The MA Digital Craft in Architecture course at Oxford Brookes University integrates traditional construction knowledge with contemporary digital technology.
School: Oxford Brookes University
Course: MA Digital Craft in Architecture
Location: Oxford, UK
Course dates: January 2024 to May 2025 or September 2024 to September 2025
Application deadline: 17 August 2024
The MA in Digital Craft in Architecture has digital thinking, material culture and making at its heart.
The creative and critical capacity of the human mind, working with local materials over many generations, has refined the knowledge of building into a craft as a rich resource of material understanding, intelligence and beauty in its application.
Building on Oxford Brookes's renowned research profile in vernacular architecture, this course emphasises learning from traditional processes and post-digital methods of fabrication to enhance the design propositions emergent from material narratives embedded in cultural contexts.
The programme fosters creative and thought-provoking research into sustainable design through a rigorous, design-led environment.
Taught by architects and digital technology experts, students gain hands-on experience with robotic manufacturing, mixed reality making and traditional hand tooling, contextualised through critical theories of computation, culture and building technology.
The course will provide students with exciting opportunities to work closely with industry partners and engage in cross-disciplinary dialogue, collaborating on innovative research projects with real-world applications.
Students will gain an independent critical understanding and enhance their professional practice within the expanding multi-disciplinary fields of digital design and manufacturing.
The School of Architecture at Brookes is in the Guardian's top ten of UK universities ranked by subject area; you will graduate equipped with skills to advance careers in architecture, engineering and construction industries and become part of a large community of architecture students.
Top image: Kerfed Library by Cory Lochrie, 2021
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