Important COVID-19 / Coronavirus information and FAQs

AA Writing Prize Winners 2020

Date Submitted: 1/5/2020

Communication & Media Studies High Pass Recipients 2020

Following review of all nominated projects, we are delighted to confirm the following recipients of a High Pass for Communication & Media Studies:
 
Communication & Media Prize for exceptional work in First Year
Sindi Dojaka - The Drawn Mistake & Translation Through Drawing
 
High Pass recipients: First Year CMS Courses
Sungmin Song - Seeing Your Way to Draw
Yulin Huang - Materiality of Colour
Juliette Bartsoen - Projection and Speculation
Benedetta Scollo - Stuff
Blanche Howard - Adventures in Casting
Nikola Da Silva Azevedo - Adventures in Casting
Kevin Vannucchi - Drawing the Virtual
Qi Zhu - Translation through Drawing
Hantao Li - Cinematic Machines
Kirill Korobkov - To the Point
Peder Sveen -To the Point
Anna Sofia Lekander - Object-Data-Object
 
Communication & Media Prize for exceptional work in Second Year
Yuyi Jiang - Printed Matter & Cellar Door
 
High Pass recipients: Second Year CMS Courses
Hiroaki Yamane - Works on Paper & Fluids / Fabrics / Forces / Forms
Su Wan Park - Inflected Space & Alternative Endings
Ellison Turpin - Future Craft & Datascape
Denise Xuqianqian Cao - Drawing in the Nation's Cupboards
Boji Hu - Drawing in the Nation's Cupboards
Aimee Aizhen Chen - Inflected Space
Sheer Gritzerstein - Fluids / Fabrics / Forces / Form
Kin Ho Tse - Reinventing Retail
Adelina Garifyanova - Consequential Spaces
Shanna Sim Ler Chung - Consequential Spaces
Ania Vang Anh Tran  - Consequential Spaces
Hongxin Yang - Suspense on a Green Screen
Mabel Pei Cheng Wu - Future Craft
Yinqi Li - Cellar Door
Tamar Kraft - Seeing Slowly
Deri Mungo Russell - Printed Matter
Nattakitta Chuasiriphattana - Experimental Film
Riad Tabbara - Inhabiting the Virtual
Ryan Darius - Seeing Slowly
Nour Ghosn - Tactile Technology
Iro Davlanti Lo - Works on Paper
Julia Lubner - Piece to Camera
Beatriz Marco Sanchez-Peral - Piece to Camera
Elliot Watt - Digital Dioramas
Hidetoshi Tominaga - Digital Dioramas
 
Congratulations to the recipients and many thanks to all nominated candidates.  All prize winners and High Pass work can be viewed on the CMS site: https://aacms20.cargo.site
Date Submitted: 1/5/2020

RIBA Norman Foster and Kohn Pederson Fox Travelling Scholarships 2020

Kohn Pederson Fox Travelling Scholarship

Submissions for Kohn Fox Travelling Scholarship are now closed.



RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship 2020

Deadline: 12pm, Thursday 23 April 2020

Submissions to directorsoffice@aaschool.ac.uk  

The RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship, supported by Lord Foster and Foster + Partners, offers one travelling scholarship of £7,000 to a student of architecture to support international research on a topic and at locations of the student’s choosing. Please also note that due to the current COVID-19 situation, the successful applicant will be advised to postpone their travel until the relevant government agencies confirm that travel restrictions have been lifted and there are no remaining safety concerns. The RIBA and the Norman Foster Foundation will also ask for a health risk assessment to be carried out by the successful applicant before sanctioning any travel.

One AA student will be nominated for the award and will then be put forward for consideration by the RIBA Norman Foster Travelling Scholarship award jury. 

