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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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27 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 AND WORKSHOPS

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

Leading Practices... [-]

Italy Bologna
October 2019
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
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 ... [+]

“Architecture is the science that permits the man to reveal his own integrity in built form, and an architect’s highest responsibility is, first of all, to become whole as an individual in order to best carry out this mission, and then be of service to the world that he has created around himself. The Business of Architecture is putting integrity into form.”

Founder and President Elio D’Anna

Education today seems to be the antithesis to the classical models laid out by the ancient Greeks in which schools the pupil were encouraged to question, to participate, and before all else - to know themselves. The European School of Economics believes that the world one lives in is none other than a reflection of the inner states he lives, and that the more one knows and therefore masters himself, the more he can create a world that is pleasing for himself and others. All courses at the European School of Economics are centred around the individual as their most vital element.The world is a mere reflection of the world we live and dream internally. An individual whose aim is order and beauty cannot help but manifest this integrity in the external world. A man who loves himself and so, the world around him cannot help but create, emanate and instil order wherever he goes.... [-]

United Kingdom London
January 2020
Full-time
Part-time
5 weeks
Campus
IHS, Institute For Housing and Urban Development Studies of Erasmus University Rotterdam

Rationale of the Training Course - Developing Social Housing Projects: One of the characteristics of developing countries is fast-growing cities and the lack of affordabl ... [+]

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.

Course Curriculum... [-]

Netherlands Rotterdam
November 2019
Part-time
3 weeks
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
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
October 2019
Part-time
45 hours
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
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
January 2020
Full-time
1 - 2 semesters
Campus
FutureLearn

Who runs your city? What makes your city liveable? Using stories from cities around the world, this course will introduce you to the importance of ethics in civic leaders ... [+]

Who runs your city? What makes your city liveable? Using stories from cities around the world, this course will introduce you to the importance of ethics in civic leadership, planning, and business, and citizen engagement. Explore the problems that cities face, and understand the concept of an ‘ethical’ city On the course you’ll look in depth at the challenges facing cities - considering your own city, or the one nearest you. We’ll ask you to share your stories so you can connect with other learners and compare your experiences in order to recognize and understand the problems cities face. You will explore the power of various entities in your city and examine how they help solve or exacerbate local problems. You will delve into the notion of the ethical city and how it adds value to professionals and citizens - especially in terms of how it may help to improve the quality of urban life. In doing this you will also get a sense of the broader context of issues like social justice, corporate responsibility and ethical practice at the city level. Get practical insights into sustaining an ethical city Through the course we’ll introduce a range of new ideas, tools and techniques (including practical examples, video stories, expert interviews and other resources) to inspire you to:... [-]

United Kingdom UK Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
5 weeks
Online
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
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
Distance Learning Centre

The Garden Design - Level 3 Course can help students to learn the principles of design in horticulture, and gain an excellent knowledge and experience of using plants and ... [+]

The Garden Design - Level 3 Course can help students to learn the principles of design in horticulture, and gain an excellent knowledge and experience of using plants and garden features.

This home study course is designed in easy to follow units, with set exercises and assignments along the way to ensure you understand the areas covered.

Students will have access to an experienced personal tutor by email who holds a degree in Botany (BSc Hons).

The course covers the following units:

Unit One - Garden Design & You Unit Two - What Good Design Achieves Unit Three - Starting to Design Unit Four - The Importance of Soils & Sites Unit Five - Starting Real Design Work Unit Six - Planning Unit Seven - Designing for Interest Unit Eight - Water in the Garden Unit Nine - Children & Pets Unit Ten - Gardening for Users with Disabilities, the Elderly and Garden Safety Unit Eleven - Upkeep & Maintenance Unit Twelve - Structures in the Garden Unit Thirteen - Marketing Your Garden Design Business Unit Fourteen - Tricks of the Trade ... [-]
United Kingdom UK Online
Open Enrollment
Part-time
120 hours
Online
exMedia

A new interdisciplinary field of design, researching the transformations of architectural, urban/regional space of the emerging "information age", explores the dynamic in ... [+]

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.... [-]

Germany Cologne
October 2019
Full-time
Campus
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
September 2019
Full-time
Campus
NIVA Education

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 ... [+]

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 ... [-]
Finland Helsinki
Full-time
3 days
Campus