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The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture

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The Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture

The architecture programme is five-years in duration, comprising three-year undergraduate Bachelor degree, theories to both strenghten and challenge their ideas.

This means developing design-concepts by means of research and experimentation, creating scale-models in the form of drawings, digital and physical models, and integrating relevant knowledge in the form of theory, technology, and legislation. followed by a two year Master's degree. Students meet the world from their personal point of view, and are encouraged to express an individual vision as an artistic expression. They are confronted with knowledge and

The school is situated in one of the most attractive parts of Copenhagen, Holmen, and has excellent study and research facilities that are constantly updated with IT, special tools for scale modelling and 1:1 testing, individual student workspaces, lecture facilities, conference rooms, as well as spacious exhibition facilities.

What you can study here

Architecture in Urban Context

The Master, Architecture in Urban Context is conducted at the Departement of Town and Building at the Royal Copenhagen Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture.

The Department of Town and Building operates with the notion that thinking and making takes place simultaneously. In this way the architectural scope (programming), analytical proposals and designs are created in an alternation between production and reflection.

A central concept in the department’s work is ‘scale-sliding’ according to which ar­chitectural conditions and proposals are studied by developing projects on various scales in simultane­ous projects. Working between scales related to the body and scales related to the city is a fundamental part of the department’s aim to create architecture within an urban context.

Name: Architecture in Urban Context

Type: University Programme

Duration: 2 years

European transfer credits: 120 ECTS

Language: English

First year’s syllabus focuses on experimentation where making is essential. Experiments may involve designs, which are developed based on individual thematic or programmatic interests.

During the second year, thinking and reflection take a higher priority as research oriented knowledge serves as a basis for the students’ diploma programmes and projects.

Well-known and classical drawing is used as part of the programme, but where needed the programme does not deter the invention of suitable drawing media that allow for the idea to transform into physical form.
To a considerable extent, development of projects unfold in the school’s workshop.

Each year, the department travels to a carefully chosen city abroad. Participation is obligatory as it is an essential element of the master’s programme. The fieldwork provides basic site specific information, forming a point of departure of the individual programming/scope.

Entry Requirements

Students with a Bachelor’s degree (or the equivalent) from a state-recognised Danish or foreign school of architecture may apply for admission. Foreign students are eligible for admission if their qualifications are assessed as being comparable to the Danish entrance qualifications. 

Contact the educational institution you wish to apply to for detailed information on entry requirements and required English proficiency levels.

To find out how you can get your foreign certificate assessed for recognition here in Denmark, see the Danish Agency for International Education .


Admission

The application deadline for MA programmes varies according to the educational institution. Contact the individual institution for further information regarding its application deadline and forms.

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, unless you are a student from a Nordic or EU country, or from Liechtenstein.

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

Contact the individual institution for more specific information.

Semester Start

An academic year is made up of two semesters, which begin around September 1 and February 1.

Educational Institutions

You can study Architecture in Urban Context in Copenhagen (Royal Copenhagen Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture)

Royal Copenhagen Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture

At the Royal Copenhagen Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture,  the Master Programme in Architecture in Urban Context can be studied as a:

  • 2-year MA degree programme (120 ECTS)

Read more about the programme at www.karch.dk or contact the school at:

Contact information


For Further Information

You may find a list of courses taught in Danish at the Danish Ministry of Education website

www.uddannelsesguiden.dk

You can find information on practical issues related to your study visit in Denmark with Danish Agency for International Education:

www.studyindenmark.dk

www.iu.dk

Read more

Design in Architectural Contexts

The programme will explore the design of the overall landscape, urban planning and building design, ranging from the macro level of how a building integrates with its surrounding landscape, to a micro level of architecture, small constructions, furniture, graphics, lighting etc.

Focus is directed onto the potential tension field between the design related object and the architectural whole, and between design processes and the work.

The programme emphasizes collaboration with other educational programmes and corporate partners.

Name: Architecture in Urban Context

Type: University Programme

Duration: 2 years

European transfer credits: 120 ECTS

Language: English

During the 2-year Master’s programme, the student will train to become an architect within the specialty field of Design in Architectural Contexts.

The Master’s programme is offered by Department 11 (1:1), the design programme at the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts School of Architecture and is laid out as three mandatory semesters centering on  the main spaces of architecture: Landscape, city and dwelling.

The semesters  encompass course and project phases, as well as an independent final examination project of a total of 120 ects points.

The programme has the following components:

  • First semester: Mega design - design elements in landscape

  • Second semester: Furniture 1:1

  • Third semester: Design in urban space

  • Fourth semester: Self-programming – Master’s project in the field of architectural design

The project work phase puts equal focus on process and proposal-making. Thus, the department offers courses in programme-writing, academic and architectural, hands-on methods and analysis tools, project development and communication in conjunction with project counseling at the drawing tables.

In order to ensure the anchoring of the design component, the Master’s programme also includes courses in design theory and design history, among others, as well as other design specific, tool-based disciplines.


Entry Requirements

Students with a Bachelor’s degree (or the equivalent) from a state-recognised Danish or foreign school of architecture may apply for admission. Foreign students are eligible for admission if their qualifications are assessed as being comparable to the Danish entrance qualifications. 

Contact the educational institution you wish to apply to for detailed information on entry requirements and required English proficiency levels.

To find out how you can get your foreign certificate assessed for recognition here in Denmark, see the Danish Agency for International Education .

Admission

The application deadline for MA programmes varies according to the educational institution. Contact the individual institution for further information regarding its application deadline and forms.

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, unless you are a student from a Nordic or EU country, or from Liechtenstein.

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

Contact the individual institution for more specific information.

Semester Start

An academic year is made up of two semesters, which begin around September 1 and February 1.

Educational Institutions

You can study Architecture in Urban Context  in Copenhagen (Royal Copenhagen Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture)

Royal Copenhagen Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture

At the Royal Copenhagen Academy of Fine Arts, School of Architecture,  the Master Programme in Architecture in Urban Context  can be studied as a:

  • 2-year MA degree programme (120 ECTS)

Read more about the programme at www.karch.dk  or contact the school:

The Royal Academy of Fine Arts,
School of Architecture

Philip de Langes Allé 10
DK-1435 Kbh. K
+45 3268 6000
arkitektskolen@karch.dk
www.karch.dk

For Further Information

You may find a list of courses taught in Danish at the Danish Ministry of Education website

www.uddannelsesguiden.dk

You can find information on practical issues related to your study visit in Denmark with Danish Agency for International Education:

www.studyindenmark.dk

www.iu.dk

Read more

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