📃 On paper
First Year: History and Theory: Provides an introduction to architectural history and Theory from a Western-centric and sustainable approach Industry in Practice: An introduction to topics such as the ARB &RIBA and how architects work in real-world scenarios Construction Technology: Provides an introduction to materials and construction techniques used in building Visualisation and Communication: How to communicate architectural ideas through different forms and media I.e. collage, film etc. Design Studio 1&2: The most heavily weighted modules which are based on a personal architectural response to a brief and often relies on information you have learnt in other modules
Second Year: Same modules but in more depth
Third Year: Same modules (not including Industry and Practice and Visualisation and Communication) but in more depth with the addition of two optional modules which may vary but historically have been: RXM: modelling exploration in different materials, HR, Industry in Practice, Sustainability etc.
👐🏻 General approach
The course is primarily focused on sustainability
💖 Student support
You will have an academic tutor and a design tutor, there is also a student support service and university therapy service. You meet with your design tutor once a week but all other services are based on an asking for help system not a scheduled system.
Workshop- You have to pre-book Printers- A4-A1 available but printing is paid for by you (make sure you have enough money on your student card!)
📄 Application Process
Group interview and Portfolio
😉 Insider Tips
Your work will be given to you on a weekly basis from each module, try to stay on top of it because it can become overwhelming! The Architecture Department is on the London Road Campus which is close to town and has a great bar/restaurant space with pool tables which is a two min walk away from studio and is a great place to meet people or relax after studio/lectures. Get involved with the society, lecture series, live build projects etc. they are really fun, great for networking and really help you stand out when it comes to graduate Part I jobs.