UIC Barcelona School of Architecture has adapted to recent changes in the field of architecture to offer an education that provides an overarching perspective of the profession and the opportunity to learn a wide-range of skill sets. Learn more about what makes the school unique after the break.
Integrated Project-Based Teaching Method
Integrated Project-Based Teaching (IPT) is a teaching method based on undertaking a project at every scale, and involving simultaneous interaction with all areas of knowledge. It increases student performance by avoiding the repetition of class material across the different subjects, and ensures that the various tasks are spread throughout the semesters of the degree program. In short, the teaching method focuses on a more organized learning experience.
A Broader Labor Market
The IPT helps enrich the professional profile of architects, and facilitates their access to a broader labour market, encouraging students to define assignments themselves and actively search for suitable clients. In addition to building design, students learn interior and industrial design as well as the design of public space and landscapes. UIC Barcelona also allocates the necessary resources and staff to ensure an ample job bank for students. In recent years, 85% of students have graduated with jobs.
A Teaching Team in Touch with Professional Reality
The lecturers and professors at UIC Barcelona School of Architecture have close links to the professional world and to research. They combine their teaching with jobs in architecture offices, research groups, public administration and prestigious institutions. Both national and international staff members teach the same tools they use in their own jobs in class. In short, the School of Architecture provides a broad education that is strongly connected to professional reality. This is essential in order to undertake activities in various areas and locations around the world.
In the School of Architecture individual attention is offered to students with the aim of boosting their competences and skills as much as possible. Classes are often broken into small groups, in which teamwork is encouraged. The ratio of students to professors is 15:1, and each student is also assigned an academic advisor and a professional coach.
Beyond the Classroom
In the School of Architecture, students learn to work in a team, and each of the projects undertaken in the classroom have a commitment to society and the nearby environment. This philosophy becomes clear on two occasions: during the Vertical Workshop, at the beginning of the academic year, when the whole school works on the production of prototypes for projects of a social nature using a real scale; and during the execution of Final Degree Projects (TFG), when students take on complicated challenges that cover everything from landscaping to furniture design. Students’ Final Degree Projects are exhibited in emblematic places in Barcelona. In this way, the School of Architecture aims to highlight the key role played by schools of architecture in making a reflection on contemporary cities and landscapes.