Short courses


Bartlett Summer Studio

  • 37.5 hours per week
  • 3 weeks (15 days)


This three-week course for students studying architecture (or a related discipline) will help you develop advanced techniques and specialist skills at The Bartlett School of Architecture.

You'll develop your design skills and conceptual and critical thinking within a playful atmosphere of experimentation and fabrication.

The course is ideal for students looking to investigate and explore an individual project and produce a high-quality sequence of work to support their studies.

There is also the option to attend a one-week Maker's Week course.

Who the Summer Studio is for

The Summer Studio is suitable for anyone again 18 or older who is studying architecture at undergraduate or postgraduate level, or a related course, in the UK or internationally.

What it involves

Over the course of three weeks, you'll respond to a shared design brief, generating your own detailed design responses. Your thinking and design outputs will be guided and informed by architectural design classes and workshops in specialist skills. 

You'll be encouraged to experiment, challenge and test your ideas in the studio, the workshop and crits.

You'll go on exhibition trips and cultural visits and hear from invited lecturers and practitioners, which will help deepen your knowledge of the industry as a whole. 

The course will finish with a joint one-day exhibition of work. A private view will give you and your guests a chance to celebrate your work.

You'll receive a Certificate of Study on completion of the course.

Find out more about previous years' Summer Studios in our image gallery.

Maker's Week

The Maker's Week is an optional extra one-week course where you'll be introduced to new architectural materials and skills.

You'll work through a series of exercises with one chosen material, such as clay, cast, timber or metal. Through various workshops you'll gain a deeper understanding of your chosen material and experiment with a series of other materials.

You'll be given an induction to the tools and machinery, and there'll also be an option to gain computer skills and learn about how to use render programmes, VR and film to create and design. 


The fee for the Summer Studio is £1,850. 

The Maker's Week costs £750.

The fee covers basic materials but does not cover accommodation, food or travel.

Course information last modified: 4 Sep 2020, 12:45