Architectural Presentation: Visions Reviewed


About this minor

During this minor, students will develop understanding of various types of visual representations to depict actual places and imagined architectural designs. Through a sequence of practical exercises, students develop skills to produce and present evocative and relevant imagery to convey the lived, embodied experience of architectural case study projects.

Learning outcomes

During the second quarter of the first semester, three successive courses for a total of 15 ECTS, make up the minor Architectural Presentations. Throughout these courses students explore representation techniques in 2D, 3D and 4D, to communicate architectural projects as they are lived in, moved through and experienced.

The first section of the module explores the drawing as an image telling a story and conveying an atmosphere. Students will produce a scenic drawing considering characters, time and surroundings for an existing architectural project. A coherent composition is created by stitching together various architectural drawings and perspectives.

In the second section of the minor students focus on the material, structural and evocative qualities of the physical model. Working on large scale models, students are translating the case studies into models to communicate the character of the design idea in 3D.

In the final and largest part of the minor time and thus, movement and change are added as a layer of presentation in the production of a moving image. Using and transforming the drawings and models, the production of a short film forces students to think of the case study projects in architectural qualities, sequence and atmosphere.

Good to know

Student at Leiden University, TU Delft or Erasmus University Rotterdam?
Check the eligibility matrix to see if your bachelor’s degree programme offers access to this and other minors at
BSc students from TU Delft: BSc programme of Architecture, Urbanism and Building Sciences and Industrial Design.
BSc students from Leiden University and Erasmus University: this is minor is not open to students from Leiden University. For students from Erasmus University only students from specific BSc programmes can participate.

Student at another educational institution?
First read the whole registration procedure at
BSc students from other Dutch universities with an interest in spatial design and presentation techniques, are asked to provide a portfolio and motivation letter to establish whether they have sufficient design skills and the right frame of reference.
BSc students from HBO with an interest in spatial design and presentation techniques are asked to provide a portfolio and motivation letter to establish whether they have sufficient design skills and the right frame of reference.
Admissible students will be selected based on their BSc programme to achieve an even interdisciplinary group.

For information about the courses, visit the TU Delft study guide.
For additional information on this minor, visit the TU Delft minor page.

Teaching method and examination

Workshops, lectures, presentations, one to one assistances

Check the detailed overview of courses, learning activities and study load at

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  • Credits
    ECTS 15
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  • Start date

    11 November 2024

    • Ends
      9 February 2025
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      Block MIN S Q2
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