M.A. in Architecture

Best 15 Master of Art Degrees in Architecture 2018

Programs with the title "Master of Arts" traditionally consist of liberal arts subjects such as philosophy, history, or literature. Masters of Arts are postgraduate programs that can be taken after an earned degree in an undergraduate degree program (Bachelor). Masters of Arts programs have the title "M.A.","Master of Arts" or "MA".

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Master of Arts (MA) in Architecture

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MA in Arts and Culture: History of Architecture and Town Planning

University of Groningen
Campus Full time 12  February 2018 Netherlands Groningen Leeuwarden + 1 more

The Master's track History of Architecture and Town Planning (Healthy Cities, new Perspectives on History and Theory of Architecture and Town Planning) explores the evolution of cities, villages and landscapes in Europe within the framework of changing geopolitical conditions at the global scale. [+]

MAs in Architecture. The Master's track History of Architecture and Town Planning (Healthy Cities, new Perspectives on History and Theory of Architecture and Town Planning) explores the evolution of cities, villages and landscapes in Europe within the framework of changing geopolitical conditions at the global scale. Are you interested how architecture and urbanism can improve our conditions, and how they contribute to public health? Wish to gain knowledge about the global dimension of architectural and urban theories and practices? Starting with a profound historical overview, this track prepares students for an active role in debates and policy making processes involved in the renaissance of the European city. It analyses physical and spatial phenomena as historical documents conveying the motives underlying their continuous changes, as instruments to pursue specific policies, and as works of art. Starting with the Enlightenment, and paying attention to issues related to public health, the programme investigates tensions between global and local, gaps between formal and informal, the post-socialist condition in former Eastern Europe, and architectural and urban strategies aiming at sustainable living conditions and their historical precursors. Part of the courses is provided by the Thomassen a Thuessink Chair, a joint venture of Groningen University Medical Center, the University of Groningen and Delft University of Technology; the chair focuses on the public health dimension of urban interventions. Programme: 1 year Starting with the European city, this Master's track provides students with the expertise and critical attitude to study both historical and contemporary tendencies in today's global... [-]

MA in Architecture

University of Westminster - Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The Architecture MA incorporates a number of different study options including an extensive range of individual module choices and specialist pathways in Cultural Identity and Globalisation, History and Theory, and Digital Media. [+]

The Architecture MA incorporates a number of different study options including an extensive range of individual module choices and specialist pathways in Cultural Identity and Globalisation, History and Theory, and Digital Media. If you are looking for our MArch (RIBA Part 2) course, please view this course page. Situated in the progressive intellectual milieu of London, the Architecture MA programme offers a flexible programme of study and a unique opportunity to pursue advanced postgraduate research combining high-level theoretical investigation with innovative design approaches. The Department of Architecture at the University of Westminster provides first-class facilities such as state-of-the-art digital design/fabrication equipment and a team of lecturers and researchers deeply immersed in the very latest developments in architectural design, theory, historical research, and technology. The Architecture MA is part of a suite of Masters offered by the Department of Architecture aimed at graduates looking to further their education and enhance their employability by acquiring new knowledge and skills. Focused on architectural research, the Architecture MA also offers a firm grounding for those seeking to pursue further research and/or an academic career. Course content The Architecture MA provides a course that is wide-ranging and flexible, facilitating alternative modes of study and a range of options, including the choice of either a written or design-based thesis. The programme also allows for specialism through its three designated pathways: Architecture (Cultural Identity and Globalisation); Architecture (Digital Media) and Architecture (History and Theory), or alternatively, you can also create your own pathway, under the heading Architecture... [-]

MA Environmental Architecture

Royal College of Art
Campus Full time 15  October 2018 United Kingdom London

The intensity of our carbon economy has left the planet with a design problem. No matter where we live or work, the environments we move through are constructed. There is nothing on the planet that human beings haven’t touched. If the planet has a design problem, what do the terms ‘design’ or ‘architecture’ mean when they are applied to phenomena as varied as oceans or atmospheres, or to farmland and deserts? [+]

