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



MS2 requirement

SECOND YEAR Students are required to attend and complete the submission requirements for TWO Courses (one in the Autumn Term and one in the Winter Term). Students must submit online for each course at the end of each term, thereby completing their MS2 requirements for entry into their 3rd year of study at the AA.

PENN, SEMESTER VS, 3rd YEAR and DIPLOMA students must also submit and upload their work in order to complete the course.


TERM 1 Submission Deadline: Fri 7 Dec 1pm
TERM 2 Submission Deadline: Thu 21 Mar, 1pm

You must submit the following:
1. Digital submission (PDF) online here with your AA login: https://submissions.aaschool.ac.uk/

2. Course specific submission requirements: Hard copy booklet or physical documents/ objects / drawings as directed by your course tutor should be submitted to them directly as requested.

Depending on the nature of your course, physical submission may be used for assessment. Irrespective of the individual course submission requirements ALL STUDENTS must upload a complete digital submission which documents ALL their work. See below for further details about digital submissions.


Physical Submissions // Depending on the nature of the course your tutor will advise you on what physical work is required from you for submission, and assessment.

Digital Submissions // Because of the diverse nature of Media Studies work, compiling your digital submission may mean photographing or scanning your physical work - especially if it contains hand-drawn work, or involves physical models. You must incorporate and document any time-based or immersive media e.g.: film, animation, installation, VR/AR work in the documentation through photographs/ screenshots/ diagrams etc.

Your submission should showcase your work in its best light, to make a coherent, elegant document that clearly demonstrate your Media Studies work for each course. This process of compiling your work is a critically important part of Media Studies; it is an act of communication and you should aim to convey the ideas you explored in your work, the observations you made and the things you discovered over the term, with creativity and visual clarity.

FORMAT // ALL submissions are required in DIGITAL (PDF) format. You should endeavour to present your work in ONE PDF file but there is provision to upload more than one file should this be required.

VIDEO, WEB + ANIMATION WORK // Please upload your video files following the instructions on the submission page. Include links to any other relevant web pages or online content in your pdf submission.

GROUP WORK // Any submissions that take the form of GROUP WORK must be uploaded by EACH group member; if one group member uploads on behalf of everyone else then only that student will have undertaken the required hand-in.

NB: You have one opportunity to upload your FINAL and COMPLETED work.
The submissions website does not facilitate multiple attempts to upload your work.

REDUCING FILE SIZES // You can find clear instructions on how to reduce the size of your digital submission here: submissions.aaschool.ac.uk/Reduce_PDF_file_size.pdf