At Confuence, project is understood as a research activity on its own. In architecture, to conceive a project, is to undertake research: it is to call up new ways of questioning, experimenting and conceiving.

At the heart of the project, the studio is nourished by a “cloud” that constitutes the collection of
workshops and seminars that relate to it.

– Individually designed study
Throughout a student’s career at Confuence, he or she will design a personnal course of study. Several choices are proposed:

• STUDIO:
student will choose of 1 project linked to themes proposed by the school and spanning
on a semestre. The studio projects are defined in relation with five thematic fields developed by
the school (neuroscience, social action, visual art…) The professor/architect follows the studio
project and is joined by an outside expert: a preeminent figgure linked to the field being
interrogated

• SEMINARS:
the option to put together courses that aid in the development of the studio project.
They are organized under different forms (lectures, workshops, conferences, debates) and create
a field of knowledge based on contemporary issues and prospective visions of the themes. The
purpose of seminars is to aid students in the elaboration of their tools of research and conception.

• WORKSHOPS:
the selection of 3 intensive workshops per semesters ran by experts in
architecture and related fields(scenography, environment, digital fabrication, art, danse, theory
etc..). Every workshops are nourrished with short tutorials offering practical tools and skills to
students such as : drawing, animations, model making, photography, writing, public speaking,
coding etc..). Limited to 15 students from all the different levels, workshops provide an
indispensable culture of transdisciplinarity for students.

• INTERNSHIPS:
the choice of a professional immersion, the development of community- based
initiative, or an entrepreneurial project.
Together these choices allow the student to put together a course of study that is unique and
personal, allowing him or her to reinforce his autonomy as well as the studio project itself.

-Verticality
Teaching at CONFLUENCE is organized vertically in order to enable emulation and interaction
beween students from 1rst to 5th year.

– The advisor
Upon the student’s arrival at Confluence, each student will be put into relation with a professor
who acts as an advisor that follows the student along his or her course of study. The advisor
helps the student to determine the subject of his or her studio research, the choice of common
seminars each semester, the research and choice of internships.Through a thorough knowledge
of the student’s career at CONFLUENCE, the advisor takes part in all of the important moments
of its successful completion.

– Ex-Situ Experiences
One of the particularities of the academic programs at CONFLUENCE is that it encourages
immersive experiences in professional environments. These experiences make it possible for
students to develop their competence for research and conception in a professional setting but
also to acquire other forms of knowledge and capacities that result from professional practice. I
To make this possible, CONFLUENCE establishes – at both international and local levels –
partnerships with architectural of ces as well as with other kinds of innovative industrial actors .