Architecture

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We pride ourselves on providing an open, collaborative and creative culture that empowers our students and staff to work across professional boundaries and in new areas of architecture. Our students develop a core of architectural design skill complemented by programme specialisms in urbanism, engineering, technology, spatial intervention and design research.

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Architecture courses

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Architecture and Product Design Foundation Year

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This is the foundation year for the Architecture and Product Design courses. This gives you the essential skills and knowledge for progressing to Year 1 of the degree courses in this area.

If you are an international student your recommended route of study for this degree is through the UWE Bristol International College which, upon successful completion to the required level and with good attendance, guarantees entry to Year one of the degree.

BSc(Hons) Architecture

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BSc(Hons) Architecture is taught by industry-experienced lecturers and visiting tutors, many of whom run their own architectural practices. Developing your design skills in areas such as computer-aided design, drawing, modelling and mapping, you’ll create an impressive portfolio of design projects, many with real clients and sites.

BA(Hons) Interior Architecture

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Learning from industry-experienced tutors, you could work on live briefs for community charities and cultural institutions, property developers and management consultants, to build your professional portfolio.

Our students have completed work for and exhibited at the Royal West of England Academy (RWA) Gallery, work for global companies such as Ernst & Young, and made proposals for the redevelopment of a former television studio and theatre.

You’ll collaborate with students from other disciplines, explore Bristol's rich architectural history on day trips, and broaden your horizons with residential field trips, placements and study overseas.

BSc(Hons) Architectural Technology and Design

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The evolution of architectural forms is influenced by designing buildings in detail. For architectural technologists to be at the centre of the contemporary construction, they need to develop an expertise in construction technology, structural design, building science, refurbishment and building information modelling (BIM). Today, development in building fabric technology can enhance architectural expression and ensure modern buildings are energy efficient, long lasting and buildable.

This course equips you to become a Chartered Architectural Technologist, putting you in a strong position to secure work in the contemporary construction industry as you are able to integrate creative ideas with technical detail as well as being able to control the procurement process.

BEng(Hons) Architecture and Environmental Engineering

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This is a unique, award-winning course that will give you a rare mix of knowledge and skills to prepare you for this expanding sector of design. You’ll explore everything from architecture and passive design, to environmental physics, environmental systems and the effective use of energy and materials.

BA(Hons) Architecture and Planning

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BA(Hons) Architecture and Planning is unique because it’s accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), the Architects Registration Board (ARB) and the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI).

You’ll work on conceptual and practical projects, learn computer-assisted design, drawing, modelling and mapping, and explore both architecture and urban design on field trips. A five-week agency project and year-long architectural design project will further hone your planning and design skills. There’s also the opportunity to study abroad for a year.

BA(Hons) Product Design

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Learning from friendly tutors with extensive industry expertise, you’ll develop an empathetic, intuitive understanding of people, and how we use and respond to products. You’ll learn about form, user-centred design and materials, and work on projects in our well-equipped design studio. Expect to gain advanced design skills, work on briefs for industry clients, take part in exhibitions, and grow your network at industry presentations.

BSc(Hons) Product Design Technology

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Learning from our friendly tutors with extensive industry expertise, you’ll develop advanced design skills, and grow your understanding of people and their needs. You’ll examine real problems and look at how products can be used to solve them. Projects are based in our well-equipped design studio and workshops.