Master of Arts Program in Architecture

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Masters degrees, commonly known as MA, are postgraduate degrees lasting at least one year and sometimes two years, they are taught degrees normally requiring some actual research. MA is the most common name for a Masters degree and is often used.

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MA in Garden and Landscape History

School of Advanced Study, University of London
Campus Full time Part time 12  October 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA in Garden and Landscape History at the Institute of Historical Research will provide an academically rigorous environment in which students will develop their academic research and writing skills, and gain a profound understanding of gardens and landscapes spanning the globe and the centuries. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Architecture. The MA in Garden and Landscape History at the Institute of Historical Research will provide an academically rigorous environment in which students will develop their academic research and writing skills, and gain a profound understanding of gardens and landscapes spanning the globe and the centuries. This course will be particularly useful for graduates who have completed a first degree in a related subject, as well as for architects and landscape gardeners looking to deepen their subject knowledge or add an edge to their curriculum vitae. Teaching will occur at the Institute of Historical Research, with a strong emphasis on tutor-student interaction in class. There will also be an emphasis on practical training, with sessions at museums and libraries, and visits to gardens in London. The course includes an optional field trip to Rome and Tivoli in the spring, with visits to the Vatican, Villa Borghese and Villa Adriana, amongst a number of other magnificent historic cultural sites. Course structure The course will be run on a full-time basis over one year. Teaching will take place on Thursdays from 10:00 to 17:00 and will be divided between two terms. The third term will be dedicated to dissertation preparation and writing. Students must complete core module 1, core module 2 (selecting three options from the seven provided), and core module 3 – a 15,000 word dissertation in order to be awarded the full MA. However, there are a range of options available for flexible study: Those wishing to pursue this course on a part-time basis can complete Modules 1 and 2 (the taught elements of the course) in their first year and Module 3, the dissertation, in their second year Module 1 can be undertaken as a standalone unit leading to a diploma, the credit for which can be banked should the student wish to complete the MA at a later date (within a prescribed time frame) Please enquire for further details. Assessment The MA is assessed through essays and examinations and through innovative forms of assessment based on practical work reflective of that undertaken in the human rights field, including legal reports, a media project, and a mock funding proposal. Class participation also forms an element of the MA assessment. Funding Coffin Fund for Promising Students The School is able to provide two SAS Studentships via the Coffin Fund for Promising Students. In 2015-16, the awards are £12,500 to cover tuition fees and contribute towards maintenance costs (where applicable) and will be awarded to two students who have demonstrably excelled in their undergraduate degree. Eligibility: The primary criterion on which applications are judged is academic merit. The successful applicant will be of exceptional quality, evidenced by previous academic achievement at undergraduate level, with an outstanding mark achieved in the final-year project/dissertation. Successful applicants will have a genuine and demonstrable interest in undertaking a master’s degree at the School of Advanced Study. In addition, awards are open to students who are: Self funded and domiciled in the UK, European Union (EU) or overseas; Studying full time or part time for a maximum of two years; Undertaking masters courses in any subject (excluding MRes, Distance Learning,PGDip and PGCert). In order to apply for a SAS studentship (Coffin Fund) at the School, you must have applied to study here. For further information on SAS postgraduate studies, please see Master’s degrees or the Institute websites, and then the information on how to apply. [-]

MA Urban and Regional Planning

University of Westminster - Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MA course will give you the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to practise professionally as a spatial planner. It is designed to meet the growing employer needs for staff who can investigate changes in the natural and built environments, manage the challenges of climate change through sustainable development, and debate and critically reflect upon the knowledge and... [+]

