CONFLUENCE is a 5-year program following the European structure as implemented in studies of architecture in France.
Admission to the program is accepted in the 1st or 2nd cycle. The rst 3 years, the 1st cycle, concludes with the diploma:
Architecture Confluence Degree level A The following 2 years, 2nd cycle, concludes with the diploma:
Architecture Confluence Degree level B
Students wishing to pursue an advanced research project can enter the 3rd cycle for 2 or 4 semesters which concludes with the diploma:
Advanced Architecture Research Confluence Degree
CONFLUENCE is a semester based program. The duration of each fall and spring semester is 15 weeks, representing 90 days of course.
30 days of STUDIO _ 8 ECTS
The studio projects are defined in relation with five thematic fields developed by the school. Each professor/architect in charge of a studio chooses a subject in relation with one or several themes.The professor/architect and an expert from the field, together present the concerns and the questions in order to allow students to elaborate new approaches to research for their project.
3 x 10 days WORKSHOPS _ 9 ECTS
Throughout the year and during the inter-semester summer period, intensive workshops are organized with invited personalities acting in architecture and related elds (scenography, environment, digital fabrication, art, danse, theory etc..)
30 days of SEMINARS _ 9 ECTS
Seminars offer moments of research that enriches the student project within the studio. They are organized under different forms (lectures, workshops, conferences, debates) and create a eld of knowledge Each project studio is associated with an obligatory seminar.
5 days of TUTORIALS _ 1.5 ECTS
The tutorial nourishes the student’s projects with practical tools such as : drawing, animations, model making, photography, writing, public speaking, coding etc..). Each workshop comprises one or two mandatory tutorial run by an expert in his/her elds.
The following sheet presents the schematic course structure leading to the CONFLUENCE diploma (300 ECTS) and indicates the specific Cycle 1 & 2 modules.