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Tuition Fees 2017/18 

AA Council has approved the Tuition fee levels for the 2017/18 academic year, at the Ordinary General Meeting (OGM) held on Monday 12 December 2016). 

Tuition fees are confirmed as follows: 

(New students) £20,352 

Undergraduate Years 1 to 5 
(New and continuing students) £20,352 

Graduate MA/MSc 
(New students, full Programme) £24,927 

Graduate MArch 
(New students, full Programme) £34,608 

Graduate MFA 
(New students, full Programme) £33,866 

Taught MPhil 
(New students, full programme) £41,545 

(New students) £24,927 





Date Submitted: 20/1/2017


Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Registered Members of the Architectural Association (Inc.) will be held at 32 Bedford Square, First Floor Back, London WC1 on Monday 23 January 2017 at 18:30.

A link to the calling notice and draft agenda is available here.

Date Submitted: 11/1/2017

MArch Final Jury Week Live Streaming

The following Juries and Keynote lectures will be live-streamed from Lecture Hall next week, 9 - 13 January 2017.

Monday 9 January 2017
Housing And Urbanism Phase II Jury
Lecture Hall, 10.00am

Keynote lecture 6.30pm
Simon Smithson
Whiteling on a Caracas Highway and other tales in urbanism 

Tuesday 10 January 2017
SED Phase II Final Jury
Lecture Hall, 10.00am

Keynote lecture 6.30pm
Ron Bakker
“We need to talk to our buildings” 

Wednesday 11 January 2017
EmTech Phase II Final Jury
Lecture Hall, 1.00pm

Keynote lecture 6.30pm
David Benjamin
The Living 

Thursday 12 January 2017
DRL Phase II Final Jury
Lecture Hall, 10am 

Keynote lecture 6.30pm
Robert Stuart-Smith
Behavioural Production: A Swarm Constructed Architecture 

Friday 13 January 2017
DRL Phase II Final Jury
Lecture Hall, 10am

Keynote lecture 6.30pm
Theodore Spyropoulos
Continuing the Experiment: Towards a Participatory Model for Architecture 

Date Submitted: 6/1/2017

Library Christmas Vacation Opening Hours

Tuesday 3 January to Saturday 7 January : open 10-6
Normal term-time hours resume Monday 9 January :
Monday to Friday 10-9, Saturday 10-6

Date Submitted: 3/1/2017


Programme Book Reservations : Tuesday 13 December 10am in person at the issue desk
Programme Book Loans : Thursday 15 December 10am in person at the issue desk
Friday 16 December will be a first come basis.
2 programme books per person, no normal reference books, no interlibrary loan books
All programme books must be returned by 12midday Monday 9 January.

Date Submitted: 13/12/2016


The AA closes from Saturday 17 December 2016 to Monday 2 January 2017 inclusive.

The AA School will be open from Tuesday 3 January 2017

Opening Hours (Non term-time)  

Tuesday 3 to Sunday 8 January 2017

Tues / Wed / Thurs - 10:00 to 22:00 

Fri / Sat - 10:00 to 19:00

Sunday - CLOSED

Normal AA School Opening hours will resume from Monday 9 January 2017.

Term 2 begins on Monday 9 January 2017.



Date Submitted: 13/12/2016


Monday 12 December to Thursday 15 December : open 10-9
Friday 16 December : open 10-6

Saturday 17 December to Monday 2 January inclusive : closed

Date Submitted: 12/12/2016


Notice is hereby given that an Ordinary General Meeting of the Registered Members (“Council”) of the Architectural Association, Inc. will be held at 32 Bedford Square, First Floor Back, London, WC1 on Monday 12 December 2016 at 7 p.m.

Date Submitted: 12/12/2016

Call for submissions MOINOPOLIS

All AA students, staff and alumni are invited to submit essays for Issue 4 of the architectural journal MOINOPOLIS.

Deadline is 15th January 2017. For more information visit

Date Submitted: 29/11/2016

AA Archives Christmas Vacation Closure

Saturday 17th Dec - Monday 2nd January inclusive

Date Submitted: 29/11/2016


Notice is hereby given that an Ordinary General Meeting of the Registered Members (“Council”) of the Architectural Association, Inc. will be held at 32 Bedford Square, First Floor Back, London, WC1 on Monday, 31 October 2016 at 7 p.m.

Date Submitted: 23/11/2016

Audiovisual office has moved

The Audiovisual Lab office has moved to No.36 Lower Mezzanine (the floor between Reception and DPL). 
The Green Room is operating as normal in No.39 Ground Floor.
Please contact Audiovisual for details.


Monday to Friday 10:00–18:00,
Student Loans 10:00–17:00
Lunch 13:00–14:00

Date Submitted: 23/11/2016

Green Room Software Update

The school has purchased BlackMagic Designs Fusion 8 described as " the world’s most advanced compositing software for visual effects artists, broadcast and motion graphic designers and 3D animators.”

Students and staff interested will need to use a software dongle available from Audiovisual.

Date Submitted: 23/11/2016

Video Archive

With justs under 3000 assets dating back to 1968, the AA Video Archive is one of the largest and most varied collections of its kind. Access it here on the AA YouTube channel:

Or through the AA Website:

Date Submitted: 23/11/2016


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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.