The MA course will give you the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to practise professionally as a spatial planner. It is designed to meet the growing employer needs for staff who can investigate changes in the natural and built environments, manage the challenges of climate change through sustainable development, and debate and critically reflect upon the knowledge and values underpinning current approaches to land use development. Completion of the MA course is the first step to become a full member of the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI). The course will support your personal and professional development. You will be able to work in the interdisciplinary and cross-sector environment of urban and regional development, in a variety of private, public and community contexts, and apply your knowledge to practise in specialist areas of planning. The course builds on the University's experience of delivering postgraduate courses in town planning for more than 60 years. If you want to gain a greater understanding of spatial planning, but do not want to study for a full Masters course, we also offer an Urban and Regional Planning Postgraduate Diploma and an Urban and Regional Planning Postgraduate Certificate. Scroll to the bottom of this page to find out more about these courses. Alternatively you can study a single module(s) from the Urban and Regional Planning MA course as stand alone short courses. Course content The course explores the current context and content of spatial planning. It does so from a UK and European perspective, and also investigates underlying theoretical debates. For the award of the MA students need to pass modules totalling 180 credits. Part-time Masters students usually take the equivalent of four 20 credit modules (80 credits) plus the field trip in their first year, and the equivalent of five 20 credit modules (100 credits) in their second year. MA students take all core modules and choose one specialist option module. Core modules DISSERTATION/POLICY IMPLEMENTATION PROJECT (40 credits) The module will provide you with the opportunity to explore in depth a spatial planning or related topic through primary or desk-based research. You will investigate and evaluate the process of planning policy making and delivery. This will involve setting research objectives, carrying out a literature review, developing and implementing a research design, incorporating appropriate methodologies, analysing your findings, drawing conclusions, and making recommendations. Your research may take the form of dissertation or a policy implementation project. MAKING AND MANAGING PLACES (40 credits) In this module you will focus on the financial and policy context of urban planning, and the application of urban design principles to urban development. It will provide you with an overview and analysis of the procedures and practices of project briefing and development control, and will introduce urban design issues and techniques. You will develop your understanding of the key actors in the development process, and the basic principles of property development, site appraisal and methods of financial appraisal. The projects will involve area, market and site appraisal, design briefing and site layout through the development of a proposal for a site in the context of local planning guidelines. Group work is an important element of this module. PLANNING FIELD TRIP (non-credit bearing module) This module involves a study tour over four to six days, usually to a single European city, with a range of urban forms from a variety of periods and which is currently growing. The trip will provide you with an opportunity to analyse urban form and its evolution and the impact of planning policies, and to evaluate the qualities of the environment produced. PLANNING THEORY AND PRACTICE ONE (20 credits) This module will equip you with a critical understanding of the environmental, social and economic forces which influence spatial development and the qualities of place. It will introduce you to key historical and contemporary debates in planning, and the concept of sustainable development. PLANNING THEORY AND PRACTICE TWO (20 credits) In this module you will examine the governance of planning and theoretical ideas about planning, and further explores the social and economic dimensions of sustainable development. You will explore debates about social exclusion, diversity and community engagement in planning. You will also examine how planning operates at different geographic scales, and investigate planning for economic development and for the provision of housing and infrastructure. RESEARCH METHODS AND THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT (10 credits) This module introduces you to research methods and methodologies specific to urban and spatial research, design and planning. You will explore the theory and practice of developing a research framework, with a particular emphasis upon methods, methodologies, and frameworks used within the built environment professions. The module will allow you to begin developing your own research proposal for the Dissertation. SKILLS FOR PLANNING PRACTICE (10 credits) This module will provide you with the skills needed to collect, manage, analyse and present data for evidence-based planning practice. It will develop your understanding of the strengths and weaknesses of needs, capacity and impact assessments. The module will also provide an opportunity for you to reflect on the inter-personal skills needed for planning practice and project management including negotiation and community engagement. SUSTAINABLE CITIES AND NEIGHBOURHOODS (20 credits) This module explores 'next generation' cities, investigating critical issues relating to climate change and other large-scale environmental threats and challenges through a cross-disciplinary perspective, at a range of scales from the global to the local. A critical understanding of the concept of sustainability, encompassing notions of resource conservation, environmental, social and economic impact, quality of life and urban resilience, is essential. Associated careers There is demand from government and the private sector for qualified planners. Recent graduates from the full-time course have gone on to work in local government, urban regeneration agencies and into consultancy. Professional accreditation On successful completion of the MA course students can become licentiates of the RTPI. After two years' experience in practice, they may make a submission for their Assessment of Professional Competence and, if successful, are then entitled to full RTPI membership. [-]

Master of Arts in Architecture

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Cyprus Nicosia Greece Athens + 3 more

