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Architectural Design Joint Honours

Education with the personal touch

Architectural Design Joint Honours Where you will study: Derby Campus – Markeaton Street site Entry requirements: Academic – 220-300 UCAS tariff points, of which at least 200-240 must be from your International Baccalaureate or equivalent qualification. Language – A qualification such as IELTS 6.0 (with a minimum of 5.5 in all areas) or TOEFL – 550 (paper based), 213 (computer based), 80 (internet based). See our website for other accepted qualifications or phone us: +44 (0)1332 591698. Duration: 3 years full time Course fees: It depends what subject you combine Architectural Design with. If you combine it with a classroom-based subject, it will cost £9,945 per year*. If you combine it with a resource-intensive subject or a specialist subject it will cost £10,225 per year*. To find out, go to our website and search for the subject you want to combine with, then look under the ‘Fees and finance’ section. *These fees apply if you are starting this course between September 2013 and August 2014. We recommend you check fees as they can change. Costs can increase each year.

Start date: September UCAS Code: Y002

Why choose this course? You'll develop the creative and technical skills you'll need for a professional architectural career. You can study flexibly and develop a mix of skills by combining Architectural Design with one or two other

subjects as part of your joint honours degree.

About the course You'll develop an awareness of traditional and contemporary architectural design. During your first year you'll also develop basic design skills and techniques. You'll complete a variety of projects using CAD, hand drawn sketching and modelling. In the final stage, you'll carry out an individual study of design and research to explore your potential as a creative designer.

How you’ll learn The course is practical and largely studiobased. You'll learn about traditional design alongside the application of the latest digital technology, including CAD (Computer Aided Design).

What you’ll cover STAGE ONE



Studio Design and Personal Development

Studio Design 2 and Personal Development Part A

Integrated Project (Design)

Architectural CAD

Studio Design 2 and Personal Development Part B

Independent Study and Personal Development

Design Analysis and Personal Development

Design Communication

Professional Practice and Project Management

History and Theory of Design and Architecture

History and Theory of Design and Architecture 2


Additional information


A joint honours degree is the perfect choice for you if you want to study more than one subject. You can combine this course with one or two other joint honours courses that are offered at our Derby Campus to create your own joint honours degree. Popular combinations include Business Management, Property Development and Marketing.

Between the second and third year you’ll have the option of developing your skills and knowledge in industry by participating in a work placement. On completion of two modules, you’ll be awarded the Diploma in Professional Practice.

You'll be assessed in a variety of ways to help you develop your presentation and communication skills, which are essential for professional practice.

Your career There's a real design and technical emphasis to this course, which will help you get into a professional career in architectural design. You'll develop digital skills, which are highly appropriate to the contemporary architectural workplace. If you combine this subject with Property Development you could start your own business or work in the practical side of property planning and designing. You can also study further to achieve membership of the Chartered Institute of Architectural Technologists.

At first, I wasn’t quite sure where I wanted to go with design. The joint honours course gave me an insight into all its potential areas and because of that I now have my next step. Laura Abbotts

Diploma in Professional Practice (optional) You'll study: ▪ Applied Professional Practice ▪ Contemporary Issues in Professional Practice.

Get in touch Eleni Tracada E: T: +44 (0)1332 593216

The information in this leaflet was correct when we produced it, but please check our website for the most up to date information.

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