AAR4810 - Architectural Visualization


Examination arrangement

Examination arrangement: Assignment
Grade: Letters

Evaluation Weighting Duration Grade deviation Examination aids
Assignment 100/100

Course content

The use of design visualization and simulation opens up new possibilities for architects who aim to make full use of powerful digital tools to aid their design work, explore spatial relations, perform simulations, investigate decision making on a higher level, perform complex contextual analysis, try collaboration or improve their visual communication abilities.

Learning outcome

The course aims to develop a broad knowledge of the use of computer tools in architectural design, simulation, quality control, decision making and communication. Throughout the course, students will gain knowledge and experience that can help them succeed in making use of advanced digital tools in their further studies and later professional practice. The course will give an introduction to the digital design tools that are relevant in an architectural context. Techniques and working methods related to visual communication, 3D modelling, visualization and animation, image editing, real-time simulations etc. will be covered. By choosing a specialization theme, the student will acquire more in-depth insight, understanding and competence in selected subjects. Knowledge: The candidate has advanced knowledge in the field of architectural visualization and can work independently with a practical and theoretical approach. He or she can acquire and apply relevant knowledge in a new way. Skills: The candidate can, under supervision, carry out an independently defined project where technique and artistic quality are of high quality. They should be able to communicate a project's essence and character in a good way. General competence: The candidate can use his / her knowledge to develop visual architecture communication with a high degree of intelligence, adapted to the project's character, progressive status and target groups.

Learning methods and activities

Lessons will be given in English and individual tutoring in Norwegian or English. The curriculum will be presented and discussed in workshops, lectures, seminars and tutorials. Assignments will be based on individual work or groups. Maximum number of students: 20.

Compulsory assignments

  • Assignments

Further on evaluation

The final assignments forms the basis for the assessment. All other submissions are mandatory and are considered approved / not approved.

At the regular exam, students are offered the opportunity to present the final exercise orally to the sensor. The oral presentation itself is not included as part of the assessment.

Students can register for a re-scheduled examination in the next exam period.

Specific conditions

Limited admission to classes.

Compulsory activities from previous semester may be approved by the department.

Admission to a programme of study is required:
Architecture (MAAR)
Architecture (MAAR2)

Required previous knowledge

Completed three years basic courses in architecture, bachelor in architecture or equivalent.

Course materials

Course materials will be announced at start-up and will consist of textbooks, digital tutorials and web based material.

More on the course



Version: 1
Credits:  7.5 SP
Study level: Second degree level


Term no.: 1
Teaching semester:  AUTUMN 2021
Extraordinary deadline for course registration: 2021-06-13

Language of instruction: English, Norwegian

Location: Trondheim

Subject area(s)
  • Architecture
Contact information
Course coordinator:

Department with academic responsibility
Department of Architecture and Planning


Examination arrangement: Assignment

Term Status code Evaluation Weighting Examination aids Date Time Examination system Room *
Autumn ORD Assignment 100/100





Room Building Number of candidates
Spring UTS Assignment 100/100 INSPERA
Room Building Number of candidates
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