Master of Architecture
Study in English at Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University. In Krakow. FOR FREE!
The contemporary architectural practice has an international dimension, both in the globalizing world and the borderless European Union. English became the global “lingua franca”. Since 2013 the Diploma of Architecture from the Andrzej Frycz Modrzewski Krakow University is officially recognized in all EU Countries. Earning a master’s degree in architecture can allow our graduates to pursue a fascinating and prosperous lifetime career.
This postgraduate, secondary level of study has a design-oriented program, which focuses on the practice of architecture, urban planning, environmental construction problems, sustainable buildings, and computer-aided design techniques, including 3D CAD and Digital Prefabrication Courses. Emphasis is also put on architectural history and theory. Krakow, the beautiful old city, the former capital of Poland, now a center of business, tourism, and education, will serve as an active learning environment for students.
The postgraduate Master’s Program in Architecture (MSc) takes 1.5 years. The program comprises 90 ECTS points, spread over three modules (semesters).
The first academic semester (Spring) usually lasts from the beginning of March to the end of June. The fall semester starts on 1st October and lasts through mid-February.
After the first semester, during the summer break, in July, a two-week study tour will be organized. Students and guiding tutors will visit the most important Polish towns, focusing on historical architecture as well as the best examples of modern architecture. Special attention will be given to cultural buildings. Students will participate in concerts, musical and sports events, visit museums and libraries. The third semester (Spring) will focus on the final dissertation and a diploma project.
ARCHITECTURE - Program of Study
1st Semester Course
- Architectural Design Studio
- Architectural Design Studio
- CAD Revit for Architects (C)
- Regional Planning
- Regional Planning (C)
- Theory and Practice of Urban Design
- Theory and Practice of Urban Design (C)
- Ecology and environmental protection
- History of Polish Architecture
- History of Polish Architecture (C)
- Sport and Fitness
- English for Architects - Level B2+
2nd Semester Course
- Architectural Design Studio
- Architectural Design Studio
- Landscape and Cityscape Design
- Landscape and Cityscape Design (C)
- Urbanism and Public space: a theoretical approach
- Urbanism and Public space: a practical approach (C)
- Sustainable development (C)
- Preservation of historic architecture
- Preservation of historic architecture (C)
- Structural Engineering
- Structural Engineering (C)
- Contemporary architecture - a critical view
- Contemporary architecture - critical view (C)
- Sculpture Studio (C)
- Digital modeling and fabrication (C)
3rd Semester Course
- Diploma Seminar
- Contemporary architecture in Poland - critical view (C)
- Structural Engineering- diploma project consultations (C)
- Modeling Studio (C)
- Cities of The Information Age: new challenges
- Light in architecture: a practical approach (C)
- Advanced Theory of Urbanism: Structure of the City and its Meanings
- Ethics and Practice of Architectural Profession
TOTAL PROGRAM: 955 Hours, 90 ECTS
Teaching major subjects, especially in the field of architectural design and urban planning is done in the master classes (Design Studios) conducted by distinguished architects – practitioners with significant achievements. The essence of the master classes system is to create a close, personalized relationship between the teacher and the student, to encourage personal development and creative individuality and emphasize the individual character of the curriculum. Admission to the Master’s Program in Architecture will be provided for a group of 30 to 45 (maximum) students. They will be working in three groups (elective Design Studios).
To become a student of ARCHITECTURE take the following steps:
Fill in the registration form on the University website. Applications should be filed from 5 November.
Effect the payment of the Recruitment Fee – PLN 100.00
Submit the following documents to the Admissions Office:
a) a filled-in registration form, printed out, and duly signed off
b) a certified copy of the B.Sc.(Arch.) diploma in Architecture or Architecture and Urban Planning, in conjunction with a supplement (original document must be available for reference), or a notarized copy
c) a copy of your ID card or of an alternative document attesting to your identity (original document must be available for reference), and in the case of a foreign national – a passport (original document must be available for reference), or a notarized copy, in the case of a foreign national – a birth certificate enclosed with a certified translation into Polish (original document must be available for reference)
d) a proof of payment of the Recruitment Fee
e) one (1) full-colour photograph (35 x 45 mm, made against a uniform, light background, of good resolution, effectively imitating a natural skin tone, covering the area from the top of the head to the upper part of the shoulders, so that the face occupies 70% – 80% of the picture, clearly showing the eyes, especially the pupils and the eyebrows, facing directly the camera lens, without any headgear or sunglasses, with the eyes wide open, looking straight ahead, unobscured by any hair).
f) A Portfolio in English containing illustrated documentation of the B.Sc. (Arch.) a course of studies in Architecture, inclusive of small to large-scale course assignments. The material should be structured so as to reflect the successive years of studies; each individual project assignment file accompanied with a brief description.
Your additional artistic works (i.e. other than those originating throughout the B.Sc. studies) may be presented within a Portfolio enclosed with a written description of its contents, and the graduation year duly indicated. The Portfolio is to comprise the individual works, even though it may also be inclusive of the co-authored teamwork projects, provided that all the materials that are not your individually contributed work are clearly marked accordingly, whereas every individual contribution into a particular project is described in sufficient detail.
The Portfolio should be submitted in an electronic version on a CD as a single PDF file, with all pages in a horizontal orientation, designed and formatted for display on the screen (avoid double spacing). The Portfolio is to be comprised of up to 20 pages of A3 format. The max. admissible size of a PDF file is 15 MB. The Portfolio should contain a title page with your name and surname. Please also place your name and surname at the bottom of every page.
g) a letter of reference from an academic teacher from the University from which you had graduated (i.e. your B.Sc. degree in Architecture) or where you still pursue your B.Sc. studies, containing contact details of your referee: name, surname, the position at the University, and a phone number. The letter of reference written in any other language than Polish or English should be enclosed with a certified translation into Polish.
h) Curriculum Vitae in English.
The confirmation slip confirming an effective submission of the above-referenced documents shall comprise information as to when you may expect the recruitment decision to be ready for receipt.
Document your command of English in one of the following ways:
a) entrance examination The examinations shall be held on the University’s premises (on the dates appointed by the University), and at the AFM-authorized examination centers in Ukraine.
b) a pertinent language certificate
c) a diploma attesting to:
- graduation from the Dept. of English or Applied Linguistics
- graduation from a foreign language teacher training college
- completion of academic education abroad – with English as the official language of instruction
Applicants, who meet one of the following requirements, are exempt from the verifying examination:
- he/she passed a language examination from English not lower than a B2 level in the course of University education
- he/she completed a University with English as a language of instruction, examinations as well as a language of getting credits.
Please collect the decision on the outcome of the recruitment process from the Admissions Office within the appointed time frame.
Within 7 days of receipt of the above-referenced decision, please sign off in the Admissions Office:
a) a written Declaration of Participation in the Project
b) a Participation Agreement in the Project
c) a statement on the processing of the Project’s participant personal data, in compliance with the requirements of the Knowledge Education Development 2014-2020 Operational Program.
Within 7 days of signing off the above-referenced Agreement, pay a refundable deposit of PLN 2,000.00. The deposit shall be refunded to you when you complete your course of studies within the appointed time-frame, in compliance with a pertinent syllabus.
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Last updated July 18, 2018