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Taking a summer course is great for students who prefer to follow their own rhythms. Courses that are offered online allow for greater flexibility in schedules, so anyone can partake. This gently introduces participants to the next level of higher education.

The first thing you need to know is what is a summer course in architecture studies? Of course, you must be familiar with it before you decide to dive in. These programs often involve a combination of in-class learning and hands-on experience. Students can improve their accuracy in drawing by practicing with professionals at their side. They will learn how to better portray scale and the spatial relationships of objects. These skills are useful both when drawing from life and when creating your own original designs.

There are many benefits to taking a summer course in architecture. It can make the transition to the next level of education easier, and help students feel more prepared. It can also help them obtain the skills and knowledge needed to pursue their career of choice, improve existing skills, and prepare for moving up in the academic hierarchy.

The cost of the program that you enter can vary depending on different details. For instance, the location of the course can change the cost, as well as how long it lasts.

An enhanced education in the field of architecture can open up the doors to many opportunities. Upon completing this course, you will have the ability to bring your best ideas to the real world, and help design and create amazing new buildings. You could also study old buildings as a historian and track the evolution of architecture throughout the years, or give back to the planet by designing eco-friendly green buildings. There are many different possibilities to pursue.

The application process is easy. Just start by filling in a simple form to help you find the best fit. There are options for everyone in this program listing, so you can start pursuing your academic goals today. 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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European Centre for Career Education

The main goal of the Architecture & Design Global Career Summer Program is to cover a wide range of architecture and design-related topics essential for your future c ... [+]

Architecture & Design Global Career Summer Program + Internship 2020 - Prague

The main goal of the Architecture & Design Global Career Summer Program is to cover a wide range of architecture and design-related topics essential for your future career but usually absent from the syllabus or studied only theoretically. The ECCEDU program prepares students for their future careers and helps them to become leaders within their profession.

Traditionally, our Global Career Summer Programs opens with a Welcome Gala evening for ECCEDU students, which provides an opportunity to meet inspiring people who contribute to the ECCEDU community as well as students from other fields of studies (International Business and Law). ... [-]

Czech Republic Prague
July 2021
Full-time
7 weeks
Campus
Immerse Education

Architecture is a fascinating subject which encompasses academic and practical activities. Throughout the two-week Immerse Education Architecture summer school programme ... [+]

Architecture Summer Programme Overview: Programme: Architecture Fee: £4,495 Course Length: 2 weeks Course Type: Residential Locations: Cambridge University colleges Cambridge Architecture Summer School 13-15 Course Summary

Architecture is a fascinating subject which encompasses academic and practical activities. Success in this field requires creativity, imagination and innovation, paired with environmental and technical expertise. Cambridge has had a strong impact on British architecture for centuries. From the solid, Brutalist design of the British Library, to the futuristic styling of the National Space Centre in Leicester, and the functional beauty of Heathrow’s Terminal 3— all of these iconic buildings were designed and built by Cambridge University alumni. For aspiring urban designers, there are few better places to learn the discipline than here, surrounded by the legacy of great architects, such as Sir Christopher Wren, James Stirling, and Foster and Partners to name a few.... [-]

United Kingdom Cambridge
July 2020
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Venice

Gathering visions and original ideas around a specific theme, the Biennale of Venice act as a sort of mirror to look at the contemporaneity in a very original way, both f ... [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

Gathering visions and original ideas around a specific theme, the Biennale of Venice act as a sort of mirror to look at the contemporaneity in a very original way, both for art and for architectural aspects.

“Freespace” is the title chosen by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, but it is also a word to describe the “sense of humanity located at the core of architecture, looking at the essential quality of space and at its embodied power and beauty”.

Starting from this statement, the course proposed by IED Venezia explores the relation between space and art, looked from different points of view and prospective, through specific visits and meetings.... [-]

Italy Venice
July 2020
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

The goal of the summer school is to provide the participants with a broad overview of current strategies for the study of Roman housing, gardens, and urban landscapes. Fu ... [+]

About

The goal of the summer school is to provide the participants with a broad overview of current strategies for the study of Roman housing, gardens, and urban landscapes. Fundamental questions are: Which methods for the collection of data contribute to the scientific reconstruction of built environments? Which technologies for the visualization of data allow retrieving the sensory dimension of urban landscapes? How can archaeological data be accessible to the specialists of other disciplines involved in the research, conservation, and management of built heritage? Which tools are expedient to the sharing of data with a view to sustainable preservation? Pompeii provides an ideal case in point, thanks to the unparalleled availability of contextual archaeological data, as well as the centuries-long history of exploration, research, and restorations.... [-]

Italy Pompei
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Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
SCI-Arc

Open to the creative individual, inspired professionals, current college students, and college graduates, as well as those newly admitted to SCI-Arc’s M.Arch 1 prog ... [+]

