The Harvard Graduate School of Design is launching a web-based course that offers architectural education at no cost.
The Architectural Imagination course will allow students to "learn fundamental principles of architecture — as an academic subject or a professional career — from a study of history's important buildings", according to the website.
Spread over 10 modules, the programme is intended to be taken over the same number of weeks.
The first part will focus on form and history, the second on technology, and the third on representation and context.
Skills including architectural drawing and model making will be taught through a series of video presentations and hands-on exercises.
"In this course, you will learn how to 'read' architecture as a cultural expression as well as a technical achievement," says the description.
Participants will not earn any credentials, however a certificate of completion will be available to purchase for $99 (£79).
The programme is authored by faculty members at the university in Cambridge, Massachusetts: architectural theory professor K Michael Hays; architectural history professor Erika Naginski; and history of architecture and technology professor Antoine Picon.
Enrollment is available now, for a 28 February 2017 start date.