MAs in Architecture. About the Programme The intensity of our carbon economy has left the planet with a design problem. No matter where we live or work, the environments we move through are constructed. There is nothing on the planet that human beings haven’t touched. If the planet has a design problem, what do the terms ‘design’ or ‘architecture’ mean when they are applied to phenomena as varied as oceans or atmospheres, or to farmland and deserts? The intensity of environmental change calls for new forms of knowledge production based in propositional thinking, especially design-based methods. Design is a crucial tool in both the imagination and negotiation of alternative futures. Environmental Architecture is a new 15-month, project-based MA programme exploring the future of landscapes, environments and ecosystems. It will focus on the co-dependence of life forms and earth systems as well as the co-existence of alternative concepts of landscapes, environments and ecosystems as they are expressed by different societies. The programme is field-focused. Students will have the opportunity to engage with live projects in sites of rapid and complex environmental change. The programme emphasises comparative, multi-scalar approaches to design research. Students will familiarise themselves with anthropological and ethnographic research methods, and new systems measuring, classifying and capturing data including computational sensing and imaging. Classes and workshops from experts in physical and social sciences complement studio teaching and provide quantitative input to projects as required. Possible areas of enquiry can include: biodiversity, carbon trading, desertification and its effect on migration and... [-]

MA Architecture

University for the Creative Arts
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 United Kingdom Canterbury + 1 more

Our MA Architecture course is a research focused programme that expresses and advances our knowledge of built and occupied space, through direct 1:1 scale making. You'll have the opportunity to undertake individual thematic investigations which will incorporate prototyping, experimenting, re-designing and crafting. This will provide a performative basis for the assessment of your design ambition, ability and research achievement. [+]

MA Architecture Our MA Architecture course is a research focused programme that expresses and advances our knowledge of built and occupied space, through direct 1:1 scale making. You'll have the opportunity to undertake individual thematic investigations which will incorporate prototyping, experimenting, re-designing and crafting. This will provide a performative basis for the assessment of your design ambition, ability and research achievement. Our School of Architecture has been ranked in the Architecture top ten by the 2016 Guardian University Guide. Length of study: One year full-time or two years part-time Starts: September 2017 Campus: UCA Canterbury Course overview: For us, architecture is not only concerned with buildings and construction details, but also how people perceive and understand space at a fundamental level. Our School of Architecture maintains strong relationships with the professionals and organisations in the industry, and our course team are well-placed to to provide you with industry links that could lead to further experience and career development. As well as working intensively at our Canterbury campus, you'll have the opportunity to work periodically in London with our renowned Professor of Architecture, Will Alsop, and also take part in an overseas workshop. At the end of the course you'll become responsible for the design, construction and public exhibition of a full scale immersive installation that will act as a unique expression of the expertise you've developed with us. This course is project based, supplemented by workshops, lectures, seminars and independent study. Course content Stage 1: You'll be introduced to the... [-]

MA in Interior Architecture and Design

Nottingham Trent University: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 United Kingdom Nottingham + 1 more

This design driven course develops principles and techniques necessary for creating innovative design solutions to interior spaces. Specialising in an area of personal interest within the course framework, you will expand and develop advanced design thinking and the skills required for creating design, management and technological solutions to a range of challenges. [+]

MAs in Architecture. MA Interior Architecture and Design This design driven course develops principles and techniques necessary for creating innovative design solutions to interior spaces. Specialising in an area of personal interest within the course framework, you will expand and develop advanced design thinking and the skills required for creating design, management and technological solutions to a range of challenges. This course: focuses on interior spatial interventions in the context of existing or new buildings develops advanced design, management and technical skills enables you to focus on areas of interest to you benefits from strong links with industry offers extensive opportunities to work on live design projects is available full-time, part-time and by continuing professional development. This visual and interactive course gives you the opportunity to become an architectural design innovator and problem solver, combining practical skills with spatial awareness, practical applications and function. You will gain a deep understanding of the role of an interior architect, ready to move straight into industry upon graduation. What you'll study You will also gain a broad understanding of newly developing material technologies and related optional subject areas to enable you to exploit and maximise all design opportunities. The course develops skilled professionals qualified to solve and manage complex problems related to interior architecture from advanced cultural, environmental, economic and design perspectives. For example, these may be related to sustainable urban contexts and materials, technology, component design, architectural conservation, exhibition / museum design in the digital age or learning environments for the future.... [-]

Master in Architecture

University of Luxembourg, Faculty of Language And Literature, Humanities, Arts And Education (FLSHASE)
Campus Full time September 2018 Luxembourg Esch-sur-Alzette

The Master in Architecture is a two-year English-taught programme which combines both a traditional curriculum of architectural education and a profiled programme structured around three major themes: architecture, European urbanisation and globalisation. [+]

