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Whether students are aspiring architects or building conservationists, the BA (Hons) Architecture degree course will give a strong understanding of both the practical and theoretical aspects of architecture. It combines the likes of art, philosophy and technology to bring an experimental approach to solving problems. Students will study the design of buildings and the technical aspects of construction, as well as how architecture relates to all aspects of our lives.
Students will be expected to have five GCSEs (grade C/level 4 or above) or equivalent (including English), and hold at least one of the below or equivalent UK/international qualifications.
Students should ideally have a background in art, creative media, or design. Applicants are expected to submit a portfolio of work which shows a range of their skills and demonstrates why they would be a good fit for the course.
We may also consider a combination of portfolio and academic qualifications and take into consideration progress made during studies and/or relevant work experience.
Please note: direct entry into year 3 is not available for this course.
Students will be continually assessed through the completion of practical and written work.
Work will include the likes of essays, analysis, individual and group presentations, critical self- and peer evaluation, practical and technical tests. It will also include the completion of individual and team projects.
Students will build skills in architectural computer graphics, basic principles of structure and design and basic research skills.
They will begin to think about professional enterprise and angles on problems of the built environment.
We encourage students to start thinking about their contextual studies research.
Students will gain greater understanding of urban design, branded environments, rehabilitation projects, and the history of the city.
This will allow them to enhance their practice and develop their approach to design work.
We set briefs that encourage students to collaborate with other students and create work as part of a design team.
Students will bring their learning together in a final negotiated major project, where you will investigate and make architectural design decisions.
They will carry out a negotiated project which takes the form of a live brief.
We ask students to show their contextual studies research and thinking in a long form dissertation.
Students will leave with a portfolio that shows their skills in areas in entry-level architecture.
Successful completion of this course can lead to postgraduate study in Master of Architecture (MArch).
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Over the three-year course, students will learn through a mix of problem-based outcomes, design studio tutoring, workshops and traditional lecture.
Delivered by people who have worked at the cutting-edge of contemporary architecture, students will develop a broad understanding of the practical and theoretical aspects of architecture.
Key study topics include:
The course will provide students with multi-disciplinary knowledge and vital transferable skills.
It will prepare them for a career within the many aspects of architecture such as: urban design, housing and office design, planning, building conservation, architectural heritage, community development.
If you have any questions, we'd love to hear from you. Just use the contact details below or chat to our students.
Ravensbourne University London
6 Penrose Way
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