The AA’s 167th year, 2016/17, offers an ambitious array of new and returning undergraduate units, established and experimental graduate programmes and public activities.
Outside interest in the school continues at record levels. Never in the long history of the AA have so many candidates sought entrance to the school – as students, as teachers, as visitors and as AA members. Our main school in Bedford Square will number approximately 750 full-time students and 150 tutors, supported by an additional 80 administrative staff.
Sixty per cent of our full-time students study in our RIBA/ ARB-validated Undergraduate School. Organised around the AA’s renowned ‘unit system’ of study – year-long unit studios led by unit masters, tutors and collaborators – students in the Undergraduate School work towards RIBA qualifications in architecture. The remaining 40 per cent of our full-time students are enrolled in one of the AA’s 11 Graduate School programmes, pursuing MA, MSc, MFA or MArch degrees. A smaller number study for MPhil or PhD degrees in our most advanced programmes. Globally, our AA Visiting School will again bring together hundreds of part-time students to short-term schools, design workshops and special architectural events across five continents