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Aarhus School of Architecture

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Aarhus School of Architecture

Studies at the Aarhus School of Architecture require a basic artistic, aesthetic, technological and societal understanding. The education is project-oriented and trains students for a wide range of architectural tasks where design qualifications are in demand.

The school places great emphasis on being very active in the development of interdisciplinary cooperation schemes and gives top priority to the training taking place in an international as well as interdisciplinary environment where international students, visiting teachers, and lecturers form part of the research and teaching environment.

The graduates of the school find work within the fields of architecture, design, and planning, as well as within other interdisciplinary environments working with e.g. process, component, and communication design, plus research communication.

What you can study here

Architecture

Description

Aarhus School of Architecture offers a two-year master programme. The objective of the programme is to educate graduates who can make a professional contribution to the development of architecture. 

On our master programmes you will:
  • gain knowledge and professional insight into working on artistic and academic issues, as well as architecture’s theories, methods and forms of practice.
  • acquire skills for working with artistic and academic methods and tools, mastering the subject’s analysis, dissemination and solution models.
  • get equipped to start a professional career.
On successful completion of a master degree, you are awarded the title: Master of Arts (MA) in Architecture.

Career Opportunities  

Our master programmes in architecture train you to work professionally as an architect and in the fields of research, artistic development and practice.

Admission  

Eligibility: Bachelor Degree in Architecture. To be eligible to apply, applicants must have a bachelor degree in architecture or architectural studies from a nationally recognised school of architecture.This means that your school of architecture must be recognised by the national architectural association/body as a degree that leads to a professional qualification as an architect.In addition, the following criteria apply:
  • Applicants must have successfully completed their bachelor studies prior to the start of the programme.
  • Students studying programmes that only lead to master degrees must submit documentation from their school/university that they have/will have completed studies equivalent to a bachelor degree.
  • Applicants whose degree is in a major-minor system, must have their major in architecture. Applicants with a minor in architecture or architectural studies are noteligible.
  • Applicants with bachelor degrees in all other subjects, including design, interior architecture, construction, and engineering, are not eligible for admission.
  • In Denmark, only applicants with bachelor degrees from KADK or Aarhus School of Architecture are eligible for admission.
English proficiency: Minimum requirements for 2015-16: TOEFL PBT (paper-based) score: 575, TOEFL iBT (internet-based) score: 90, IELTS score: 6.5.
Results are only valid for two years, and must be taken within the two years prior to the application deadline.

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Aalborg Unoiversity directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education http://ufm.dk/en/recognition

Exchange students should contact their home institution for information on application procedures and deadlines.

Tuition

There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland.

Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.  

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://ufm.dk/en

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System
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Architecture - Studio CONTEXT

Description

Studio CONTEXT revolves around sustainable architecture based on complexity on all scales of specific contexts.  For example challenges in connection to new emerging economies in BRIC countries.
One of the main focus of the programme  lies on investigation into the cross-cultural characteristics involved in the design process, when different agents with different backgrounds collaborate.

Read more about Studio CONTEXT here
To find out more about current studios, visit the homepage of Aarhus School of Architecture

Career Opportunities  

For more information on career paths, please contact Aarhus School of Architecture. Tel.: +45 89 36 00 00, e-mail: Chris.Thurlbourne@aarch.dk  

About the Degree

Studio language is Danish and English.

Admission

The programme admits students with a Bachelor of Architecture (or equivalent) once a year. The application deadline is February 1st, and the programme start is September 1st.   To be admitted to this programme, you must pass a selection committee evaluation of your application.   The following documentation is required: 
  • A completed Full Degree/ Student/Exchange Student/Guest Student application form
  • Your most recent transcript or diploma
  • A CV
  • A one page personal statement
  • References if any
  • A recent portfolio      
In addition, language test documentation is required in order to verify that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. To learn more about these language requirements, read about the language policy of Aarhus School of Architecture. Apply directly at Aarhus School of Architecture  with all relevant documentation.   

Tuition

There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.
  

