Architectural Association
Media Studies

AA MEDIA is an experimental testing ground for exploring and interrogating the tools of the discipline – tools with which we speculate, manipulate and play; compute, control and test; communicate, seduce, and provoke.

Acting as both training camp and laboratory, it is a diverse, multidisciplinary program where unexpected collisions and obsessive attention to detail expose a rich seam of creative potential. Media Studies presents an opportunity to develop individual practice, where students hone their dexterity with established and progressive media, actively testing modes of production through focused acts of doing and making.


Kate Davies
Head of Media Studies
Inigo Minns
Acting Head (maternity cover)

Oliviu Lugojan-Ghenciu
Lab Coordinator

Architectural Association
School of Architecture
36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES

+44 (0)20 7887 4000


FIRST YEAR / Term 1 & 2



The Knowhow Series is a sequence of hands-on experimental workshops held in the forest out at the AA’s satellite campus in Dorset. The ambition of these workshops is to provide an in-depth exploration of the exciting facilities of Hooke Park and engage with large scale 1:1 fabrication. We will investigate the diverse set of fabrication methods and technologies utilised to produce the experimental prototypes at Hooke Park – including timber framing techniques, aluminium casting, 3D scanning and even touch upon robotic machining strategies. We will also venture out of the lab, immerse ourselves in the idyllic forest and learn about the different species that make up the forest ecosystem which forms both our material library and site.

These intensive 2 day courses take place during OPEN WEEK in both term 1 and term 2

This course is an optional addition (not assessed) to your required Media Studies courses, and places will be allocated separately to the main course registration. You will be emailed during week 2 with details on how to register for a place.