Planit


Architectural Studies

University of Strathclyde

Content

Year 1:
Design Studies 1A, 1B, 1C, 1D: The first design studio project will introduce you to the whole of the architectural design process: from conceptualisation and inception, through design development and resolution, to full size realisation and construction. Subsequent projects will develop design methodologies to enable you to design your first building. Further Year 1 classes are Experiencing Architecture, Cultural Studies 1 and Technology Studies 1.

Year 2:
Design Studies 2A, 2B, 2C: You'll work on a series of increasingly complex architectural projects set in a Scottish context, which are supported by the Experiencing Architecture 2 programme. Further Year 2 classes are Cultural Studies 2, Technology Studies 2 and Elective Class.

Year 3:
Design Studies 3A, 3B: you'll undertake two projects in a dense urban context, the latter project being an undergraduate thesis. Further Year 3 classes are Cultural Studies 3, Technology Studies 3 and Introduction to Practice.

Year 4:
You'll complete the Design Studies programme with classes 4A and 4B. The Cultural Studies 4 class will assist you in producing your final-year dissertation, working on an area of your own interest. The Special Study Project 4 allows Architectural Studies students to further the aims and outcomes of one of the key areas of the syllabus. This project is intended to link between taught coursework and potential Masters’ projects.

Entry Requirements

2021 entry requirements

Standard entry:
4 Highers at AAAB including English, Art and Design (or Graphic Communication or Design and Manufacture) and Maths or Physics.

Widening Access entry:
4 Highers at AABB including English and Maths or Physics.

Those who are likely to fulfil the entry requirements will be asked to submit a portfolio and may be invited to interview. The portfolio should contain examples of a range of work providing to indicate creative and artistic ability.

Start Date

October

Qualification

Degree

Award

BSc Hons

Study Method

Full time

UCAS Code

K100

Course Length

4 years

Faculty

Faculty of Engineering

Department

Architecture

SCQF Level

9/10

Career Area

Construction

Career Sectors

Architecture

Building Technology and Management

Civil and Structural Engineering

Construction Crafts

Landscape Architecture

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