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Course summary

From lectures by leading industry professionals to cultural study trips, live project briefs and engaging with real sites, clients and practitioners, this course has been structured to help you respond creatively to the challenges of expanding urbanisation. If you are considering a career in architecture, studying here will equip you with everything you need to participate in shaping the future of architectural design. As well as being vocational preparation for practising architecture, this course introduces you to the wider societal influences. Throughout your time here, you will be taught a range of hand and digital drawing and modelmaking skills in both two and three dimensions, and introduced to the concept of building information modelling which helps equip you for entering the world of professional practice. With the city of Birmingham as your initial architectural reference point, you will work collaboratively with tutors, internal and external practitioners, theorists and designers to hone your skills and build knowledge. The course is accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects. It includes a comprehensive set of activities in professional studies, including a two-week work placement, construction site visits and into-work seminars. Foundation Year The foundation year is designed to give you the opportunity to develop your academic and interpersonal skills while developing your subject knowledge further to support you to success on your academic path. By studying a foundation year, your first year will be spent learning a wide range of broad subject areas which then open up opportunities for you to specialise further in your next year – which would be the first year of a full degree programme.

How to apply

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Parkside Building Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants doing Media subjects will be considered on an individual basis by Admissions Tutor.

English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6with 6.0 in writing and no less than 5.5 in the remaining three skills.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Architecture with Foundation Year at Birmingham City University - UCAS