Submission Requirements

  • One completed application form signed by the student available at www.architecture.com/fosterscholarship
  • One A1 ‘poster’ presented as a pdf file detailing the proposal (topic, objective, locations)
  • Applicants are restricted to 500 words for the poster submission and will have to supply high-resolution images
  • Applicants may also submit videos as additional supporting material with a maximum duration of two minutes
  • The topic of the research should relate to the survival of our cities and towns and fall under one of the following themes: learning from the past to inform the future; the future of society; density of settlements; sustainability; use of resources; quality of urban life;
  • transport

Eligibility

Students must be enrolled in a RIBA or CAA validated degree programme, or in a programme from a specially invited school or architecture centre and have successfully completed at least the first year of a Part 1 degree.

Full submission requirements for both awards are available from the Director’s Office or via email:

directorsoffice@aaschool.ac.uk

Date Submitted: 18/3/2020

AA web services will be down for essential maintenance

The work will take place on Wednesday, 18 March at 6pm. We expect to be back in less than an hour. Thank you for your patience.

The following services will be affected:

Main AA website
AA Submissions (Moodle)
Booking systems
Projects Review websites
AA Microsites
AA Bookshop website

Date Submitted: 18/3/2020

AA COVID-19 Easter Closure

The school is currently making arrangements for all teaching to gradually move online, with the particular aim of facilitating the student assessments that will take place over the coming weeks (including PhD mini vivas and third- and fifth-year student Preview Tables), giving students the option to present either in person or online.

All AA buildings will remain open until the end of term, Friday 20 March. Administrative departments will be working remotely between Monday 23 March and Friday 27 March inclusive. (Only essential administrative operations will continue to operate physically on AA premises during this timeframe). 

All AA buildings will be closed from Saturday 21 March to Sunday 19 April inclusive. Administrative departments will be working remotely between Wednesday 15 April and Friday 17 April. 

At the present time, it is the AA’s intention to commence term three and resume all classes on Monday 20 April. These will be delivered either online or in person, depending on the status of the situation at that time. We will continue to keep you updated regarding teaching arrangements and assessment procedures.

See COVID-19 FAQ

See AA COVID-19 Response Plan

Date Submitted: 13/3/2020

COVID-19 RESPONSE PLAN

Updated 11 March 2020

In light of the recent outbreak and international spread of the coronavirus, the AA has established a COVID-19 Management Team and a response plan. The aim of the plan is to minimise disruption for all working, studying and wishing to visit the AA whilst taking steps necessary to support the health and wellbeing of the AA Community and prevent the spread of the virus and sensibly maintain the continuity of the AA’s academic programmes and operations.

Cases of Covid-19 have been reported in London but to date no reported cases within the AA Community. The COVID Management Team monitors developments daily.

The COVID-19 Management Team consists of:

Student: Belinda Flaherty - Registrar
Staff: Tehmina Mahmood - Head of Human Resources 
Facilities: Anita Pfauntsch - Head of Estates and Infrastructure
Finances: Salah Mirza - Head of Finance 
Academic matters: Mark Morris - Head of Teaching and Learning
Governance: Holly Bowden - Company Secretary
Governance / Council: Trevor Bolton - Council Member

The stages of the AA's COVID-19 Response Plan are set out below:

Level 1 – No cases of Covid-19 reported within AA Community

  • The AA stays open for business as usual
  • COVID-19 Management Team continues to monitor developments and scenario planning for any escalation from Level 1
  • Public Health England Covid-19 information posters throughout school premises
  • Covid-19 information provided on AA website
  • Regular email communications to School Community with health and travel advice
  • staffattendance@aaschool.ac.uk and attendance@aaschool.ac.uk set up for staff and students respectively to report any:
    • actual or suspected cases of Covid-19
    • contact with a person with or suspected to have Covid-19
    • all travel plans confirming destination and dates of travel to maintain a central record:

AA advice is to avoid all but essential international travel and to follow the advice and guidelines from Public Health England and Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Level 2 – Suspected/confirmed case is reported in AA Bedford Square

