Accredited by Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and prescribed by Architects’ Registration Board (ARB), this course is the first step in becoming a qualified architect (Part 1). This project-driven course offers a teaching and learning culture which reflects professional architectural practice. It combines a hands-on, project-driven approach with a strong studio culture, it covers all the important aspects of Architecture, linking urban design and sustainability with theory and business practice. You’ll be taught how to communicate your ideas through drawing and explore spaces through model-making and 3D visualisation and most of your learning will take place in our studio environment. You’ll develop project co-ordination and problem solving techniques. This is a hands-on degree where you’ll be able to link urban design and sustainability with theory and business practice. Half of your time will be spent in seminars, tutorials, workshops and studio design sessions and the rest of the time you’ll be encouraged to prepare for lectures, research, completing coursework and enhancing your portfolio. You’ll be assessed through a range of coursework, eTests and practical methods. As an Architecture student, you’ll be based in our RIBA-award winning, Grade II listed Arkwright building at our City Campus. With high ceilings and plenty of natural light, you’ll find our studios an inspiring place to sketch and model your work. You’ll be taught by award-winning staff and benefit from using our workshops and industry-standard facilities such as a virtual reality lab, model-making facilities, a state-of-the-art heliodon and 3D printers. You’ll gain design inspiration by attending study trips in the UK and abroad, and gain invaluable industry experience by working on live projects with real clients and hearing from visiting industry speakers. Recently, our students worked with UK housebuilder, Davidsons, on a project which explored ideas for future homes. You’ll be encouraged by our academic team to undertake work experience alongside your studies to practically apply your learning in real-life situations, gain additional skills and to build your network within the industry. The course also includes an international trip to allow students to experience architecture in different contexts and styles. Our final year students recently visited Venice as part of research to inform final year projects. Past students have also visited Rotterdam – Netherlands. Many of our recent graduates go on to work for national and international companies including Terry Farewell and Partners, Benoy, LA Architects, and Dixon Jones, working in exciting roles such as architects, CAD engineers, architectural assistants and design team members.