The Master of Arts in Architecture is a multidisciplinary postgraduate course that deals with and debates contemporary design issues. The course places particular emphasis on experimentation within the framework of the design, engineering and humanities professions. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Architecture. Concentrations: 1. Sustainable Architecture, 2. Interior Architecture Duration (years): 1.5 years Qualification Awarded: Master of Arts in Architecture Level of Qualification: Master Degree (2nd Cycle) Language of Instruction: English and Greek Mode of Study: Full-time or Part-time Minimum Credits: 27 Minimum ECTS Credits: 90 Profile of the Programme: The Master of Arts in Architecture is a multidisciplinary postgraduate course that deals with and debates contemporary design issues. The course places particular emphasis on experimentation within the framework of the design, engineering and humanities professions. Two concentrations are offered through this MA programme which will give prospective students the opportunity to develop mature analytical and creative methods of working while redefining and extending their individual study areas. Students may select between two concentrations: (a) Sustainable Architecture and (b) Interior Architecture. Sustainable Design and Interior Architecture is already a key element of the Architecture programme. Sustainability as a principle is been taught throughout the Bachelor programme (both of Architecture and Interior Architecture) and the Professional Diploma (Architecture). Both programmes consider the principles and practice of designing architecture suited to climatic and physical specifics anywhere in the world and it explores the profound impact of local and regional site analysis and understanding to the practice of sustainable design. Students become aware of design factors affecting large-scale components such as ecosystems and smaller scale ones such as indoor comfort and they subsequently explore concepts, structures and techniques that lay behind the realization of energy-conscious design. One the purpose of this MA programme is to operate as a cross-disciplinary experience and to bring its participants in familiarity with other design specializations. The post graduate courses are open to architects, engineers, such as urban planning and design, landscape architecture, engineering, construction and property development, interior design and interior architecture, and suitably qualified candidates from other disciplines. Architecture is of critical importance to designers and engineers, whose work determines much of the environmental impact of the objects, buildings and systems around us. It also shapes the social behaviours responsible for our on-going environmental crisis. Knowledge of the principles and practices of a more sustainable approach to design therefore has become an essential component of design education in all fields. The principal objectives of the programme are for students: 1. To build upon students’ existing disciplinary knowledge, examining, reviewing and developing progressive approaches to design within ever-changing social, environmental and economic contexts. 2. To instill in future practitioners the knowledge and ability needed to design healthy, comfortable and secure environments that place a minimal strain on global resources 3. To provide a practical and scientific understanding of the impact of climate on design and to use of energy efficient design principles 4. To acquire a systematic understanding of knowledge and a critical awareness of current problems and new insights, much of which is at, or informed by, the forefront of their academic discipline, field of study, or area of professional practice 5. To investigate social and political processes and ramifications that are triggered by habituated and uninhabited environment, their affect on our perception, attitude and actions 6. To be visually sensitive, socially aware, environmentally responsible, technically competent and with an appreciation for the arts and humanities 7. To be respectful and responsible to cultural roots and sensitive to human needs; 8. Plan and bring to closure large-scale research and, therefore, to generate new knowledge and thus contribute to the further development of the sciences in sustainable design. Career Prospects: Students who complete successfully the master programme will be able to: 1. Work in their chosen fields with higher knowledge and competency by applying values and principles of different aspects within their specialized field 2. Have a competitive edge in the more demanding job market and at the same time enhance their professional and/or academic skills for their future development 3. Be appointed in various departments/services of the Government or decision making bodies 4. Exercise an administrative and/or supervisory role in consulting units, private institutions of higher education or in research centers 5. Engage in research projects or research projects undertaken by either nonprofit (such as NGO) or profit institutes in the fields of either sustainable design or in their specialized field or work as Research Faculty Members in higher education institutions 6. Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional or equivalent level; 7. Continue to advance their knowledge and understanding, and to develop new skills to a high level and will have the qualities and transferable skills necessary for employment requiring: the exercise of initiative and personal responsibility; decision-making in complex and unpredictable situations; and 8. The independent learning ability required for continuing professional development. Graduates of the programme will also be able to pursue doctoral studies within their relevant area, should they wish. Access to Further Studies: Graduates of the programme will also be able to pursue doctoral studies in their own field or any other relevant area, should they wish. The design of this programme makes provision for these students, through the offering of a Thesis option. By selecting to complete a Thesis, students will have the opportunity to work on a substantive piece of research work and they will be positioned in an advantageous position to be accepted in a doctoral programme over graduates with no experience in Thesis writing. Upon completion of the master programme students may have direct admission to the Ph.D. programme in Architecture offered by the department or prepares students for PhD or other practice based doctorate degree work in their specialized area. This will offer a valuable gateway into a career in academia. Graduation Requirements The programme for the MA in Architecture for both concentrations is structured around three academic semesters. In each semester students are required to take 30 ECTS (i.e. three courses), completing 90 ECTS after 3 semesters of full-time tuition. Concentration 1: Sustainable Architecture Concentration 2: Interior Architecture. To successfully complete either concentration of the programme students must complete 90 ECTS. 30ECTS are required courses which are common for both concentrations. 30ECTS are also required courses but are different for each concentration. 30ECTS are Elective Courses (common for both concentrations, students must select any course not taken as concentration requirement). Students can elect whether they want to complete a Thesis or Design Project as part of their elective courses. The selection of the Thesis Option or Design Project should be made by the end of the first semester of study and by the end of their third semester A minimum cumulative grade point average (CPA) of 2.0 is required. Thus, although a ‘D-‘ is a PASS grade, in order to achieve a CPA of 2.0 an average grade of ‘C’ is required. Learning Outcomes Upon the successful completion of the programme, the students of both concentrations should be able to: 1. Have acquired deep knowledge of the new trends (subject- and research-wise) on sustainable design and the specific concentrations 2. Understand the problems associated with innovation in sustainable design both on a micro- and macro-level of the sustainable design world. 3. Undertake and exercise successfully leadership role(s) in the area of their concentration/work environment. 4. Designing, maintaining and operating all scales and formats of the built environment, social and otherwise, in an environmentally sensitive and climatically suitable manner. 5. Manage resources while tackling socio-economic and political issues and relationships. 6. Invest on knowledge and experience of architecture practices that will help bring forth a paradigm shift in a global attitude towards the natural environment. 7. Pursue career development in the building industry and/or secure high-level employment in related profession 8. Critically evaluate work in their field, including their own work, using professional terminology. 9. Combine creative and innovative skills to produce work suitable for seeking opportunities in their chosen field and take responsibility for their own professional and academic development. 10. Demonstrate the expertise, independent skills and competence required to solve creative problems and be in charge of complex design processes. 11. Recognise and assess the ethical challenges and the influence of major historical and contemporary cultural trends on sustainable design. 12. Communicate and cooperate efficiently with others either in the practical or theoretical or in design-related development processes, within and outside their own subject area. 13. Demonstrate self-direction and originality in tackling and solving problems, and act autonomously in planning and implementing tasks at a professional or equivalent level 14. Demonstrate knowledge & understanding of essential notions, principles, theories and concepts 15. Demonstrate the ability to research appropriate material and analyse the structure and content of research material through written and drawn documents 16. Demonstrate time management and organizational skills. Demonstrate the ability to organize information and apply a hierarchy/ structure to information in written and drawn work. 17. Keep well informed and in tune with current developments in the discipline to continue individual professional development 18. Expand their knowledge of processes, building materials, construction and technologies appropriate to the design and representation of architectural space; 19. Able to use appropriate criteria and sound argument to support, discuss and evaluate design proposals; [-]

MA in Architecture

Royal College of Art
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom London

Our missions in Architecture are to take a broad view and make the most of the RCA’s art and design context. At MA level we prepare students for an effective, ideas-driven approach to architecture. [+]

MA in Architecture

Our missions in Architecture are to take a broad view and make the most of the RCA’s art and design context. At MA level we prepare students for an effective, ideas-driven approach to architecture. London is always our testing ground. We are both inspired by, and apply our ideas to, the city – combining experiment with plausibility. We tune in to its social, economic and cultural wavelength, prise open real lives and load our proposals with narrative and personality.