  • COVID-19 Management Team to inform Public Health England
  • Initiate premises closure arrangements subject to PHE assessment
  • Inform AA School Community, Members and the general public by email (to ‘aaschool’ accounts) and front page notice (dated) on the website
  • Identify those who have had contact with individual(s) with suspected/confirmed Covid-19 cases and instruct to call 111 for advice and to self-isolate for 14 days or as advised by NHS/PHE
  • Review central record of all travel plans and suspend all confirmed travel arrangements
  • Initiate deep clean and sanitisation of all buildings and facilities

Level 3 – AA Bedford Square Closed on Government advice/instruction

  • COVID-19 Management Team to initiate evacuation of all Bedford Square premises
  • Inform AA School Community, Members and the general public by email (to ‘aaschool’ accounts) and front page notice (dated) on the website.
  • Advice on continuing study emailed to students by programme heads and tutors
  • Open designated student/staff helpline (hours of operation and personnel who will man to be confirmed in front page notice (dated) on the website as above)
  • Skeleton staff (hours of operation and personnel to be confirmed in front page notice (dated) on the website as above) in-situ to enable remote working arrangements
  • Confirm revised academic calendar in full

Level 4 – Covid 19 outbreak under control with Government imposed restrictions lifted

  • Inform AA Community by email and through website information of resumption of normal operations
  • Communications to AA Community to advise no return for any person with confirmed Covid-19 until tested negative for coronavirus. Any person with suspected Covid-19 or has been in contact with a confirmed or suspected case of Covid-19 not to return until advised period of self-isolation completed.
  • Implement revised academic calendar if required

Useful Links:

AA FAQ

World Health Organization

UK Government

UK Government / Travel

National Health Service

Office for Students

CDC

Date Submitted: 11/3/2020

IMPORTANT CORONAVIRUS INFORMATION AND FAQS

Updated on 20 April 2020

The Architectural Association is continuing to closely monitor the outbreak of coronavirus and seek advice from the UK authorities. We are doing everything possible to ensure the safety of our staff and students during the current situation.

On 23 March 2020, the Prime Minister announced strict measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 in the UK: https://www.gov.uk/coronavirus

It is very important that you familiarise yourself with this message and follow its guidance.

Updated government advice can also be found here:


FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

  1. WILL THE AA BE CLOSED DURING TERM 3?
  2. I HAVE NOT YET BOOKED MY FLIGHT TO RETURN FOR TERM 3. SHOULD I BOOK IT NOW?
  3. WHAT IF I CAN’T COME BACK TO THE UK DURING TERM 3?
  4. I’M WORRIED ABOUT MY TIER 4 VISA IF I AM NOT ABLE TO ATTEND IN PERSON – WHAT SHOULD I DO?
  5. WHERE CAN I FIND ADVICE ON MY STUDENT HOUSING RIGHTS?
  6. WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS? WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE THESE SYMPTOMS?
  7. WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I OR SOMEONE IN MY HOUSEHOLD HAS SYMPTOMS?
  8. SHOULD I INFORM THE AA IF I’M ILL?
  9. WHERE CAN I FIND SUPPORT FOR MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING?
  10. AA VISITING SCHOOL: I HAVE PAID THE DEPOSIT/FULL FEE FOR DLAB/SUMMER SCHOOL/AA SESSIONS. WILL I BE ISSUED A REFUND IF THE PROGRAMME IS CANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE CURRENT COVID-19 SITUATION?
  11. AA VISITING SCHOOL: I HAVE PAID THE DEPOSIT FEE FOR A GLOBAL VISITING SCHOOL PROGRAMME. WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF THE PROGRAMME IS POSTPONED BECAUSE OF THE CURRENT COVID-19 SITUATION?
  12. AA VISITING SCHOOL: I HAVE PAID THE FULL FEE FOR A GLOBAL VISITING SCHOOL PROGRAMME. WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF THE PROGRAMME IS POSTPONED BECAUSE OF THE CURRENT COVID-19 SITUATION?
  13. AA VISITING SCHOOL: I AM INTERESTED IN APPLYING TO ONE OF YOUR PART-TIME UK PROGRAMMES THIS SUMMER. DO YOU STILL INTEND ON HOLDING THEM?
  14. AA VISITING SCHOOL: I AM INTERESTED IN APPLYING TO ONE OF YOUR GLOBAL VISITING SCHOOL PROGRAMMES THIS SUMMER. DO YOU STILL INTEND ON HOLDING THEM?
  15. AA VISITING SCHOOL: WHERE CAN I FIND UPDATES ON ALL AA VISITING SCHOOL PROGRAMMES?



