Architecture remains one of the most enjoyable and rewarding professions; in designing new spaces and buildings around our everyday lives and needs, you will be challenged intellectually, artistically and creatively.
You can make a major positive contribution to society by shaping our environment and surroundings, leaving a lasting impact and legacy.
Professionally accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), this course adopts a hands-on approach to learning with a focus on imagination, communication and context. We run skills sessions to support drawing and model making as an integral part of studio work. You will also have access to excellent workshops in the Graham Sutherland Building, run by specialists in the areas of woodworking, clay modelling and digital craft processes.
Coventry is ranked as the 5th best university in the country for Architecture in the Guardian University Guide 2020, and our graduates are highly regarded in the profession. They can be found working in leading architectural practices, including Aedas RHWL, Faulkner Browns Architects, C.F. Møller Architects and Schmidt Hammer Lassen.
Why Coventry University?
An award-winning university, we are committed to providing our students with the best possible experience. We continue to invest in both our facilities and our innovative approach to education. Our students benefit from industry-relevant teaching, and resources and support designed to help them succeed. These range from our modern library and computing facilities to dedicated careers advice and our impressive Students’ Union activities.
This course seeks to equip you with the knowledge and expertise to create architectural designs that balance human needs with the integrity of the environment, satisfying aesthetic and technical demands.
You should gain a comprehensive grounding in design, theory, history and building technology, while embracing conservation, sustainability and environmental issues.
When you graduate from this course you should be well suited to working in a range of architectural practices and other design industries, such as interior or graphic design.
Careers could include working as an architect, architectural technologist or interior and spatial designer. A degree in Architecture can prove useful in related roles, such as a building surveyor, town planner, commercial/residential surveyor, teacher or lecturer, buildings inspector, conservation officer, landscape architect, planning and development surveyor or structural engineer. You may choose to further your professional or academic education.
Professional enhancement is central to our ethos and you will be encouraged to embrace either an industry placement or international study exchange before your final year. Graduates of this course should be used to working proactively to generate ideas as an individual or in teams and meeting deadlines.
The outcome of your final year will be presented in our prestigious Degree Show with a further chance for you to present your work at an external venue, for example at New Designers in London.
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