Our Architecture BA course is validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB). Students often feature in the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) President's Medals - considered the world's most prestigious and established awards in architectural education. Domus magazine lists us among Europe's top 50 architecture schools. We were one of just two UK schools invited to present at the 12th Biennale in Venice. The course centres on design, on the creative processes of observation and making, and an ethos of ‘thinking through making'. Architecture is emphasised as a material practice, with particular attention given to how buildings are made and how tectonic components are fundamental to architectural character. Studio projects form 50 per cent of the course, giving you the skills and knowledge to tackle design issues in the built environment. Workshops teach drawing and making skills, such as casting, pencil and charcoal rendering, detailed large-scale model-making, computer-based graphics and CAD drawing. You will also study theoretical, cultural, historical, social, sustainable, material and technical issues.