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Architecture (DipArch)

Glasgow School of Art

Venues

Main Campus

Content

This programme is designed to provide the necessary educational framework for students who intend to enter the architectural profession, and confers exemption from Part II of the Examination in Architecture ARB/RIBA and offers an intensive training in the forces acting on building, and the specific skills of the architect. Project-based, it centres on contemporary issues of urban building, the work ranging from live projects and sponsored research to competitions and theoretical studies.

The first year is the opportunity for you to extend design skills within a rigorous creative studio and to explore architecture as a response to the contemporary issues. Glasgow is one of the UK's most architecturally stimulating cities and we use Glasgow within the context of contemporary, sustainable, Compact City theory. Visiting critics bring a fresh perspective to studying in Glasgow, a city which itself provides a powerful stimulus to studying architecture.

Students who achieve a distinction in the final design thesis of the Diploma programme may be eligible to proceed to a programme leading to the award of a masters degree, MArch (by conversion), where there is an opportunity to develop an aspect of the thesis design in greater depth. Students progressing prepare a special piece of work relating to their final design thesis supervised by the Professor of Architecture.

Entry Requirements

1st or 2nd Class Honours Bachelor's degree in Architecture. You should also submit a portfolio. Please visit GSA website for further details.

Start Date

September

Qualification

Postgraduate Diploma

Award

DipArch

Study Method

Full time

Course Length

24-36 months

Department

Mackintosh School of Architecture

SCQF Level

11

Website

www.gsa.ac.uk

Career Area

Construction

Career Sectors

Architecture

Building Technology and Management

Civil and Structural Engineering

Construction Crafts

Landscape Architecture

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