Current Yr 11 students with an interest in architecture, urban design or landscape architecture are being invited to take part in the Faculty of Architecture, Landscape and Visual Arts' (ALVA) Summer Schools' Studio 2013.The studio is an opportunity for students entering into Year 12 in 2013 to, through intense tuition sessions with Faculty staff, develop new skills and "jump start" their academic careers with ALVA.
Program Coordinator Dr Annette Pedersen said Summer Schools' Studio 2013 was designed to give Year 12 students an academic extension experience well beyond their school experience.
"The students are faced with solving challenging design problems, learning to work with new computer design tools and ultimately drawing and then constructing a model of their design concepts."
"The studio is a very intense learning experience where participants are treated as university students and need to work beyond their comfort zones. It encourages students to develop problem solving skills and extend themselves intellectually beyond TEE curriculum courses." she said.
The studio will consist of:
• An introduction to design by staff from the Faculty
• Model making and drawing
• An introduction to computer modeling
• A visit to a site of architectural significance (in this case, the newly built Perth Arena)
• Talks by architects involved with the design of the Perth Arena
• An exhibition of student work at the end of the studio
For more information see www.alva.uwa.edu.au/community/studio now - enrolment closes on December 14 and places are limited.