WHY SHOULD I COME TO AN AA OPEN DAY? Excerpt
by Kirstie Little, Head of AA Admissions
28 October 2015
Architectural Association, London
With so many study options available, and costs varying greatly, choosing an architecture course can be a daunting prospect. That’s why we encourage all prospective students to come along to AA Open Days and Evenings.
These events are the perfect opportunity to see behind the famous AA façade, and sample the AA School Community at its finest. Current students are the best people to answer all your questions, including the most important, “what is it really like to study at the AA?” They’re also really pleased to show you their projects and conceptual designs.
Unit Masters and Programme Directors are on hand to offer detailed advice about the courses and programmes. They’re not scary so don’t be shy, just walk up say hello. You’ll be spending a lot of time with them in the future so it’s important to have a good chat before you apply.
The Admissions team will be available to explain the application process and entry requirements. The AA provides courses for all levels of study, from Foundation to PhD, so chat with admissions to gauge which level of study is most suitable for you.
You’ll also have an opportunity to take a tour of AA’s buildings. The Bedford Square campus is much larger than it looks, accommodating design studios, multiple workshops, digital prototyping labs, a library, a photo library, archives, computer rooms, a restaurant and bar, and even a cinema.
We hope this is enough to encourage you to come along to an event. However, if you’d like to read a students' account of her first AA Open Day see Sophia Chang's article 'The Other Side of the Table' here: http://conversations.aaschool.ac.uk/sophia-chang/
For further information and to secure a place at an upcoming event please visit the website: https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/APPLY/ADMISSIONS/OpendayApplication.php
We look forward to seeing you soon!
Image credit: Valerie Bennett