Consistently at the forefront of architectural debate, the UCL Bartlett is renowned for its innovative teachers, designers, researchers and students, who have created a new wave of different architectures. This innovative programme offers an interdisciplinary education with a specialisation in architecture and emphasis on design and creative practice without the constraints of the professional (RIBA) requirements. You will develop the necessary intellectual and practical skills to engage with architecture and the city in an increasingly globalised age. This innovative BSc will allow you to maintain a specialisation within the built environment (60% of courses taken) and customise your own programme with a wide choice of optional courses (40%) taken in other UCL departments, from Art History to Languages, and Management. This programme is unique in offering its own design and creative practice courses throughout, which allows you to develop a wide range of practical and research skills. Other distinct features are its emphasis upon activity-based learning supported by study visits and field trips. The emphasis is on the constant production of small assignments for seminars/tutorials which build up to a larger portfolio; and also on group critiques where you learn to explain your work, listen to and evaluate feedback. As you progress you will have opportunities to direct your own projects and work collaboratively, for instance, in preparing the programme’s contribution to the Bartlett Annual Show.
You will develop the ability to think critically about the built environment and to argue speculatively. You will learn key tools and techniques of architectural research, design and fabrication. Our aim is to produce independent-minded and culturally sensitive graduates who are well equipped to problem solve in complex environments of all kinds. Students pursue careers in the fields of art, design, film, media, and curatorship or related fields such as planning or project management.