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Overview Design is the core skill of the architect, yet research shows that the time devoted to design diminishes as the practising architect progresses through their career. This course is designed to redress this balance. The MArch Architecture (Design), offers you the opportunity to re-engage, refresh and re-inform design practice. It is aimed at practitioners who are looking to reinvigorate their design ability and design thinking, through a critical and wide-ranging exploration of what constitutes architecture in the 21st century. The course gives space and time for you to explore current architectural theories, inform yourself on the key issues and trends impacting upon your work, reground your design skills and research, explore and test design strategies, at postgraduate level. You are invited to make propositions and to extend the breadth of your current practice. The course is underpinned by Research Methods Modules and a range of Masters level Option Modules drawn from the School of Architecture and Landscape and the Faculty of Art, Design & Architecture. Teaching Located within the studio culture of the School of Architecture and Landscape and the Faculty of Art, Design & Music, the course is supported through a range of seminars, lectures and workshops, ranging across all aspects of design and visual culture. These are provided by practising architects, visiting critics and members of the School and Faculty staff. Option Modules are offered from a variety of postgraduate programmes including:: ? History and Theory ? Philosophy and Critique ? Context of Sustainability ? Conservation and Heritage ? Computing for Design ? Material Resolution ? Health and Safety ? Design Finance and Administration. An important aspect of the course is the Design Thesis. This enables each student to select a topic of their own choice which is developed through the creation of a major design proposition. This can be used to deepen knowledge and enhance existing skills andor to consider and anticipate future directions in architecture and architectural design practice. Course Structure The full MArch Architecture (Design) comprises eight Design Modules, the Research Methods Module and three Option modules. Students are encouraged to make full use of the University facilities in order to gain maximum advantage from their period of study. As a higher education award, study on this programme is appropriate for CPD Entry requirements ? Applicants must have ARBRIBA Part 2 or equivalent or be registered as architects in another country ? Applications are welcomed from practitioners from overseas who wish to seek registration in the UK and to build their portfolio for submission. (A range of pre-sessional courses including English, are available within the University) ? Preference will be given to applicants with good BABSc(Hons) degree and evidence of a range of experience in either architectural practice or an allied design or construction environment ? If you are selected for interview you will be expected to demonstrate through portfolio submission a high level of basic design skill, an ability to engage in a rigorous, postgraduate programme of study, an understanding of architecture as both an academic subject and an ongoing practice, and a commitment and motivation to the practice of architecture. ? Please attach 2 references to your application form Assessment Continuous assessment is used for all modules. More than 60% of the course is design. The Design thesis allows you to develop an individual piece of work exploring an area of choice.

Overview Design is the core skill of the architect, yet research shows that the time devoted to design diminishes as the practising architect progresses through their career. This course is designed to redress this balance. The MArch Architecture (Design), offers you the opportunity to re-engage, refresh and re-inform design practice. It is aimed at practitioners who are looking to reinvigorate...

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