United Kingdom, Nottingham

Architecture

when 4 July 2016 - 29 July 2016
language English
duration 4 weeks
credits 2.5 ECTS

Select from one, two, three or four weeks of study from a selection of architecture courses and enjoy subjects delivered by experts who bring academic and industry experience to their subject.

Choose from the following Architecture subjects:

> Beautiful Little Buildings: Architectural Model Making - Model building teaches you fine technical skills that are easily transferable to other disciplines, and helps you understand design and visualise space. This practical course will help you to understand how to scale down, read technical drawings and find solutions to some of the challenges of model making. You will be given a directed project and all the resources and materials to complete it. Ideal for beginners who are hobbyists, future architects, theatre designers and other artists.

> Architecture and Heritage - ideal for people new to the subject, you'll be introduced to the range of architectural styles in Nottingham and around, a city with a medieval past and touched by civil war and at the heart of the industrial revolution. During the week you'll work on a personal project and produce a report. By the end of the course you will have developed a new appreciation for historic architecture in England, and have a new awareness of the field of architectural conservation.

> Architecture, Drawing and the City - explore the city and its architecture through drawing and research how people interact with their environment, using computers to generate images that explore spatial activity and infrastructure. The course will include architectural history and theory as well as group project work and presentations to demonstrate your artistic understanding of drawing, pattern and architecture.

> Architecture and the Edit - On this course, working in small groups, you will explore locations and document the environments
through photography and the moving image. The course will involve the use of simple, free editing tools available on PC and Mac while also looking into filming techniques and approaches in cinema, presented by in-house and visiting lecturers.

You can also mix and match courses from other disciplines, including Art and Design, Journalism, Business, Law, Education, English as a foreign language, Social Sciences and Science and Technology.

NTU is right in the heart of England, with London, the coast and all the major attractions within easy reach. We provide you with a real experience of living and learning in the UK, in a city famous for the tales of Robin Hood.

July is a vibrant and fun time to be in Nottingham, with events and activities to suit everyone. The Splendour Music Festival at Wollaton Hall is a great day for all music lovers, or you may like to commemorate Shakespeare by watching an open air theatre event at Nottingham Castle. You might want to enjoy some cricket at the world famous Trent Bridge, or visit one of Nottingham's other top sports venues such as The National Ice Centre or National Watersports Centre. With galleries, theatres, music venues and great cafes all within easy walking distance of the University you're sure to take home happy memories of your time in Nottingham, as well as a wealth of new skills and experiences from your studies.

We'll hold a series of optional activities you can choose to take part in that are designed to help you explore Nottingham, or you can get around this compact, attractive, and safe city yourself on foot or by using its excellent public transport network.

You can find out more including full course descriptions at www.ntu.ac.uk/globalsummer

Target group

Our courses are aimed at University students who have taken at least one year of undergraduate study in a related subject.

Course aim

Programme highlights:

- Gain credit that you might apply to your studies back home.
- Improve your grades by increasing your knowledge in and around your chosen subject.
- Immerse yourself in a new culture, and meet people from around the world.
- Experience a new learning environment and new ways of working.
- Create valuable experiences that will impress future employers.

Credits info

2.5 ECTS
On successful completion you'll receive a certificate to say you've attended and achieved a level of attainment expected by your tutor. You'll also be sent a transcript confirming that you've passed your course, and the number of credits achieved. Each week offers 5 NTU credits which is equivalent to 2.5 ECTS.

Fee info

GBP 0: Our course fees vary depending on whether you take one, two, three or four weeks of study. Check individual programmes for details.