Teaching methods

First Part - Drawing
TDA Architecture is first and foremost a practical drawing course, where you will be taught specific drawing techniques. For the most part you will draw under the guidance of the teacher, who will suggest and advise how to best improve your drawing skills. There will be input from the rich history of architecture, along with lectures that provide insight in the multiple aspects of the architectural profession.

Teaching techniques
Teaching and supervision is given both individually and collectively in classroom settings. All students receive personal guidance from the teacher, but are also taught and assessed as a team. This approach ensures that students are continuously developed, with no regard to their initial drawing skills. As a student you will be challenged to develop yourself at your own rate, while simultaneously learning and improving your skills together with the class.
Having your personal work critiqued can seem frustrating to some in the beginning of the course, but it is this constructive criticism that effectively develops and sharpens the individual student. With the progression of the semester, most students learn to value the critique as a meaningful and necessary tool in developing their drawing skills.
Homework assignments are usually of the same format, and given to the whole class collectively.

Second Part - Preparation for the admission test
During the second part of the semester, the preparation for admission tests at the architectural academy, you will get to try out your competence within the field of architecture. You will address architecture conceptually, and learn to develop a clear but meaningful storyline throughout your conceptual response. You will experience that drawing is an invaluable tool in developing design ideas and highly effective at communicating them to other people. Students will have opportunity to physically model solutions to various assignments and concerns of architectural relevance.
This part of the course contains elements which reflect the work methods and approaches at architectural academies. As a function of these standards, you will relate to specific practical tasks, work under time pressure, and be able to clearly communicate the essence of your concepts to others.