Master of Architecture (Brussels)
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The curriculum for the Master of Architecture is being reformed for students starting in academic year 2023-2024. Please check back regularly for the current state of affairs.
he Master of Architecture programme explores subjects through Design Driven Research (DDR), combining both academic and creative experimental approaches. You will be fully prepared for multicultural and international contexts.
Based on a highly interdisciplinary learning process of integrated research, students are expected to determine a critical stance on current issues with emphasis on facilitating, making and imagining, leading to relevant spatial interventions.
The programme consists out of theoretical courses in the field of History and Theory, Building Technology and Professional Practice.
The design studio landscape is formed along 4 Engagements with each it’s specific focus: Urban Cultures, Craftsmanship & Legacy and Mediating Tactics. Every master studio and elective is related to one of these engagements. A rich lecture and exhibition program will deepen and accompany each of these engagements.
As from academic year 2023-2024, students will choose an engagement as an option at the start of the Master's programme. Within the option are studios and master's thesis. In addition, there are the theory courses and some electives that we recommend within the option, but that students will not be obliged to include within the chosen commitment.
- History and Theory
- Building Technology
- Professional practice
Based on a highly interdisciplinary learning process of integrated research and ‘research by design, students are expected to determine a critical stance on current issues with an emphasis on facilitating, making, and imagining, leading to relevant spatial interventions.
The program consists out of theoretical courses in the field of History and Theory, Building Technology, and Professional Practice.
The design studio is the heart of the program, this learning environment is constructed out of four multicampus engagement: Urban Cultures, Craftsmanship, Mediating Tactics, and Legacies. The fifth engagement “The Brussels Way” is only related to the Brussels campus. Within these engagements lectures, workshops and exhibitions complement the studio environment. As a student, you give direction to your study career by choosing from a wide range of studios and electives.