Studio First at Carleton University

The Studio First short course at Carleton University, Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism, facilitates graduate architecture studies for those with no formal background in the subject.


School: Carleton University, Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism
Course: Studio First
Location: online
Course dates: session one, 16 May 2023 to 21 June 2023; session two, 4 July 2023 to 9 August 2023
Application deadline: 1 June 2023

Studio First is an intensive five-week studio in architectural design for students with no formal background who want to pursue graduate studies in architecture, urban design, or landscape architecture.

The program provides a post-baccalaureate bridge from an undergraduate degree in any field toward an accredited professional degree program in architecture.

Studio First will help you create a competitive portfolio for application to a three-year master of architecture program or any environmental design field.

Participants receive a box of art supplies, work on three separate studio projects, attend lectures on architectural theory and practice, learn how to use key digital media tools, participate in workshops on portfolio preparation and graduate school applications, enjoy individual attention and guidance, and receive a certificate of completion.

The 2023 edition of the course includes an optional in-person component.

You will work on your graduate school portfolio under the supervision of our studio instructors, experience studio culture, and network with like-minded participants. The program will help you determine if architecture is the right path to follow.

Students from all countries are welcome.

Studio First alumni have been accepted to top schools across North America, Australia, and the UK, including the Bartlett, MIT, SCI-Arc, Pratt Institute, University of Edinburgh, University of Melbourne, Carleton University, Rice University, University of Toronto and more.

Find out more about the course and apply ›

Top image: Gargantuan by Derek Clouatre, who completed Studio First in 2021 and is now enrolled in the three-year Master of Architecture programme at the Azrieli School of Architecture and Urbanism.

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