Frequently Asked Questions
I’ve missed the deadline for applications.
can i still participate this summer?
Unfortunately, our admissions for Summer 2018 are now closed. However, if you are based in LA, please feel very welcome to attend any or all of our public programming. Details of these events will be posted on our website closer to the time, and through our newsletter.
Also, if you would like to help or volunteer with us, or be involved in any other way, please take a look at our form. We welcome new friends and support from all over!
I live in la but I have a full-time job.
Can I still attend?
Yes; programming will be weighted towards evenings and weekends as much as possible. This said, previous participants have found juggling a full time job and attending the Free School challenging, but ultimately rewarding. FSA recommends as much of a commitment as possible in order to gain the most out of attending the Free School.
does FSA provide accommodation?
FSA will not be able to provide accommodation in Los Angeles. We will however try to help accepted participants navigate housing options.
How much will it cost?
Although there are no fees to attend the Free School of Architecture, you will need to be able to cover your living expenses for the 6-week duration. We suggest a budget of $400 to $600 USD per week for rental accommodation, meals and transportation while in Los Angeles. FSA recognizes that this is a big financial commitment, and is working on ways to help mitigate this cost.
Will I receive academic credit for attending?
No. The Free School of Architecture is not, and does not claim to be, an accredited academic institution.
Will I learn how to be an architect?
No. The Free School of Architecture does not engage in the professional training of architects.
Can I get a student Visa?
will the fsa help me with the visa process?
Unfortunately, attending the FSA does not qualify you for a student visa and we are not able to offer any visa support at this stage. Please make sure to thoroughly research the immigration guidelines for your country to make sure you are meeting all requirements.
What is the schedule for the summer?
We will not be able to share the final schedule until the summer gets closer, but we can let you know that it will exciting, demanding, and full. We will have programming each week from Monday-Saturday, with a break from July 2-4. The schedule will often start in the morning, but we are trying to weigh things towards the evening as much as possible so people who are still working can attend. It will be a mix of field trips, workshops, social events, lectures and discussions. Some of this will be available to participants only, while some events will be open to the public. Public events and lectures will be posted here on the website, as well as through our Facebook page.