Kent School of Architecture and Planning’s MArch architecture programme is validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). The award is also prescribed by the Architects’ Registration Board (ARB) as giving exemption from Part 2 of their professional examinations. Typically, we ask for applicants to have a minimum of six months’ experience in professional practice prior to starting the course.
However, in light of the current economic situation, the condition of six months’ experience in professional practice prior to starting the course will be waived for entry in 2020. Students admitted to the programme without the usual year-out experience may intermit their studies between the two years of the March programme to gain practical experience. However, this will not be mandatory.
If you currently finishing an undergraduate degree and applying without any year-out practical experience, your application can only be made once you know the outcome of your degree.
If you have any queries about the application process or what is required, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
A big congratulations to MArch Stage 4 student, Kehinde Pereira, who has been awarded the Venice Biennale Fellowship, run by the British Council in partnership with selected Schools of Architectures, including Kent School of Architecture and Planning.
Kehinde will be spending a month in Venice during the Architecture Biennale 2020. Kehinde writes, “As a successful candidate, I’ll also participate for approximately three days per week as an invigilator in the British Pavilion with the remaining time used for study and research in response to ideas within How Will We Live Together and/or The British Pavilions’s exhibition of the The Garden of Privatised Delights.”
IMAGES: THE INDUCTION DAY, KEHINDE PEREIRA
A big congratulations to Stage 4 MArch student, Benjamin Warner, who has received a summer research scholarship at the Maxwell Institute at Brigham Young University at their annual Summer Seminar. This year’s research seminar is about the intersections between religion and the arts. Brigham Young University will fly Benjamin out to their campus in Utah for six weeks of intensive seminars and self-directed research in June 2020. The event culminates with a public symposium where Benjamin will present his findings.
Image: Design for church-like sneaker store in Canterbury, inspired by the city’s rich history of religions and cults by Benjamin Warner
Architect and Assistant Professor at Università Politecnica delle Marche in Ancona, Antonello Alici, will be giving a lecture to MArch Unit 1 titled, ‘The spirit of the place. Learning from Giancarlo De Carlo’ on Tuesday 10th March 2020.
Giancarlo De Carlo (1919-2005) is a major figure in the architectural theory and practice of 20th Century for his capacity at dealing with the value of the historic city and townscape and for a dialogue with its inhabitants. Born in Genova in 1919, the son of a naval engineer, he sapent his childhood in different Italian port cities before moving to Tunis. His university education in Milan Polytechnic and in IUAV Venice provided the connection with the modernist avant-garde, namely with Giuseppe Pagano and Ernesto N. Rogers and at the same time with William Morris and the British culture. His main contribution – for which he was awarded the prestigious Royal Gold Medal of the Royal Institute of British Architects in 1993 – lies in his belief in architecture as a militant profession, free from ideologies and stereotypes, sustained by exemplary design experience in historical cities all over the world. The lesson of Giancarlo De Carlo will be presented through sketches and narratives of some key projects in historical cities as Urbino, Dublin, Siena and Ancon.
Antonello Alici, architect and architectural historian and critic, based in Rome and teaching in Ancona at Università Politecnica delle Marche, is currently working on the relations between Italian and British architects in the Post-war, and on the travels of Nordic architects to Italy. Since 2014 he is the Program director of the summer school ‘The Culture of the City. Understanding the Urban Landscape’ dealing with the regions affected by earthquakes.
Kent School of Architecture and Planning are pleased to announce we will be hosting a series of Google Hangouts for prospective students and current applicants interested in our postgraduate courses. These events are free, and will be held online, hosted by our respective programme directors. The full list of dates and times are below:
To book your place on any of our online Google Hangouts, please email email@example.com with the Google Hangout(s) you would like to attend, and the email address you would like your invitation sent to.
MArch Unit 1 visited Milan during Enhancement Week at the end of October, on a field trip led by Dr Manolo Guerci and Peter Buš. During their visit, they explored numerous buildings and sites covering Byzantine, Gothic, Renaissance, 18th and 19th century and modernism. Interested in finding out more about their trip? Watch MArch Stage 5 student Andy Kong’s great short film.
Kent School of Architecture are hosting an MArch Open Afternoon from 3pm – 5pm on Tuesday 5th March 2019 in Studio C, Marlowe Building on the Canterbury campus.
If you are interested in studying on the MArch programme, or have already applied, and would like to find out more information about the course structure, unit system, entry requirements and would like an opportunity to speak with the MArch programme director, Michael Richards, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to book your place.
Kent School of Architecture are hosting an MArch Google Hangout with the MArch programme director, Michael Richards, on Tuesday 11th December at 12.00 – 13.00 GMT for all current and prospective applicants.
If you are interested in studying on the MArch programme for entry in September 2019, and would like to find out more information about the course structure, unit system, entry requirements and would like an opportunity to have your queries answered, then please email email@example.com to book onto this event.
We are pleased to announce that two of Kent’s architecture graduates, Steph Elward and Fergus Littlejohn, have had their work selected to be included in RIBA’s Fresh Perspectives Exhibition.
Fresh Perspectives is a display of recent student work from across the country in response to the theme of RIBA’s current exhibition in the Architecture Gallery, Disappear Here: On perspective and other kinds of space. Perspective is one of the enduring, fascinating and important concerns of architectural thinking, representation and practice. This new display is a celebration of the theme, drawing on some of the brightest work from architectural students and recent graduates.
Kent’s School of Architecture was one of just 13 schools selected from across the UK. Fresh Perspectives is now open for view and runs until the 29 September 2018 at the RIBA Practice Space, on the third floor at RIBA London, 66 Portland Place, London W1. https://www.architecture.com/whats-on/fresh-perspectives-student-show