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Arts University Bournemouth

Architecture

UCAS Code: K100

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Scottish Higher

C,C,C,C,C,D

Scottish Highers – five passes at Grade C or above

UCAS Tariff

120

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90%
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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Subject

Architecture

**Studying 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.

**What you will study**
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.

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. To bring theory alive you’ll travel to see examples of excellence in architectural design in Britain and beyond. Likewise, you’ll be given insights to innovative professional practice through lectures, visits and studio projects led by practising architects, engineers, and designers.

Approximately 45% of your time will be contact hours, including scheduled teaching sessions, but also supervised time in the workshop or studio. The remainder of your time studying will be independently. 100% of assessment for this course is coursework based.

**By the end of the course you will be able to...**
- Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of architectural concepts, techniques and processes in integrated application in architectural design propositions.

- Demonstrate understanding of methods of initiating, structuring and realising architectural propositions.

- Demonstrate understanding for the social context, interdisciplinary and regulatory framework within which architectural practice operates.

- Demonstrate an understanding of how historical, contextual and theoretical issues inform architectural design.

- Apply to your work an understanding of the relationship between architectural and urban design theory, history and practice.

- Demonstrate a knowledge of the related specialisms of technology and environment and how these inform integrated architectural design; ability to exploit a range of methods, materials and technologies available for the expression of original architectural propositions.

- Demonstrate research skills and the ability to think analytically and conceptually.

- Apply individual solutions to the creative resolution of architectural propositions.

- Demonstrate good communication skills through appropriate (oral, written, visual) formats.

- Work well as part of a team and demonstrate good interdisciplinary working relationships in preparation for professional practice.

**Studios and resources**
Our Architecture studios mirror industry, with students working together in a high-energy environment. You’ll share your experiences with others in a supportive environment and have access to 3D workshops with manual and digital manufacturing equipment.

Assessment methods

Coursework and practical work

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£16,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Main Site - Arts University Bournemouth

Department:

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

TEF rating:

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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

89%
high
Architecture

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Architecture

Teaching and learning

96%
Staff make the subject interesting
96%
Staff are good at explaining things
100%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
93%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

78%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
96%
Course specific equipment and facilities
74%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

84%
UK students
16%
International students
58%
Male students
42%
Female students
44%
2:1 or above
16%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
B
A

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Architecture

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£18,500
med
Average annual salary
94%
med
Employed or in further education
82%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

73%
Draughtspersons and related architectural technicians
7%
Design occupations
4%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
What do graduate employment figures really tell you?

Architecture had a difficult time a few years back during the great recession, but those days are over and the degree is in demand as house building and infrastructure have increased in importance. Most working architects secure jobs in the architecture industry, more usually starting as assistants rather than full-blown architects or chartered technicians. Some, however, move into management, design or marketing roles, where they find their planning, design and project management skills are very welcome. Nearly half the architecture-related jobs last year were in London or the South-East, and this group are rather more likely than average to find their jobs through personal contacts, so polish your networking skills, or see if you can get work experience if you want to succeed as an architect.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Architecture

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£20k

£20k

£27k

£27k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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While there are lots of factors at play when it comes to your future earnings, use this as a rough timeline of what graduates in this subject area were earning on average one, three and five years later. Can you see a steady increase in salary, or did grads need some experience under their belt before seeing a nice bump up in their pay packet?

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