The MArch Program offers a comprehensive program of enrichment opportunities to students, including: study abroad opportunities, the annual Design Matters lecture series, field trips (including the annual trip to Los Angeles), exhibitions, the Scale journal, and various visiting lectureships. A number of these programs occur during block weeks, which occur three times a year (October, January and February); these are one-week intensive course offerings that occur when students have no other course obligations.
A variety of study abroad opportunities including the longstanding program in Barcelona, and the more recently developed program in Australia are available in the MArch Program. Students also have opportunities to arrange individual study abroad terms at various institutions around the world.
One of the flagship opportunities offered by EVDS is the study term held in Barcelona, Spain. Initiated approximately almost twenty years ago, it is conceived as a rigorous study abroad term in which students would be immersed in an international design centre. The Faculty has engaged a group of independent Barcelona-based design educators, from a range of disciplines, to deliver a design studio and related courses. There is annual exhibition of student work from Barcelona held in the Spring term in the Faculty’s Kasian Gallery.
In the Winter 2011 semester EVDS established a study abroad program in Adelaide, South Australia. In 2012 this has developed into a program developed in partnership with the City of Melbourne, RMIT, and a group of design-builders in Adelaide. Students pursue a design studio and related courses.
The MArch Program has a number of distinguished programs that bring in prominent architects and educators to work with students during Blockweeks. These include the following lectureships:
Gillmor Visiting Lectureship
The Gillmor Visiting Lectureship brings a prominent historian or theoretician to the Program annually to give a series of advanced seminars on a selected topic during the October block week.
William Lyon Somerville Visiting Lectureship
The William Lyon Somerville Visiting Lectureship, established in 1992, brings a prominent architect to the Program annually during the January block week to direct a five-day design workshop with a group of students.
Taylor Visiting Lectureship
The more recent Taylor Visiting Lectureship is a senior design workshop that focuses on digital fabrication, and occurs during the February block week.
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