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Architectural Institute in Prague (ARCHIP) is the only architectural college in Central Europe to offer both Bachelor’s and Master’s degree programmes in English. Progressively combining the best of local and global architectural tradition, the school aims to form well-rounded graduates, competent in the fundamentals of the architectural profession while being capable of meeting its modern requirements.
ARCHIP’s students not only get a hands-on technical training but are also taught that the architectural profession has strong societal, environmental and urbanistic implications. As a progressive new school of architecture, ARCHIP offers to its students both an Undergraduate and Graduate programme, and a futuristic one-semester Global Architecture + Design programme.
Founded in 2010 and situated in the unique space of DOX Center for Contemporary Art, ARCHIP offers an invigorating environment for young and motivated individuals to learn how to shape the world they live in. At ARCHIP, students are able to experience a truly international environment as, currently, the school is a temporary home to students of more than 30 nationalities. Thanks to that, along with a strict limit of 30 students per class, ARCHIP boasts a uniquely familial atmosphere and team spirit.
The programme of the school is based in studio instruction which follows the principles of the ‘Vertical studio’ model which means that, in each studio, students from different years are combined and work together on a single site and program. Each student may spend a semester in each of the five different studios, all of them led by international and local faculty prominent across the field. In this way, the students are confronted with different methods of practice as well as different theoretical approaches encouraging them to find their own style. Furthermore, students are taught classes such as graphic design, photography, product design and other hands-on courses designed to help them succeed in their future careers. Lastly, lectures in theory are combined with practice-oriented seminars, excursions and workshops.
ARCHIP has partners among municipalities, architecture firms, NGOs and developers from all over the world, and collaborates with them on a number of projects. Thanks to this outreach, our students gain not only practical experience but also valuable connections that may help them improve their career prospects.