The Architecture track draws on the rich architectural culture of the Netherlands from Berlage to Koolhaas. Teaching encourages students to develop creative and innovative building projects that use design as a means to deal with the technical, social and spatial challenges encountered in the built environment.
Credits: 120 EC, 24 months
Start: BSc Bouwkunde graduates can start in September and February. New students can only enrol in September.
Language of instruction: English
What you will learn
This programme sets itself apart from other architecture programmes in the diversity of directions available. Students can choose from a range of studios each with a different focus from conceptual to concrete, from technical to theoretical and from building to city scales. Each studio combines teaching by academics and practitioners from leading architectural firms, including Kees Kaan, Winy Maas and Dick van Gameren.
Students develop an independent and academic attitude and are given the opportunity to design their own projects in the speciality of their choice, supported by an excellent infrastructure of model-making facilities, studio spaces and frequent excursions, workshops and seminars.
The Architecture track is one of five specialisation tracks within the Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences master programme. On graduation, students receive Master of Science degree in Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences (Architecture track).
With a diploma of the Architecture, Landscape Architecture or Urbanism track you can - after completion of a professional traineeship (beroepservaringperiode) - apply for registration in the Dutch Register of Architects, which allows you to use the protected title of Architect, Landscape Architect or Urban Designer in the Netherlands. The Building Technology and Management in the Built Environment tracks, as well as the Post-master's programmes EMU and Berlage, do not allow you to register in the Dutch Register of Architects. Read more