The Bartlett School of Architecture


The Bartlett Summer School 2023 – On Campus, 14–16 year olds

Our Summer School for 14-16 year olds, based on campus at The Bartlett School of Architecture's Bloomsbury site, is ideal for students looking for an introduction to studying architecture.


Students working at studio desks at The Bartlett Summer School 2019. Photography by Richard Stonehouse

This short course has been designed for younger students looking for a brief introduction to The Bartlett School of Architecture and to develop their understanding of architecture at University level. 14–16 year olds will make the decision about their GCSE’s and A-levels soon and will gain important information about the built environment.

The 1–2-day courses give an introduction into the specific skills an architect needs but also allows the students to develop their collaborative skills.

Is it for me?

We're looking for applications from motivated students who are passionate about drawing and making. There are no required skills or subjects. 

Each expert teaches what they do best, with clear guidelines, true passion, and professional insight in every lesson.

You will meet students from all parts of London and can collaborate in studios, exploring and expressing your creativity. Ask questions, request feedback, or offer solutions. Share your learning experience with other students in the community who are as passionate about creativity as you are.

You will learn valuable methods and techniques inspiring your work at school.

This summer school is based on campus and is for students able to travel independently to The Bartlett School of Architecture and attend all day, between 10.30 and 16:00.

Students will receive a Certificate of Participation if they attend a minimum of 75% of the course. 

We can only accept students who are 14–16 years old at the start of the course, in accordance with DBS checks.

Please note that we cannot provide any visa information, visa letters or support with finding accommodation.

COVID restrictions permitting, the summer school will take place at The Bartlett School of Architecture's London campus. All guidelines will be followed by the government and UCL. 

What do I need?

All materials will be provided.

Dates and fees

The Bartlett summer school for 14–16 year olds, on campus, 2 days taught in small groups.

1: 25–26 July  |   2: 27–28 July
Fees: £240, teaching only

The Bartlett skills course for 14–16 year olds, on campus, 1 day taught in small groups, specialising in model making.

25 or 26 July
Fees: £120, teaching only 

The Bartlett skills course for 14–16 year olds, on campus, 1 day taught in small groups, specialising in drawing.

25 or 26 July
Fees: £120, teaching only 

How to apply

All course fees must be paid in full at the time of booking.

Applications are now closed for this year's courses. 

Accommodation information

Unfortunately, we are unable to support students in finding accommodation for our on-campus courses. However, UCL offer summer accommodation for students travelling to UCL. All information regarding the accommodation that is available can be found here: https://www.ucl.ac.uk/residences/ucl-summer-residences
We can provide students who opt to stay in one of the UCL Summer Residences, a 5% discount. Discount codes will be available after registering on your chosen short course. Please email bartlett.shortcourses@ucl.ac.uk after registering and paying, to access the discount code.
Please note that due to the nature of the UCL summer residences, all under 18’s must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. UCL do not offer any private accommodation to students under 18 years of age.


If you have any questions about this short course, please email bartlett.shortcourses@ucl.ac.uk.