We are not interested in designing spaces that simply evolve the norms of style but work in a dynamic way with what happens in them. Our medium is not so much bricks and mortar but space itself; we consider the work of the architect as spanning between the hard materiality of building and the reprogramming of existing space. The pursuit of these aims in architecture makes particular sense in the broader context of the College, where the proximity of sophisticated practice across the art and design spectrum underpins a multidisciplinary view of design.... [-]


MA in Islamic Art and Architecture

Lebanese American University
Campus Full time October 2017 Lebanon Beirut

The program will initiate students to contemporary methods of inquiry and research in the field of art history, expanding their knowledge of the architectural and artistic heritage of the region. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Architecture. MA in Islamic Art and Architecture INSTITUTE OF ISLAMIC ART AND ARCHITECTURE Mission The Institute of Islamic Art and Architecture at the Lebanese American University is dedicated to the study of architectural and visual culture in the Islamic world. The Institute’s mission is to help the academic studies in Islamic art and architecture as well as to propagate this knowledge within the LAU community as well as the interested public. The IIAA also aims at providing a link between international scholars and regional community of scholars and designers. As a bridge between the past and present, the institute aims at bridging international knowledge in these fields with regional and local needs. MA IN ISLAMIC ART AND ARCHITECTURE The Mutaz and Rada Sawwaf MA in Islamic Art and Architecture supports the Lebanese American University’s core mission, vision and values by establishing a program that expands students’ awareness of their history, culture and artistic heritage. The program will initiate students to contemporary methods of inquiry and research in the field of art history, expanding their knowledge of the architectural and artistic heritage of the region. This program is a part of the general drive to establish graduate programs in specific fields of interest, and the initiative of the School of Architecture & Design to develop expertise in selective areas of graduate studies. The program will benefit from the rich Umayyad, Mamluk, and Ottoman architecture in Lebanon and the region, which would form the basic and immediate material for research and study. CURRICULUM Year I SPRING SEMESTER IAA711 Graduate Survey of Islamic Architecture 3 IAA712 Graduate Survey of Islamic Art 3 IAA731 Graduate Seminar 3 SUMMER MODULES I & II IAA721 Field Research & Studies 3 IAA Elective 3 Year II FALL SEMESTER IAA Elective 3 IAA Elective 3 IAA722 Special Topics 3 SPRING SEMESTER IAA799 Master’s Thesis 6 Electives IAA741 Byzantine and Early Islamic Art and Architecture 3 IAA742 The Art and Architecture of the Ayyubids and the Mamluks 3 IAA743 Identity and Modernity in the Middle East 3 IAA744 Ornament in Islamic Art and Architecture 3 IAA745 Calligraphy in Islamic Art and Architecture 3 IAA746 Geometry in Islamic Art and Architecture 3 IAA747 Figural Representation in Islamic Art 3 [-]

Master of Arts in Landscape Architecture

Szent István University, Faculty of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism
Campus Full time Part time September 2017 Hungary Budapest + 1 more

The Faculty of Landscape Architecture offers a 4-semester Master of Arts in Landscape Architecture (MLA) Programme, which can be followed full-time and part-time. [+]

The Faculty of Landscape Architecture offers a 4-semester Master of Arts in Landscape Architecture (MLA) Programme, which can be followed full-time and part-time (thematic semesters are offered separately). The MLA Programme provides a unique opportunity for master or bachelor graduates to invest in their future. It will enable professionals to become an innovative landscape architect, a leading landscape designer who analyses and develops all sorts of open space and landscape plans, based on a thorough understanding of landscape planning and design theory and practice. - 4-semester degree programme or single semesters as part time - Linking theory to practice - Linking landscape design to planning - English taught programme - Academic award: Master of Arts accredited by IFLA Europe and Hungarian Accreditation Board A step in your career The course will enable participants to advance their career opportunities in an international platform. It provides a series of landscape design themes from urban open spaces projects to historic gardens and landscapes or the renewal and reclamation of protected or non-protected landscapes. The course enables a direct link between theory and practice, and between landscape design projects and large scale landscape planning concepts. The programme is announced at the Szent István University, the only Hungarian institute for landscape architecture education with a more than 100 years long practice in this field. In the form of invited professors, lecturers and trainers the SZIE also offers an international network of professional landscape designers, landscape architects and professional lecturers and trainers. Students/Participants will benefit from the project based education methodology with a focus on the Central European landscape which offers a challenge in protection and development of green networks and landscape heritage. Professors and lecturers have practice in the Central and the whole European region thus creating a possibility to discuss and initiate programmes and projects in your country. Accreditation The IFLA Europe has recognised the course as an academic master programme based on assessment by Quality Assurance. The stringent quality criteria applied by the Hungarian Accreditation Board are based on European standards for higher education. Entry Requirements In order to be admitted to the MA programme or to individual semesters, you are required: - To have at least a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university or similar institute in the field of landscape architecture or architecture-related subjects. - To show some ability at freehand drawing. - To show evidence of a sufficient oral and written command of the English language. If English is not your mother tongue, an English language test is required. - To have the ability to interact and work with people from very diverse cultures and backgrounds. Candidates with relevant work experience will receive preference. English Language Test We accept certificates from TOEFL or IELTS as official language tests. TOEFL – Test of English as a Foreign Language: - Score: 575 (paper-based) / 232 (computer-based) / 90 (Internet based). We encourage you to still contact us if you do not meet the above English language test requirements as our teachers can have a short discussion with you to ultimately decide if your English is sufficient for the programme. This discussion can be arranged either face-to-face or via Skype call with you. [-]

