Architecture

A dynamic, innovative and practical at the same time, programme is implemented through Studio method – study courses are integrated into a single complex task: students learn architecture-related principles of drawing, composition, physics, materials strengths, etc. and apply directly in the project they are working on. Another exclusivity of the programme lays in the historical, cultural, theoretical and philosophical critical analysis of existing typologies, associated with the design of aesthetic prototyping which integrates constructions, mechanical, ecological and economic research.
This extended undergraduate programme leads to the master’s degree (5 years programme).

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Code 6011PX003
Location Kaunas
Faculty of Civil Engineering and Architecture
Cycle Integrated
Field Architecture
Language Lithuanian, English
Study mode and duration Full-time studies - 5 y.
Degree awarded Master of Arts
 

Values

Why KTU?

Latest software tools

Studio based teaching method is applied in the development of conceptual and contextual buildings, urban and landscape projects, followed by application of BIM, CAD, Space Syntax, ArcGIS software.

Why KTU?

Comfortable and inspiring atmosphere

Friendly and collegial relationship between professors and students achieved by providing a supportive learning environment which fosters a spirit of independent enquiry and individual enterprise.

Why KTU?

Participation in conferences

Students benefit from taking part in numerous competitions, workshops and conferences: “Europe: place, space and nature”, Kaunas festival of architecture (KAFe), “Smart city”, “Structum”, etc.

Testimonials

Anna Kinturashvili

Johan de Wachter Architects office, Architect

 

I knew that I want to become an architect from very early age as my father is also an artist/architect and drawing took big part of my time. Before coming to Lithuania I was studying architecture in Tbilisi State Academy of Arts. Coming to technical university I was expecting more intense study of technical subjects. I ended up gaining great knowledge in urban planning. Studies in KTU also helped me to develop my ways of thinking and skills needed to continue working in the field of architecture and urban planning. I started doing my internship in JDWA - Johan de Wachter Architects office, while also working on my thesis. The office is practicing architecture and urban planning, while exploring collaborative design with future users, so I can easily adapt skills gained in KTU and learn new things every day.

Kristijonas Būdelis

"Takram Design Engineering" (Tokyo, Japan), Architect

 

A few years ago I graduated from Bachelor degree studies of Architecture at KTU. Studies at KTU have taught me to learn and individually search for information, which is very helpful while working as an architect in Japan. With University's assistance I found a placement for a year at Tokyo city, Japan. It determined my further architect career in this country. It has been four years of professional work. I am very grateful to KTU studies and lecturers, who curated theses Bachelor studies; not only they provided professional assistance, but always helped at the time of personal difficulties. I have become and still remain friends with a few lecturers. It is sufficiently easy to adapt the knowledge acquired during studies in practice. Part of the taught subjects was based on global practices, which was helpful in work with such famous architects as Kuma Kengo and Toyo Ito. Lectures of Landscape Architecture and Territorial Planning helped while performing huge research during the project of development of a new image of Salt Lake City. My preparation for this project included research, which I partially learned in these lectures. Moreover, if I had questions during my professional work, I could always apply to my former lecturers, who were always glad to help.

Vilius Adomavičius

Architectural Bureau "Vilnius ir Partneriai", Manager

 

I have represented thesis defence commission of Architecture Bachelor degree studies for five years, therefore I have a great opportunity to observe the level of students' preparation. Each year this level increases with improvements of study programme. Quite a few graduates worked at our office. We were very satisfied with their knowledge, approach to profession and creativity. I am sure we will not be disappointed in the future.

Career

Student’s competences:
– Identification and solving of problems;
– Generation and implementation of ideas;
– Team work;
– Management and work with people.

 

Student’s skills:
– Able to analyse and design spaces from the point of view of the user / consumer / architect;
– Able to visualise innovative solutions of architectural design and urban planning;
– Able to perform science-based research.

 

 

You may become

– Inspection of construction area, consulting of the interested subjects for identification of type, style and size of the proposed buildings;
– Preparation of project sketches, drawings and documentation, inclusion of mechanical and aesthetical elements in the final project;
– Supervision of construction or repair works ensuring compliance with technical specifications and quality standards.

– Design of computer code, analysis and design of websites;
– Design and development of digital animation, photographs, games, audio and video clips, Internet applications;
– Maintenance of communication with network specialists for control and insurance of safety of the Internet and web server, distribution of space and user access.

– Inspection of the site of works and consulting of the interested subjects on the issues of landscape and architecture;
– Preparation of projects, drawings and plans, provision of solutions to problems;
– Preparation of technical specifications and contracts, as well as calls for proposals for public procurement on behalf of the customers.

– Analysis of the legal documents applied in the urbanised territory, inspection of the site of works and consulting of the interested subjects on the issues of landscape and architecture;
– Preparation of territorial plans, provision of solutions to problems;
– Performance of procedures of legal coordination, publicising of projects, involvement of the interested social groups.

 

Minimum requirements

Proficiency in English
Language requirements

IELTS ≥5.5, TOEFL ≥75, CEFR ≥B1, or equivalent

Eligibility CGPA
High school certificate

Maximum 3 years after high school graduation is eligible.

Often you can get a suitable transcript from your school. If this is not the case, you will need official translations along with verified copies of the original.

The entry qualification documents are accepted in the following languages: English / Russian.

The documents must be legalised (Apostille) by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the country where the documents were issued. This requirement does not apply for the documents issued in the EU and Belarus, Ukraine.

Minimum average grade (CGPA) > 60 % in each entry subject.

 

Score structure

Subject Coefficient Type
First subject

Entry exam

0,5

Final exam

Second subject

Mathematics

0,3

Final exam

Third subject

English language

0,2

IELTS, TOEFL, CEFR or equivalent

 

Tuition fee

Full-time studies 3200 €
Price per credit 53,33 €
 
Foreign nationals with Lithuanian origins and EU citizens
Full-time studies 2595 €
Price per credit 43,25 €

 

Financial support