Moonshot, Short Course | Architectural Association | London, United Kingdom
5 days
695 GBP/full
695 GBP/full
Tuition fee
Apply date
Start date


The Moonshot course from Architectural Association offers an incubator structure, one to envision, test and discuss new ideas, using space as a case-study on idea development rather than a fixed site.


We are at the beginning of the Second Space Age where humanity might not only survive but also thrive in space. 

The new chapter for space exploration differs from the First Age from a design perspective, with a shift from the one-off prototypical approach to reusable, automated, and scalable. 

This historical paradigm shift, led by champions of commercialization such as SpaceX, Blue Origin, Axiom, and Virgin Galactic is rapidly reshaping the whole space sector, disclosing the gates of a space-fairing future for humanity.

This Moonshot course from Architectural Association is a call for the same level of focused, collaborative ambition and operation of the space industry to be explored within the field of architecture. 

Always last to embrace innovation, the built environment is stuck in the every-day, top-down problem solving – depending on clients as true instigators of change. But what if we were to envision the design before this is even required? 


All participants are responsible for securing their own travel and health insurance. Please ensure that your travel insurance also covers your personal belongings i.e. laptop, equipment, tools, passport etc. The AA takes no responsibility for lost/ stolen property.

Programme Structure

What Will You Study

  • Artificial intelligence
  • Advanced computational skills
  • Large-scale robotic fabrication
  • World building and game creation
  • Game design
  • System Engineering thinking
  • Design of Space systems
  • Space Architecture
  • Anthropological Understanding
  • Collaborative design thinking

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 5 days

Start dates & application deadlines

More details
  • Unit 1: 12 June
  • Unit 2 and 3: 3 July




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • The programme is open to current architecture, design students, PhD candidates and young professionals. Unit 1 also welcomes students from other disciplines that are relatable to architecture including but not limited to sociology, anthropology, history, applied & pure science, engineering.
  • Unit 1: Software Requirements: Adobe Creative Suite (Unit 1). Students will not require a subscription to AI imaginary creator software
  • Units 2 and 3: Software Requirements: Rhino 3D, Unreal Engine, HoudiniFX

Tuition Fee

To always see correct tuition fees
  • International

    695 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 695 GBP for the full programme during 5 days.
  • National

    695 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 695 GBP for the full programme during 5 days.
  • Unit 1: £695 per participant
  • Unit 2 and 3: £1300 per participant

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

Our partners

Architectural Association
Architectural Association


Go to your profile page to get personalised recommendations!