Master of Arts in Urban and Public Affairs

University of San Francisco - College of Arts & Sciences
Campus Full time August 2017 USA San Francisco

The MA in Urban and Public Affairs Program is ideal for students who seek to be specialists in analyzing the challenges and opportunities of 21st century urban and regional policy and politics. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Architecture. Economic, social and demographic forces are shaping and re-shaping the world's urban spaces in this age of cities. Massive urban growth presents the 21st century world with evolving patterns, problems and opportunities. The MA in Urban and Public Affairs Program is ideal for students who seek to be specialists in analyzing the challenges and opportunities of 21st century urban and regional policy and politics. It provides students with a comprehensive background in urban history, political dynamics and advocacy, combined with community based research, policy design and implementation graduate are equipped to help formulate and advocator for policy for a more equitable, livable and vibrate metropolitan region. The Master’s Program in Urban and Public Affairs combines rigorous graduate seminars in urban studies, practical politics, and public policy with the hands-on experience of applied research and engagement with the community. The program provides a comprehensive background in urban history, political dynamics and sociology is combined with tools for community-based research, policy design, policy analysis and implementation. Graduates may work in city government, nongovernmental organizations, and the private sector, to create and activate policies for the future. The program leverages the advantages of its unique location in San Francisco and Northern California — one of the most dynamic urban environments in the United States. It provides students with the opportunity to develop practical research skills from extensive engagement in San Francisco and Bay Area cities. [-]

MA in Urban Studies (Research)

University of Johannesburg
Campus Full time February 2017 South Africa Johannesburg

For this degree, the candidate should complete research and write a dissertation on an approved, relevant topic. [+]

The candidate should complete research and write a dissertation on an approved, relevant topic. Admission requirements Admission will be considered for a student who is in possession of a university based Honours qualification in Urban Studies on NQF Level 7. If a student does not comply with the requirements mentioned above, admission may be granted by the Dean of the Faculty, at the recommendation of the Chairperson of the Department. Contact details Name: Dr Liela Groenewald Tel: 011 559 2884 / Email: lielagr@uj.ac.za [-]

MA in Urban Design

Cardiff University
Campus Full time September 2017 United Kingdom Cardiff

The MA Urban Design is jointly run by the School and the Welsh School of Architecture and more information about this course is available at MA in Urban Design - Welsh School of Architecture. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Architecture. MA in Urban Design "Urban Design - the knowledge and skills necessary to design and deliver better urban places." The MA Urban Design is jointly run by the School and the Welsh School of Architecture and more information about this course is available at MA in Urban Design - Welsh School of Architecture. The MA Urban Design uses design practice, theory, development and control practices to inform design processes, and uses studio teaching focused on local development possibilities to develop creative, practical and sustainable solutions to a range of typical urban design problems. The course seeks to produce students who can: Think three-dimensionally and creatively manipulate space at the intermediate scale between architecture and planning; Analyse the qualities of localities and places and respond to complex and often contradictory community aspirations; Critically appraise development (built and proposed) and make suggestions for improvement, and develop improved policy and control practices; Conceptualise and draw development proposals at different scales from the territorial to the block scale; Be able to recognise and add quality in all development situations; Test developments for their sustainability, economic viability and constituency; Understand how to approach implementation through inter-professional and inter-agency collaboration and consensus building. Course Recognition This MA is recognised by the Royal Town Planning Institute as a 'specialist' masters for those who have completed at least a three year RTPI recognised undergraduate spatial planning degree, allowing completion of the RTPI's educational requirements for membership. For further details visit the Royal Town Planning Institute website. It is also accredited by the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors (RICS), allowing completion of the educational requirement for RICS membership. For further details visit the Royal Institution of Chartered Surveyors website. Suitability This MA is suitable for graduates in urban planning, architecture, landscape design and engineering. Graduates from other disciplines will also be considered. All applicants will be required to demonstrate a competency in graphics and design by way of a portfolio. [-]

MASTER IN URBAN PLANNING

Ion Mincu University of Architecture and Urbanism (UAUIM)
Campus Full time October 2017 Romania Bucharest

The Faculty of Urban Planning from the University of Architecture and Urbanism “Ion Mincu” Bucharest, is the only university in Romania which organises Bologna Master Programs, credited by ARACIS and recognised by Europe, as well as the Urbanists' Registry from Romania, for according the signing right. [+]

Objectives: The Faculty of Urban Planning from the University of Architecture and Urbanism “Ion Mincu” Bucharest, is the only university in Romania which organises Bologna Master Programs, credited by ARACIS and recognised by Europe, as well as the Urbanists' Registry from Romania, for according the signing right. The Master Programs have as main objective, the integrated study and research in urban domain, management of territory and regional development, in landscape (natural, anthropic and cultural), of mobility and urban management or of public politics, through specialisation whithin transdisciplinary teams. The programs adress not only to the graduates students of urbanism, architecture and landscape, but also to those who graduated in connected and similar domains, such as: geography, constructions, management, marketing, horticulture, enviromental science, forestry, economy, politic science and public administration, sociology, psychology, history, anthropology, etnography, law, etc. (in agreement with the masters' speciality) The Master Programs are based on theoretic (courses) and practical disciplines (workshops, seminars, practice stages), which offer a solid platform of personal and profesional, development, from a creative and intellectual point of view, as well as the ability to project and research, using a critical and theoretical frame, and appliaction on projects and real cases of study. The lecture will be held in English and Romanian language. These abilities allow the concentration of abillities and development of some competences specific to the domain, extremely actual at an European level. They develop through the assistance of a team of young guides and tutors, specialised in the domain, with a strong stress on teamwork, individual work, but also self-sustained research. The main specialisations of Masteral Programs are: - “Urban Design” - “Landscape and Territory" - “Territorial Planning and Regional Development” - “Urban Management for Competitive Cities” - “Urban Mobility” - “Urbanism and Public Policy” Entry Requirements The candidates must be graduates of a 240 ECTS credits license, in one of the domains previously mentioned. The admission is based on the average marks obtained at the contest held by the candidates, in the limit of maximum approved slots for each master program. The curricula of Master Programs have Modules of: - Theory and general applications in the main field - Theory and specialized applications in master's domain - Design and Applied Research Career oportunities The Masteral Programs offer a theoretical and practical understanding for specialised practitioners in the above-mentioned fields, for the members of research teams in the field and public clerks. Students who wish to further develop their research abillity are encouraged to apply for a phd in the University. [-]