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://ufm.dk/en   You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition
About the Educational System in general visit the section
The Danish Higher Education System
 
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Architecture - Studio Design

Description

At Studio Design, students are trained based on an architectural perspective in which the context “man and his environment” is an essential part of problem-solving. There are three main teaching areas: Space, Object and Action, which are connected by the general concept of design thinking.  Students attending this programme are also trained in qualified design-professional knowledge and skills which allow them to be part of and challenge the design practice of today and tomorrow.
Read more about Studio Design here
To find out more about current studios, visit the homepage of Aarhus School of Architecture


Career Opportunities  

For more information on career paths, please contact Aarhus School of Architecture. Tel.: +45 89 36 00 00, e-mail: Chris.Thurlbourne@aarch.dk  


About the Degree 

Teaching language: Danish and English.

Admission

The programme admits students with a Bachelor of Architecture (or equivalent) once a year. The application deadline is February 1st, and the programme start is September 1st.   To be admitted to this programme, you must pass a selection committee evaluation of your application.   The following documentation is required: 
  • A completed Full Degree/ Student/Exchange Student/Guest Student application form
  • Your most recent transcript or diploma
  • A CV
  • A one page personal statement
  • References if any
  • A recent portfolio      
In addition, language test documentation is required in order to verify that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. To learn more about these language requirements, read about the language policy of Aarhus School of Architecture.Apply directly at Aarhus School of Architecture  with all relevant documentation.    

Tuition

There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://ufm.dk/en   You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition
About the Educational System in general visit the section
The Danish Higher Education System
 
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Architecture - Studio Making Architectural Design (M:A:D)

Description

“Permanence and temporality in architecture and design” is the mantra at Studio M:A:D.
The programme focuses on exploring permanent and temporary structures, and each semester varies between these two subjects. The change in perspective aims at giving students a professional insight into specific features and issues associated respectively with the permanent and the temporary.

Read more about Studio M:A:D here
To find out more about current studios, visit the homepage of Aarhus School of Architecture


Career Opportunities  

For more information on career paths, please contact Aarhus School of Architecture. Tel.: +45 89 36 00 00, e-mail: Chris.Thurlbourne@aarch.dk  

About the Degree 

Teaching language: Danish and English

Admission

The programme admits students with a Bachelor of Architecture (or equivalent) once a year. The application deadline is February 1st, and the programme start is September 1st.   To be admitted to this programme, you must pass a selection committee evaluation of your application.   The following documentation is required: 
  • A completed Full Degree/ Student/Exchange Student/Guest Student application form
  • Your most recent transcript or diploma
  • A CV
  • A one page personal statement
  • References if any
  • A recent portfolio      
In addition, language test documentation is required in order to verify that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. To learn more about these language requirements, read about the language policy of Aarhus School of Architecture. Apply directly at Aarhus School of Architecture  with all relevant documentation.    

Tuition

There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.


For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://ufm.dk/en   You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition
About the Educational System in general visit the section
The Danish Higher Education System
   
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Architecture - Studio Regenerative Architecture

Description

Studio Regenerative Architecture focuses on contemporary and traditional sustainable planning and building praxis and investigating how trends in society, science and theory of contemporary ecology and traditional techniques can inform and enrich architectural design at an urban landscape scale -  and all the way to detailing of building parts.

With inspiration from “Cradle to Cradle” and research into new materials and building technologies and regional traditions and considerations, the studio has a regenerative design methodology. This particular methodology focuses on integration of material metabolisms, renewable energy, water purification, active indoor climate and increased biodiversity as an integrated part of the architectural means and aims.  
Read more about Studio Regenerative Architecture here
To find out more about current studios, visit the homepage of Aarhus School of Architecture.

Career Opportunities  

For more information on career paths, please contact Aarhus School of Architecture. Tel.: +45 89 36 00 00, e-mail: Chris.Thurlbourne@aarch.dk  

About the Degree 

This studio is a collaboration between the Aarhus School of Architecture, Aarhus University and GXN -the innovation unit of 3XN Architects.  


Admission

The programme admits students with a Bachelor of Architecture (or equivalent) once a year. The application deadline is February 1st, and the programme start is September 1st.   To be admitted to this programme, you must pass a selection committee evaluation of your application.   The following documentation is required: 
  • A completed Full Degree/ Student/Exchange Student/Guest Student application form
  • Your most recent transcript or diploma
  • A CV
  • A one page personal statement
  • References if any
  • A recent portfolio      
In addition, language test documentation is required in order to verify that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. To learn more about these language requirements, read about the language policy of Aarhus School of Architecture. Apply directly at Aarhus School of Architecture  with all relevant documentation.      

Tuition

There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.


