The Master of Architecture (Design) course at The University of Hong Kong provides postgraduate architectural education to students from different undergraduate backgrounds.
The Master of Architecture (Design) at the University of Hong Kong is a three-year full-time programme. Built on the existing two-year University Grants Committee-funded MArch curriculum, the three-year MArch(Design) offers a path for qualified students from undergraduate programmes outside of architecture to pursue an architectural education.
Through a multidisciplinary curriculum emphasising current design and production technologies alongside an understanding of the historical and theoretical culture of architecture, the programme enables students to acquire broad expertise, skills and knowledge to confront the complexities of contemporary architectural discourse, design and practice.
In the first five semesters of the programme, students select from design studio courses offered by staff with a diverse range of backgrounds and expertise.
In the design studio course during the final semester, students focus on a self-directed design thesis, formulated individually and supervised by staff in the department as a conclusion of the MArch (Design) curriculum.
In addition to demonstrating satisfactory ability in the technical aspects of architectural practice, the thesis should produce innovative work that extends and enriches knowledge in the broader field of architecture.
Top image: HKU Architecture project by Anthony Lam.
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