Master in Interiors (Architecture and Design) Degree (MA)

Middlesex University London
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  October 2017 United Kingdom London + 1 more

MA Interiors (Architecture + Design) develops your knowledge and skills of space and place making in order to encourage your creative innovation within the broad remit of the design of space. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Architecture. Why you should study MA Interiors (Architecture + Design) at Middlesex At Middlesex we support an innovative and creative approach to Interiors that enables you to explore your interests and enhance your skills through experimentation, research and critical analysis. Flexibly designed to meet the ambitions of students from a wide range of creative backgrounds our course will equip you with the advanced skills, contemporary knowledge and industry insights you need to develop your own practice to a professional standard. Based in our £80 million Art and Design School and taught by some of the UK's leading practitioners from a range of disciplines, our course features world-class facilities and specialist workshops fitted with both new and traditional equipment. With opportunities to build industry contacts and exhibit your work off-site, you'll also gain the employability skills, exposure and experiences you need to navigate a successful career path in today's competitive creative industries. Course highlights: - Our facilities are among the best in the UK, with cutting edge technologies, such as 3-D printing, laser-cutting, CNC Routing, large format digital printing, all available in a dedicated workshop with expert technical support - An exhibition of your work in central London to create networking opportunities, build industry contacts in a professional environment - Direct access to London's design world with valuable industry links to a range of industry specialists, galleries, studios, businesses, libraries and collections that will enhance your research and inform your practice - Access to networking opportunities, world-leading research and expertise through the Art & Design Research Institute (ADRI) on campus. - As a student of this course you'll receive a free electronic textbook for every module. [-]

MA Architecture

Plymouth University
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Plymouth

This one year MA Architecture programme aims to support you in developing proficiency in architectural design, in the process of developing both an urban design and a detailed building design. Your study will be set in an exploration of new urban forms which are being generated in response to the changing nature of cities, notably increasing regional and global connectivity, and shifting cultural, economic, ecological, political, social... [+]

MA Architecture This one year MA Architecture programme aims to support you in developing proficiency in architectural design, in the process of developing both an urban design and a detailed building design. Your study will be set in an exploration of new urban forms which are being generated in response to the changing nature of cities, notably increasing regional and global connectivity, and shifting cultural, economic, ecological, political, social and physical conditions and demands. Key features Get creative with our amazing facilities and resources. You’ll be based in our eye-catching Faculty of Arts building in the heart of the campus, with students and staff from other art courses to bounce ideas off and collaborate with. And, you’ll have 2.5 square metres of desk to call your own. Study a programme fully validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB) – with National Student Survey results consistently above 90 per cent satisfaction. Interact with the public domain with architecture that’s responsive to people, places and tectonics. Work with local communities and institutions, including city councils, business organisations and non-governmental organisations. Work on live studio-based projects, both in the UK and abroad. Previous projects have been based in the UK, Spain, Portugal, Latvia and Poland. Benefit from our future-facing programme that features a strong urban and sustainability dimension. Learn from tutors with industry experience and interdisciplinary research interests. Our school was described as ‘charged’ by Architects’ Journal. Programme overview You’ll undertake design studio projects set around live UK urban regeneration projects. You’ll study your core subjects this year – urban theories and methodologies, connecting sustainable practices and integrated technology. You’ll generate a dissertation, through both detailed design development of a selected aspect of your design studio work, and a written dissertation. Support is provided in the design studio through weekly tutorials, workshops and seminars. The MA Architecture builds on the strength of the successful RIBA-validated M Arch programme. You’ll work alongside students on the M Architecture programme through common coursework and projects, and sharing studio space. You’ll also have the opportunity to work with students from the MSc Planning programme. Core modules ARCH772 Building Design ARCH773 Integrated Technology ARCH775 Advanced Connecting Sustainable Practices ARCH777 Emerging Architectural Research ARCH771 Urban Design ARCH776 Dissertation by Design Entry requirements You are required to have a 2.2 degree (50 per cent or above) in degree studies, design mark of 55 per cent or above in final degree year design. We also require references from previous university, employer and / or similar. Work experience for approximately 12 months in an architect’s office or other professionally relevant activity is highly desirable, though not required. Following completion of the MA Architecture programme, you'll have the opportunity to continue study on the RIBA-validated MArch Architecture programme, MRes Architecture or MPhil/PhD Architecture programmes. If you have overseas qualifications you can check their comparability with the UK equivalent through the UK National Recognition Information Centre (NARIC), who provide an advisory service. English language requirements If your first language is not English then evidence of English proficiency is required. For further advice on the appropriateness of overseas qualifications and proficiency in the use of English, please contact our International Office. The minimum IELTS score for acceptable English proficiency for entry is 6.5. [-]

