In the high-ceilinged mockup facility students have an opportunity to construct in full-size, but often they work on their projects on site – e.g. in the nature area Eskelund or in Djursland, at the farm of Danish media phenomenon Bonderøven.
A sense of community in the workshops
Niels Martin Larsen believes workshop-based teaching gives students a feeling of working together on a shared project:
‘Even in courses where assignments must, in principle, be solved individually, a number of practical challenges are usually best solved together’, he says, and elaborates:
‘This is an experience that matches expectations in the industry. Here there are some overall goals the staff have to work towards achieving – and the interests of individuals are not quite as essential. In general, It is felt to be a good thing that there is less focus on the performance of individuals, and that it is all about building knowledge and experience together,’ he concludes.