The prestigious Harvard University Graduate School of Design has launched an online learning course in all things architecture. The best bit? It’s at no cost!
Dreaming of designing your own home? Well, Harvard is here to help you explore your passion for architecture and design with a free online course called The Architectural Imagination.
Over 10 weeks, you’ll work through 10 different modules to learn “how to read, analyse, and understand different forms of architectural representation,” according to the course description.
Written by the university’s leading architectural academics – the likes of which include the highly-respected Professors K. Michael Hays and Erika Naginski – the course will dive deeper into three key areas of architecture as a practice.
Part one shines a light on the form and history of architecture with hands-on exercises, while part two will look into technology as a component of architecture’s realisation and understanding. Last but not least, students will “confront architecture’s complex relationship to its social and historical contexts”.
“Over the course of 10 modules, we’ll examine some of history’s most important examples that show how architecture engages, mediates, and expresses a culture’s complex aspirations,” the course description reads.
Excited? Daunted? Fret not, because the course is available at an “instructional level” to anyone, regardless of skill or expertise, and is said to require only three to five hours of study per week. Plus, it’s free so there’s really no pressure!
You won’t walk out with a degree, but you can receive a certificate of completion for USD$99.
Click here to make like Elle Woods in Legally Blonde and enrol now.