Career Discovery in Architectural Conservation 2017

Course Code: HS-CDAC 2017

Level-of-study: Age: 14 or above; Secondary 4-6 students (or equivalent)

Course Period: July 17, 2017 to July 28, 2017

Programme Fee: HKD 12,500

Deadline for Application:

  • Non-local Applicants:  April 1, 2017
  • Local Applicants:          June 30, 2017

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Type of Programme: Non-credit-bearing course

Area of Interest: Architectural Conservation, Architecture

Managed by: Department of Real Estate and Construction – Division of Architectural Conservation Programmes, Faculty of Architecture

Eligibility:

  • Students:       Local; Non-local
  • Age:                 14 or above
  • Study Level:  Secondary 4-6 students (or equivalent)

*Class Date:  Excluding weekends

Objective:

This exciting ten-day summer programme is open to secondary school and undergraduate students interested in architectural conservation.  The programme is also designed to help prospective students of the BA(Conservation) to understand the nature of the curriculum.

Filled with interactive learning activities, the programme includes not only in-class learning, but many field studies to take students out of the classroom to heritage sites in Hong Kong.  Teachers in this programme are among some of the most experienced academics and practitioners in the conservation field locally.  Through their stimulating and inspiring teaching, students will be able to understand architectural heritage and its conservation at the local and global level.

There will be discussion-based sessions, drawing classes and workshops on the handling of building materials and Hong Kong’s intangible heritage – all to provide a fun and rewarding hands-on and interactive learning experience!  (Please note that no previous drawing experience is needed.)

Course Structure: (Tentative)

Week 1:

Mon:

(AM) Orientation

(PM) Lecture on government policies on architectural conservation

Tue:

(AM) Lecture on cultural heritage values

(PM) Workshop

Wed:

(AM) Lecture on Character-defining Elements

(PM) Workshop

Thur:

(AM) Lecture and Workshop

(PM) Field Study

Fri:

(AM) Lecture on UNESCO World Heritage Sites

(PM) Field Study

Week 2:

Mon:

(AM)Lecture on Heritage Sites

(PM) Field Study

Tue:

(AM) Lecture on Historical Materials

(PM) Workshop

Wed:

(AM) Lecture on intangible heritage in Hong Kong

(PM) Workshop

Thur:

(AM) Field Study

(PM) Preparation of students’ projects

Fri:

(AM) Preparation of students’ projects

(PM) Presentation of students’ projects with programme conclusion

Classes will be conducted in English.

Assessment:

Although there is no formal assessment, there will be informal feedback during studio sessions to encourage analytical thinking and creative solutions.