includes portfolio review.

How is it?

In coherence with the MADEIN methodology, the course develops from a phenomenological approach, focused on processes of thought and creation that allow the learning of space design rooted in human and sensorial aspects.... [-]

Brazil Rio de Janeiro
October 2019
Portuguese
Part-time
60 hours
Campus
International Career Institute

ICI gives you the opportunity to learn from successful landscaping professionals so you can acquire the skills you need to build your own career in the landscaping indust ... [+]

ICI gives you the opportunity to learn from successful landscaping professionals so you can acquire the skills you need to build your own career in the landscaping industry. Our course can be completed quickly and easily because we made all efforts to produce concise yet comprehensive modules.

Course Outline Landscape Design Landscape Planning Maintenance Cost Estimating Visual Analysis StreetScape Planting Design Visual Analysis Irrigation Monuments Exterior Lighting Urban Forestry Erosion Control Interior Planting Career Prospects

Our graduates can demonstrate the skills desired by employers so they enjoy do not only gain acceptance in the industry but also become preferred landscaping services providers. Aside from getting paid well, they can derive personal satisfaction in green spaces.... [-]

United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online
Montreal Technical College (MTC)

The Building and Public Works program, specializing in Architectural Techniques and leading to an Attestation d’Études Collégiales (AEC), is based on ... [+]

The Building and Public Works program, specializing in Architectural Techniques and leading to an Attestation d’Études Collégiales (AEC), is based on two fundamental subjects; construction which involves; building science, knowledge of materials and proper procedures required to achieve every element of a building, and drafting which constitutes the instrument by which the Architect or the Civil Engineer expresses his ideas to the client as well as to the contractor who must execute the work. In addition, the student is introduced to proper graphics language for each: the client and the contractor.Advantages and benefits of the programThe training is purely technical. Its focus is on learning computer assisted drafting and cutting edge building technology, allowing for immediate entry into the workforce;The size of the classrooms is kept to a minimum (10 to 12 students per class). This allows us to ensure that individual attention be given to each student, to follow respective learning procedures emphasizing the importance of communication and autonomy as a result;After having completed just sixteen (16) months of training (four consecutive sessions) students are ready to enter into the workforce;... [-]

Canada Montreal
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Full-time
Campus
Inchbald School of Design

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 s ... [+]

Courses in Garden Design

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.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Full-time
1 - 3 years
Campus