2013 Bartlett School of Architecture Summer Foundation
The Bartlett Summer Foundation is a new course created to introduce and prepare students for a future career in architecture and architectural education. Running for eight weeks over the summer, the program will provide students with a unique creative platform to improve their design and communication skills, as well as their individual conceptual and critical thinking.
We expect a wide range of participants, of varying ages and differing backgrounds, including:
School leavers who want to prepare themselves for a university level tuition; it helps them in the difficult transition between two very different educational environments; high-school and university.
- Students currently studying for their A levels who would like to further develop their individual design and art portfolios.
- People with a career change in mind; they use it as a test bed to see if they are suited to a university degree in architecture.
- International students who would like to get a booster before they enter the demanding environment of the Bartlett Year 1, or Year 4 courses.
As well as critical design skills and conceptual thought processes students will also be introduced to disciplines related to architectural design practice as a means to expand their understanding of architecture. These will include contemporary art practice, theatre design, fashion, drawing and photography. During the course students are also encouraged to explore London, to read widely, to visit galleries, exhibitions, concerts and to listen to lectures.
The Bartlett School of Architecture offers two separate routes within the Summer Foundation. The first of these runs for five weeks, from late July and will focus on developing key design skills and critical thinking. The second route offers an additional three weeks, which will allow students to develop, not only skills but also additional and more advanced modes of conceptual thinking, used in design and art education.
Route 1 : The Summer Foundation - Running
from Monday July 29th till Friday 30th August, a five week course.
The cost for this 5 week course is £1,750.
Route 2 : The Advanced Summer Foundation - Running from Monday July 29th till Friday the 20th September, an eight week course. This course follows directly on from the 5 week Summer Foundation course listed above.
The cost of this 8 week course is £2,650.
For further information please contact Michelle Bush firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Code of Behaviour: All students are expected to abide by the UCL Code of Behaviour, which can be found at www.ucl.ac.uk/dean-of-students/conduct. We ask that you treat each other, the staff and any property belonging to staff, other students, or the School and College with due respect, care and consideration.
Cancellations and Refunds: Requests to cancel applications must be made in writing at least one month prior to the course start date, upon which a refund will be made, subject to a £250 administrative charge. Refunds can not be made under any other circumstances. Students who do not attend or withdraw from a course due to illness, personal or professional commitments, do not have the right to refunds or transfers, unless we are notified in writing a month in advance.
Materials Costs: Core materials will be provided. Students will require approximately an additional £150 spending money for travel and material costs in London.
Studio Hours: All courses are practical and studio-based. The courses run from 9.30am – 5.30pm, with the possibility of Saturday site visits / weekend activities.
Accommodation: UCL Residences offers accommodation during the summer. For details see, www.ucl.ac.uk/residences/. The Bartlett cannot book accommodation on behalf of students. All accommodation costs must be met by the student.
English Language: All students whose first language is not English should have a reasonable proficiency in the English language in order to fully benefit from the courses.
Refreshments: Food and drinks can be purchased throughout the day at UCL and there are many cafes nearby.
International Students: All participants traveling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required.
Disclaimer: The information given above is accurate at the time of publication, however, the Bartlett School reserves the right to cancel or amend the described courses as circumstances dictate.
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2012: Summer Foundation
Running from the beginning of July until early September, the ten-week program will provide students with a unique creative platform to improve their design communication skills as well as their individual conceptual and critical thinking. ...