The BA Hons Architecture programme is a first step in a professional career in architecture. The programme offers students a range of approaches to architectural design through studio-based tutorial groups, or units. Each unit explores a different aspect of architectural design, ranging from new technologies, emerging social conditions and contemporary cultural contexts, to more abstract aesthetic and theoretical concerns.
Within each year of the programme, design accounts for 50% of the marks with a central emphasis on developing high level design skills and the ability to create and communicate complex architectural ideas. Students explore the visual and tactile world, learning visual and drawing skills and the use of computer software. Design projects are supported by studies in the history of architecture, sustainability, architectural practice, contemporary theory and technology. Themes for design work are set at the start of each academic year; critiques of student work are made at the middle and end of each semester. Visits to art galleries, museums and important buildings, and lectures by eminent speakers are vital to the programme. Students are encouraged to attend field courses abroad, usually during the second and final years.Facilities
The department is based in a new state-of-the-art building designed by the award winning architects Heneghan Peng. It is equipped with 14 rooftop landscapes, cutting edge digital workshops, extensive design studios, a world-class library and two gallery spaces. This facility is on Stockwell Street, just a two minute walk from the Greenwich Campus.Ranking
Our architecture degrees are ranked third in London for student satisfaction by the Complete University Guide 2017.Mode of study
This year we are offering this degree in full-time mode only.Outcomes