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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:
Date Submitted: 1/5/2020


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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.