Architecture Foundation Course

The fundamental skills for your future as an Architect, Interior Architect or Landscape Designer.

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Study at your own pace with support of our professional teachers
Price: 440 - 1700 €

Suitable for

Anyone who is interested about Architecture, Interior Architecture of Landscape design and is planning to apply for the University or College degree programs in these fields.

Sini Koivisto

Architect SAFA & MA in Art Education

Eeva Jokinen

MA in Design & Art Education

Course levels

Choose all course levels to get full curriculum or select the level based on your skills.

Architecture Foundation Course – Introduction lessons

570 

The Introduction level starts from the basics. You will learn how to think conceptually and how to sketch and communicate your ideas with basic digital and manual drawing and visualization skills.

Photoshop / Photo Editing & Correction

Photoshop / Digital Painting

Marker / Ink Drawing

Gouache & Acrylic Painting

Pencil Drawing

Composition

A kick off zoom session with your teacher


6 lesson packages including video lectures & lecture documents


Several quick tasks to ease you into the lesson subjects


12 project assignments


Personal feedback


Certificate upon successful completion

Architecture Foundation Course – Core lessons

760 

In the Core level you will get deeper in the visualisation methods and techniques. You will be introduced to different prototyping methods and tools. You will also gain knowledge of the world of architecture and interior design, as well as structures & spatial design.

Structures

Interior space

Urban space & Architecture

Wooden Stick models

Designing a 3D form

3D paper models

Perspective drawing

Light & Shadow

A kick off/update zoom session with your teacher


Personal study plan


8 lesson packages including video lectures & lecture documents


Several quick tasks to ease you into the lesson subjects


16 design related project assignments


Personal feedback of your returned assignments


Teacher support during your studies


Certificate upon successful completion

Architecture Foundation Course – Applied lessons

570 

In the Applied level the 6 new lessons open up more the world of architecture and landscape design. You get more tools for prototyping and a wider understanding of trends and examples in the field of architecture and interior design, as well as some other design fields. You will also get guidance on how to compile a great and successful portfolio.

Trends

Scandinavian Design

Landscape architecture

Wire models

Portfolio examples

Layout

A kick off/update zoom session with your teacher


6 lesson packages including video lectures & lecture documents


Several quick tasks to ease you into the lesson subjects


12 design related project assignments


Personal feedback of your returned assignments


Teacher support during your studies


Certificate upon successful completion

Goals

Architecture Foundation course is aimed for students who are applying to College or University programs in the field of Architecture and Interior Design. Whether you are interested in architecture, interior architecture or interior design, spatial design or landscape architecture, this Foundation course is for you.

You will learn how to think like a designer and use different technical tools to communicate your ideas and concepts in visually interesting presentations.

Levels

The course is divided into three levels. Each level consists of 4-8 lesson elements. The lesson elements have been selected to support the specific requirements of the different design fields and skill level of the students.

  • Introduction level teaches you to use the basic technical tools typical in the field of architecture.
  • At the Core level we start to broaden your perspective of spatial design with more presentation tools, perspective, structural and three dimensional understanding and projects that support your development and learning.
  • The Applied level lessons deepen your understanding further by introducing more field relevant lessons and content.

Lessons

  • Each lesson consists of video lectures and lecture documents.
  • Several quick tasks ease you into the lessons key ideas and two interesting project assignments channels the learned theory into practice.
  • You will get professional teacher feedback from each assignment and task. The purpose of the feedback is to help you further understand what kind of choices you have made and how you could improve your work.

Method

Study online

In this interactive online course you’ll study independently, going through the lecture materials whenever suits you best. We will contact you to set up a kick-off call with a teacher, where we’ll go through your individual situation and make a personal study plan to reach your goals.

Our teachers follow your process and give assistance and support in every step of the course. The learning is based on your work with the materials. It is one thing to watch tutorials and know in theory how to make things. It is completely another thing to actually work on a project and put your ideas on paper. In our courses you are given complex, interesting assignments that put your creative nodes to work.

Assignments and the feedback

Our feedback and comments will increase your learning and help you understand where your ideas could be worked to reach their best potential. The deeper learning requires commitment and resilience, but we have made it fun and motivating, with kind and personal support and inspiring assignments.

The assignments are planned to challenge you in both technical, but also creative ways. There are many right answers to each assignment and finding your own way to solve the “problem” is one part of becoming a designer. You may approach the assignments from your own viewpoint to reach the result that supports your individual learning. Our feedback will consider your approach from multiple angles and we try to find angles you may not have considered, but also support your design decisions.

As a designer your main goal is to be able to communicate your ideas to the co-worker/customer/end-user. That is why our feedback considers not only your technical skills but also the visual communication of your initial ideas.

DesignWEB study platform

You will be studying in our DesignWeb study platform where the lectures and assignments are available in an easy-to-use online environment. You’ll get access to DesignWeb right from signing up.

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