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Think Confluence

The Confluence is a 5-year program following the European structure as implemented in studies of architecture in France.

Admission to the program is accepted in the 1st or 2nd cycle.

The first 3 years, the 1st cycle, concludes with the diploma:
Architecture Confluence Degree level A

The following 2 years, 2nd cycle, concludes with the diploma:
Architecture Confluence Degree level B

Students wishing to pursue an advanced research project can enter the 3rd cycle for 2 or 4 semesters which concludes with the diploma:
Advanced Architecture Research Confluence Degree

ECTS
Acquisition

Cycle 1

1st year

Studio: 28 ECTS
Seminars and courses: 32 ECTS

2nd year

Studio: 28 ECTS
Seminars and courses: 32 ECTS

 

3rd year

Studio: 28 ECTS
Seminars and courses: 24 ECTS
Internships: 8 ECTS

180
ECTS

Cycle 2

1st year

Studio: 28 ECTS

Seminars and courses: 34 ECTS

Internships: 4 ECTS

2nd year

Studio: 36 ECTS

Seminars and courses: 14 ECTS

Internships: 4 ECTS

 

180
ECTS

Course
evaluation

Studio: an oral presentation of a project before a jury

Seminar: Determined by the professor responsible for the seminar.

Portfolio: Students are asked to maintain a portfolio during their career at the Confluence. This portfolio should manifest the evolution of the student’s research and his or her ability to communicate ideas in a creative and reasoned way. The review and evaluation of student portfolios take place during the all-faculty meetings, which convenes in the middle and at the end of each semester.

Thesis: Students are asked to write a thesis that supports their research and becomes part of the portfolio.

Common courses: the mode of evaluation is according to terms established by each professor.

Internships: approved through a report.

Yearly
evaluation

The student’s progress takes place at his or her own rhythm based on credits that are successfully completed.
The successful completion of a program is determined each year based on the credits completed by the student.
Professors and lecturers provide an evaluation of a student’s work at one of three levels: good, below average, insufficient.
Each semester, the academic council as well as other professors meet to discuss the progress of each student and to alert students whose over-all work is insufficient.
At the end of each year, the academic council and professors approve the progress of all students and review cases in difficulty.
At the end of each cycle, the academic council meets to approve notes in order to authorize the student’s successful completion of a program.
This decision makes it possible for the student to receive a diploma of the program that he or she has pursued (first or second cycle at the Confluence – post masters or a specific program).