BArch (Hons) Architecture

Nottingham Trent University: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

Program Description

BArch (Hons) Architecture

Nottingham Trent University: School of Architecture, Design and the Built Environment

BArch (Hons) Architecture

BArch

Architects take their ideas and dreams and design them into reality. On this Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) accredited course we will support you to find your own design approach, whilst equipping you with the skills and knowledge to tackle issues related to the built environment.

Prescribed by the Architects' Registration Board (ARB) and validated by the RIBA, this course you will give you the opportunity to:

  • Work on live briefs set by real clients
  • Complete your Part 1 in Architecture en-route to becoming an architect
  • Join a teaching and learning culture allied to that of professional architecture practice
  • Have the opportunity to go on trips to the UK and abroad as part of your course fees
  • Work in professional-standard facilities and studios alongside a dedicated model making studio
  • Hear from guest lecturers in our Trent Talks series
  • Participate in regional, national and international competitions.
  • Excellent student satisfaction - 96% of students who graduated in 2016 were satisfied with the course and teaching methods. (Student Satisfaction Survey 2016)
  • Work alongside the RIBA in a mentoring programme in your final year

You will learn to communicate your ideas through drawing, and exploring spaces through model-making and 3D visualization. In our studio-based environment, you’ll create imaginative and practical designs combined with essential project co-ordination problem-solving skills.

We combine a hands-on, project-driven approach covering all the important aspects of Architecture – linking urban design and sustainability with theory and business practice. This is delivered through group projects, study trips, briefs from industry will give you the complete package of skills, knowledge, and experience to take the first step in your career.

What you'll study

A series of practical and theoretical projects in a variety of spatial, social and cultural situations. The purpose of these projects is to align architectural concepts, thinking, and values with current architectural thought and practice.

Projects involve strategic thinking and creative imagination, attention to detail, traditional and digital forms or representation, public presentation and reviews.

How you’re taught

Based on 40 hour weeks during term time, you will spend approximately 12 hours per week in scheduled learning. This includes lectures, supported by smaller group sessions including:

  • seminars
  • tutorials
  • workshops.

You will also be involved in self-directed project work with the support of NOW, our virtual learning environment.

Outside of timetabled sessions, you will need to undertake a self-directed independent study. This will include preparing for lectures, researching, completing coursework, developing a portfolio and directed reading to expand your knowledge.

The course is supported by external professional practitioners ensuring that your learning is continuously enhanced through exposure to real-world perspective in the newest and fastest growing degree subjects within the built environment sector.

International opportunities

Second-year students in all courses have the opportunity to undertake an overseas trip in a European city. Recent trips have seen BArch (Hons) Architecture visiting Rotterdam. The trip, that is included in the course fees, allowed students to visit four potential sites as a basis for their final year project.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed through a mix of coursework, tests and practical methods.

The coursework will make up the majority of your assessment and will consist of group and individual projects, reports, presentations, essays and a portfolio.

Becoming an architect

To become a qualified Architect you will have to complete the Part One, Part Two and Part Three examinations through the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA). You can complete the Part Two at NTU by studying our MArch Architecture course.

Entry requirements

The UK

What are we looking for?

  • A-levels – BBB; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DDM; or
  • 120 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications; and
  • GCSEs – English and Maths grade C / 4.

Submission of work

You will be asked to submit examples of work to showcase your art and design abilities.

International

If you hold international qualifications, take a look at the alternative qualifications we accept for this course.

What are we looking for?

  • A-levels – BBB; or
  • BTEC Extended Diploma – DDM; or
  • 120 UCAS Tariff points from three A-levels or equivalent qualifications; and
  • GCSEs – English and Maths grade C / 4.

Submission of work

You will be asked to submit examples of work to showcase your art and design abilities.

Foundation courses

If you need to do a foundation course to meet our course requirements please visit Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). You can also visit our foundation courses page if you’re already studying in the UK at a school or college and would like to know if we can accept your qualification.

Miscellaneous

Location: City site

This school offers programs in:
  • English


Last updated September 28, 2018
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