MArch Architecture

University of Nairobi
Campus Full time January 2017 Kenya Nairobi

The Department of Architecture offers a two year Postgraduate Master of Architecture Programme. The programme comprises coursework, studio projects, examination and thesis. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Architecture. The Department of Architecture offers a two year Postgraduate Master of Architecture Programme. The programme comprises coursework, studio projects, examination and thesis. Admission Requirements for Masters of Architectural Studies: Admission to the Master of Architecture Degree is open to holders in:- Architecture, of at least Upper Second Class Honours, of the University of Nairobi or an equivalent qualification recognized by the Senate. Any Discipline related to Architecture, of at least Upper Second Class Honours from the University of Nairobi or any other University recognized by the Senate. Architecture or any Discipline related to Architecture of at least Lower Second Class Honours with at least three years of Professional experience and a certified Portfolio [-]

MA Architecture and Urban Design (Paris)

University of Kent, Kent School of Architecture
Campus Full time August 2017 United Kingdom Canterbury France Paris + 2 more

The MA in Architecture and Urban Design (MAUD) at Paris proposes a particular perspective of the city, combining the strength of architectural history and theory with the study of the contemporary city, to provide an understanding of architecture and urban design that addresses the dynamic conditions of cities today. [+]

MA Architecture and Urban Design (Paris) The successful Architecture and Urban Design Master of Arts degree has become the latest programme to be taught jointly at both the Canterbury and Paris campuses. Course structure The MA in Architecture and Urban Design (MAUD) at Paris proposes a particular perspective of the city, combining the strength of architectural history and theory with the study of the contemporary city, to provide an understanding of architecture and urban design that addresses the dynamic conditions of cities today. You examine the trajectory of cities’ development, particularly in relation to the Enlightenment, industrialisation, the role of Modernisms and the conditions of the 21st century. In doing so, you draw from the wider context of humanities, cultural studies, the visual arts, drama, film and other media that influence the formation of an urban landscape. A cross-cultural, interdisciplinary programme, you spend your first term at our Canterbury campus with full access to its excellent academic and recreational facilities. In the spring term you relocate to the University of Kent, Paris, where you study at the Columbia Global Center (known as Reid Hall) in a historic corner of Montparnasse. In Paris, all modules are taught in English and you are encouraged to make full use of the city’s cultural resources and to integrate these into your studies. You can also take French language courses which will help you when living and studying in the heart of French culture. There are dedicated teaching facilities with full academic guidance and support. You also have access to some of France’s finest libraries including: the five-storey Université Diderot Paris VII, the American Library in Paris, library facilities at the Centre Pompidou and evening access to the Bibliothèque Nationale François Mitterrand. This is a versatile Master’s qualification for architects, urban designers, surveyors, historians, landscape architects, theorists, engineers and other related professionals involved with planning and design of contemporary cities, as well as graduates interested in pursuing further postgraduate studies and an academic career. Modules The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year in response to new curriculum developments and innovation. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take modules from other programmes so that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas that interest you. Urban Landscape Research Methods and Analysis Theory and History of Urban Design Any Paris Faculty of Humanities Modules Dissertation Assessment Assessment is by coursework and the dissertation. Postgraduate resources The School of Architecture studios include a dedicated computing suite with a range of environmental construction software, and a new digital crit studio. There is a fully equipped architectural model-making workshop for constructing models and large-scale prototypes. Professional links The School has excellent contacts with businesses and culture in the local area, including regional organisations such as the Kent Architecture Centre, Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), Kent County Council and Kent Design Initiative. The Sustainable Communities Plan is particularly strong in south-east England, making the region the ideal place in which to debate innovative solutions to architectural issues. Kent also has excellent links with schools of architecture in Lille, Bruges, Rome, Bauhaus-Dessau, Beijing and, in the USA, Virginia and California. Academic study is complemented by a mentoring scheme organised in collaboration with the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and involving students in events with local practices. Dynamic publishing culture Staff publish regularly and widely in journals, conference proceedings and books. Among others, they have recently contributed to: Architectural Research Quarterly; Architectural Review; Building and Environment; The Journal of Architecture; The World of Interiors. Details of recently published books can be found within our staff research interests. Research centres KSA incorporates the Centre for Research in European Architecture (CREAte), which focuses on research in architectural humanities and design, and Centre for Architecture and Sustainable Environment (CASE), which promotes research in the field of sustainable architecture. Entry requirements A first or good second class honours degree (or the equivalent) in architecture or another related discipline in humanities, planning or similar. Those without the degree will be considered for entry on an individual basis but must be able to show a considerable period of experience at an appropriate level. [-]

One year Master of Arts (MA) in Interior Design

Paris College Of Art
Campus Full time September 2017 France Paris

The Master of Arts (MA) in Interior Design is a one-year program aimed at emerging designers and conceived to provide them with the necessary tools and skills to become professionals in this field. This program prepares students to meet the demands of an expanding high-end residential and commercial property market in capital cities around the world. [+]

