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Undergraduate Pathway in Architecture

Why study this pathway programme?
  • 97% of the University’s Architecture graduates are in employment or further study within six months (DLHE Survey 2016/17).
  • Many degrees are accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA).
  • Access to print, wood, metal, ceramics and glass workshops from day one – as well as industry-standard software and guidance from experienced technicians.
Birmingham City University is #20 in the UK for Architecture (The Guardian, 2018)

 

Your pathway to Birmingham City University

Stage 1

Stage 2

Stage 3

Stage 4

University Foundation First Year Degree Second Year Degree Final Year Degree

£12,000 (two-semester)
£17,000 (three-semester)

£12,300

£12,300

£12,300

Locations

Duration

Stage 1: Two or three semesters (depending on qualifications upon entry)

Intakes

Stage 1: September, January and May

Study Location

Stage 1:
BCUIC, University House

Stage 2, 3 and 4:
The Parkside Building, City Centre Campus

Stage 1: University Foundation

Portfolio Requirements

Modules

Click below for more information on each module

  • Creative Workshop*

  • Critical Thinking*

  • Extended Media Experimentation

  • Information Research, Recording and Responding In Art & Design

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication*

  • Interactive Learning Skills and Communication & Preparation and Progression in Art and Design

  • Knowledge & Understanding Of Creative Practice In Art & Design

  • Mass Communication*

  • Media Experimentation in Art and Design

  • Personal Combined Experimental Studies In Art & Design

* Additional four modules in the three semester programme.

Students on the BA (Hons) Architecture pathway are required to achieve higher marks (60% minimum) in relevant modules in order to progress to this this degree.

Stage 2: First Year Degree

Stage 3: Second Year Degree

Stage 4: Final Year Degree

Birmingham City University Degree Pathways

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  • BA (Hons) Architecture (RIBA Part 1 Exemption)

  • BA (Hons) Interior Architecture and Design

  • BA (Hons) Landscape Architecture

  • BA (Hons) Product and Furniture Design

Important:

All students accessing the 3D workshops, plaster room, glass room, water-jet cutting room and the kiln room will need to wear safety footwear that has toe caps. Such footwear can be purchased from any safety footwear provider – including Sports Direct – and can be as cheap as £12. The shoes should be S1P and comply with EN 20345.

There is no long-term storage facility for personal items in the workshops, so students are advised to bring the safety footwear with them each day they are accessing the workshops.

Special entry requirements

  • Students entering the two-semester Foundation must produce a portfolio.
  • Students without an academic qualification in Art and Design must submit a portfolio.