Course in Architecture

Top Courses in Architecture

In a higher education forum, students can choose to pursue a path of study called a course. Courses can be found in numerous fields of study and typically range in length from six weeks to an entire semester. A course can offer an introduction to a topic or begin an intensive study of a single subject.

What is a course in architecture? It is a series of classes that study the art and science of building. This can include how buildings are built, designed, and planned. Courses may explore the study of style and form and the ways that architecture influences social structure. These classes can also cover such topics as constructing with natural resources, environmental effects on structures, and building in extreme climates. Students can also learn how and why art has been incorporated in architectural design throughout history.

Students taking courses in architecture can develop an appreciation of minute details in everyday life. They may also find themselves becoming more organized. Both skills can help individuals obtain promotions. Architecture students can also develop their creative tendencies, which may help them find a relaxing hobby.

Architecture course costs can fluctuate with the class length and school location. To make sure the school is a good fit, prospective students can contact the individual school of their choice and request information on costs and fees.

Those who complete a course on architecture may seek further education to earn an architecture degree or work toward a degree in interior design and become architects. Other students may choose to find employment as landscape engineers, textile designers, or sculptural artists. Other possible positions may include theatrical props director and miniature set builder for film and television special effects.

Courses in architecture can be found at many higher education locations around the world and online. To find a course that fills your needs, 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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Rhinoceros Course For Architectural Modeling (level 2)

COCO - Escuela Europea para la Comunicación y Las Artes Visuales
Campus Part time 48 hours February 2019 Spain Alicante

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 3D

Curves (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-Ray

Introduction to rendering V-Ray interface V-Ray materials Outdoor lighting Interior lighting Rendering Engine (Understanding its operation) Basic postproduction

Grasshopper

Software installation Interface Introduction to programming logic Tools in Grasshopper Data flow management (Lists of Elements, Trees) Parametric Drawings Panelization of surfaces Parameterization of meshes ... [-]

Rhinoceros Course For Architectural Modeling (level 1)

COCO - Escuela Europea para la Comunicación y Las Artes Visuales
Campus Part time 48 hours January 2019 Spain Alicante

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 3D

Interface 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-Ray

Introduction to rendering V-Ray interface Introduction to materials Introduction to lighting Architectural basic lighting Basic theory of the image for printing

PRECONDITIONS

No prior knowledge of any software is necessary. Laptop Rhinoceros + V-Ray installed Description and Objectives of the Course ... [-]

Architectural Techniques

Montreal Technical College (MTC)
Campus Full time September 2018 Canada Montreal

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.

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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;... [-]


Course in Architecture and Urbanism

La Salle Almere
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2018 Netherlands Almere

The buildings and sites to be visited are an example of an efficient use of technology and energy saving. They are all part of the change in the architectural model that is contributing to improve the daily life of the citizens and the city services management. [+]

One course in two cities! The course examines the architecture and urbanism of two European cities (Barcelona and Almere) with a very different cultural and historical background. Barcelona was founded as a Roman city and has been growing through the ages; Almere is the youngest city in The Netherlands and has jumped straight into the future. But there is something they have in common: they both put innovation into perspective and have sustainability in the core business of their development.

Dates and Schedule

Week 1: from 06.07.2015 to 10.07.2015

Week 2: from 13.07.2015 to 17.07.2015

Course Level: Basic to Intermediate

Credits: This course delivers 2.5 ECTS per stage + Certificate of Attendance... [-]


Course - Brazilian Architecture

UniEVANGÉLICA
Campus Full time 3 years March 2019 Brazil Goiás

OBJECTIVES: To show the most important buildings of brazilian architecture [+]

Brazilian Architecture - Structural Analysis of Distinguished Buildings

OBJECTIVES:

To show the most important buildings of brazilian architecture To show Brazilian Culture in the most diverse forms, stimulating the student to search for more knowledge about our culture To make a structural Analysis of the buildings that will be studied, understanding how the buildings were constructed. To provide a extra-class experience with the students, through a visit to the city of Brasilia. To demonstrate the beauty and the power of Brazilian architecture showing the richness of this part of Brazilian culture in the Region.

