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AA Covid-19 Easter closure

All AA buildings will be closed from Saturday 21 March to Sunday 19 April inclusive. For more information visit AA Covid-19 Easter closure notice.

Membership & Alumni Event - Space Popular Exhibition tour: FREESTYLE: Architectural Adventures in Mass Media - RIBA London, 66 Portland Place, London, W1B 1NT - 27/4/2020

Full schedule of upcoming Events

Travelling Scholarships

KOHN PEDERSEN FOX TRAVELLING FELLOWSHIP 2020 - Deadline 12PM, Thursday 9 April, submissions to the Director's Office via email.
RIBA NORMAN FOSTER TRAVELLING SCHOLARSHIP 2020 - Deadline 12PM, Thursday 23 April, submissions to the Director's Office via email.
Submission requirements and eligibility.


AA HONOURS 2019: LOLA CONTE, DIPLOMA 3 - As the fourth and final article in our series on this year's projects that were awarded the AA Diploma with Honours, Lola Conte from Diploma 3 discusses her project Field-notes from the place of Law.

Architecture & Urbanism MArch (DRL) Clay printing in DPL

Our admissions office is open all year round for any enquiries and further information.

All prospective students are invited to submit an application for the 2020/21 academic year. Please see the Foundation, Experimental and Diploma Programmes Application and Postgraduate Application pages for further details, entry requirements and the online forms.

Foundation Course Deadline - Early applications close Friday 22 May 2020.
Experimental and Diploma Programmes – official deadlines closed but late applications welcome.
Postgraduate Programmes - offical deadlines closed but late applications welcome.

Foundation Jury, 2019

Deadline Friday 22 May
The AA Foundation Course is a one-year introduction to art and design education. The AA recently gained the power to award its own degrees, enabling us to re-open applications for the Foundation course to international applicants.

The application and bursary deadline for the Foundation Course has been extended until Friday 22 May 2020. One in five AA students receive financial assistance. For more details, see the Foundation Course page

Urban Flow and Public Space. A Transcontinental Journey

Guatemala - Urban Flow and Public Space. A Transcontinental Journey - 8/6/2020–20/6/2020 - Deadline: 30/4/2020

Make global discoveries & connections at AA Visiting Schools around the world.

See the Visiting School prospectus.

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The Architectural Association receives Taught Degree Awarding Powers by the Lords of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council.

The Architectural Association (AA), the oldest independent school of architecture in the United Kingdom, is pleased to announce that it has been granted the power to award its own degrees. As of 1 October 2019, the AA has the right to establish new academic programmes and degree awards and is working to create some of the world’s most pioneering courses in architecture to shape and build the future.

Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP) give UK higher education institutions the right to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Prospective students worldwide can apply to the AA Foundation Course (Foundation Diploma), Experimental Programme BA(Hons), Diploma Programme (MArch), and nine taught postgraduate programmes encompassing History and Critical Thinking in Architecture (MA), Projective Cities (Taught MPhil) and Sustainable Environmental Design (MSc/MArch), amongst others.

AA Director, Eva Franch said, ‘since our founding in 1847 we have never ceased to create new horizons, institutionally and academically. This is a significant milestone for the AA and demonstrates how we have grown and progressed as an institution that has always valued independence. Receiving TDAP marks a new era for our institution; these are exciting times for the AA. The process has required considerable work from all members of staff and students. I would like to take this opportunity to credit them for this major achievement’.

President of the AA Council, Victoria Thornton added, ‘the TDAP process has recognised our strong governance, academic standards, scholarship and teaching as well as the environment supporting the delivery of taught higher education programmes’.

The School’s application for Taught Degree Awarding Powers was supported by the Architects Registration Board, the Royal Institute of British Architects and The Open University.