This degree is the first step in a professional career in architecture. Our programme offers students a range of approaches to design through studio-based tutorial groups. Each design group or unit explores diverse aspects of architecture, ranging from rapid technological changes, emerging social conditions and contemporary cultural contexts to more abstract aesthetic and theoretical concerns.
Tutorial groups are supported by studies in the history of architecture, sustainability, practice, cultural context and technology, all of which are integrated with an understanding of the development of a design project. The design projects develop abilities and skills in creating and communicating architectural ideas. You will explore the visual and tactile world, learning visual and drawing skills and the use of computer software.
The context for design work is set at the start of each term; critiques of student work are made at the middle and end of each term. Visits to art galleries, museums and important buildings and lectures by eminent speakers are vital to the programme. You will also attend field courses abroad, usually during the second and final years.
The aims of the programme are:
EU/Home: £9,000 International: £10,350
Scholarships available - please see our website www.gre.ac.uk/scholarships
IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.
Applicants should have:
320 UCAS points
FROM three or more A-level subjects or equivalent.
• Art and Design is generally a required subject at GCSE and/or GCE level.
• Applicants successfully completing an initial drawing task will be required to submit a portfolio of visual and creative work.
• An IELTS score of 6.0 is required if English is not your first language.
No work experience is required.
Students are exempt from the part 1 exam offered by the Royal Institute of British Architects.
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