Course detail

Specialised Studio

FAST-NGA056Acad. year: 2024/2025

The specialized studio has a direct link to the diploma thesis both with its focus and via pedagogical guidance. It deals with a more demanding programme appropriate to the master’s level of studies. It acts as a lead-in to the diploma thesis either via a related topic or through a solution within a wider context - the area from which the diploma thesis will arise. Simultaneously, it is a comprehensive, independent project.

Language of instruction


Number of ECTS credits


Mode of study

Not applicable.

Entry knowledge

Knowledge and abilities gained during previous theoretical studies in the architecture study specialization and their application in creative studio work.

Rules for evaluation and completion of the course

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.


Application of theoretical knowledge gained during the bachelor’s degree course and during study in selected disciplines of one of the specialisations of the subsequent master’s study programme, “Architecture and urban development”. The studio assignment is also profiled with this specialisation.
Assessment and practical application of theoretical knowledge gained within the framework of the selected specialisation of the subsequent master’s degree course. A lead-in for the elaboration of the final diploma project.

Study aids

Not applicable.

Prerequisites and corequisites

Not applicable.

Basic literature

Not applicable.

Recommended reading

Not applicable.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme NPC-ARS Master's

    specialization ARA , 2. year of study, winter semester, compulsory

Type of course unit


Studio work

143 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


1. Analysis of the brief 2. Analysis of the building site 3. Reference examples 4. Basic idea of the design 5. Criticism, evaluation of phase 1 6.–9. work on the design 10. Criticism, evaluation of phase 2 11.–13. Working out of the final project 13. Crit, final evaluation