Throughout the Immerse Education Architecture summer school programme for 13-15 year olds, you will be introduced to the topics that form the foundation of architecture, reside at a Cambridge University College, and develop new skills as they you through a carefully constructed syllabus combining theory with practical experience.
You will gain a better understanding of the history and trends behind modern architecture, as well as an insight into the real-world challenges of a practising architect. You’ll also gain an in-depth understanding of the theory of architecture and acquire hands-on experience by crafting your own design ideas.
Learn the foundations of architecture as a study and practice
Develop a portfolio of sketches and models
Discover the skills and tools used by a successful architect in the 21st Century
Experience authentic student life in University of Cambridge colleges
Interactive learning in small groups (av: 1:7) from expert university tutors
Meet other motivated high school students from all over the world
The introduction to architecture will provide you with an overview of what it is like to study the subject at university level and an insight into current practice. Following this, you will embark on a tour of Cambridge to sketch moments and details of architectural interest.
The foundations of architecture are examined through some of its early historical examples. The elevation is perhaps the most familiar and accessible form of architectural depiction, and this will be examined in reference to the variety of architectural styles found in Cambridge. You will apply what has been learnt by constructing an elevation of your own ‘found object’.
This session traces the evolution of architectural theory through an examination of the architectures between the 16th and 19th centuries, including Palladian architecture and the Gothic Revival. Practical exploration will focus on the plan which will then inform a practical workshop in which you will delineate your own plans to scale using found objects, with particular emphasis on the use of line weights and the notations of architectural drafting.
After presenting your work on a chosen topic, you will be taken to the site of your theoretical design project. Whilst there, the tutor will present the requirements of the design brief and suggest points of interest to begin a design discussion. The remainder of the session will be spent on-site sketching ideas and key aspects of contextual value.
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During the Architecture summer school you will
All projects are supported by your expert academic tutors, and can take the form of an essay, presentation or practical project. The project reaches its pinnacle when you present your project to your academic peers and tutors at the end of the programme.
It’s an incredible opportunity to develop your independent research skills and specialist subject knowledge.
A tangible and highly valued takeaway from the Immerse academic programmes is the written participant feedback that our expert tutors write for each of their students.
This an incredibly useful insight into your performance during the programme and provides recommendations as to how you can develop your understanding of your chosen subject beyond the summer school.
Cambridge is internationally renowned for its beautiful college architecture and its prestigious and rich history. You will live and study in your own individual bedroom in one of the following Cambridge University colleges.
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Secure your place for summer 2020. The Architecture Summer School is available on the following dates: