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Falmouth University
United Kingdom, Woodlane, Falmouth
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Expand your horizons as you learn how to design and make innovative buildings, environments and spaces. Combining theory with practice, you’ll define your own architectural agenda by considering thoughts and ideas in a historical, contemporary and future context.

As part of a course defined by making, you’ll develop the 2D and 3D CAD techniques needed for practice, as well as the physical model-making and hand-drawing skills to communicate your ideas. You’ll learn to prioritise the inter-relationship between material, space, place and people that forms the language of architecture. Rooted firmly in Cornwall, you’ll use this unique location to draw upon the diverse and sometimes extreme environments that exist here.

Programme structure

Year One

In your first year you’ll develop a thorough grounding in the language of architecture through looking at issues of locality. materiality and identity: applying practical and conceptual skills to develop usercentred design outcomes. You’ll also look at the community issues of collective living and working. and explore the structure of how things are made.

o Place – Issues of locality, materiality & identity
o People – User centred design and introduction to core skills of drawing/model making
o Community – Issues of collective living & working
o Structure – Exploration of how ‘things’ work & are made

Year Two

In your second year you’ll develop your technical and conceptual skills and take on larger-scale design projects. You’ll also look at environmental issues of sustainable development and explore ‘housing’ in the broadest sense. A grounding in key practice skills prepares you for your career after you graduate. Erasmus exchanges and placements within architectural practice are encouraged during your second year.

o Context – larger scale design projects
o Environment – issues of sustainable development
o Habitation – ‘housing’ in the broadest sense
o Professional practice

Year Three

In your final year you’ll complete an independent exploratory project testing your definition of what architecture is or can be, and this is supported by a critical and theoretical view within your dissertation. You’ll complete the course with a comprehensive major project that will highlight all of your skills and be the stepping stone into creative professional practice.

o Independent exploratory project
o Dissertation
o Final Project

Career opportunities

o Architect
o 3D designer

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States