Newcastle University

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Architecture BA Honours (K100)

Course Description

You will work with and learn from leading professionals, who will teach you how to think, not what to think. You are introduced to the design process through a series of study visits and design projects, gradually developing your architectural thinking, skills and knowledge. These projects increase in scale and complexity during the degree, giving you the opportunity to showcase your growing skills. During the degree, you will: work on design projects that involve a lot of manual and computer-aided drawing and model-making in our well-equipped design studio undertake library-based research and hands-on construction study topics that explore the cultural, historical and technological context of architectural design be inspired by leading practitioners, who deliver our 'Conversations with Practice' lecture series and innovative architects, consultants and researchers take part in study visits in the UK and abroad

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Career outcomes

The BA in Architecture is the first step towards qualification as a professional architect. The vast majority of our graduates choose to follow their degree with a year’s employment as an architectural assistant in an architect’s practice. To proceed on to full qualification a further two years of university study is required (for example, the Master of Architecture), which must then be followed by a further two years of professional work experience and final exams. With a vocational subject such as architecture, the main employment pathway is into the profession as an architect. Newcastle graduates have an envious position in the job market and are well received by architectural practices. In addition, architectural education at Newcastle places a strong emphasis on developing your ability to visualise concepts and to translate your ideas in different forms to a variety of audiences. These skills have proved very attractive to employers in the creative industries and many of our former students have gone on to careers in: television film advertising other design-based professions Employers are looking for transferable skills including: numeracy interpersonal skills teamworking initiative decision-making computer literacy We see these skills as an integral part of the architectural education we offer, placing graduates of both degrees in a strong position to obtain employment in numerous fields such as: teaching law property development construction management planning urban design landscape architecture

Architecture BA Honours (K100) Newcastle University