Architecture Summer School

Interested in building an exciting future as an architect?

Our two-week programme is designed for students looking for an engaging introduction to the study of Architecture, which will help lay the foundations for an exciting future career in the industry. Develop your understanding of architecture as a collaborative practice by taking part in our Time to Shine group projects. Here you’ll utilise the subject knowledge studied on the course whilst working closely with your classmates to deliver thought-provoking presentations of your own. From being inspired by the architecture of the past to designing blueprints of the future, our Cambridge College Architecture course is designed to help best prepare you for the challenges ahead.

At a Glance

  • Price: £4,500
  • Ages: 15-17
  • English Level: B1+ (Intermediate and above)
  • Duration: 2 weeks
  • Maximum Class Size: 15
  • Academic Content: 25 Hours Per Week
  • Starting Dates: 9th July, 23rd July, 6th August 2023
  • Location: Sancton Wood School, Cambridge
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What you’ll learn

  • Develop the ability to draw architectural blueprints.
  • Learn how architecture incorporates the fields of science and art to produce architectural designs.
  • Learn architecture through the study of the major works and movements in the history of architecture.

Take part in our exciting Future People Time to Shine project, in which you and your classmates will produce an architectural design for the house of the future.

Industry Experience

Cambridge is a city rich in architectural history. In our Industry Experience, a professional architect will join the students to analyse the architectural importance of key historic buildings in this famous university city, before delivering a masterclass in architectural design.

Why Choose Architecture at Cambridge College

  • Strengthen your knowledge of key architecture subject areas in both theory and practice.
  • Through fun and engaging lesson activities, you will get to develop and apply your 21st-century skills, such as critical thinking, communication skills, collaborative skills, and original thinking.
  • Improve your ability to work collaboratively in our Time to Shine projects.
  • Marvel at the stunning architectural history of Cambridge’s university and college buildings studied by aspiring architects from all over the world, from medieval spires to the architecture of the 1960s.

Course Outcomes

  • You’ll gain valuable insight and advice from leading architects.
  • By taking part in practical design tasks and projects you will be able to grow in confidence and shall have the opportunity to develop key transferable 21st-century skills.
  • Master vital analytical academic skills which will help to prepare you for future challenges at university and beyond.

Time to Shine

At the end of each week, the whole school comes together to take part in a presentation project we call Time to Shine. These projects are a highlight of the week’s work and give students an opportunity to showcase their learning and development. Providing them with the chance to gain valuable experience in practising their collaboration and presentation skills in front of a larger audience.

Time to Shine

Future People

Time to Shine Project: Architecture and the Design of Future Spaces

In the house of the future, what will you find? In what ways will smart technology integrate us with household technologies? How will the house of the future preserve energy, and be carbon-free? In Cambridge College’s Future People Time to Shine project, our architecture students will design the house of the future, incorporating theories of architectural design which focus on sustainability, technology, and empowerment.

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It was an excellent choice sending our daughter to Cambridge this summer. High-quality stay in an international environment with first-class course and entertainment offer. Congratulations to the SBC team!

Sabina, Parent, Spain

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Lay the foundations for an incredible career in architecture in the stunning city of Cambridge. Complete the enquiry form below and our friendly admissions team will be in touch.