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Architecture (with Foundation Year)

Entry requirements


A level

B,C,C-C,C,C

A Level - grades BCC-CCC including a Grade C in Art and Design or related subject.

Access to HE Diploma

M:30

Access to HE courses - typical offers for applicants with Access to HE will be the Access to HE Diploma or Access to HE Certificate (60 credits, 45 of which must be Level 3, including 30 at merit or higher) together with evidence of experience in Art and Design.

International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme

27

International Baccalaureate - a minimum of 27 points are required in addition to a HL Art subject at grade 6.

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

DMM-MMM

BTEC - Extended Diploma grades from Distinction, Merit, Merit (DMM) to Merit, Merit, Merit (MMM) in a related subject, or evidence of experience in Art and Design

T Level

M

Grade Merit is preferred.

UCAS Tariff

96-104

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time including foundation year | 2022

Use architectural design principles to respond to complex social and environmental needs with our innovative Architecture degree.

- Work with a range of local, regional, national and international organisations on real-world projects.

- Create innovative designs that respond to the needs of communities, social initiatives and complex issues such as climate change.

- Study an Architecture degree at our RIBA Award-winning Locksbrook Campus building.

Where we live and work shapes who we are – whether we’re in a built or natural environment. On our Architecture degree, you’ll learn about the relationships between conservation, planning and the use and reuse of spaces in response to crucial issues such as climate change, biodiversity loss and supporting fair societies.

How we design, create, reinvent and repurpose our built environment is constantly evolving, and we’ll prepare you to be a responsive, resilient, flexible and imaginative practitioner. You’ll work on projects and live briefs with external collaborators from your first year on the course.

Bath is a World Heritage City that has always been at the cutting edge of architecture; the balance of old and new here is evident in everything from the city’s famous Georgian buildings to the recently redeveloped former Herman Miller factory site that has become Bath Spa University’s state-of-the-art Locksbrook Campus. BA Architecture at Bath Spa teaches you about buildings and materials in relation to their location and within their historic and future contexts.

Subject to the course being prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB), our BA (Hons) Architecture course will form the undergraduate degree element of the Part One qualification towards becoming an architect (which also requires one year of professional practice after graduation).

Subject to successful validation of the course by Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), our course will also enable you to take the first steps to becoming an RIBA Chartered Architect once you hold a RIBA recognised Part One qualification (RIBA Affiliate Membership).

**The Foundation Year**
Develop your ideas, skills and confidence during this Foundation course, in readiness for your chosen degree course.

Begin with a fast-paced introduction to experimentation and play as forms of investigation through active drawing, observation, making and recording.

You'll continue your enquiries into materials, processes and concepts, and select media, materials and technologies to create personal solutions in response to course briefs.

Finally, you'll specialise in your chosen discipline. You'll prepare and define objectives for a major personal project, assess your own work in relation to that of others, visually investigate and improve your preliminary ideas, and successfully
oversee your major personal project from beginning to end.

Modules

Course Structure - Year 1 - Foundation Year.

Year 2. Working on a range of projects, you’ll be introduced to the key practical and conceptual skills of architectural design. We will help you develop a solid foundation in research theories and methodologies to support your design skills, as you start to understand, and develop your own professional practice. Using our unique and interconnected local and regional environments as a starting point, you will also be introduced to the historical and theoretical contexts of architecture in relation to place, space, community, and our collective ethical and sustainability responsibilities to our built and natural environments.

Course Structure - Year 2 -

Through your engagement with more complex, real world projects and practice based, peer-to-peer learning, you will continue to develop your practical, creative, and professional practice skills. You will deepen and expand your theoretical, conceptual, and contextual architectural design knowledge. And we will help you further develop your practical understanding of, and expertise in: research, project design, and project management; collaboration and partnership working.

Course Structure - Year 3 -

We will help you as you use your own creativity, applied knowledge, and practical skills to successfully realise real world collaborative and interdisciplinary projects. You will consolidate your experiences and expertise into a comprehensive portfolio that clearly presents and articulates the graduate attributes, skills, and professional practice experience you have developed on your course.

Assessment methods

Our Architecture course is entirely assessed by coursework. You'll be assessed by a variety of methods that may include: Reports,
Reviews, Reflective learning and professional practice pieces, Proposal papers for projects, Project progress reports, Project evaluations, Portfolios and Presentations.

Tuition fees

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

England
£9,250
per year
International
£15,530
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bath Spa University

Department:

Bath School of Design

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