Classes are organised as "vertical studios" where international students meet local students of all years of study and work together. Principles of architectural design are studied and practised on a wide range of building structures: new developments as well as urban renewal and reconstruction. Studios at this level are enriched by studios focusing on topics such as sustainable design, contemporary technologies, interior architecture and preservation.
Students are offered a choice of semester assignments either for individual or group elaboration. The assignment of a Requisite Optional Design Studio work can be processed using the currently offered obligatory studios topics in the relevant semester. In addition to the topics set in the compulsory studio works, ATV allows a wider selection of assignments, such as Conceptual Studio work, BIM Studio work or Experimental Studio work, Studio of Spatial and Strategic Planning, or Studio of Landscape Architecture. The ATV assignment can also be determined individually by agreement with the manager of the studio, according to the student´s specific interest.