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STUDIO FIRST, the first Post-Baccalaureate – Pre-architecture program in Canada, is developed to help participants to assemble a portfolio for application to graduate programs in architecture, and to introduce the necessary skills to critically examine and design for built and urban environments. Designed for those with no formal academic background in architecture, the program is a five-week intensive introduction to studio culture, and includes field trips to visit prominent architectural landmarks in the Capital Region and Montreal, as well as focused lectures from major thinkers in the theory and practice of architecture. The program will include an introduction to digital media, and workshops on writing application essays and designing the application portfolio.

STUDIO FIRST is a five-week intensive introduction to studio culture, including field trips to prominent architectural landmarks in the Capital Region and Montreal, as well as focused lectures from major thinkers in the theory and practice of architecture, and workshops in digital applications, portfolio preparation, and statements of interest.

Program Details:

  • This program is open to all graduates of an Honours Bachelor degree program (4-year program) from a University or equivalent, including mature students. It is also open to students who will earn their Honours Bachelors degree in Spring 2017.
  • The studio is designed for participants with no formal academic background in architecture, who may wish to pursue graduate education in architecture.
  • All instruction will take place in the Architecture studios and labs at the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, on the Carleton University campus in Ottawa.
  • Student Accommodation on campus is available, however participants may opt to find their own housing off campus.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to review the 2015 M.Arch Folio and to visit the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism in Ottawa.

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