Course detail

Specialized Excursion

FAST-TG53Acad. year: 2018/2019

The specialized excursion is an important part of the master’s degree in architecture. With regards to the nature of the specialization, direct experience with executed constructions, both historical and contemporary, perceived in the local context, in 3D reality and time, is irreplaceable by other means. The preparation of the programme and the itinerary of the excursion, put together by an expert, is of crucial importance. A commentary in situ, both by the accompanying lecturer and perhaps by the author of the visited construction, multiplies the effect of the experience and provides feedback on the topics covered during lectures on the university premises.
The organization of the specialized excursion is based on the active participation of the students, who take part in its preparation and after it has taken place, provide a report on the outing to the subject guarantor according to a set outline, on the basis of which they obtain a classified credit.

Learning outcomes of the course unit

Student gets the knowledge of the important architecture in the selected foreign site.
Student strengthens his ability of architectural critics.
Student intensifies his perception of architecure.
Student strengthens his ability to discuss on architecture.
Student practises his ability to join the professional debate on architecure in the foreign language.


Standard knowledge of the history and theory of architecture gained at the bachelor’s level of studies is required. Payment for accommodation and transport (cca 4000-7000 CZK) is required.


Not applicable.

Recommended optional programme components

Not applicable.

Recommended or required reading

Literatura je doporučena garantem předmětu podle konkrétní skladby programu před konáním exkurze. 0.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

The field training focuses on the development of practical skills.

Assesment methods and criteria linked to learning outcomes

Student prepares a presentation on some visited site.

Language of instruction


Work placements

Not applicable.


The aim of the subject is familiarization with important domestic and foreign historical and contemporary constructions, urban complexes and examples of the cultural landscape in situ.

Specification of controlled education, way of implementation and compensation for absences

Extent and forms are specified by guarantor’s regulation updated for every academic year.

Classification of course in study plans

  • Programme N-P-C-A Master's

    branch ARS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch ARS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional
    branch ARS , 1. year of study, summer semester, 3 credits, compulsory-optional

Type of course unit


Field training

96 hours, compulsory

Teacher / Lecturer


During all days of the excursion are students confronted with the architecture in situ.