The history of architecture is a fascinating subject to study. We often forget that the spaces we live in and move through are cultural products that reflect who and what we are as people.
You might not realise it, but architecture (everything from houses to skyscrapers) is part of our rich and diverse cultural history. Through the ages, building styles have not only reflected our aesthetic inclinations, but also the values and ideals held by our different and changing societies. The Learning Group offers the following course in this study direction:
Why study history of architecture?
If you want to go into architecture, design, or interior decorating, it is important to understand architectural styles and history. You’ll need to know why certain buildings are built in a certain way and what aesthetic elements they create and aspire towards. You will also need to understand how different cultural contexts inform design.
Studying history of architecture with The Learning Group
In our history of architecture course, you will study:
- Ancient to modern architecture
- Modernist and post-modern architecture
- The historical timeline of architecture and architectural styles
- Different national building styles
- Influential international and South African architects
- Traditional and contemporary African and South African architecture
The Learning Group has a long tradition of teaching creative courses through distance learning in South Africa. We’ve always striven to bring quality education to our students. Taking a course in the history of architecture with The Learning Group will consequently be a rewarding experience.