Autumn Semester ProgrammeA Coruña. On the Edge
Monday 16 September – Friday 20 December 2013
The Semester Programme is a full-time 15-week studio-based course open to undergraduate and graduate students from around the world. The programme is integrated with the AA’s undergraduate history and theory seminars and media studies courses, and is designed to allow transferable study credits and the AA School awards a Certificate of Completion.
The encounter between sea and city is a fine line. The edge will become an entity by its own that defines a transition, connection or boundary. In this semester students will investigate the dialogue between wild and controlled landscapes, dynamic vs static, transparent vs solid through the definition of spaces at the edge of A Coruña’s costal line. Studies on how nature creates a repertoire of formal languages that can adapt, separate or isolate from its setting will be a source of inspiration that through technical and digital experimentation will create a defined formal palette that tackles multiple scales from structure to ornament to detail.
Deadline for application is 27August 2013. The deadline of the deposit payment is 2 September 2013 and the balance fee has to paid by 9 September 2013.
The tuition fee is £8,360 which includes AA Visiting Membership. The deposit is £3,000 made payable after acceptance onto the programme.
The AA Semester Programme is open to qualified students of undergraduate and graduate standing currently enrolled in architecture school. A minimum of two years of study in architecture or urban design is required. Students should submit a portfolio consisting of 20 sheets (A4) that demonstrates their range of abilities. The portfolio can be submitted as a digital copy. After submitting the application form, please send original academic transcripts in English, certificates and a letter of reference. All candidates are required to show proficiency in the English language.
Qualifications accepted: IELTS 6.5 (academic) www.ielts.org, Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English, Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English grade C or above, Standard Level grade 5 or Higher Level grade 4 IB English. Please note we do not accept TOEFL. We can accept successful completion of a qualification equivalent to a UK Bachelor degree or above, taught in English in the UK, Australia, New Zealand or the USA (not Canada). We can accept if you are a national of a majority English speaking country, for example Australia, Canada, New Zealand or the US. We can also accept if you successfully completed a course of study in the UK when you were under 18 (and a Tier 4 Child visa holder). This course has to be over 6 months in length, and have taken place no more than 2 years ago. A recognised English Language qualification is required prior to entry to the School.