CONTENTS

Brazilian History. History of Brazilian Architecture. The most important cities, great Brazilian Architects. The most important buildings in the Brazilian Architecture. Structural elements: columns, beams and slabs. Concrete. Pre-Stressed concrete. Special concretes. Brasília – Cathedral, National Congress Building “Palácio do Planalto” (Oscar Niemayer). Buildings Of Paulo Mendes da Rocha Oriented visit to Brasilia – the most important buildings. ... [-]

Course in Architecture - Inhabitation thru’ rapid prototyping: investigating the notion of wellness in Maai Mahiu, Kenya

CEPT | Summer Winter School
Campus Full time 12 days

The workshop gives students a more hands-on educational experience, within a community-oriented project, with an emphasis on learning to frame and address questions of what should be built, rather than what can be built, both for the performance and operation of the projects. The site for the workshop is a community healthcare center in Maai Mahiu (near Nairobi), Kenya. [+]

Location: Maai Mahiu (near Nairobi), Kenya

The workshop gives students a more hands-on educational experience, within a community-oriented project, with an emphasis on learning to frame and address questions of what should be built, rather than what can be built, both for the performance and operation of the projects. The site for the workshop is a community healthcare center in Maai Mahiu (near Nairobi), Kenya. The healthcare center is a live project, under preliminary design. The students will work within the context of the project and site to define solutions, design & build five outdoor pavilion/structures - as prototypes/ mock-ups - creating opportunities for rest, relaxation, & gathering. Each structure will incorporate concepts of wellness, outreach, infrastructure (water & waste), waiting, refuge & play. These prototypes will be located on or adjacent to the boundary walls of the existing site, thereby creating thresholds between the physical site & the community of Maai Mahiu. The prototypes will be made with materials and systems found within the context of the site, thereby establishing an ethos of recycling, reusing & remaking. The workshop design process will enable students to:(1)Engage with community stakeholders, investigate culture & the inhabitation of space (2)Explore methods to critically engage, & document, the immediate context (the project’s own reality); not merely the physical & geographic context, but material & technological context as well (3)Define solutions & develop “immediate” technologies in response to the specific context (4)Improvise & adapt construction assemblies in response to materials available.(5)Test through rapid... [-]


Course in Architecture - Street Life Studies

CEPT | Summer Winter School
Campus Full time 12 days May 2018 India Ahmedabad

‘Street Life Studies’ puts forward the premise that the vitality of public spaces hinges on their ability to facilitate a diversity of often unexpected usages, movements, and interactions, by a broad spectrum of people, over varying time periods. It suggests that the street, as the fundamental public space of the city, is where this activity can and should occur. Within this framework, the course suggests designers may need to take a more active role in understanding, first hand, the complexity of an environment, in this case, the street, before designing for it. [+]

‘Street Life Studies’ puts forward the premise that the vitality of public spaces hinges on their ability to facilitate a diversity of often unexpected usages, movements, and interactions, by a broad spectrum of people, over varying time periods. It suggests that the street, as the fundamental public space of the city, is where this activity can and should occur.

Within this framework, the course suggests designers may need to take a more active role in understanding, first hand, the complexity of an environment, in this case, the street, before designing for it.

Student Learning Outcome:

Analyze: Undertake extensive on-field analysis of two urban streets in cross-cultural locations. Identify, document, deconstruct and compare their spaces, systems, users, and usages and interpret the driving forces behind them and key patterns arising. Propose: Drawing directly from on-field street studies, identify an urban 'issue' that is small-scale and human-focused as the basis for the formulation of a design proposal. Produce: Create quick, hand-drawn and digitally post-produced images to visually communicate urban observations, data and design proposals, at a technically simple but graphically powerful level. Collaborate: Work efficiently in small, multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural groups to complete a design task. Interpret: Outline, at a rudimentary level, a series of key contemporary and historical urban approaches and classify the processes of this course within these. Use a number of nominated texts to more rigorously interrogate on-field observations. ... [-]

Course in Ethical Cities: Shaping the Future of Your City

FutureLearn
Online Part time 5 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

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. [+]

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:... [-]


RIBA Professional Practice Part 3 Course

London South Bank University
Campus Part time 12 months September 2018 United Kingdom London

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

This popular and highly renowned course has been running for over thirty years. The course offers a rigorous and ethical professional practice course designed to be compatible with a range of business models and scales architects’ offices.

The course consists of a series of 18 evening lectures held weekly starting at 6.30 pm on Wednesdays. During the course, students are tutored on a one to one basis in the preparation of their 10,000 word Case Study, their 2,000-word Career Evaluation and their PEDR (the professional experience development record), monitored by the part 3 course director.

The part 3 course is validated by the RIBA, and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board. Appropriately qualified candidates who pass the part 3 Professional Practice Examination (and have a minimum of two years eligible professional experience) are eligible to apply to the Architects Registration Board to register as architects and join the Royal Institute of British Architects as a chartered member.... [-]


Architecture and Design Course

European Cultural Academy
Campus Full time 1 - 3 weeks June 2018 Italy Venice

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. [+]

About the course

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... [-]