Master of Art Programs in Architecture. The Master of Arts (MA) in Interior Design is a one-year program aimed at emerging designers and conceived to provide them with the necessary tools and skills to become professionals in this field. This program prepares students to meet the demands of an expanding high-end residential and commercial property market in capital cities around the world. Students with an undergraduate background in the arts or in design will be particularly suited for this program. A demonstrated ability to draw and sketch is an admissions criteria. Interdisciplinary in nature and structure, the program conceives the studio and the classroom as complementary spaces for developing design thinking, technical and professional skills, as well as creative expression in developing an interior design project. Since this is an initial terminal degree where graduates are expected to join the job market upon graduation, the focus of the program is on studio and research, rather than on scholarship and preparation for teaching. Graduates of the program will be able to apply their skills in settings as varied as independent interior design consultants and entrepreneurs for individual residential clients, for commercial clients (hotel chains and luxury brand flagship stores), as in-house designers for commercial retail and hotel chains, or in architecture firms. The combination of core, supporting and elective classes ensures depth and breadth of content. CORE ART & DESIGN COURSES Interior Design Studio I & II In this year-long course, students are first provided with the cultural and technical tools needed to understand inhabited spaces. Exemplary existing projects (published projects or on location in Paris) are analyzed for space elements such as: urban context, masses, negative and positive spaces, lighting, furniture functions, interior decoration, textures, color schemes. Students work on short projects to demonstrate their progressive ability to generate design solutions, select images, color and finishes, consider building-code constraints and barrier-free design. Project Fundamentals I & II In the first semester of this year-long course the focus is on business and management, shifting to communication in the second semester. Using the team project as an application, students consider professional feasibility of an idea: estimation of timeframes of each part within the whole project, measurements, budget comparisons, contract and construction costs, construction team management, and professional ethics. In the second semester, students apply the technical proficiency they have acquired in the fall CAD course to perfect their mastery of digital and hand drawing and sketching to visualize and communicate interior design projects. Students develop and explore new concepts, methods, and ideas to visually illustrate and present the various phases of the design process: concept boards, fast scale models, graphics and materials samples. Oral presentation skills to accompany their visual communication are the focus of continuous feedback for improvement. Team Project In the first semester, students work in teams on either a residential or a commercial space. They select an existing space in Paris and build the project on a proposed transformation of this space. This is a two-credit course because the majority of the work is done by students outside direct classroom instruction time. Students work in teams and meet with their instructor for 2 hours per week to review progress, receive feedback and technical conceptual suggestions for moving the project to completion. A peer review and critique with all student teams is organized at the end of weeks 5, 10, and 15. For the final critique after week 15 several faculty and at least one outside professional are also part of the jury that sets the grade. Final Individual Project A semester-long project will be conducted individually to give students the opportunity to apply all the interdisciplinary skills and knowledge gathered during the first semester to either a residential or a commercial space. The project will be accompanied by a written thesis summarizing the research (historical, social, contextual and technical) in which the project is grounded and comprising a budget and timeline. This is a two-credit course because the majority of the work is done by students outside direct classroom instruction time. Students meet with their instructor for 2 hours per week to review progress, receive feedback and technical and conceptual suggestions for moving the project to completion. A peer review and critique with all student teams is organized at the end of weeks 5, 10, and 15. For the final critique after week 15 several faculty and outside professionals are also part of the jury that sets the grade. SUPPORTING ART & DESIGN COURSES History of World Architecture and Interiors The course will analyze and compare 20th and 21st century architectures and interiors in Japan, Scandinavia, North America, South America, and the Mediterranean. Students will work towards situating design and architecture practices within larger intellectual and historical frameworks by exploring the indissoluble connections linking ideas and products of human culture. Students will acquire the critical methodologies applicable to design and architecture to think more systematically about the evolution of architecture and interiors over time. Technical Drawing This course is meant to provide students with the necessary practical skills to describe and represent space. It is dedicated to 2D technical drawing (measures, plan, section, views, and axonometric projections) using CAD software programs Adobe Creative Suites, AutoCAD, 3 D Studio Max, Sketchup and VRAY, as needed for most projects. PCA has a license for all its students, faculty and staff to use lynda.com, a platform for online tutorials for all software programs required for art and design. Professional Practice Workshop Series Professionals from the Parisian design world will come in to introduce students to their professional practice and engage them in practical exercises preparing them for the job market. Instructors will be drawn from a broad range of fields, including designers, architects, fashion designers, magazine editors, buyers, headhunters, etc. Master’s Thesis Students will document the research they conduct on the theme of their final project, as well as the research they have done on the cost and means of production of their project. One of the criteria for evaluating the thesis is the extent to which the student’s work is situated in an art-historic and cultural context, requiring students to conduct art historical research using written documentation, artefacts, and the learning resources available to them in Paris. ELECTIVES French Students take a placement test to be placed into one of three levels of French language: introductory, intermediate and advanced. Classes meet twice a week and propose a combination or written and oral exercises designed to strengthen vocabulary, grammar, written and oral expression. Concept Development: Storytelling In this semester-long course students learn to quickly develop and research concepts to tell a story in images and words. The aim is to provide them with the tools, skills and processes that they will need to respond to a client brief in a professional and convincing manner. It is open as an elective to students from other departments, since the ability to come up with creative ideas, researching them and then “packaging” them in a compelling verbal and visual story is a key skill for any designer, whether it is to develop a story for a fashion editorial, an accessories line, or the concept for a new restaurant interior). The disciplinary mix of students also serves to prepare them to work within interdisciplinary teams, which is what they will be faced with in the professional world. Intellectual Property Rights The I.P. course covers issues related to copyright, patents, contracts and liabilities as they apply to art and design. Students will learn about international laws related to copyright and patents and learn how to protect their intellectual property and the best strategies to adopt in different circumstances. Designers’ Social and Ethical Responsibility In this course students are brought to think about the ethical implications of a designer’s choices on the life cycle of an object (materials, means and conditions of production, recycling, etc.). Each student will select a garment line from a given brand and research its life cycle. [-]