Aarhus School of Architecture
Aarhus c, Denmark
Address
Aarhus School of Architecture

Norreport 20
8000 Aarhus C
Denmark

N 56° 9' 41.2'', E 56° 9' 41.2''

http://en.aarch.dk/
Contact


e: a@aarch.dk
t: +45 89 36 00 00
Representative
Torben Nielsen
Rector
Degree programmes
Bachelor of Science:
Master of Science:
Faculty profile

Profile of the faculty

The Aarhus School of Architecture provides academic, profession-oriented Bachelor and Master education in architecture at the highest level. The education covers all aspects of the architectural profession: Design, Architecture and Urban Planning. Regardless what special area of study the student chooses, we always emphasise the traditional core competences of the architect, the artistic approach to the assignment and the ability to work spatially as well as visually.

The school also offers a three-year PhD degree programme within the fields of architecture. Furthermore, the Aarhus School of Architecture provides profession-oriented, continuing and further education to and including the Master level.

Research and artistic development work aims at continuously qualifying the education, the practice of the profession and the cross-disciplinary integration of architecture.

Inspiration from the outside is crucial for ongoing innovation and development. The Aarhus School of Architecture consequently attaches great importance to international exchange, for instance, by involving lecturers, teachers and students from abroad. The Master Programme offers a number of courses in English.

The school is primarily located in an old Merchant House in the centre of Aarhus, but with several surrounding rentals and a new auditorium and exhibition hall.

922 students (470 Bachelor, 430 Master, 22 PhD), 20% of foreign students.

130 staff members (80 full-time and approx. 50 visiting lecturers and critics).

Student Activities

Full-time and part-time scientific staff corresponding to about 100 full-time equivalents.

Facilities

50
Bookshop
CAD - Lab
Cafeteria
CNC Milling
Copycenter
Extensivemodelling workshop
Laser Cutter
Library
Light - Lab
Model shop
Printing facilities
Structures Lab

Accommodation

Regular full-degree students may apply for housing through "Kollegiekontoret" (www.kollegie8000.dk) up to 6 months prior to expected admission. Exchange/guest students may arrange for housing through the International Office.

Admission Requirements

For Bachelor degrees: diploma of higher secondary education.
For master degrees: BA in Architecture.
For PhD course: MA in Architecture or equivalent.
For Programmes taught in Danish special language regulations apply. For the English taught Master programme special English language and portfolio requirements apply.

Tuition fees

Please contact school for more information.

Application Deadline

Bachelor programme: July 5 - for students applying only on the background of their GPA, March 15 for students applying on the background of work experience etc.
Danish taught Master programme::  May 15 and November 15 for the following semester
English taught Master programme: February 1 for September programme start.
All exchange/guest students: May 1 and October 1 for admission to the following semester.

Bachelor of Science, Bachelor programme, 3-year programme, Bachelor, 180,

Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree


Master of Science, Master programme, 2-year programme, Master, 120,

Master of Arts in Architecture degree


Structure of the curriculum

The officially stipulated period of study at the Aarhus School of Architecture is five years: a Bachelor programme with a duration of three years and a Master programme with a duration of two years.

The first year of study provides an insight into all the scales of the discipline. Following this, the students are given an opportunity to compose an individual course of study which will enable them to specialise according to their own professional interests and abilities.

The problem-oriented project work is the central element of the education and reflects the profession’s practise and action-oriented character. The point of departure consists of openly formulated architectural problems related to society.

The project work will take place in dialogue between teachers and students and requires that the students are present in the studio every day. The work is carried out in groups as well as individually. Typically, joint preliminary studies and analyses are followed by individual developments of syntheses.

Through exercises and assignments, the students will develop their ability to interpret and analyse; to make themselves acquainted with and put into perspective a complex of problems; and to prioritise; make choices and summarise in a ‘solution’.

All exercises and projects contain a basic course of lectures and often more or less assignment-integrated courses. Assignments/projects will be concluded by a critique where teachers and students discuss work processes and results.

Studies in the studios are regularly supplemented with, for instance, field trips and study trips.

Bachelor programme

The Bachelor programme provides a thorough introduction to the field of operation of architecture and the disciplines of architecture.
The first year is an introduction to the methods, analytical tools and communication of the discipline emphasising two-dimensional and three-dimensional digital and analog representations. During the practice and project-based part of the course, we focus on themes such as space, form, program, construction and context.
During the second and third year, the students will be introduced to long-running projects aimed at the breadth of the study and the discipline, we will also focus on central areas and scales of the discipline as well as on related approaches and theories. 
The third year is concluded by a Bachelor project in an area of your own choice.

Master programme
The Master programme provides an opportunity for specialising in a well-defined area of the architectural profession. The emphasis in on long duration-projects, supported by seminars, lectures et cetera which focus on the tool subjects of the discipline/area of specialisation, the areas of knowledge and the theory. The Master programme is concluded by a school leaving project.

The Bachelor programme is organised as term courses in study units.

The first year of study is organised as two coherent term courses and aims at developing the students’ basic academic skills. It deals with the general contents, methods and requirements of the profession. The students’ academic abilities are assessed after the first year of study.

The second year of study consists of two alternating term courses in architectural planning and
architectural design respectively. Here, the students develop their general disciplinary skills
and are introduced to knowledge, methods and supporting tools in relation to the central fields
of the profession.

The third year of study constitutes two chosen term courses within the subject area of the departments at the Aarhus School of Architecture. The students broaden their general specialised insight and design competence, and develop basic subject specific knowledge, methods and skills.

Assessment of the Bachelor project takes place after the third year of study. The assessment is based on a Bachelor project within one of the subject areas.

The Master programme is carried out within one of the Master courses offered by the departments at the Aarhus School of Architecture. Education at Master level is provided by one of the specialised departments or in cooperation between the departments:

– Department of Architecture and Aesthetics
– Department of Landscape and Urbanism
– Department of Architectural Heritage
– Department of Design
– Department of Architectural Design

During the Master programme, the students expand their Bachelor education with advanced studies within a defined subject area. The degree qualifies the candidate for professional practice.

The course of the Master programme is an entity of two years of term courses with compulsory and optional elements of courses, seminars and projects. A few educational elements can be completed in connection with studies abroad and trainee service. Assessment of the Master project is based on a Master Project within the chosen educational field.

PhD scholars at the Aarhus School of Architecture are normally affiliated with one of the five departments where they are part of the academic environment. In addition to this, the PhD scholars are affiliated with the Research School at the Aarhus School of Architecture. The Research School both attends to the responsibility for the educational elements in a PhD course of study, and forms a common forum for all the PhD scholars at the school.

One of the Research School’s primary jobs is to provide an introductory course for PhD scholars enrolled in the Aarhus School of Architecture or in other research institutions. In addition to this, the Research School arranges
– Seminars where the students present their ongoing projects in their current state to each other,
– Seminars on themes that are either of a broad academic interest or connected with the PhD students’ specific field of research, and also
– Courses on paper writing, academic rhetoric and similar general tool subjects for PhD students.
Furthermore, the Research School forms part of a cross-institutional cooperation project about the research education within the fields of architecture and design together with the School of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, the Danish Design School and Designskolen Kolding.

The Aarhus School of Architecture additionally offers two postgraduate Master degrees: Master of Construction Consultancy and Value Design and Master of Architectural Heritage. The latter is in cooperation with the School of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts. An international Master in Energy and Green Architecture is under development in cooperation with Tsinghua University Beijing.

Research Programme

The Aarhus School of Architecture works conitnually on its research tradition. The overall aim is:

– Through research to provide a knowledge base for: Research-based teaching at the highest level within all the domains, disciplines, tools and methods of the discipline; Development of the discipline in a scientific, academic and societal perspective.

– Through architectural development work to strengthen the artistic dimension of the teaching and the artistic development of the profession.

The Aarhus School of Architecture gives high priority to participation in national and international research cooperation. The school has – through networks and personal, professional contacts – a developed contact potential to other research environments, just as there is a continuous cooperation with architectural research institutions at home and abroad.

Doctoral Programme
PhD scholars at the Aarhus School of Architecture are affiliated with the academic environment and with the Doctoral School at the Aarhus School of Architecture. The Doctoral School both attends to the responsibility for the educational elements in a PhD course of study, and forms a common forum for all the PhD scholars at the school.

One of the Doctoral School’s primary tasks is to provide an introductory course for PhD scholars enrolled in the Aarhus School of Architecture or in other research institutions. In addition to this, the Doctoral School arranges

– Seminars where the students present their ongoing projects in their current state to each other,

– Seminars on themes that are either of a broad academic interest or connected with the PhD students’ specific field of research, and also

– Courses on paper writing, academic rhetoric and similar general tool subjects for PhD students.

Furthermore, the Doctoral School forms part of a cross-institutional cooperation project about the research education within the fields of architecture and design together with the School of Architecture at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, the Danish Design School and the Kolding School of Design.

Post Graduate Master Programmes
The Aarhus School of Architecture offers three postgraduate Master degrees:
Master of Construction Consultancy (MBV), Nordic Master in Architectural Heritage (NORDMAK) and Master in Energy and Green Architecture (MEGA). 

At NORDMAK and MEGA teaching is in English.

NORDMAK
is based on a partnership between the University of Gothenburg, the Aalto University, the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture, and the Aarhus School of Architecture.

Master in Energy and Green Architecture (MEGA)
is a joint venture between the Aarhus School of Architecture and Tsinghua University, Beijing.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

News & Events
Conference for Artistic and Architectural (Doctoral) REsearch
EVENT by: Aarhus School of Architecture — April 13, 2018