The Department of Design and Architecture at the IAA offers a basic BA degree in Architecture. It is common practice for students to apply for advanced study at different universities after they have completed their BA studies. Study in the field of architecture is broad and varied and students who wish to continue their studies can specialise in areas such as Interior Design, Environmental Design, Planning, Landscape Architecture, Stage-set Design, etc. 

Please note that we do not offer an MA in Architecture, but students on the MA level are welcome to apply for an exchange in our MA in Design.

Students can only apply for a single semester exchange to this programme.

The application should consist of:
  • Electronic application
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Portfolio: print-outs or digital portfolio (pdf or link to a website). CDs are not accepted.
  • Short letter of motivation
  • C.V.

Applicants upload the required documents with the electronic application.

Language of Instruction

The language of Instruction at the Academy is Icelandic. Incoming students must be prepared to meet this challenge. Most of the teachers, students and staff have a good level of English. The Academy receives a number of guest teachers from abroad every semester, in which case the language of instruction will be English.  Exams and final projects can be delivered in English. For this reason, exchange students are expected to have a good level of English.

Deadlines for incoming applications

April 21  for autumn semester.

October 15 for spring semester.

The application can be accessed two months prior to the deadline.