Undergraduate Pathway in Architecture

General

Program Description

Why study this pathway programme?

  • 97% of the University’s Architecture graduates are in employment or further study within six months (DLHE Survey 2016/17).
  • Many degrees are accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
  • Access to print, wood, metal, ceramics and glass workshops from day one – as well as industry-standard software and guidance from experienced technicians.

Birmingham City University is #20 in the UK for Architecture (The Guardian, 2018)

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Stage 1: University Foundation

Portfolio requirements

You will need to submit a portfolio for an Art and Design programme if:

  • you want to enrol onto a 2-semester art and design programme*
  • you have no academic background in art and design
  • you have a Level 5 qualification (such as an HND or a Dazhuan).

* Providing your academic grades meet our minimum entry requirements.

Modules

  • Creative Workshop*
  • Critical Thinking*
  • Extended Media Experimentation
  • Information Research, Recording and Responding In Art & Design
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication*
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication & Preparation and Progression in Art and Design
  • Knowledge & Understanding Of Creative Practice In Art & Design
  • Mass Communication*
  • Media Experimentation in Art and Design
  • Personal Combined Experimental Studies In Art & Design

* Additional four modules in the three-semester programme.

Students on the BA (Hons) Architecture pathway are required to achieve higher marks (60% minimum) in relevant modules in order to progress to this degree.

Stage 2: First Year Degree

Birmingham City University Degree Pathways

  • BA (Hons) Architecture (RIBA Part 1 Exemption)
  • BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design
  • BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture
  • BA (Hons) Product and Furniture Design

Special entry requirements

Students must submit a portfolio if they are entering the two-semester Art and Design programme. Students must also submit a portfolio if they do not have an academic qualification in Art and Design.

Important:

All students accessing the 3D workshops, plaster room, glass room, water-jet cutting room and the kiln room will need to wear safety footwear that has toe caps. Such footwear can be purchased from any safety footwear provider – including Sports Direct – and can be as cheap as £12. The shoes should be S1P and comply with EN 20345.

There is no long-term storage facility for personal items in the workshops, so students are advised to bring the safety footwear with them each day they are accessing the workshops.

Last updated Jan 2020

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