Overview of course
- Maximum tutorial size: 12 students
- Oxbridge style teaching
- University preparation workshops
- Inclusive of excursions
- Reside in a central University of Cambridge college
- Classes designed and taught by University tutors
- Dedicated university and subject specific advice
- A variety of carefully planned skills workshops
- Inclusive of all excursions and extracurriculars
- Diverse range of international participants
- Participant Assessment
- Certificate of Participation
This programme is available during all three Cambridge Immerse sessions in 2018
- Session 1: 8th July – 21st July 2018
- Session 2: 22nd July – 4th August 2018
- Session 3: 5th August – 18th August 2018
Cambridge Immerse is a unique two week residential educational experience with a diverse and enriching curriculum, designed and taught by Cambridge University and Oxford University tutors. Tutorials and seminars are taught by experts in an optimal learning environment that stimulates academic enquiry; yet the carefully planned schedule ensures that the programme not only meets the academic needs of the participants, but also provides a unique insight into the university city through an abundance of extracurricular activities.
The Cambridge Immerse Architecture course is both challenging and engaging, with students learning in small groups to ensure that each student’s needs are addressed. Designed as an introduction to a university degree in Architecture, students explore fascinating university-level topics in a way that is approachable and easy to understand.
The Cambridge Immerse Architecture course is perfect for those considering studying Architecture at university, and for those who would like to gain a taster of what it’s like to study the subject. The programme is perfect for those with enthusiasm for both the arts and the sciences. And with a variety of examples of resplendent architecture – with buildings dating from Medieval time to the present day, the unique city of Cambridge is the perfect setting in which to study the subject.
Academic Content & Learning Objectives
Architecture has a key role to play in society; it’s about the making of places where people spend their lives. The discipline is concerned not just with the aesthetics of the exterior and interior design of a building, but the environment as a whole. Good design is essential to improving the performance of buildings and our social living environment, and the built environment influences behaviour.
On this course, we’ll introduce you to the key theoretical principles of architecture and provide you with a grounding in the history of architecture in different regions across the world. You will engage with numerous aspects of architecture, including the skills of observation, design, critical thinking and representation, emphasising the expression of ideas in three dimensions – and also discover the leading architects of both the present and past. In addition, you will learn about fundamental topics such as the importance of planning law and building control regulations, in addition to gaining practical skills in project design. Try your hand at architectural drawing and constructing manual and digital architectural models in our architecture workshops. You’ll also gain an understanding of what being an architect involves, including how architecture interacts with construction and engineering, giving you an insight into a possible future career path.
The Cambridge Immerse Architecture curriculum also includes undertaking a group project. This project, which is completed during the programme, leads to participants contributing to a design portfolio competition which is assessed by the tutor.
The ‘Introduction to Architecture’ programme is taught by experts from the Cambridge University Masters in Architecture programme.
What's it like staying in a college at Cambridge University
Attending Cambridge Immerse has taught me invaluable lessons that go beyond the framework of classroom learning. I feel that after two weeks I have developed both intellectually and as a person in general, a result of the rapid pace of teaching and the fantastically motivated group of peers I learned alongside. – Sophie, United Kingdom