University Foundation in Architecture, Design and Fashion


Program Description

Undergraduate Pathway in Architecture, Design and Fashion

The pathway in Architecture and Design will enable you to develop practical skills as well as your creative potential. From architecture to graphic design, these degrees will give you the confidence to create the places and spaces of the future whilst developing your creative potential. You will also have the opportunity to work on real-life projects, undertake commissions, enter your work into competitions, and take part in festivals and exhibitions in the UK and internationally.

Pathways at the University of Portsmouth


Stage 1: University Foundation


ICP at the University of Portsmouth.


  • ICT Skills
  • Business Management
  • Research methods, critical thinking and expression
  • Design Concepts
  • Portfolio Development 1 and 2
  • New Media and Digital Cultures
  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication 3

Degree awards from the University of Portsmouth

  • BA (Hons) Animation
  • BA (Hons) Architecture
  • BA (Hons) Graphic Design
  • BA (Hons Interior Architecture and Design
  • BA (Hons) Illustration
  • BA (Hons) Fashion and Textile Design

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Popular Careers

  • Architectural designer
  • Interior designer
  • Landscape architect
  • Product designer
  • Graphic designer
  • Fashion and Textile designer
  • Buyers
  • Stylists
  • Animators
  • Compositors
  • Editors


If you desire to understand the relationship between people and the natural world, to learn how to improve the environment and to design the buildings of the future, then architecture is the course for you.

The practice of architecture requires a unique combination of creative, analytical and personal skills. Our course establishes the cultural, environmental and technical framework and provides you with abilities in the analytical processes, research techniques and communication methods needed for architecture.

BA (Hons) Architecture is accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) and prescribed by the Architects Registration Board (ARB), leading to an exemption from the RIBA’s Part 1 examination, the first step towards a professional qualification.

Graphic Design

This course offers you the opportunity to explore graphic design through a range of digital and traditional media. The curriculum is based around thematic teaching with a strong emphasis on research-informed design practice.

It will empower you with creative problem-solving skills and technical knowledge that will enable you to join and contribute to the exciting, dynamic and constantly evolving the world of media and design.

Graduates from BA (Hons) Graphic Design have gone on to win BAFTAs, art direct magazines, create identities for worldwide brands for high profile clients such as Beyoncé, Coca Cola Zero and Nike Air Jordan and have overseen on-set graphics for big blockbuster films such as Casino Royale and the London Grand Prix simulation.

Fashion and Textile

Studying fashion and textile design at the University of Portsmouth you can expect to develop distinctive, creative, industry-relevant design expertise, making you an attractive candidate for a wide range of employment opportunities. We offer a unique educational experience that integrates fashion and textile design processes with business knowledge.

Graduates from this course have been successful in finding work with these international companies: Ralph Lauren, Marks and Spencer, River Island, Monsoon Accessorize, Fat Face, Hugo Boss, and Matthew Williamson.

Last updated Jan 2020

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About the School

Founded in 2009, ICP is an Associate College of the University of Portsmouth, offering students a modern and dynamic educational experience. The College provides educational pathways to a broad range ... Read More

Founded in 2009, ICP is an Associate College of the University of Portsmouth, offering students a modern and dynamic educational experience. The College provides educational pathways to a broad range of University of Portsmouth degrees in an environment that encourages you to achieve excellence in your studies. Read less