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BA (Hons) Architecture

De Montfort University
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Course UCAS code: K100
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  • BA (Hons), Full-time , Duration: 3 Years
Course Summary:
The BA (Hons) in Architecture offers uniquely crafted, integrated studies that develop emerging architectural designers. We orientate, inform and hone creative design abilities within the design studio, this is the focus of our teaching and learning. A series of carefully considered projects are set in a range of spatial, social and topographical situations from the smallest of artefacts to complex inhabited spaces and events. • **Leicester School of Architecture (LSA)** was established in 1897 making it one of the oldest schools of architecture in the UK • **Top 10 Architecture course** in the UK, according to The Guardian University Guide 2018 • **Heatherwick, Make and Shigeru Ban** are some of the best architectural practices in the UK and overseas employing recent DMU graduates • **Develop employable and transferable skills** on this course which is specifically designed to meet the skills required by industry and beyond • **Award-winning practicing architects** are included amongst our staff team who are also published authors, academic specialists and career architectural educators • **Gain a professionally recognised qualification** and exemption from Part 1 of RIBA and ARB • **International opportunity** through #DMUglobal where you will have the opportunity for a meaningful international experience • **The Vijay Patel building** has been designed to provide the space and facilities where ideas can develop and flourish for all of our art and design courses • **Core workshop materials available at no cost** to our students along with some programme-specific workshop materials • **Cash awards of £150, £200 and £300** for students in years one, two and three respectively, towards materials and specialist printing* *Awards are available to students undertaking full-time study and pro-rata for part-time students. Students on placement and therefore not incurring such costs are not eligible for financial assistance.
First year • Architectural Studio 1 • Architectural Studio 2 • Architectural Communication 1 • Building Performance and Technology 1 • Architectural History and Philosophy Second year • Architectural Studio 3 • Architectural Studio 4 • Architectural Communication 2 • Building Performance and Technology 2 • Building Performance and Technology 3 • Architectural Theories • Urban Studies Third year • Architectural Studio 5 • Architectural Studio 6 • Dissertation • Cultural and Contextual Studies • Technology and Environmental Studies • Practice, Profession and Ethics
Assessment Methods:
The Leicester School of Architecture (LSA) emphasises learning through modelling and making, both manually and digitally, making it an important feature of the course. We encourage and support you to become a productive student by focusing on the design studio as your key learning environment. In the design studio you will: • Work and collaborate with peers and tutors in drawing, digital drawing and fabrication, model making, discussion and debate • Meet regularly with design tutors for small group learning, individual advice and guidance, assessment and feedback • Engage in instructional/guidance lectures and workshops to develop key manual and digital techniques • Have design work reviewed by guest architects and critics A programme of lectures, seminars, tutorials and workshops support your learning in the four key strands of the curriculum: • Architectural design – project-based learning and assessment • Architectural communication – project-based learning and assessment around key skill sets including CAD, BIM, digital modelling and fabrication • Technology and environment – project-based learning and assessment combined with testing your knowledge of key principles • History and theories of architecture – assessment based on online tests and short written assignments, culminating in a written dissertation, or equivalent, in the final year In the final year there is an additional focus on • Professional practice and ethics – project-based learning and assessment
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15 January

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De Montfort University is brilliant for those wanting to express their creative skills through a degree. The university itself is just 10 minutes from the city centre and with shops almost on campus itself there is a choice of places to grab a bite to eat for those students nights where cooking isn't an option. As for nightlife the The city's pubs and clubs are close to the uni, most are on one street so walkingis no worry. If you're new to Leicester then you can check out some of its sights, including one of England's largest markets under one roof. You can get a student ticket for a football or rugby match, visit one of the city's old real ale pubs, or get some retail therapy in one of two shopping centres.

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Arts, Design and Humanities Admissions Team:
Tel. 0116 257 7555
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Admissions Division:
Tel. 01162 50 60 70
Email. [email protected]

Arts, Design and Humanities Admissions Team:
Tel. 0116 257 7555
Email. [email protected]

Admissions Division:
Tel. 01162 50 60 70
Email. [email protected]

Top TSR member reviews
  • by Anonymous on 5th October 2015
    good for its art and humanities courses especially fashion and design
  • by Anonymous on 4th October 2015
    Great facilities for my course, and the university is central and has everything I could need and has a friendly and welcoming atmosphere.
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