1. WILL THE AA BE CLOSED DURING TERM 3?

Whilst the AA buildings are currently closed on government instruction and will remain so until further announcement, the AA will allow access to the buildings once it is safe to do so.

Term 3 is commencing as scheduled on Monday, 20 April. We have developed new academic resources to enable you to complete your studies this academic year online and support each one of you, wherever you are. We will notify you as soon as it is allowed to open the buildings by the government and safe to do so.



2. I HAVE NOT YET BOOKED MY FLIGHT TO RETURN FOR TERM 3. SHOULD I BOOK IT NOW?

Not at this time. The Foreign & Commonwealth Office (FCO) have issued an Exceptional Travel Advisory Notice that advises against all but essential international travel. At present, any country or area (including the UK) may restrict travel without notice. If you already have return flights booked, keep yourself updated on the developing situation and regularly check your airline’s website for notices on potential delays or cancellations.

You should also set up FCO travel alerts for your location so you can be kept aware of the UK government’s travel advice.



3. WHAT IF I CAN’T COME BACK TO THE UK DURING TERM 3?

Term 3 will commence online, so you do not need to be physically present at the AA or in the UK. However, you will need to complete registration online on Monday, 20 April and ensure that you engage with all online scheduled academic events and activities throughout Term 3. If you are a Tier 4 visa holder, do not worry – the UKVI is now permitting online / distance learning. We will accommodate each student to make sure that everyone completes this academic year.



4. I’M WORRIED ABOUT MY TIER 4 VISA IF I AM NOT ABLE TO ATTEND IN PERSON – WHAT SHOULD I DO?

The UKVI recognises that due to these exceptional circumstances, it is not currently possible for Term 3 to be conducted on-site (for any university, school or college). Therefore, they are now permitting Tier 4 students to undertake distance or online learning. This means that, as long as you engage with your tutors and your scheduled online academic events, it is completely fine that you study from home (whether you are in the UK or in your home country) – the AA will be able to continue to sponsor your Tier 4 visa. These arrangements apply initially until 31 May 2020, by which date they will be reviewed. The UKVI have said they will provide further advice for all Tier 4 Sponsor Institutions in the near future.

As new information and policy guidelines are released by the UK Home Office, Assistant Registrar Lauren O’Brien and Compliance Officer Krishna Songara will be running Teams sessions to answer questions around visas and compliance issues. These sessions will be announced as they are scheduled. If you have questions in the meantime, please get in touch by emailing compliance@aaschool.ac.uk and joining AA Visas & Compliance on Teams.



5. WHERE CAN I FIND ADVICE ON MY STUDENT HOUSING RIGHTS?

The AA has partnered with the University of London Housing Services (ULHS) to assist all students with accommodation support and guidance throughout the academic year. All housing and legal advice appointments will now be scheduled as telephone appointments.

ULHS are compiling guidance in response to enquiries received about COVID-19; the following link is updating as these enquiries increase and broaden – please retain for ongoing reference: https://housing.london.ac.uk/housing-advice/legal-advice/covid-19-coronavirus-private-housing-rights

AA students can contact ULHS to discuss their specific situation:
Email: housing@london.ac.uk
Telephone: 0207 862 8880



6. WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF CORONAVIRUS? WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I HAVE THESE SYMPTOMS?

