1. GENERAL AIMS OF THE COURSE
The introduction to architecture, practical architecture project and teaching of the architectural occupations are aimed at training skilled architects on:
- understanding, designing, composing and realising living space by expressing the values underpinning the project;
- performing their role and responsibilities with due consideration for social, cultural, aesthetic, technical and functional, economic, environmental and contextual factors, both in their creations and in a broad range of additional services;
- executing current, new and emerging assignments, with diligence, focus, skill and sensitivity, thus satisfying society’s expectations and anticipating future challenges.
This requires the acquisition of specialist knowledge, know-how and critical thinking as well as the ability to think and act independently, in order to approach the architectural dimension in a comprehensive and integrated manner and with artistic sensitivity.
2. SPECIFIC OBJECTIVES OF THE MASTER’S DEGREE
Following on from the Bachelor’s in Architecture undergraduate degree focused on the introduction, exploration and acquisition of the foundations and enduring architectural values, the Master’s degree places greater importance on teamwork, individual study and in-depth study. It develops the ability to design and implement a comprehensive approach and an integrated vision when working on projects, acquired during the first phase of the course. It also reinforces the architectural project as a place of convergence and interdisciplinary application, a true centre of learning, and utilises teaching material that supports creativity and technical aptitude. This is achieved through strong links between the specialist theory classes and the architectural studios that leads to an integration of knowledge and the complementarity of teaching.
The in-depth learning of certain subjects or topics related to the design and realisation of living space, such as housing, heritage, the city, the territory, sustainable development, etc., introduce the student to contemporary architectural issues and multiple perspectives. The programmes proposed are gaining in size and complexity and welcome new and emerging issues that encourage the student to design a personal project based on a sense of responsibility, ethics and the development of independent thinking and action, the aim of which is the quest for a sustainable world centred on a human purpose that makes architecture a major art, giving meaning, dignity and quality of life.