Architecture and urban development are public arts: city planners and architects are responsible for the beauty and variety of our constructed environment. Their task is it to design a future with quality of life. This is why those who enter this program of studies will learn not only professional skills but also the ability examine things critically and relate to society responsibly.
A wide-ranging curriculum is delivered: design and construction, urban planning and development, appearance and style as well as building technological, historical, theoretical, and economic foundations. But, always the focus of your studies is on design as a creative process.
The ability to visualize spaces and esthetic sensibility is essential for studying architecture and urban planning. It is equally necessary to stay informed on current cultural, political, and societal themes. But above all, you must have a real passion for architecture.
Prospective architects should derive enjoyment from artistic examination, say in drawing and the plastic arts, but also have curiosity when it comes to new technological advances and ways of doing things. They should approach the many-layered and overlapping aspects and relations of architecture and urban planning at all times with an open mind.