The Master in Architecture is a two-year English-taught programme which combines both a traditional curriculum of architectural education and a profiled programme structured around three major themes: architecture, European urbanisation and globalisation. The Master in Architecture educates future architects with specific additional skills in research and knowledge in the field of urban design particular to European urbanism and globalisation. The Master in Architecture focuses on: architectural and urban design on different scales in a European context, with an emphasis on the strategic aspects of design architectural and urban research with architectural means (plans, sections, elevations, diagrams, perspectives), focusing particularly on European urbanisation research on the impact of globalisation on cities and regions, as well as on comparative analysis of typologies in architecture and urbanisation worldwide At the University of Luxembourg, we understand architecture as a profession within which all the actors are constantly anticipating change in their work context, whether demographic, political, environmental, cultural or technological change. Therefore, architectural design goes hand in hand with architectural research. The Master in Architecture’s research element involves both experimental research by design and scientific research in architecture and urbanism. Career opportunities Students are trained to think and act strategically and future-oriented. They develop a broad skill set and are prepared for a career in the private sector, in administrative bodies, or as PhD students at universities. Why study architecture at the University of Luxembourg You will explore the historical, social, political and environmental effects that are shaping architecture. You will be studying in... [-]

MArch in Architecture

University of Nairobi
Campus Full time January 2018 Kenya Nairobi

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

MAs 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

Plymouth University
Campus Full time August 2018 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... [-]

MA Architecture

Leeds Beckett University
Campus Full time Part time 1 - 2  September 2018 United Kingdom Leeds + 1 more

Pursue a specialism within architecture. We focus on three keys areas - sustainable urbanism, facade design and architectural interiors. [+]

MAs in Architecture. If you want to pursue a design specialism within architecture this studio-based course will help you realise your ambitions. You will take a research-by-design approach in a studio environment to help you develop your own specialism and research-based study. We offer an international perspective on design and you will be encouraged to develop exciting design-led propositions on issues such as environmental sustainability, urban resilience and resource depletion. You will study three themes - sustainable urbanism, facade design and architectural interiors. You will complete introductory and advanced projects in your chosen theme and you will have the opportunity to exhibit or publish your thesis work at the end of your course. Requirements: Applicants should either have at least a second class honours degree in the cognate subjects of Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Planning or Interior Design, at least a second class honours degree in a non-cognate subject supported by evidence of an aptitude for the subject applied for, or have equivalent experience or training, normally from within the work environment. English Language Requirement : IELTS 6.5 with no skills below 6.0, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses. Mature Applicants : Our University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our... [-]

MA Architecture

Royal College of Art
Campus Full time October 2018 United Kingdom London

Architecture at the RCA sets out to inspire design innovation. The programme expands the possibilities of architecture and its agency in the world by encouraging a speculative, independent and critical ethos among its students. The two-year long programme conceives of architecture as a diverse and complex set of practices that move beyond traditional distinctions and limits in the field. [+]

About the Programme Architecture at the RCA sets out to inspire design innovation. The programme expands the possibilities of architecture and its agency in the world by encouraging a speculative, independent and critical ethos among its students. The two-year long programme conceives of architecture as a diverse and complex set of practices that move beyond traditional distinctions and limits in the field. A radical and innovative approach to pedagogy and research, as well as a commitment to an open-minded, experimental studio culture sets the RCA apart. For students looking to develop a distinctive and innovative voice in the field and a unique chance to collaborate with future leaders in other art and design disciplines including photography, sculpture, visual communications and animation, the RCA offers an ideal environment. Teaching in the MA programme revolves around the Architectural Design Studio. Each ADS is understood as a distinctive platform for design research organised around important global challenge and opportunities such as ecology, housing, urbanism, new technologies and making. Complementing the design studios, the programme offers an intensive series of seminars, lectures, workshops and symposia that cultivate new and experimental approaches to the discipline. The programme culminates in the thesis project and summer show, allowing students an opportunity to present their work to the profession and the general public. The core of learning is project-based according to a unit system made up of eight architectural design studios (ADS) with a unique set of concerns, methods and critical frameworks. Each ADS has approximately sixteen students... [-]

MA History of Art and Architecture of Islamic Middle East and Intensive Arabic

SOAS University of London
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4  August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

A Masters from the Department of the History of Art and Archaeology provides students with expertise in the History of Art and/or Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Middle East. [+]

MA History of Art and Architecture of Islamic Middle East and Intensive Arabic

Duration: Two years (full-time), four years (part-time)

Minimum Entry Requirements: The normal qualification for admission to the MA programme is an upper second class honours degree. Other qualifications, however, may be acceptable and the Department welcomes mature students. Students taking the MA degree may or may not have previous experience of our subjects.

