The Architectural Folly: Year 12 Online Architecture Course

Course Content

The Architectural Folly:

Draw, cut, fold, repeat: Inspired by the work of architect Bernard Tschumi, students will be guided through the design process of a small-scale architectural intervention, a folly. A fun piece of structure with every and any purpose! This programme of workshops has been designed to provide an introduction to architectural drawing, model making and design thinking, the key skills required of any good designer. As well as participating in creative workshops, students will be supported in working towards a Trinity Bronze Arts Award, a nationally recognised qualification.


  • You must be a current Year 12 student to participate in this course.
  • This course will take place via an online platform therefore participants must have internet access.
  • Successful applicants will be provided with a free materials pack to support them during the course. 

Online Participation

The course will be taking place within an online classroom on Blackboard Collaborate, a secure platform which is used by University for the Creative Arts.

You may wish to participate via audio, though this is not a requirement and we recommend participation via the chat/messaging function on the page. You will not use a webcam or participate via video. All sessions will be monitored and supervised by University of the Creative Arts employees and will be recorded to allow for multiple viewings by students on the course. 

Participants will be sent a secure link to the virtual classroom each week and this will ensure that only students with an approved place on the course and UCA employees will have access to the room. 


Dates & Timings

The course will take place over 6 consecutive Saturdays.

  • Saturday 20 June 2020
  • Saturday 27 June 2020
  • Saturday 4 July 2020
  • Saturday 11 July 2020
  • Saturday 18 July 2020
  • Saturday 25 July 2020

The days will follow the below timings:

  • 10am - 12pm: Live online workshops and sessions
  • 12pm - 2pm: Break and independent study
  • 2pm - 4pm: Live online workshop and portfolio discussion

How to Apply

Applications for our current Online Art's Award courses have now closed. If you are interested in taking part in future Online Arts Award courses, please register your interest via email to

Please be aware that we will prioritise applications by individual eligibility. For more information about our admissions criteria, please see here