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Benefits of Architecture Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses

Are you captivated by the artistry of architecture, the intricate dance between form and function, and the profound impact of built environments on society? If you're yearning to delve into the world of architectural design, history, and theory, then the Architecture Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses is your gateway to an exciting journey. Whether you're aged 13 or 24, get ready to immerse yourself in the realm of structures and spaces that shape our lives. Join us in exploring the intriguing world of architecture and discover the transformative power of design. Let's unveil the remarkable experience that awaits you in the historic city of Oxford.

Where are Oxford Summer Courses Hosted?

For ages 9-12, our junior summer courses are hosted at renowned boarding schools including Harrow School, Eton College, and St. John's Beaumont. For ages 13-24, our summer courses are hosted in Cambridge and Oxford University colleges. Apply now to secure your spot in one of our prestigious summer courses.

Embark on a Creative Exploration

Prepare to embark on a creative journey where every angle, every material, and every space matters. Our Architecture Summer School is designed to nurture your understanding of architectural history, theory, and practice. From investigating the origins of architectural principles to exploring contemporary structures that push the boundaries of design, you'll gain insights that will fuel your creative vision. Delve into the fascinating interplay between aesthetics, function, and purpose, and equip yourself with the tools to shape spaces that inspire and resonate with people.

Interactive Learning in Small Groups

Learning in a small, interactive group setting cultivates a dynamic and engaging learning environment. For ages 13-15, our Architecture Summer School ensures a close-knit learning experience with no more than 8 students. This setting guarantees quality interactions with your tutor, fostering an atmosphere where questions flow freely and ideas flourish. Through interactive learning, our tutors will guide you through architectural concepts and engage you in hands-on tasks, group projects, and discussions. In this collaborative space, you'll learn not only from your tutor but also from your peers, building your knowledge through lively debates and diverse perspectives.

For ages 16-24, the teaching methodology follows a similar pattern. Interactive seminars in small groups, each consisting of no more than 8 students, will empower you to take charge of your learning journey. This approach nurtures self-directed learning and critical thinking, allowing you to delve deeper into architectural theory and design principles. Throughout the course, you'll complete two independent pieces of work, such as essays or problem sheets. Your tutor will evaluate your submissions through 1:1 or 2:1 tutorials, where you'll engage in insightful discussions about your work and receive valuable feedback. These tutorials will not only shape your understanding but also offer you new perspectives from your classmates. Upon completing the course, you'll be rewarded with a certificate and a letter of recommendation from your tutor, affirming your accomplishments and newfound expertise.

Uncover Oxford's Architectural Legacy

Imagine immersing yourself in the captivating city of Oxford, where history and architecture intertwine to create a mesmerising tapestry. As you wander through the charming streets and elegant courtyards, you'll be immersed in a world of architectural marvels that span centuries. Oxford's rich architectural heritage includes a diverse array of styles, from the iconic spires of its colleges to the intricate details of its historic buildings. The city itself is a living example of how architectural evolution shapes communities and cultures.

Oxford: Where Architecture Comes to Life

In Oxford, your journey into the world of architecture is enriched by the city's historical significance and architectural diversity. Here, you'll have the opportunity to explore these architectural wonders in a vibrant and intellectually stimulating environment. Field trips may include:

  • Blenheim Palace: Immerse yourself in the grandeur of Blenheim Palace, a source of inspiration for architects and enthusiasts alike.
  • Bristol: Explore the architectural diversity of Bristol, a city with a rich history and a blend of modern and historic structures.
  • Warwick Castle: Journey back in time as you visit Warwick Castle, a masterpiece of medieval architecture that immerses you in a bygone era.

It's worth noting that the specific field trips available may change from year to year, ensuring each summer brings a new and exciting adventure. Moreover, you'll have the opportunity to connect with fellow students from diverse backgrounds, forming friendships that extend beyond the classroom. Your summer experience in Oxford will undoubtedly become an unforgettable chapter in your architectural journey, leaving you with a deeper appreciation for the fascinating world of architecture.

Testimonials from Past Students:

"I attended the Architecture Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses, and it was an incredible experience. The small class size allowed for personalised attention from the tutor, and I appreciated the interactive nature of the learning process. The course expanded my understanding of architecture and ignited my passion for design." - Mia, Italy


Are you ready to embark on a captivating exploration of architecture? Join our Architecture Summer School at Oxford Summer Courses and unlock the transformative potential of design. It's an opportunity to delve into architectural history, theory, and practice, while honing your creative skills and engaging with fellow enthusiasts. Apply now and become part of a community of aspiring architects from around the world. Let's shape spaces that inspire, captivate, and redefine our world. Apply here and step into the exciting world of architecture!

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After submitting your application, we'll be in touch very soon to inform you of the outcome. Apply now to begin your journey with Oxford Summer Courses!

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Explore architecture's artistry and history at Oxford Summer Courses. Design, theory, and history in small, interactive groups. Apply now.

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