Kingston University London

Course Introduction

Our Architecture BA course is validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB). Students often feature in the prestigious Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) President's Medals ' considered the world's most prestigious and established awards in architectural education.

Domus magazine lists us among Europe's top 50 architecture schools. We were one of just two UK schools invited to present at the 12th Biennale in Venice.

The course centres on design, on the creative processes of observation and making, and an ethos of ‘thinking through making'. Architecture is emphasised as a material practice, with particular attention given to how buildings are made and how tectonic components are fundamental to architectural character.

Studio projects form 50 per cent of the course, giving you the skills and knowledge to tackle design issues in the built environment. Workshops teach drawing and making skills, such as casting, pencil and charcoal rendering, detailed large'scale model'making, computer'based graphics and CAD drawing. You will also study theoretical, cultural, historical, social, sustainable, material and technical issues.

Course Modules

Examples of modules:

Year 1

' The Principles of Reading Architecture

' The Principles of Designing Architecture

' The Principles of Representing Architecture

' The Principles of Making Architecture

Year 2

' The Processes of Reading Architecture

' The Processes of Designing Architecture

' The Processes of Representing Architecture

' The Processes of Making Architecture

Year 3

' The Practice of Reading Architecture

' The Practice of Designing Architecture

' The Practice of Representing Architecture

' The Practice of Making Architecture

Start Date:


Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)