Mode of Attendance: Full Time or Part Time

The Department of the History of Art and Archaeology contains some of the world’s leading experts in the art history and archaeology of the Islamic Middle East, whose ground-breaking research informs and is informed by their teaching. Students benefit from the unparalleled knowledge and enthusiasm of staff. As members of the School of Arts, they profit from the insights of scholars and students working in other related fields, such as Music, Film and Media in the Middle East and the wider Islamic world. They can also select from courses in other departments, taking advantage of SOAS’s unrivalled expertise in the languages, history, religions and cultures of the Middle East.... [-]


MA in Architecture

University of Nicosia
Campus Full time Part time September 2018 Cyprus Nicosia + 1 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. 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. [+]

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 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.... [-]


MA in Architecture

University of Tehran - Kish International Campus
Campus Full time September 2018 Iran Tehran

Typical employment destinations for Architecture MA graduates include architectural practice but also there are other design disciplines as well: media and the arts. This course would allow its graduates to find positions in research or academia. [+]

MAs in Architecture. Typical employment destinations for Architecture MA graduates include architectural practice but also there are other design disciplines as well: media and the arts. This course would allow its graduates to find positions in research or academia. Course overview The Architecture MA provides a number of different study options from individual module choices to specialist pathways in Cultural Identity and Globalization, History, Theory, Digital Media. Special interestsContemporary architecture; Architectural expression; Architectural design; Architecture in Iran; Human and environment; programming and designing approaches; Architecture and development; Building procedural, etc. Course Structure This course is designed for at least 4 semesters including a dissertation. To graduate, students must complete 32 units. [-]

Architecture MArch

London South Bank University
Campus Full time Part time August 2018 United Kingdom London + 1 more

The MArch Architecture is a two year full-time or three year part-time programme leading to the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) part 2 professional award. [+]

Overview The MArch Architecture is a two year full-time or three year part-time programme leading to the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) part 2 professional award. The course emphasises design as a central activity underpinned by research and complementary lecture based studies in History and Theory, Technology, Arts and Media, and Professional Management. The programme encourages debate and enquiry about contemporary culture, the postmodern city, and relationships between urban and landscape conditions through diverse and considered responses to the architectural design project, and critical research expressed in extended, structured writing. You'll build on analytical design skills and professional competences established at undergraduate level, with a focus on innovation in design, construction, and resource efficient technology. You'll also develop skills and methods relevant to contemporary professional practice, together with an ability to produce complex and diverse design proposals. The course introduces critical intellectual frameworks and engages with the conceptual, constructional, and environmental context in which the design process operates. The course satisfies the criteria held jointly by the RIBA and ARB for part 2 courses in architecture. Studio structure Central to the LSBU concept of postgraduate architecture education is the studio system, operating across part and full-time courses. The studios provide a framework for a range of relevant intellectual and practical specialisms to inform design work, underpinning and contributing to the academic rigour of the architecture programme. For information on the studios' thematic interests and working styles please read more about Studio 21, Studio 22 or Studio 23. Accreditations RIBA... [-]

Master in Leadership in Global Architectural Design

Politecnico di Milano - Scuola Master Fratelli Presenti
Campus or Online Full time Part time 1550  November 2017 Italy Milan + 1 more

With an increasingly competitive environment, the creative professional and creative industries have to keep up with the new frontiers of innovation. This is particularly true in the field of Architecture, a discipline which is intimately linked to the human being, there is a need to understand that building spaces for humans and society are linked to a clear understanding of how humans behave, how people develop habits and how these attitudes vary form country to country. This is the way Architecture should respond depending on cultural issues. The program will be a machine to decode and understand the creative advantages of Brand Italy, and the power of ‘Made in Italy’. This course will create entrepreneurs who can learn from the Italian example, and use this to see and develop opportunity around the world. [+]

MAs in Architecture. With an increasingly competitive environment, the creative professional and creative industries have to keep up with the new frontiers of innovation. This is particularly true in the field of Architecture, a discipline which is intimately linked to the human being, there is a need to understand that building spaces for humans and society are linked to a clear understanding of how humans behave, how people develop habits and how these attitudes vary form country to country. This is the way Architecture should respond depending on cultural issues. The program will be a machine to decode and understand the creative advantages of Brand Italy, and the power of ‘Made in Italy’. This course will create entrepreneurs who can learn from the Italian example, and use this to see and develop opportunity around the world. This knowledge will become a foundation for global design growth and a dynamic generator of ideas and explorations to promote new ways of thinking and acting in the creative economy. The international course is held in English and teaches students the importance of combining traditional practices and theories with concepts and methodologies required to meet the needs of the modern architectural design industry. This requires outstanding craftsmanship, excellent design & architecture skills, unique thinking experience conveyed throughout all interactions with different ways of living, and the building of a strong meaning through branding. This Masters course is intended to form such a kind of professionals. The present conditions of architectural and building plan, the... [-]