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Architectural Venue Design BA (Hons)

Education with the personal touch

Architectural Venue Design BA (Hons)

Duration: 3 years full time. With an optional placement year, 4 years. Course fees: £10,510 per year* *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: K110

Why choose this course? This course scored 96% for student satisfaction in the latest National Student Survey. You can gain valuable experience on industry placements, and we've got a fantastic employment record. Many graduates find jobs both abroad and in the UK.

Your career This course has been designed with the help of employers, so it’s focussed on giving you the knowledge and skills you’ll need to get a job in this field. We’ve got links with local and overseas companies including AKAR Studios, Virgin Atlantic, Interserve, Jacobs, Lathams and Creative Group. We also regularly have guest lectures given by industry experts. There are many employment opportunities for Architectural Venue Design graduates ranging from generic architectural or interior design, to venue project management and technical consultancy. This course is accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers so you can be sure that you’re getting the latest industry thinking, as well as a recognised qualification that will put you ahead in the graduate job market.


Architectural CAD



Technology and Structures 1

Design Analysis and Personal Development

Environmental Design and Services

History and Theory of Design and Architecture 1



Studio Design and Personal Development

Studio Design 2 and Personal Development Part A

Technology and Structures 2



What you’ll cover

Studio Design 2 and Personal Development Part B

History and Theory of Design and Architecture 2

Design Venue


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.

This course covers a wide range of venue designs that offer exciting areas of study, ranging from interior architectural design of bars, restaurants, night clubs and multipurpose venue spaces, to the design of hotels and resorts. You'll look at the planning and design of live performance spaces, social and community places, theme and amusement parks, sports architecture, film and stage architecture, exhibition spaces, galleries, brand retail and museums to name a few.


Entry requirements: Academic – 260 UCAS tariff points, of which at least 220 must be from your International Baccalaureate or equivalent qualification.

About the course

Integrated Project (Design)


Where you will study: Derby Campus – Markeaton Street site

Independent Study and Personal Development

Professional Practice and Project Management


Additional information


You’ll be based at Markeaton Street, where you’ll use the latest software including SketchUp, ArchiCAD, Revit Architecture, Adobe Photoshop, 3ds Max Design, Ecotest and IES.

Stage Two Optional modules: ▪ Design Communication ▪ Interior Design. Diploma in Professional Practice You’ll take: ▪ Applied Professional Practice ▪ Contemporary Issues in Professional Practice. Stage Three Optional modules: ▪ Project Research and Urban Design ▪ Sustainable Design Analysis.

You can gain valuable industry experience on an optional work placement between stages two and three. You'll also gain an additional qualification, the Diploma in Professional Practice. Every year we stage our graduate Degree Show. This exhibition will allow you to showcase your achievements as well as making vital industry contacts, and it’s a really high profile event in the city’s calendar. Graduates also exhibit in local and national shows such as at Quad in Derby and Free Range in London. If you don’t have the appropriate qualifications to start this course, you can apply to study our Year Zero programme.

I would encourage everyone to come and study at Derby. The lecturers are great and it’s a lovely place to come and study. Erika Bitto

Get in touch Graham Markwell E: T: +44 (0)1332 593216

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