Open to the creative individual, inspired professionals, current college students and college graduates, as well as those newly admitted to SCI-Arc’s M.Arch 1 program, Making+Meaning is a four-week summer studio program that introduces students to architectural experimentation and transformative design techniques in a unique and lively studio setting. Making+Meaning students learn basic skills in drawing and model making as they craft a short series of designs focusing on composition, color, pattern, form, shape, and function. The designs increase in complexity and scale as students engage in an intensive introduction to the latest in computer modeling and digital representation. The results are innovative, fresh, and beautiful—a great addition to a portfolio, a way to enliven a professional career, or a new beginning to a regular in-semester architectural education. Making+Meaning is a growth program. Skills are expanded, but more than that, students push themselves to make and create what they could not have previously imagined. Students enrolled in Making+Meaning represent a broad spectrum of interests, and a diverse range of plans and goals. No previous architectural experience is required. Those who wish to jump-start a career in architecture receive a number of the benefits of a SCI-Arc education:... [-]

USA Los Angeles
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Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome

Architectural Sketching is a multidisciplinary course that explores the various components of architecture in Rome. Students will focus on sites, design and visual sketch ... [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

Architectural Sketching is a multidisciplinary course that explores the various components of architecture in Rome. Students will focus on sites, design and visual sketching .Participants with different profiles and artistic skills will work in situ in different locations reflecting different periods of art, architecture and history of Rome. The course combines the observation of the historic and contemporary context of the locations, with the development of the creative process and refining of sketching techniques and personal style.

Students are encouraged to view their sketchbook as a visual journal that reflects their personal experience.... [-]

Italy Rome
July 2020
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
Arts University Bournemouth - Summer Courses

An ideal introduction to British architecture and design, this course is based on the creative processes of ‘thinking and making’ to enhance your understanding of archite ... [+]

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21st July – 7th August 2020 (3 Weeks)

A highly practical course which includes a series of study trips to introduce the principles of British Architecture and design.

Course highlights include:

Principles of architectural design Spatial awareness Urban planning Course study trips including Stonehenge, Bath & London Project: Ancient vs Modern Research and sketchbook sessions Responding to an architectural brief Experimental design and large-scale installations Architectural materials, structures and construction Digital Drawing Laser Cutting and CAD software Developing a 3D model

An ideal introduction to British architecture and design, this course is based on the creative processes of ‘thinking and making’ to enhance your understanding of architectural design.... [-]

United Kingdom Bournemouth
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Part-time
Campus
The Florence Institute of Design International

The architecture course is a unique course like no other. Majority of the course is held outside of the traditional classroom and in the streets of the historic city of F ... [+]

Overview

The architecture course is a unique course like no other. Majority of the course is held outside of the traditional classroom and in the streets of the historic city of Florence through walking and sketching tours. Work by the influential figures of the fifteenth century such as Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, and Dante are studied. The city’s structure and architecture are analyzed. The course is open to anyone who is passionate about architecture, interior design, and Italian art.

Faculty

The faculty is made up of both locally Italian and international professors who all speak and teach in English. Additionally, the professors are all professionals working in their field. This is to ensure that the faculty is aware of what is happening in their field so that they do not give their students outdated information. The school’s intimate class sizes allow for each student to receive a premium individualized education.... [-]

Italy Florence
October 2019
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
Oxford Royale Academy

The Oxford Architecture Programme will introduce aspiring architects to key concepts and theories, whilst at the same time providing an insight into what future study or ... [+]

Overview

The Oxford Architecture Programme will introduce aspiring architects to key concepts and theories, whilst at the same time providing an insight into what future study or a career in architecture will entail. This architecture summer course is two weeks in duration and takes place in the architecturally fascinating city of Oxford. ORA also offers this course in London. For students aged 13-15, ORA offers an Introduction to Architecture course.

Academic Content

With ORA’s Oxford Architecture Programme, students will learn the principles of design, mapping, spatial planning and analysis essential to portfolio development. They will also be introduced to the basic concepts of construction and engineering that will underpin their future careers in and studies of architecture. On this dedicated architecture summer programme in Oxford, students will consider the modern role of the architect and space in our built environment, honing the key spatial thinking and verbal communication skills required for the creation and planning of all aspects of building design projects. Students will also develop the practical and technical skills essential for project design, as this course aims to introduce students to architectural drawing and model construction in manual and digital formats. These skills will then be put to the test in a final group-based design portfolio competition, allowing students to pair their theoretical and technical understanding with team-oriented skills developed over the programme. Students should have a keen interest in and will have ideally studied Mathematics, Physics and/or Art and Design, but advanced knowledge is not required. The... [-]

United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton
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Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
University of Southampton

Two thousand years of history- from small riverside settlement to urban metropolis- has imbued London with a unique and varied architectural landscape. Using a series of ... [+]

Spend your summer becoming part of a world-class university

When you join the International Summer School 2018, you are booking your place to become part of an internationally recognised centre for world-class research, enterprise and learning. Across four weeks, 16 July to 10 August 2018, you will meet many of the students and staff that make the University of Southampton one of the top 1% of universities in the world.

Mixing with students and staff from across the world in the classroom, as you make the most of our modern campus facilities, or while you are relaxing in your comfortable hall of residence, you'll make friends and gain experiences to take home that are unique.... [-]

United Kingdom Southampton
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Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
Summer School at Bauhaus University Weimar

Urban Resilience relying on the robustness and preparedness of our built environment and society to its vulnerability is often hard to catch when it comes to its integrat ... [+]

»CULTURAL LANDSCAPES & URBAN RESILIENCE«

LEARN MAN-MADE AND NATURAL FACTORS' INFLUENCE ON THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DEVELOP RESPONSIVE PLANNING SCHEMES FOR MORE RESILIENT CITIES.

Urban Resilience relying on the robustness and preparedness of our built environment and society to its vulnerability is often hard to catch when it comes to its integration and realisation in the day to day realities. Disciplines related to spatial development are more and more asked to respond to these requirements to adapt to unexpected occurrences of natural hazards (earthquakes, floods) and to become reactive in the built space.

Next to the building related knowledge about vulnerability and preventive or adaptive measures among architects and engineers the process and acceptance of it is dependant on cultural values as well. The overarching topic of urban resilience, therefore, can be treated with a transcultural perspective, as a cultural landscape understood as an environment that is created by humans in relation to their natural surroundings with today’s expectations to construct resilient structures and communities. The process of change that forms the cultural landscapes for urban resilience requires an interdisciplinary approach that is taking into account diverse aspects of building schemes and planning processes.... [-]

Germany Weimar
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Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
Helsinki Summer School

A welfare city, such as Helsinki, promotes the wellbeing of its citizens, sustains a balance between the needs of both nature and the people, and responds to social and e ... [+]

The Welfare City

ORGANISER:

Department of Social Research , University of Helsinki

Related Degree Programmes:

Master’s Degree Programme in Urban Studies and Planning

DATES:

8.-18.8.2017

PRICES:

600-900 EUR

CREDITS:

6 ECTS

COORDINATOR:

Giacomo Bottà

Target students

The course is designed for Master’s degree students of social sciences, sociology, geography, cultural studies, architecture, urban planning, environmental studies, politics, and economics.

Synopsis

This Helsinki Summer School course takes a look at the welfare city as a sustainable model of urban development. A welfare city, such as Helsinki, promotes the wellbeing of its citizens, sustains a balance between the needs of both nature and the people, and responds to social and ecological awareness alike. Or does it? The course uses lectures, workshops and excursions in Helsinki to examine what makes the Finnish capital a welfare city.... [-]

Finland Helsinki
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Full-time
11 days
Campus
IES Abroad

This English-taught program explores topics in Urban Studies, Architecture, and Environmental Studies in Berlin, a city that has both rebuilt and redesigned itself over t ... [+]

Overview

This English-taught program explores topics in Urban Studies, Architecture, and Environmental Studies in Berlin, a city that has both rebuilt and redesigned itself over the past century. Course-related excursions are integrated to provide a first-hand look at Berlin’s architectural innovations, methods for integrating sustainable design, and various historical and political movements. Excursions to other cities in Germany round out the program, and allow you to explore the culture and architecture of Germany in a comparative context.

Quick Facts Center: IES Abroad Berlin Metropolitan Studies City: Berlin Country: Germany Program Credits: 6-9 credits Language of Instruction: English Language Prerequisites: None Program Dates ... [-]
Germany Berlin
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Full-time
7 weeks
Campus
Collegium Civitas

Changes in urban landscapes carry with them conflicting interpretations of the past and conflicting desires for the future. ... [+]

Overview

Changes in urban landscapes carry with them conflicting interpretations of the past and conflicting desires for the future. After the devastation of WW2, the creation of a new social and political order shaped the reconstruction of the cities: new buildings, street names and commemorative monuments told a specific version of the past and offered a vision for future transformation. The fall of communist regimes was also written in the fabric of the city: new glassy skyscrapers now compete with postwar architectures, while new monuments and landmarks offer competing (and often contradictory) interpretations of the past. In this course we will ask many questions about what a city is and how it functions. Who are the main actors in the shaping and reshaping of a city? How can historical preservation and economic development be balanced? How can competing interpretations coexist? What is the relationship between urban changes and broader social, cultural, and political transformation? This course includes travel to Wroclaw, Krakow, and Berlin.... [-]

Poland Warsaw
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Full-time
28 days
Campus
European Cultural Academy

In our one-week course, we critically and playfully explore public space not only as a "generosity" that architecture can offer to society but also as a political, social ... [+]

Best Summer Courses in Architecture Studies 2019/2020. About the course:

In our one-week course, we critically and playfully explore public space not only as a "generosity" that architecture can offer to society but also as a political, social and deeply urban condition. Public space is not simply found or even designed, it is lived and made; in a nutshell, public space is emancipatory. For such reflections, we use both the Biennale exhibitions and the city of Venice as our field sites.

In a diverse set of lectures, hands-on workshops, discussions, and tours with local and international experts we will enquire into the conditions - potentials and restrictions - that make public space possible for different groups of people in Venice, but also in cities in general. ... [-]

Italy Venice
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Full-time
1 week
Campus