The AA Diploma School introduces students in their fourth and fifth years of study to the AAâ€™s ARB/RIBA-recognised, five-year course in architecture. Long acknowledged as a global innovator in architectural education, the Diploma School has been home to some of the most innovative, challenging and experimental thinking in architecture.
The Diploma School offers opportunities for architectural experimentation and consolidation across a broad range of interests and teaching methods. The aim is to deploy strategies of representation across diverse media in parallel to building technical proficiencies and critical agendas. An atmosphere of lively and informed debate permeates Diploma School life. As they refine research skills and develop proposals into high-level design portfolios, students begin to find both their voices as designers and ways of articulating their own academic agendas to carry with them into their future professional careers.