Summer SchoolWaterworld, London
Monday 1 – Friday 19 July 2013
‘You can’t trust water: Even a
straight stick turns crooked in it.’ – W C Fields
London has a strained relationship with water. It turns its back on the very river that runs through it. It has just survived one of the rainiest summers on record, and its inhabitants have yet to acknowledge the rising sea levels that could threaten to submerge parts of the city this century. Kevin Kostner’s mid-90s fillm Waterworld could yet become our future reality, though hopefully without the bad fashion.
This year’s AA Summer School will speculate on the future relationship London will be required to develop with the water: how it runs through, falls on and may soon engulf it. Our programme will work on this new Waterworld, inventing projects ranging from small scale on-site installations to larger scale re-imaginings of the city’s future.
The Summer School will invent and describe this new hydro-phenomenon through compelling visions: spatial, social, economic, ecological, cultural and technological. It will use London as an experimental laboratory of ideas and actions. The brief and intense course – based on the renowned AA unit system – emphasises techniques of interpretation, recording, drawing, making and thinking through diverse media types, both analogue and digital.
1) Refer to the eligibility section to see if you comply to the qualification.
2) If you meet the english requirement, you can make an application by completing the Online application form found under ‘Links and Downloads’ on the AA Visiting School page. If you are not able to make an online application, complete the PDF application and email it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
3) Once you complete the online application and make a full payment of £1660, you are registered to
The deadline for applications is 28 June 2013.
An AA certificate will be awarded on completion of the programme. Credit for the course should be organised by students at source. Please note that you must be 18 years of age at the start of the Summer School to be able to attend.
All participants travelling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required. After payment of fees, the AA can provide a letter confirming participation in the workshop.
The AA Summer School requires a total fee of £1660 per participant, which includes a £60 Visiting Membership and deposit of £700 which is deducted from the total fee. The deposit will reserve your place, but the full fee is required to participate. English Language level results are required before the start date, and deposit and fees are non refundable.
If you are already a member, the total fee will be reduced automatically by £60 by the online payment system. Fees do not include flights or accommodation, but accommodation options can be advised. Students need to bring their own laptops, digital equipment and model-making tools. Please ensure this equipment is covered by your own insurance as the AA takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen at the workshop.
The workshop is open to architecture and design students and professionals worldwide.
The course is aimed at undergraduate architectural students who would like to experience the AA environment and/or those who are considering a change of school, newcomers to architecture, both recent school leavers and those considering a change of career.
What qualifications do you need?
To meet both the AA and the UKBA English language requirements you will need to have one of the acceptable language qualifications listed below, unless you are from one of the following groups: You are a national of an English-speaking country as per the list on the UKBA website. Or you have been taught in English at the level equivalent to a UK bachelor’s degree for a minimum of three years. OR You have studied on a Tier 4 child visa in the UK and the course was longer than six months and completed within the last two years.
The following qualifications satisfy both the requirements of the UKBA and the entry requirements of the AA.
IELTS (Academic) 6.5 overall with at least 6.0 in each category) – two year validity period: must be within the two years at time of CAS visa application. Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English at grade C1 or C2) Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English at grade C2) Pearson Test of English (PTE) (Academic) overall minimum of 63 with a score of at least 59 in each category Internet-based TOEFL – overall score of 90 with at least 22 for listening, 22 for reading, 23 for speaking and 23 for writing.
For more information please visit the UKBA website:
DISCLAIMER: Please note the English Language qualification requirements are subject to frequent change as instructed by the UK Border Agency.