You will be continually assessed through the completion of practical and written work including essays, analysis, individual and group presentations, critical self- and peer evaluation, practical and technical tests, and the completion of individual and team projects.
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In level 4 (year one) you will be introduced to the different aspects of built environment study, the design process and the underpinning skills and theory. The first two terms of this year of study comprises a largely shared curriculum across BA (Hons) Interior Design Environment Architectures (IDEAs), BA (Hons) Architecture, and BA (Hons) Urban Landscape Architecture.
In the third term a specialist Landscape Unit is offered. We also encourage you to start thinking about your contextual studies research.
FHEQ Level 4
ARC16101 Architectural Theory and History
ARC16102 Introduction to Professional and Business Practice
ARC16103 Specialist Study 1: Structure
ARC16104 Specialist Study 2: Introduction to Construction
ULA16105 Design Studio: Introduction to Landscape Architecture
The second year of the course, (level 5) shifts towards interpretation of knowledge gained and the application of the skills acquired in Level 4 in the creative process and explores the subject specialisms in more depth. All Design Studio Units are specialist Units for Urban Landscape, while History and Theory Units are shared with other courses. We also set briefs that encourage you to collaborate with other students and create work as part of a design team.
FHEQ Level 5
ARC16201 Urbanism: History and Theory of the City
ULA16202 Design Studio: Site and Ecology
ULA16203 Design Studio: Urban and Social Ecologies
ULA16204 Design Studio: Scales of Urbanism
You will bring your learning together in a final major design project, where you will investigate and make urban landscape design decisions. We also ask you to show your contextual studies research and thinking in a long form dissertation. You will leave with a portfolio that shows your skills in addressing the opportunities and challenges raised through increasingly dense populations and high competition for resources.
FHEQ Level 6
ARC16302 Preparing for Professional Practice
ARC16303 Major Project
ARC16304 Negotiated Brief