Architecture at AUB is the first step towards becoming a creative architect. On this unique and exciting course, you’ll work within the context of a studio-based arts university, where everyone shares an interest in different forms of making. BA Architecture (Part 1) is accredited by ARB and RIBA, so on the course you’ll prepare for professional practice. This professional validation means that upon graduating, students will have fulfilled the first of a three-part process required to become a registered architect in the United Kingdom. You will investigate the ways we live in the world, individually and collectively, through our spatial relationships with materials, to make places that make a difference. You’ll be exposed to a wide range of skills that will form the foundation of your career in Architecture, including: making, collaboration, designing and doing. You’ll develop an understanding of the practice and theory of architecture, grounded in making, along with critical thinking and a familiarity with the material nature of architectural ideas. You’ll explore the reflective practice of making thoughtful, tangible, inhabited places that mediate between the individual, the world we live in and the others we live with. Architecture shapes the world we live in. This course gives you the skills to create challenging and innovative places. Through a process of ‘making and thinking’ you’ll come to understand works of architecture as places that house our lives and challenge our expectations. As well as architectural design, you’ll experiment with drawing, photography, printmaking, modelmaking, video and electronic media. You’ll learn the importance of collaboration with other disciplines by working with students from art, design, media and performance. You’ll travel too. To bring theory alive, you’ll travel to see examples of excellence in architectural design in Britain and beyond. And you’ll be given insights to innovative professional practice through lectures, visits and studio projects led by practising architects, engineers, and designers.