The innovative Architectural and Interdisciplinary Studies BSc addresses architectural space from an interdisciplinary perspective and explores alternative approaches to design and to creative practice. The flexible nature of the BSc enables students to tailor a programme of study suited to their interests both within and outside the built environment.
The design,planning and architecture industry includes careers associated with the process of planning, designing and constructing buildings and structures. They may design specifically for functional or artistic features according to requests made by clients. They should be aware of the style and methods of designing physical structures and spatial areas. One of the main tasks associated with these occupations lies in factoring all aspects of an areas or buildings location, budget, functional necessities and aesthetic aspirations to create a suitable design.
Architects,planners, designers and landscape architects design, plan and manage a wide variety of buildings and landscape areas for commercial, industrial, recreational or residential uses. They must have knowledge of spatial areas and uses as well as construction factors influencing layout and design. Architects typically work a Monday to Friday work week, but may be required to work evenings or weekends to meet deadlines, work with clients or oversee construction progress. They mainly work in an office setting or workshop consulting with clients and designing drawings and graphic images of projects. They can also work in the field surveying land and overseeing work in their projects.
Additional careers in the planning,design and architecture industry include draftspersons, urban planners and interior designers and decorators. Interior designers utilise interior space and organise it in a way that enriches living and work spaces for residential and commercial areas. They should have a solid understanding of space functions as well as the ways in which design and decoration enhance work efficiency or psychological well-being. Interior decorators work to plan and design the decor of offices, residences, hotels and other interior environments. They should have a thorough understanding of functionality and aesthetic features to determine decoration themes, colour schemes and materials and patterns used to decorate spaces.
Urban and regional planners design and implement plans and advice for urban and rural land use. They provide information for environmental, economic and social factors affecting land development. They must have knowledge of spatial areas and uses as well as construction factors influencing layout and design. They typically analyse a variety of factors influencing land use and advise authorities, designers and builders on proper uses and restrictions of the land.
No matter which area individuals work in the design and architecture field, most professionals enjoy designing and being creative with new designs for buildings and spaces. They should be critical and creative thinkers as well as have artistic and technical skills using computer programs to create digital designs. The career prospects for professionals in the field are high, especially for those with creative and artistic talents. Individuals hoping to start a career in design and architecture will require a bachelors degree in architecture or relevant study and benefit greatly from internships with firms while still in school. This can help students gain entry level positions upon graduation.
Degree benefits Consistently at the forefront of architectural debate, UCL Bartlett is renowned for its innovative and experimental research in architecture which includes design, history and theory, and technology. The school has been voted the UK's best by The Architect's Journal every year since 2001. This programme offers an interdisciplinary education with a specialisation in architecture, an emphasis on design and creative practice, and operates without the constraints of the professional (RIBA) requirements. You will develop the necessary intellectual and practical skills to engage with architecture and the city in an increasingly globalised age. All students participate in the annual UCL Bartlett Summer Show, a major exhibition at the end of the academic year which attracts over 5,000 visitors.
Programme Structure Courses include: Architectural Research I Making Cities: Production of the Built Environment Media Studies: Looking, Making and Communicating Project X: Design and Creative Practice I The Historical and Cultural Production of Cities and their Architecture Architectural Research II Computing for Design and Creative Practice History and Theory of Architecture Project X: Design and Creative Practice 2
English Entry Requirement
You only need to take one of these language tests: