Architecture, Fact and Fiction

Arkwright building
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 23 July 2018
  • Course duration: Two weeks

What you'll study

This course gives you the opportunity to explore some of the rich and varied history of architecture in England and will introduce you to the ideas of architecture in film as a narrative device and scene setter.

Week one – Architecture and Heritage

Nottinghamshire contains unique examples of architecture from the past 1,000 years – think Robin Hood, Sherwood Forest, Civil War and industrial revolution. During this week you will learn about the key periods of design, materials and methods used in historic architecture in the UK and about the role of the professional in relation to working with historic buildings and the specialist skills and knowledge required to do this well. You will identify, research and utilise a range of source materials in developing your personal project and produce a report, presentation or sketch model that recognises opportunities and constraints in relation to the historic building.

At the end of this week you will be able to identify and discuss broad issues of social, historical, artistic, environmental and cultural contexts of architecture in Nottingham and the UK, and describe relationships between historic and contemporary architectural contexts in Nottingham and the UK, and the evolution of the role of the building designer through time. You will be able to consider the role of the conservation professional and the issues and concerns encountered when dealing with historic buildings, and evaluate information and use it to plan and develop investigation strategies and responses.

Week two – Architecture and the Edit

In this second week you will develop ideas and methods towards creating original material inspired by the numerous environments within the City of Nottingham. You will explore locations and document the environments through photography and the moving image by using simple, free editing tools available on PC and Mac, and look into filming techniques and approaches in cinema, presented by in-house and visiting lecturers.

At the end of this week you will be able to create engaging visuals and moving images that are related to architecture, people, space and time, analyse a text and communicate key themes through visual means, and understand how the moving image can aid the communication of emotion and meaning of a space to a range of audiences. You will also be able to demonstrate creative decision-making and entrepreneurship when completing a moving image project.

This course is a part of NTU Global Summer School, a programme of 2 – 4 week courses and social activities running in July and August 2018.

Tuition fee: £1,100

Credit information

On successful completion of this course you'll get 10 NTU credits (5 ECTS).

Entry requirements

You should have completed at least one year of undergraduate studies and have the required English language skills.

Ideally you will have a demonstrable interest and prior knowledge of the subject.

Please email us if you have any further questions about your course.

How to apply

Step 1

Download the application form and email it to us.

Please read the guidance notes or contact the global summer school team if you have any questions.

Step 2

The Global Summer School Coordinator will be in touch to confirm your place and send you instructions on how to pay for your course and accommodation (if required).

Step 3

If you need a short study visa we will give you an invitation letter. Please read these guidance notes about how to apply for a short term study visa.

Step 4

You’ll receive an email with the instructions on how to enrol when we've received your payment and confirmed your place on the course.

Complete your enrolment online.

Step 5

Your timetable and instructions about where to go on the first day will be sent closer to the course start date.

Please contact us if you are making a booking on behalf of a group.

English language requirements

As a guide, you should be a moderate user of English. For most courses you should be equivalent to an IELTS 6.0 level.

Please check the full list of English language requirements for the global summer school.

Application deadline

The deadline for applications is 18 June 2018.

Please email us if you have missed this deadline.

Please note that in order to run each course has to recruit a minimum number of students. Courses which have not reached this number will be withdrawn.

Apply today and start planning your summer in Nottingham.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Step 1

Download the application form and email it to us.

Please read the guidance notes or contact the global summer school team if you have any questions.

Step 2

The Global Summer School Coordinator will be in touch to confirm your place and send you instructions on how to pay for your course and accommodation (if required).

Step 3

If you need a short study visa we will give you an invitation letter. Please read these guidance notes about how to apply for a short term study visa.

Step 4

You’ll receive an email with the instructions on how to enrol when we've received your payment and confirmed your place on the course.

Complete your enrolment online.

Step 5

Your timetable and instructions about where to go on the first day will be sent closer to the course start date.

Please contact us if you are making a booking on behalf of a group.

English language requirements

As a guide, you should be a moderate user of English. For most courses you should be equivalent to an IELTS 6.0 level.

Please check the full list of English language requirements for the global summer school.

Application deadline

The deadline for applications is 18 June 2018.

Please email us if you have missed this deadline.

Please note that in order to run each course has to recruit a minimum number of students. Courses which have not reached this number will be withdrawn.

Apply today and start planning your summer in Nottingham.

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Fees and funding

Tuition fee: £1,100

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