The NHS is advising that the symptoms of coronavirus most commonly are:

  • a high temperature – this means you feel hot to touch on your chest or back (you do not need to measure your temperature) and/or
  • a new, continuous cough – this means coughing a lot for more than an hour, or 3 or more coughing episodes in 24 hours (if you usually have a cough, it may be worse than usual)

Though these symptoms do not necessarily mean you have the illness, in order to protect others, if you have them you must stay at home and seek medical advice. Please see the NHS’s advice on what to do if you have these symptoms.



7. WHAT SHOULD I DO IF I OR SOMEONE IN MY HOUSEHOLD HAS SYMPTOMS?
Please follow these key messages circulated by Public Health England:
https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/covid-19-stay-at-home-guidance



8. SHOULD I INFORM THE AA IF I’M ILL?
You must inform us if you are unwell or unable to attend scheduled online academic events for any reason, just as you would in the usual way. Please keep the AA informed by emailing:



9. WHERE CAN I FIND SUPPORT FOR MENTAL HEALTH & WELLBEING?

We understand that this is a troubling and uncertain time. It is of the utmost importance that you look after yourself; not just in terms of your physical health but your mental wellbeing too.

Though the AA premises will be closed over the coming weeks, please remember that there are several sources of online support available to you:

AA’s Student Care Centre
The Student Care Centre continues to be open with all appointments are taking place online. If you would like to make an appointment, please email: aawellness@aaschool.ac.uk.

The Student Care Centre aims to support students and help you gain understanding and insight into any difficulties you may be experiencing, to develop emotional resilience and put into effect real change.

The Centre offers free and confidential support, however it is not an emergency service. If you need to speak to someone immediately, you can find contact information at the bottom of this section.

The Student Care Centre will be running online sessions in Term 3. If you would like to join, email aawellness@aaschool.ac.uk to check dates, availability and to reserve a place.


Office for Student Affairs

Remember, you can also email studentaffairs@aaschool.ac.uk for advice and support on practical matters, e.g. visas, housing, travel arrangements, etc.

Student Affairs can also arrange referrals for over the phone Consultant Psychotherapy sessions.


Supportive Resources

The AA has put together an extensive list of resources (including websites, articles, apps and books) that you may find helpful when thinking about the challenges you're facing and what you can do to address these. You may find some resources more helpful than others, as different resources suit different individuals and circumstances. These are listed in the Student Guide to Term 3.  

If you need to speak to someone immediately

If you are in the UK:

Samaritans
Call 116 123
Open 24 hours a day
https://www.samaritans.org/how-we-can-help/contact-samaritan/

Campaign Against Living Miserably (CALM) – for men aged 15-35
Call: 0800 58 58 58
Open 5pm to midnight everyday
www.thecalmzone.net

Papyrus - for people under 35 years old
Call 0800 068 41 41
Text: 07860 039 967
Open: Mon-Fri 9am to 10pm, weekends and bank holidays 2pm to 10pm.
https://papyrus-uk.org

If you are in an emergency situation, call 999.

If you are outside of the UK, you can find help here: https://yourlifecounts.org/find-help/



AA VISITING SCHOOL FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:

10. I HAVE PAID THE DEPOSIT/FULL FEE FOR DLAB/SUMMER SCHOOL/AA SESSIONS. WILL I BE ISSUED A REFUND IF THE PROGRAMME IS CANCELLED BECAUSE OF THE CURRENT COVID-19 SITUATION? Yes, the deposit/full fee will be refunded to you if the programme is cancelled. We are monitoring the situation closely and will be making updates that are publicly accessible. Please check this page for updates.

11. I HAVE PAID THE DEPOSIT FEE FOR A GLOBAL VISITING SCHOOL PROGRAMME. WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF THE PROGRAMME IS POSTPONED BECAUSE OF THE CURRENT COVID-19 SITUATION?
If you have paid the £60 Visiting Membership deposit fee and your selected Visiting School programme is postponed until a later date you will have the following options: hold your place in the programme and attend during the new dates; transfer to another Visiting School programme; or discontinue your Visiting Membership and have the deposit fee refunded. Please note that your £60 Visiting Membership deposit lasts for one-year from the date of registration.

12. I HAVE PAID THE FULL FEE FOR A GLOBAL VISITING SCHOOL PROGRAMME. WHAT WILL HAPPEN IF THE PROGRAMME IS POSTPONED BECAUSE OF THE CURRENT COVID-19 SITUATION?
If you have paid the full fee and your preferred Visiting School programme is postponed until a later date you will have the following options: retain your place in the programme and attend during the new dates; transfer to another Visiting School programme; or be offered a full refund.

13. I AM INTERESTED IN APPLYING TO ONE OF YOUR PART-TIME UK PROGRAMMES THIS SUMMER. DO YOU STILL INTEND ON HOLDING THEM?
With the first of our UK programmes taking place towards the end of June, we remain hopeful that the programmes will take place during their scheduled dates. We are monitoring the situation closely and will be making further announcements on the AA website. Please check this page for updates.

14. I AM INTERESTED IN APPLYING TO ONE OF YOUR GLOBAL VISITING SCHOOL PROGRAMMES THIS SUMMER. DO YOU STILL INTEND ON HOLDING THEM?
We are constantly monitoring the global impact of the COVID-19 situation. We still hope to run our global programmes during their scheduled dates. If you are interested in participating, we would suggest paying the minimal £60 Visiting Membership deposit, which lasts for one year. This will guarantee your place in the programme.

15. WHERE CAN I FIND UPDATES ON ALL AA VISITING SCHOOL PROGRAMMES?
Further updates on all of our programmes will be available and regularly updated on our AAVS homepage. Please stay in touch via our social media pages: FacebookInstagram and Twitter, and sign up to our AAVS Newsletter that can be found at the AAVS webpage on the right-hand column found here

Date Submitted: 3/3/2020

2020-21 AA Bursary Application Forms for current AA Students

Eligible students can sign up for a bursary application form from Sabrina Blakstad (36 Bedford Sq, 2nd floor) from Monday 2 March. Completed applications must be returned by the deadline: 1pm on Friday 15 May 2020

 

The following AA students are eligible to apply:

  • Current registered/year out Undergraduate students
  • Current PhD students who will be registered in the 2nd or 3rd Year in 2020-21 of their fulltime studies at full tuition fee rate
  • MPhil Projective Cities Year 2 students in 2020-21

 

The AA Bursary would be awarded on the understanding that the student is not in receipt of any full tuition-fee award. An AA Bursary is not deferrable.

Date Submitted: 28/2/2020

John Belle Travel Fellowship 2020

The John Belle Travel Fellowship is a $10,000 travel award open to students in their penultimate year of study towards a Masters or PhD degree programme in Architecture, Historic Preservation and/or Urban Design. This means 4th year Diploma or Postgraduate. The Fellowship was founded in memory of John Belle, a graduate of the AA, and founding partner at Beyer Blinder Belle Architects.

The Architectural Association can only enter 2 students, so please submit all required materials (including application form signed by the student) the required materials (digitally) to the Directors Office (directorsoffice@aaschool.ac.uk) by Wednesday 5th February 12pm for review by the Director and Head of Teaching & Learning. Successful applicants will be informed by February 6th.

Applicants will submit a portfolio of their work, a research/study proposal, a travel itinerary and budget. A multi-disciplinary jury will be led by members of the Beyer Blinder Belle Foundation. Selected Fellows will be required to submit a report at the completion of their study. Further information, including the application form, can be found on the Foundation website.

