Kingston University has opted into the TEF and received a Bronze award.
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:
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/
Examples of modules: Please note that is an indicative list of modules and is not intended as a definitive list.
- The Principles of Reading Architecture
- The Principles of Designing Architecture
- The Principles of Representing Architecture
- The Principles of Making Architecture
- The Processes of Reading Architecture
- The Processes of Designing Architecture
- The Processes of Representing Architecture
- The Processes of Making Architecture
- The Practice of Reading Architecture
- The Practice of Designing Architecture
- The Practice of Representing Architecture
- The Practice of Making Architecture
Assessment typically comprises exams (eg test or exam), practical (eg presentations, performance) and coursework (eg essays, reports, self-assessment, portfolios, dissertation).
How to apply
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
15 January*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
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This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||128 points||
Points to include at least two A-levels or recognised equivalent
Subjects: Not subject specific but an art and design portfolio will be required. General Studies and Key Skills points not accepted in tariff.
Plus GCSE (A*–C): five subjects including English, Maths and preferably a Science subject (Key Skills Level 2 may be used in lieu of GCSE English and Maths) (or comparable numeric scores under the newly reformed GCSE gradings).
Offers will be made on the basis of your UCAS form, predicted points, portfolio of work and interview for selected applicants.
You will be asked to show a portfolio of work during your interview.
Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this coursehttps://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate-course/architecture/entry-requirements.html
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
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Fees and funding
|EU||£9,250 *||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|
*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.
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