On changes and conception of the study programme

Pierre von Meiss


A basic problem of architectural education is to prepare architects for competition in the labour market. Most European universities attempt to provide universal education for the students, usually through a five-year study plan divided into two cycles and one year of practice, depending on individual characteristics in each country. The FA STU should very carefully consider its objectives, possibilities, background and advantages in relation to its competitors. From pedagogical experience, it is possible to recommend to let the best architects teach in the beginning of the study, to introduce theory and methodology in the studio work and, lastly, not to join the didactic goals with the topics but with the discussions on how to overcome the antagonism between the design and the construction and how to ensure a free access to information.

Keywords: Europe, changes, architects, concept, FA STU, study programme, universal education, competition