The School of Architecture at the Hochschule Bremen offers the study of architecture as a consecutive degree programme in a Bachelor's degree programme and two Master's degree programmes. Since the winter semester of 2012, we have been offering a part-time Master's programme that allows students to combine regular work in an architecture-related field while studying. Selected Bachelor's and Master's theses by our successful graduates can be found on the platform Insights Online.
The study of architecture is a highly diverse course of study that has both design as well as engineering and theoretical components. The focus of the teaching is on designing, constructing and creating buildings and spaces.
The study of architecture at the School of Architecture Bremen is oriented towards the professional tasks of the architect and thereby pursues the goal of showing students a path into the diverse world of architectural creation.
Architecture is created in the interplay between reason, knowledge and intuition and is fundamentally an interdisciplinary field that embraces important components of the humanities, social and natural sciences, art and technology. Therefore, the education here promotes creative, spatial-plastic and technical-constructive design through exchange and cooperation with other cultural institutions and, at the same time, the flexibility of thought, the ability to reflect on and to develop one's own attitudes and conceptions. It thus opens up a broad spectrum of career opportunities both at home and abroad, either in fields directly related to architecture, or in numerous other environmental design activities. By the end of their studies, students should have therefore acquired the knowledge, skills and competences in design, drafting and construction in an interdisciplinary discourse, which will enable them to fulfil their role as generalists and coordinate interdisciplinary programme goals. At the same time, the aim is to produce personalities characterised by creativity, intellectual maturity, ecological sensitivity, economic sense and social responsibility.
The fundamental aim is to promote the regional character of the Hochschule Bremen and to ensure the national and international compatibility of its degree programmes through modularisation and the allocation of credit points. In addition, the consecutive Bachelor's and Master's degree programmes with a total of 10 semesters of study fulfil the educational requirements according to the standard specifications of the corresponding EC and UNESCO/ UIA guidelines as well as the Accreditation Association for Degree Programmes in Architecture and Planning (ASAP) (see below).
The School of Architecture's architectural education therefore leads to a degree with worldwide recognition upon completion of the Master's programme.
Students at the School of Architecture Bremen have access to generously proportioned workspaces throughout their studies, where they can work intensively on their projects and discuss them with other students. In the context of so-called ‘round table critique’, students also receive regular feedback and critical input from their lecturers.
In addition to the workrooms, students at the School of Architecture Bremen have access to spacious and well-equipped workshop and CAD rooms as well as an extensive reference library (construction).