A unique, international, immersive experience based on advanced technical knowledge and study trips. 40 courses, 10 destinations, 5 years and a shared learning resource: travel.
Students who possess a scientific and practical outlook, an aesthetic sensibility, and an interest in technological progress and artistic trends. Students who want both to examine and to create their surroundings.
Our innovative method uses travel as a resource for learning. Travel is an essential part of the degree programme itself, bringing together different areas of study and ensuring the students get a real feel for the values of the buildings, places, and cultures they visit.
An architect with a global outlook, enabling you to undertake an international career while also being keenly aware of how sustainability is the key to transforming the world.
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This is a ground-breaking approach to learning about architecture, by looking at sites and building projects in situ. You’ll learn about the context for which the buildings were designed, how they fit in with their surroundings and particular features of their design. Travelling is food for the soul. Every semester there’ll be a new place to visit and study.
Every year, we choose a different European city and all the courses for that year are taught with its cultural, social, climatic and geographical characteristics in mind. We also invite architects from this city to come to our School to lead an international workshop and explain their vision of the place in which they live and work. Afterwards, we visit the city itself to compare what has been learnt with the reality on the ground.
ArchiTRIPture is about giving our Architecture students a global vision of the profession and the ability to create buildings anywhere in the world. That’s why, we’ll be travelling to places like Barcelona, Zurich, Madrid, and Berlin during the degree.
Our architecture school, ESET, is the very definition of international – it has students from 45 different countries and lecturers from 14. That’s why the degree is taught in English. For the practical project development sessions, you can choose to work in English or Spanish, as you’ll work closely with your lecturers as you learn. All our students are different, but they share the same passion for architecture.
At ESET, you’ll find:
Why go to university anyway? Becoming an architect has to be about more than just passing exams. During your time at ESET, your degree will be a journey; your course credits, practical challenges; your lectures, forums for debate. For us, Architecture isn’t about exams, timetables and courses – it’s about you telling us how you want to become an architect.
Your Architecture degree won’t be a series of unconnected courses with final exams – that’s not what we think a university should be. Inside and outside of our classrooms, we will foster your ability to think critically, giving you the skills to develop your own considered viewpoint on architecture – and life. You’ll learn gradually and sequentially, assimilating the results of the work you complete and the challenges you undertake over the course of the degree, under the guiding hand of your lecturers. Reflection, interpretation, understanding and analysis: all these things will form a key part of how you become an architect.
Our architectural philosophy can be summed up with the three Ps: prosperity, people and the planet. We want architecture to be sustainable and for it to be ready for the challenges of tomorrow: do you see things the same way?
Real experience is the best source of information for an architect and that's why, in addition to our teaching, our students undertake placements at the best studios in Spain and across the world. Here are some examples of the studios we work with: Aires Mateus (Portugal), Müller Sigrist (Switzerland), Cruz y Ortiz and OAB Ferrater (Spain), McCullough-Mulvin (Ireland), Merom Architects (Sweden), and Mjölk (Czech Republic).
By studying with us, you'll have classmates from all over the world, learn from Spanish and international lecturers, participate in international workshops, visit sites under development, undertake stimulating placements, receive innovative and dynamic teaching, and travel to see the architecture you study. This is the path to a career in tomorrow's architecture: global and dynamic, but also conscientious and sensitive to the cultural, geographical, economic and social environment.
This degree is taught at the School of Design, Architecture and Engineering (ESET). This is located on the Alfara del Patriarca campus (Valencia). It is a striking building, as it is a former factory which has been rehabilitated, making it the ideal place to foster creativity and artistry. How to get here
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"I was looking for an international university where I could both learn and explore new places, so CEU Valencia has been the perfect choice for me."Read an interview
"In Sweden, there’s one palette for architecture, one style, one way of doing things, but here in Spain you have much more creative freedom, with a greater variety of architectural styles. That’s really exciting for me, as it encourages me to be more creative."Read an interview
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"I found out about the university through my sister, who’s studying Physiotherapy here at CEU UCH. I also thought about going to Florence and Barcelona, but in the end I decided to come to Valencia. I think it’s to do with its size. It’s more manageable. And Valencia’s a quiet and pleasant place to live."Read an interview
"What I like best about ESET are the trips we take. Being able to study architecture and travel at the same time is just the best! You really learn something because you can see it all with your own eyes.
