Architecture, BA Hons

Architecture, BA Hons

The BA (Hons) Architecture programme is a first step in a professional career in architecture. The programme offers students a range of approaches to architectural design through studio-based tutorial groups, or units. Each unit explores a different aspect of architectural design, ranging from new technologies, emerging social conditions and contemporary cultural contexts, to more abstract aesthetic and theoretical concerns.

Within each year of the programme, design accounts for 50% of the marks with a central emphasis on developing high level design skills and the ability to create and communicate complex architectural ideas. Students explore the visual and tactile world, learning visual and drawing skills and the use of computer software. Design projects are supported by studies in the history of architecture, sustainability, architectural practice, contemporary theory and technology. Themes for design work are set at the start of each academic year; critiques of student work are made at the middle and end of each semester. Visits to art galleries, museums and important buildings and lectures by eminent speakers are vital to the programme. Students are encouraged to attend field courses abroad, usually during the second and final years.

The Department is based in a new state of the art building designed by the award winning architects Heneghan Peng; it is equipped with fourteen rooftop landscapes, cutting edge digital workshops, extensive design studios, a world-class library and two gallery spaces. Stockwell Street is just a short walk from the Greenwich Campus.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To provide a broad and inspiring architectural education within the structure of a RIBA/ARB accredited programme
  • To prepare students for progression into year out practice in the architectural profession leading to advanced level study in RIBA/ARB part 2 MArch in Architecture.

UCAS code

K100G A BA/Arch

Department

Architecture & Landscape

Location

Greenwich Campus

Attendance

3 years full-time

Entry requirements

Applicants should have:

320 UCAS points

FROM three or more A-level subjects or equivalent.

* Art and Design is generally a required subject at GCSE and/or GCE level.

* Applicants successfully completing an initial drawing task will be required to submit a portfolio of visual and creative work.

* An IELTS score of 6.0 is required if English is not your first language.

Assessment

Students are assessed through coursework, a portfolio of design project work and associated coursework.

Professional recognition

Students are exempt from the part 1 exam offered by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).

Career options

In addition to becoming architects, graduates can pursue opportunities in landscape architecture, computer-aided design, animation, urban design, interior design, arts and media, project management, graphic design and the construction industry.

This degree also leads to the MArch programme (RIBA Part 2) and full professional qualifications (RIBA Part 3) and the MSc in Architectural Design AVATAR.

Course content

Full time

Year 1

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Year 2

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Year 3

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Part time

Year 1

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Year 2

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Year 3

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Year 4

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All applicants who are successful in the admissions task will be invited to attend interview with their portfolio of work. Provisional interview dates are as follows:

  • 3 December 2013
  • 17 December 2013
  • 21 January 2014
  • 4 February 2014
  • 18 February 2014
  • 4 March 2014
  • 18 March 2014

Please note that places for each session are limited but you can note your preferred date/s on your application form.

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