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Moscow - Spring Semester Programme


Monday 13 January – Friday 9 May 2014

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.

Uniform large blocks shaped standard layouts in Soviet cities. These created inexpressive residential complexes where context was not significant. In this semester students will look at existing inner spatial organisations and outer empty spaces of these standalone buildings. Explorations into new ways of inhabiting and humanizing these super blocks will start by evaluating and testing the tension between the human and neighbourhood scale. New configurations and insertions of living, working, playing and learning environments will challenge the coexistence of oppositions such as private vs public; constant vs flexible; hard vs soft; that will let unexpected dynamic neighbourhoods flourish from the existing rigid layouts.


1) Please see the entrance requirements and english language requirements below. 

2) If you meet the requirements you can apply to the programme by submitting the following:

  • Completed  PDF application form.
  • A4 Portfolio consisting of 20 sheets that demonstrates your range of skills. 
  • Academic transcripts in English.
  • Letter of reference.
  • Certificate showing proficiency of English Language. Refer to English language requirements   below. If you do not have the certificate and are planning to take an English Language test, you can still make an application with the above documents and submit your resutls when you receive them.

You can submit all the documents digitally to via email, dropbox or other file transfer methods. 

Deadline for application is 20 December 2013. The deadline of the deposit payment is 18 December 2013 and the balance fee has to paid by 6 January 2014.

Applicants will be notified of results by email within three weeks of the deadline. Applications received after the official deadlines will be accepted at the discretion of the school.


The tuition fee is £8,360 which includes AA Visiting Membership. The deposit is £3,000 made payable after acceptance onto the programme.

Entrance Requirements 
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.

English Language 
Qualifications accepted: IELTS 6.5 (academic), 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.


Programme Director
Naiara Vegara

Visiting School Director

Christopher Pierce

T +44 20 7887 4014
F +44 20 7414 0782

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PDF Application Form

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