Urban Design: Ancient with Modern

Early-bird discount

Get a 10% discount on 2017 Summer Study Abroad courses at Chelsea and Wimbledon Colleges of Arts when you apply by 31 January 2017.

This course will take place outside college, in the city. You will see great buildings, important interiors and unique treasures.

Each session’s visit will be recorded in your diary, as photographs, sketches and notes. Consider how the buildings we see were constructed with the technology of their time, consider the use of materials.  

Course details

This course will take place outside college, in the city. You will see great buildings, important interiors and unique treasures.  Each session’s visit will be recorded in your diary, as photographs, sketches and notes. Consider how the buildings we see were constructed with the technology of their time, consider the use of materials.   Look at the processes used in making furniture and smaller artefacts.

Think of who used the buildings, who uses them now and why? 

How do you feel modern and ancient work together in each case?

Visits will include;

  • City of Westminster - Chelsea College to Trafalgar Square
  • City of London - Tower of London to St Paul’s ending at Tate Modern
  • The East End - Whitechapel, Spitalfields & Geffrye Museum
  • The Classical Past - British Museum
  • The Renaissance - Victoria & Albert Museum
  • Tudor & Baroque - Hampton Court Palace
  • The English Renaissance - Banqueting House and Greenwich by river
  • The Exotic East - Victoria & Albert Museum
  • Roman & Georgian England - City of Bath
  • Georgian & Victorian - Kenwood House, St Pancras & King’s Cross Stations
  • High Georgian - Sir John Soane’s Museum & Somerset House

Urban Design: Ancient with Modern is an intense course with teaching taking place between 10.00 and 16.00 most days, although there will be some time for self directed study. 

Dates and fees

Dates 2017

Summer: 12 June - 30 June 2017

Fees

£1,795*

*Early-bird discount of 10% will be applied to all applications received by 31 January 2017

Bath trip

A one day, tutor-led study trip to Bath takes place in week 3 of the course. 

Visits in Bath will include;

  • Roman Baths
  • Bath Abbey Church
  • Pump Rooms
  • Holburn Museum

Train travel and all entrance fees are included in the programme fee.  

 

Tutor

George Rome Innes has an MA Art History by Research from Birkbeck College, University of London, has studied Medicine and Architecture and so has a wide knowledge base.

He has carried out research, restoration work and made architectural exhibits for the Victoria & Albert Museum, Sir John Soane’s Museum and the RIBA Drawings Collection, the Courtauld Institute and Westminster Cathedral in London, the Bodleian and Ashmoleum in Oxford, Kings College Cambridge and the National Trust.

He teaches History of Art and Design, orthographic drawing and architectural model making at Chelsea College of Arts and at the London College of Communication.

He also regularly conducts Architectural and Interior Design tours for the Short Course Unit of University of the Arts London at Chelsea and Camberwell, and has taken students on Art History tours to Italy.