This course will introduce you to the world of architecture through the use of sketching and handmade model-making as basic analog tools for architectural projects. You will learn basic freehand sketching to develop your skills with observation and perception, using Madrid’s historic and modern buildings as models. You will also develop simple volumetric architectural models as you begin to explore the nature of built environments.


Explore the vibrant life of Madrid, the golden capital that never sleeps. Madrid charms visitors and locals alike with its rich cultural life, nightlife, and gastronomy, and with its narrow, winding streets that open onto colorful plazas like the vibrant red Plaza Mayor and the bustling Puerta del Sol.

Various empires and architectonic styles have left their mark on this amazing city, which is also known for its contemporary avant-garde architecture and world-class museums, including the Museo del Prado, Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, and Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza.

A center of art, design, and food, Madrid is also one of the greenest cities in Spain, with an abundance of trees and public parks such as the enormous Retiro Park, where friendly locals welcome international visitors to enjoy the amazing summer weather among plenty of cultural activities.


The course is addressed to future students of architecture and design who are willing to test themselves through a personal exploration of the city and its buildings.

  • All classes are held in English, so a fluent understanding of the English language is required.
  • Please carefully read the course descriptions before applying to a course. The schools are not responsible if you choose a course level that is not suitable to your background and skills.
  • We will accept bookings from students 18 years old and older. If you are 16 or 17 but show a strong motivation to take introduction-level or experience-level courses, we will consider your application on the condition that your parents or legal guardians send a written declaration of responsibility.
  • We recommend that you bring personal equipment to use in class, such as your laptop, sketch pad, etc. Suggested items will be listed in your welcome materials, which you will receive prior to the beginning of the course.


If you wish to extend your summer studies, you can combine this course with:


Please refer to the table below to discover the fees for two or four-week session in Madrid.

€ 1,395two-week session (45 hours of class time over 9 days)
€ 2,495four-week session (90 hours of class time over 18 days)

Housing fees vary depending on the selected options (kind of room, distance from school, Air Conditioning, etc.).

€ 430 - 715two-week session 
€ 891 - 1,485four-week session

Please contact the following email to receive the application form:
Then follow their instructions to submit your application.

Applications will be accepted until and not later than three weeks before the course begins, depending on the availability of places in each course.

Universidad Europea is one of Spain’s leading private higher education institutions, committed to innovative, comprehensive, and high-quality education since its founding in 1995.

Today, Universidad Europea has more than 16,000 students who come from over 80 different countries, studying across its three campuses in Madrid, Valencia, and the Canary Islands.

Universidad Europea is committed to the holistic development of each and every one of its students, both as individuals and as professionals. Its educational experience helps students acquire the knowledge, skills, and values they need to perfectly adapt to the demands of today’s professional market.