MA Programme Description
Live Project-based studio work forms the core of activity for the first three terms of the MA City Design programme, with complementary technical, historical, theoretical and case study seminars occurring in parallel. Group work is encouraged and considered an important introduction to the inherently collaborative process of city design. In the fourth and final term, students will complete an independent Research Project as an individual submission, which will offer the opportunity to work on a detailed design proposal or thesis with support and feedback from urban and city design practitioners.
Workshops focus on new spatial epistemologies, especially systems of representation, visualisation and calculation. The History & Theory Studies (HTS) unit examines alternative models for the city throughout history, focusing on the way social and political ambitions have become spatialised.
Shared units at programme, School and College level encourage different scales of collaboration with related disciplines and across the College.