AA to award its first degree – after 100 years

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‘Pivotal’ moment as private architecture school applies to be granted degree-awarding powers - and AA Files is revived

The Architectural Association has applied to be able to award degrees for the first time in its 100-year history.

The school’s new director Eva Franch i Gilabert said the first degrees could be awarded this year if the UK government grants it awarding powers after a six-year process.

A decision on the AA’s application will be taken at a meeting of the Quality Assurance Agency (QAA)’s advisory committee on degree awarding powers (ACDAP) on May 9.

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