About the course
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Did you know that Architecture at DMU is one of the top 10 courses in the UK? - Sunday Times University Guide 2015
At the Leicester School of Architecture we equip our students with a fearless approach to unforeseeable problems in the built environment. Or graduates have a confidence in their architectural skillset to change the world and the habitats of the future with their creative design skills, imaginative vision, strategic thinking, humanistic and ethical understanding, environmental knowledge and technical ability. Our course responds to the challenges of designing for diverse communities and cultures in a globalised world where there are modernising threats to traditional cultures, complexities in generating sustainable environments and constant change in technological aspects of modern life.
This programme is unique in offering specially crafted integrated studies that develop emerging architectural designers; we orientate their informed creative design abilities with the design studio as the locus of this training. This is investigated through a series of carefully considered projects set in a range of spatial, social and topographical situations from the smallest of dwellings and artefacts to complex megacities and events. The integrated design studios are further supported by relevant theoretical studies in the philosophy and history of architecture and design; technical and practical studies in the material, structural and constructional realms, and professional practice studies on the role of the ethical architect in the commercial world.
Reasons to choose Architecture at DMU:
Ideal for students with strong academic and artistic skills who want to become architect
Gain exemption from Part 1 of RIBA and ARB professional qualifications
One of the oldest schools of architecture in the UK with a strong technical and design ethos that recognises the interdependence between academia and the profession
Extensive studio, workshop and digital facilities
A strong feature of the school is the studio culture, with the majority of the course being taught as a series of design projects in the design studio, complemented by a complex series of lectures, workshops and studio events.
After the course, most students who want to become architects spend 12 months working for an architectural practice before embarking on Part 2 of RIBA requirements. They also gain design experience through workshops offered in event weeks.