Getting tired of doing a draft for a building because you couldn’t express yourself? Maybe it’s time to go overseas and study in Harvard.
The Harvard Garduate School of Design takes a new twist with their new Architecture studio course. Instead of focusing primarily on industrial design, the course would concentrate in teaching about the History of Art and Architecture.
While many Bachelor of Architecture courses in different universities would disagree, teaching Architecture as thinking in its own form of liberal arts practice, and focusing on the technical aspect of the practice, will help complement and reinforce one another, as Harvard expects.
Harvard has long planned to create its own Architecture studio course. Most students looking to learn Architecture had to transfer to MIT.
The new course will introduce the first cross-disciplinary approach called “Transformations” and “Connections”, which would teach students a common design language.
Student response to the program has been very positive so far. Many are interested in the foundational studies of Architecture. The program aims not just to prepare students for professional practice, but treat the practice as something belonging to the liberal arts.