This course aims to develop highly skilled, insightful and creative graduates. Applicants will need to show creativity, self-motivation, passion and enthusiasm towards a career in architecture.

Entry Requirements

You can take a look at our entry requirements here. Your qualifications should include a relevant creative subject and we accept a wide range of Level Three qualifications.

If you are taking non-standard qualifications, we may request a portfolio or sample of your work before we make a decision about your application. You can take a look at our portfolio guidelines here.


 

Interviews

Architecture interviews are usually held on a Friday or Saturday. Every Friday we have a guest lecture or event at 12 noon. You are invited to arrive early before afternoon interviews to attend this event. The half-day interviews usually include a Lecture, lunch, tour, hands-on activity, a chance to meet our students and a 20-minute portfolio interview. Interviews are an opportunity for you to demonstrate to us your motivation and commitment to studying architecture.

This course aims to develop highly skilled, insightful and creative graduates, and applicants will need to show creativity, passion and enthusiasm towards a career in architecture. Saturday interviews will not include the guest lecture and may be a morning or afternoon slot.

 


 

Portfolio

You will need to evidence three-dimensional making abilities, observational drawing skills, curiosity, problem-solving skills, contextual knowledge of architecture and an interest in the design of both domestic and public places.

  • We would like to see portfolios that demonstrate a range of creative and representational media, including various forms of drawing, collage, photography, digital media, sculpture and three-dimensional making.
  • We will be particularly interested in exploring how you have responded to a given brief or task from your school or college.
  • We will expect to see evidence of three-dimensional work you have produced or a photographic record of them.
  • Sketchbooks demonstrating research, thinking and curiosity are very helpful. We like to see expressive, creative drawing.
  • CAD or technical drawing is not a requirement, but please include examples if you have any. Other digital media are interesting to see (either on your own device or in an easily transferable format.
  • If you can provide examples of work that you have produced outside of your studies, including evidence of relevant work experience, this will enhance your portfolio.

 

Electronic portfolio

  • Applicants from outside the UK, or who are otherwise unable to attend an interview, will be invited to submit a link to an online portfolio or provide a PDF portfolio. Full instructions on how to submit your portfolio link will be sent to you by the Admissions team once your application has been processed. Please do not send us your portfolio link until it has been requested.
  • Your electronic portfolio should include approximately 20 images. Please use the guidelines above to help you prepare and meet the same requirements as a physical portfolio. A variety of media is essential.