Bachelor in Architectural StudiesMake meaningful environments
The Bachelor in Architectural Studies prepares students to transform the world and to make meaningful environments. With a project-based approach to learning and a diverse body of faculty and students, the program synthesizes creative, technical, environmental, and social considerations, and is driven by a forward-looking and entrepreneurial spirit. We teach our students to master the essential tools and skills of the architect, while simultaneously encouraging them to think broadly and creatively about how these tools and skills might be used in the future.
Segovia and Madrid
Thanks to IE School of Architecture and Design’s international recognition, this bachelor’s degree has an exclusive internship program that will allow you to gain invaluable work experience in some of the most prestigious studios worldwide.
This program provides access to the one-year Master in Architecture, which is required in order to achieve professional licensure in Spain and the European Union.
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Letter from the Director
Dear Prospective Student,
To be an architect is to see possibility where other don’t, to imagine things differently, and to have the tools and the discipline to turn even the most outlandish ideas into tangible reality. To be an architect is to engage the world, and to change it. That’s why we’re here. And that’s what you’ll learn to do in the Architecture degree at IE University.
Our program will prepare you to think and act both globally and locally, and to see opportunities where others merely see crisis. Indeed, we see the current moment as an exciting one, as the beginning of a new way to practice architecture, and as an unprecedented moment for innovation in architecture education. We want to produce the next generation of leaders in architecture and design – those who will show us a range of paths out of or current crisis, suggesting new ideas for the future.
So, how do we do that? First, we give you the technical, creative, and entrepreneurial tools you’ll need to make a difference. Our Design Studio sequence will teach you to engage problems in the real world, and to propose new visions; our series of Experimentation Workshops will open you up to new modes of working, and new media; our Integration Workshops will introduce the technical complexity of the contemporary architectural project; our Fabrication Lab and sequence of digital coursework will give you hands-on experience, and out Alternative Practices semester will show you a range of different ways to apply your architecture training to the world around us.Read more
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Why study the Bachelor in Architectural Studies at IE University?
Education with breadth and depth
Our Bachelor of Architectural studies combines the core architectural coursework with additional modules dedicated to design entrepreneurship, experimentation, management, and alternative modes of professional practice. This rich combination of experiences will prepare you to respond to the complex challenges of the future, and to set your own professional path.
A highly creative environment
Students are immersed in a vibrant studio atmosphere where they can develop their creativity in a dynamic working and learning environment. Thanks to the time spent in the Design Studio, you will be encouraged to engage in dialogue, collaboration, risk-taking, and innovation.
Backed by the IE School of Architecture and Design
IE School of Architecture and Design places emphasis on design, innovation, and entrepreneurial spirit. Architecture students will be part of a community of students and professionals encouraged to take a creative approach to architecture and design, think critically when confronted with a challenge, and not be afraid to think outside of the traditional boundaries.
International guest speakers
Every year, the IE School of Architecture and Design brings outstanding figures in the industry and beyond to give talks on their fields of expertise. They present fresh ideas to the school and bring pioneering new design approaches to the challenges posed by contemporary society.
A global perspective
The Bachelor in Architectural Studies is among the most international architecture programs in the world, with a learning environment and content that give you a truly global vision. You will study in a diverse community of students and professors, and will be able to take advantage of study abroad and international internship opportunities.
Master in Architecture
This one-year Master program takes a step forward into advanced design and the management skills needed to succeed in the Architecture, Engineering and Construction industry today. It is an advanced program that builds on students’ previous knowledge of theoretical and practical principles.
The program involves rigorous research and project-based work, and you are constantly encouraged to develop and apply an entrepreneurial spirit. Throughout the year you will work on a thesis project comprised of 3 modules, and will also take part in an advanced design studio and a construction workshop. The Master in Architecture will enable you to enhance your creativity and organization skills, your strategic vision and also help you develop and demonstrate your project management skills in an advanced level.
Upon completion of the Master, you will be fully equipped with the skills and expertise needed to work as a versatile and fully-rounded architect and design entrepreneur. This is necessary to access the regulated profession of architecture in the European Union.
To commence this Master program you will need at least 300 credits in Architectural Studies.
The Bachelor in Architectural Studies was called a "hidden Gem in Global Architecture Education” by Design Intelligence magazine in 2010.
A place to learn by making
The Fab Lab is a fundamental part of what we call the culture of making. It is a place where students can experiment with both digital and traditional tools. Testing, analyzing, refining and testing again are key steps in the design process.
For design students it is really important to know how to bring an idea to life. Proposals are tested through the creation of prototypes to ensure that what they have in mind really works as planned. There are two parts to the Fabrication Lab, one which uses digital tools (CNC router, laser cutters, 3D printers) and the other which uses more traditional carpentry and shop tools, allowing students to make their ideas tangible.
Students will participate in workshops where they will acquire a wide variety of technical abilities and where they will learn how to use different machines and tools safely.
Our staff will be available throughout the whole process, giving advice to students while they develop their projects, and guiding them when confronted with difficulties in the different stages of their creations.