The BA skills programme offers opportunity to help students learn new design methods and then improvise, building new practices for their architectural design.
It is a complementary module that works vertically along the three years of Bachelor of Architecture. We have been working on organising workshops and talks with BA1 and BA2, emphasising analogue and digital methods in approaching architectural design. Also, this year, the BA3 students’ skills have been organised as inspirational talks to guide them further in their studies and careers. The Skills are considered an extension of a usual Studio day in which students experiment with various techniques to produce work quickly while improving their design skills.
Students today benefit by enriching their skills and knowledge through a holistic approach between the Studio and the units like Climate Emergency, Architecture Digital Design (ADD), Model Making, Technology and Humanities.
The Skills workshop results have been disseminated through four different channels:
- sharing the workshop results through the MIRO boards,
- regularly updating the MMUtube Studio Skills playlist talks,
- uploading them on the MSA Studio Skills Instagram page,
- and in the BA Skills newsletter, periodically sent across all the school.
Sharing Workshop results, Studio Skills talks, and a recap of the past Skills sessions, using the above channels established a holistic and easy-to-access archive shared across the BA and rest of the school.
It has been a fantastic year full of analogue and digital opportunities, which benefited students who engaged with the programme.