Kingston University London

Course Introduction

**Reasons to choose Kingston:**

- This course is validated by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB). Graduation gives you IBA Part 1 exemption – the first step towards becoming an architect.

– This course received more than 91 per cent for teaching student satisfaction (National Student Survey 2018).

– Kingston students often feature in prestigious national and international awards, such as the AJ Student Prize and the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) President’s Medals. Most recently, Yousuf Khalil was awarded the Architect's Journal Student Prize (2018).

**About this course**

Studio design projects are key to this degree, forming at least 50 per cent of the course. They will give you the skills and knowledge to tackle design issues in the built environment and you’ll be encouraged to experiment creatively. Student projects are often set by outside companies, so you’ll gain real experience of working for a professional client.

Workshops will teach you skills such as casting, pencil and charcoal rendering, detailed large scale model-making, computer-based graphics and CAD drawing. You’ll study theoretical, cultural, historical, social, sustainable, material and technical issues in architecture.

Through design studio work, a thesis and dissertation, you’ll have opportunities to develop and express your individual interests.

You'll be taught by a range of staff, many of whom run their own architectural practices or work in practice alongside their teaching. This ensures that what you're taught and the projects you work on are relevant to industry and practice. It also means that design studios are well placed to take advantage of the myriad of professional networks which staff bring with them.

**Applying for this course**

We are interested in your creative ability as well as your academic achievement. You will be asked to show a portfolio of work during your interview for this course and you can view guidance on what you should include here:

https://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate/courses/architecture/

**Kingston's purpose-designed facilities**

You'll study in brand new, purpose-designed top floor architecture studios, designed by Stirling Prize winning architects, Haworth Tompkins; these studios form part of an incredible refurbishment at Kingston School of Art, which includes state of the art workshops, studios and creative spaces, aimed at supporting and nurturing your innovative, artistic and imaginative endeavours. Find out more: https://www.kingston.ac.uk/faculties/kingston-school-of-art/

Course Modules

Examples of modules: Please note that is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.

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:

09/2020

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees Fee type
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 Home Fees
3 years
Full Time
Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons) £9,250 European Fees