The UK is a world centre of architectural education and there’s never been a better time to take your place in this growing field.
There are currently 104,000 architecture-related jobs in the UK's creative industries, with the largest concentration of architects found in London, the South East, East of England and Scotland (thecreativeindustries.co.uk).
Here at UCA we have over 60 years’ experience in delivering architecture education. We offer highly-regarded architecture and interior design courses for you to progress onto a challenging, enjoyable and influential career.
By coming to study with us you’ll learn from professionals who continue to practice in industry, gain excellent work experience opportunities and create valuable network contacts to the university.
Each course gives you the opportunity to undertake exciting projects and produce a diverse range of work. The technical resources at your fingertips include a dedicated virtual reality studio with spatial tracking, 3D printers, 3D workshops and high-calibre software for design and animation. Your efforts are individually focused and owned, not following a formula or house style – allowing you to develop your own unique voice.
Throughout your time with us, you’ll also have the opportunity to visit exhibitions, attend trips and study abroad, as well as enter competitions to further increase your exposure to the sector and expand your network of contacts.
You’ll develop your expertise by working with a range of communities and organisations, giving you a broad range of skills that employers are looking for.
Architecture & Interior Design courses are available at the following locations:
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Our graduates are equipped to pursue a host of design roles, and many of our alumni work for global design and architecture firms. Our graduates typically progress to one-year paid placements at architects’ offices, before continuing their studies at Masters level. Many of our graduates have also established their own research collaborations and projects.
Our alumni have been securing rewarding careers internationally and nationally for more than 60 years, including positions at:
You’ll be fully immersed in the architecture and design industries through live projects. You’ll also have the opportunity to enter industry competitions, including the Student Design Charrette - organised by the London Chapter of the American Institute of Architects (AIA), and thre Janine Stone Young Interior Designer Award.
You’ll also benefit from the latest industry insight through our open lecture series, Multistory, which is a long-established alumni and student-led programme. This highly acclaimed series is one of the most successful in the world, and brings innovative approaches to practice into the school every Thursday evening in term time.
Our course enjoys excellent relationships with a number of high-profile organisations and projects, including:
Find out what some of our students and graduates think about their time at UCA
"I enjoyed everything about the course; the creative freedom, the studio life, the intensity, the reviews, the midnight candles. The course is a very rewarding experience because of the confidence you gain from it at the end. The course pushes you throughout the three years and there is an empowering feeling about being able to say I completed a degree in architecture."
"I think that we're very lucky with the facilities that we have at UCA. I've had the opportunity to work with many different mediums, including clay, woodwork shop, laser cutter and 3D printing. I really like the support network that is created by the university environment, and attending a specialist creative arts university means you're able to work with like-minded creative individuals. "