2018–19, the AA's 171st year, offers new and returning undergraduate units, established and experimental graduate programmes and public activities. The school has around 750 full-time students and 250 tutors, supported by an additional 90 administrative staff. Sixty per cent of our full-time students study in our RIBA/ARB-validated Undergraduate School. Organised around yearlong unit studios, students in the Undergraduate School work towards RIBA qualifications in architecture. The remaining 40 per cent are enrolled in one of the AA's 10 Graduate School programmes, pursuing graduate MA, MSc, MFA, March, MPhil and PhD degrees.

Globally, the AA Visiting School will again bring together hundreds of part-time students to global schools, design workshops and special architectural events across five continents.

We are a school that imagines – indeed, assumes – that our students will go on to shape architecture and the wider world in ways a numerous as they are as individuals – through their own highly focused, totally dedicated, personal approach. The AA looks for students who take learning to be the essential quality of any truly committed, engaged human being; individuals with the confidence to leave former lives behind; individuals with the combination of curiosity and ambition that is required to define their own unique path through a school with multiple and varied structures and pedagogical methods; and individuals who, above all else, understand and can demonstrate their own initiative in entering into the very public forms of presentation, discussion and debate of architecture projects throughout the AA School, the architecture community and the world at large.


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