And I really love my classmates. They’re people from different countries and it’s really interesting to get to know them and discover new things about their cultures and traditions."
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If you want to learn how to build, build. If you want to learn how to manage a project, start a project. Learning by doing: it’s the best way. Our Careers Service can help you to find to the path for you, so that if you want to be an architect, you can start doing architecture for real from the beginning at top Spanish and international firms.
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If you’d like to enhance your education by spending a period of study at another international university, you can. If you’d like to learn from lecturers visiting from universities across the world, you can. We have academic agreements with institutions in Europe and across the globe, so with us, you can.
Seminars and workshops given by lecturers visiting from universities in Europe and the Americas.
Student exchange programmes for you to have a study period abroad – if you want to do it, we can make it happen.
Discover new cities and get new career perspectives.
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Grado en Fundamentos de la Arquitectura is revised and updated in order to maintain its high quality. Therefore:
We carry out a Monitoring Report of our degrees each year and evaluate them through the Valencian Agency AVAP (Agència Valenciana d'Avaluació i Prospectiva) twice a year.
We actively participate in an Internal University Quality Guarantee System, which shows what we are doing well as well as where we can improve and monitor our courses.
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Calendar and timetables
Consult the academic calendars for the 2022/2023 academic year and 2023/2024 for the Valencia, Elche and Castellón campuses.
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CEU Merit Program Grants
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CEU Merit International Program Grants
And if you are an international student, there is also a financial support program which can help you undertake a Bachelor's Degree with us.
What do you think of the idea of earning money by providing assistance in different areas of the University’s activities? And what if these activities were directly related to your future profession? That is what the CEU Collaboration Grants for spanish e international students are all about. The popularity of these grants demonstrates that the combination of assistance and learning that they enable is the perfect mix.
KTH. School of Architecture and the Built Environment
Enhance your education with an international experience at the most prestigious architecture school in Sweden, which has been widely recognized for the pioneering and innovative ideas that it has nurtured.
IUAV Architecture School in Venice
Founded more 90 years ago, this was one of the first architecture schools in Italy and has produced some of the best architects in Europe – why not follow in their footsteps?
Universidade Lusofona do Porto
Become a citizen of the world at this school of architecture located in the old town of the city of Porto, a World Heritage Site.
First year Discover
Your first contact with architecture. During this year, you’ll get the basic training you need to get to grips with architecture. You’ll study maths, physics, technical drawing, geometry, and the history of art as you gain an introduction to architecture.
Second year Explore
By the second year, you’ll already know what architecture is and it will be time to explore and experience it. During this year, you’ll undertake your first projects and learn about urban planning, while also gaining an introduction to structures and construction. Courses on theory and anthropology will also guide you in your approaches to constructing space. But it will be the use of graphical communication tools which will really characterise the year, enabling you to flesh out your first ideas in models, sketches, renders and photographs, as you establish the crucial link between creation and communication.
Third, fourth, and fifth years Develop
In the third stage, comprising the third, fourth, and fifth years of the degree, what you will do will be more and more like professional practice. The first semester will comprise theoretical and practical content regarding the different disciplines, and then the second semester will draw the different strands together in a single project. In this project, the lecturers will become part of the students’ advisory team, in a similar fashion to a professional environment.
Over these years of the degree, the complexity of the challenges will increase, as you gain the skills needed to manage all the different aspects of a project, blending the knowledge from the different disciplines with one purpose in mind.
Master’s Degree Connect
The core of the Master’s Degree programme is a professional project which you will undertake, enabling you to bring together everything you have learnt during your studies and to show that you are ready to begin your architectural career. An expert team will guide you through the process so that you can produce the best possible project.
And all the things you learn on the courses will strengthen your practical skills, enhancing your project still further. As the Spanish architect Alejandro de la Sota said, “architecture is the air we breathe, but it is one which is laden with aromas and wisdom. The air itself is transformed through architecture.”