Date Submitted: 23/1/2020

NOTICE OF ORDINARY GENERAL MEETING AND ANNUAL GENERAL MEETING OF THE AA COUNCIL

Notice is hereby given that the Ordinary General Meeting and the Annual General Meeting of the Registered Members of the Architectural Association (Inc.) will be held at 33 Bedford Square, First Floor Front, London, WC1 on Monday, 20 January 2020 at 6.30pm.

Annual General Meeting 2020 - Provisional Agenda

  1. Welcome and Apologies
  2. Minutes of the previous Annual General Meeting - 21 January 2019
  3. Trustees/Directors' Report and Financial Statements for the year ended 31 July 2019
  4. Appointment of External Auditors
  5. Membership Register update 
  6. Date of the next Annual General Meeting
Date Submitted: 13/12/2019

AA Winter Closure and Opening Hours

The AA school premises will be closed from Saturday 14th December 2019 to Wednesday 1st January 2020 (Inclusive).

Term 2 will start on Monday 6th January 2020.

Opening Hours for the premises in 32-39 Bedford Square will be: 

Thursday 2 to Sunday 5 January from 9am-8pm

The usual opening hours will resume on Monday 6 January

The premises in 4 & 16 Morwell Street will resume the usual studio hours from Thursday 2 January 2020  

Date Submitted: 11/12/2019

Tuition Fees 2020-21 

AA Council has approved the Tuition fee levels for the 2020-21 academic year at its Ordinary General Meeting [OGM] held on Monday 25th November 2019.  The tuition fees are confirmed as follows:  

Foundation Course  (New students) £22,000

Experimental Programme and Diploma Programme Years 1 to 5 (New and Continuing students) £22,000

Postgraduate MA/MSc (New students, full Programme) £26,896 

Postgraduate MArch (New students, full Programme) £37,341 

Postgraduate MFA (New students, full Programme) £36,540 

Taught MPhil (New students, full Programme) £44,826

PhD/MPhil (New students) £26,896 


The tuition fee levels are confirmed by the School Registrar for inclusion in all marketing and recruitment materials (printed and digital) with immediate effect (December 2019). 


Payment options

Students can secure a discount for early payment of tuition fees arrangements:

  1.  Full annual tuition fee paid in advance: 
     
    On/no later than 30th June 2020: 5% discount 

    On/no later than 31st July 2020:  3% discount

  2.  Annual tuition fee paid in two instalments:

    Half on/no later than 31st July 2020: 2% discount

    Half on/no later than 11th January 2021: 1% discount

Tuition fees can also be paid as follows:

3. Termly payment dates for 2020-21

   Term 1: 21 September 2020 (no discount)
   
   Term 2: 11 January 2021 (no discount)
   
   Term 3: 26 April 2021 (no discount)

4. Monthly on agreed payment plan basis (no discount/£110 admin charge)

AA Finance Department, May 2020


Date Submitted: 9/12/2019

 Library Week 12 and Christmas Vacation Opening Hours

WEEK 12 LIBRARY OPENING HOURS
Monday 9 December to Thursday 12 December : open 10-9pm
Friday 13 December : open 10-6pm
AA CLOSURE: Saturday 14 December to Wednesday 1 January inclusive

CHRISTMAS VACATION LIBRARY OPENING HOURS
Thursday 2 January to Sunday 5 January : open 10-6pm
Normal term-time hours resume Monday 6 January:
Monday to Friday 10-9pm, Saturday-Sunday 10-6pm

Date Submitted: 29/11/2019

Programme Books Over Christmas Vacation

Programme Borrowing from 10am Thursday 12 December in person at the issue desk
Maximum 2 programme books per person
No reference only books, No interlibrary loans, No tutors own books
All programme books must be returned by 12midday on Monday 6 January

Date Submitted: 29/11/2019
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THE AA RECEIVES THE POWER TO AWARD ITS OWN DEGREES

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.

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