Architecture and Communication in 2D and 3D

Model of building
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 9 July 2018
  • Course duration: Two weeks

What you'll study

This practical course looks at different approaches in the communication of architecture - 3D model making and drawing.

Week one – Architectural Model Making                      

Architectural models are the best way of communicating 3D ideas. Model building teaches you fine technical skills that are easily transferable to other disciplines, and helps you understand design and visualise space. During this first week we 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 learn classic model making tips and techniques such as scalpel use and sculpting. You will be given a directed project, drawings and relevant equipment to build a simple 1:100 scale model, with its own baseboard following the project from a pile of MDF and plastic to a professionally finished model.

At the end of the week you should be able to apply knowledge of architectural module making, materials and construction processes to a 3D project and integrate architecture, design and spatial concepts. You will understand how to apply colour and texture to enhance a model, use cutting and construction tools accurately and safely, use vacuum forming equipment and work accurately to scale.

Week two – Architecture, Drawing and the City

During this week you will explore the concept of place through drawing. Based on location and in the design studio you will be introduced to the notion of drawing and design as tools for recording, reflecting and communicating ideas around architecture and the built environment.

You will use different materials ‘in-situ’ to record architecture, undertake site observations to help you engage with a location and research how people interact with the environment. You will improve your skills in hand drawing and use the computer to generate images that identify spatial activity and infrastructure.

At the end of this week you will be able to use drawing as a tool to convey a space and what it might mean to you and to others and to use different drawing materials and techniques correctly to produce effective architectural images. You will have an understanding of how to analyse the perception of culture, society and aesthetics through the medium of drawing and evaluate information about an urban space and use it to plan and develop an artistic response.

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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