One Year Abroad2013/2014
The AA offers places to students from overseas schools of architecture who wish to participate in the activities of the AA as a year away from their home institutions. Students are accepted into the Second, Third or Fourth Year, depending on their previous experience and the portfolio of work they submit as part of the application process.
The AA Intermediate School gives Second and Third Year students the basis for development through experimentation within the structure of the AA’s unit system. Each year the Intermediate School has a balance of units covering a diversity of questions and innovative approaches to material, craft and techniques of fabrication. Explorations of cultural and social issues are often set in inspiring places around the world. In parallel to the unit work, skills are developed through courses in history and theory, technical and media studies as well as professional practice.
The AA Diploma School (Fourth and Fifth Years) offers opportunities for architectural experimentation and consolidation. With a broad range of interests and teaching methods, the aim is to marry drawing and technical proficiency to complex intellectual agendas in an atmosphere of lively and informed debate. Students are in an environment that fosters the development of creative independence and intelligence. They learn to refine their research skills and develop proposals into high-level design portfolios at the end of the year. Here, students begin to define their voices as designers and to articulate individual academic agendas that will carry them into their future professional careers. All applicants to Fourth Year require ARB/RIBA Part 1 for entry.
The three-term, 32-week programme involves students in all aspects of undergraduate life at the AA. Many overseas schools will grant credit to their students for their study at the AA and we will help to advise on these arrangements during the admissions process.
For information on the admissions and application procedure please visit the main AA undergraduate applications.
For more information on fees for the programme, please click here