For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://ufm.dk/en   You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition
About the Educational System in general visit the section
The Danish Higher Education System
 
Read more

International Master in Energy and Green Architecture

Description

In cooperation with THUPDI, Beijing, the Aarhus School of Architecture educates postgraduate Masters in Energy and Green Architecture.

The professional practice master, MEGA, takes place at Aarhus School of Architecture in Aarhus, Denmark, as well as at THUPDI, Beijing, China. The MEGA master equals 60 ECTS, which equals 1 year of full time studies or 2 years of studying at half time.

The following is the programme for the last MEGA, a programme for the next master will be forthcoming.
During the first semester, one session was held in Denmark, Aarhus, and one in China, Beijing.
The seession in Aarhus included a study trip to Austria and Germany, and the session in Beijing included a study tour around Beijing.The second semester consisted of literature studies and exercises on innovation, and two virtual innovation studies—in city scale and in architectural scale, respectively.The third semester focused on implementation and included a two-week workshop in Denmark/Germany in september 2012.Apart from the education sessions, MEGA is based on e-learning, group work via Internet (Skype), literature study and exercise. 

The master has the following main themes:
  • Energy and sustainable development
  • Green architecture and design
  • Management and personal development
  • Business development and intercultural understanding 

To find out more about current studios, visit the homepage of Aarhus School of Architecture.

Career Opportunities  

For more information on career paths, please contact Aarhus School of Architecture. Tel.: +45 89 36 02 04, e-mail: trine.Berthold@aarch.dk

About the Degree 

The International Master in Energy and Green Architecture educates architects and similar professional groups to meet the challenges presented by sustainable building in the future, focusing on energy efficiency, sustainable energy, architecture, planning and intercultural understanding.

Admission

MEGA's target group consists of architects, engineers and constructors as well as other professions with at least 2 years' professional experience.

The programme admits students with a Bachelor of Architecture (or equivalent) once a year. The application deadline is February 1st, and the programme start is September 1st. To be admitted to this programme, you must pass a selection committee evaluation of your application. The following documentation is required: 
  • A completed Full Degree/ Student/Exchange Student/Guest Student application form
  • Your most recent transcript or diploma
  • A CV
  • A one page personal statement
  • References if any
  • A recent portfolio      
In addition, language test documentation is required in order to verify that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. To learn more about these language requirements, read about the language policy of Aarhus School of Architecture. Apply directly at Aarhus School of Architecture  with all relevant documentation.      

Tuition

There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://ufm.dk/en

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition


 About the Educational System in general visit the section
The Danish Higher Education System
 
Read more

International Master of Arts in Architecture - Studio Sustainable Transformation

Description

The Studio Sustainable Transformation focuses on initiating an architectural discussion of the crossing between sustainability and transformation. The aim is to establish a teaching environment in which architectural and artistic design is discussed from both a sustainable and a transforming point of view. The nature of this discussion will be challenging and experimental – it requires knowledge and openness towards cross-disciplinary studies.

The core of this studio is therefore the building scale in relation to the context of city scale. In order words: How to transform the city and design buildings that meet current demands while at the same time creating a sustainable frame? The latter will be a main highlight throughout the programme. 

Read more about Studio Sustainable Transformation here 
To find out more about current studios, visit the homepage of Aarhus School of Architecture

Career Opportunities  

For more information on career paths, please contact Aarhus School of Architecture. Tel.: +45 89 36 00 00, e-mail: Chris.Thurlbourne@aarch.dk  

Admission

 The programme admits students with a Bachelor of Architecture (or equivalent) once a year. The application deadline is February 1st, and the programme start is September 1st.   To be admitted to this programme, you must pass a selection committee evaluation of your application.   The following documentation is required: 
  • A completed Full Degree/ Student/Exchange Student/Guest Student application form
  • Your most recent transcript or diploma
  • A CV
  • A one page personal statement
  • References if any
  • A recent portfolio      
In addition, language test documentation is required in order to verify that your proficiency in English is at a specified level. To learn more about these language requirements, read about the language policy of Aarhus School of Architecture. Apply directly at Aarhus School of Architecture  with all relevant documentation.  

Tuition

There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students who hold a citizenship from outside EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition.
  

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at http://ufm.dk/en                                                                                                                       You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition
About the Educational System in general visit the section
The Danish Higher Education System
 
Read more

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