Our architecture courses are ranked 5th in the UK for teaching quality in The Guardian and The Times / Sunday Times for 2024.

If you see your future in architecture or interior design, our BA, BSc, MA and MArch courses are here to help you realise your vision.

Whether you want to become an architect, an interior designer, a set and prop designer, a product designer or work in creative computing, we'll give you the skills, confidence and industry connections to kickstart a successful career.

As well as dedicated state-of-the-art facilities, you'll benefit from the insight of our expert academics, visiting lecturers and industry contacts as you broaden your knowledge and horizons.

Most of our courses take place in UCA Canterbury's School of Architecture, however, we also run design courses at UCA Farnham.

Learn more about our facilities.

Open Days at UCA

We know that Open Days play a big role in helping you decide which university is right for you. Booking is now open for our on-campus Open Days.

Book your place

What’s it like being an architecture student at UCA?

That’s a big question. Get some answers from people who are studying right here, right now.

Chat to a student

Explore our gradshows

Each year, we’re privileged to be able to share our graduates’ incredible work with the world. And now’s your chance to take a look.

View our online showcase

Careers in
Architecture

After graduating from one of our Architecture or design degrees, you'll have the skills and contacts to launch your career in a range of areas in the industry, including:

  • Architect
  • Interior designer
  • Product designer
  • Propmaker
  • Set designer
  • Costumer designer
  • Robotics engineer
  • Experience designer
  • App developer

Building experience

Our Architecture courses offer state-of-the-art facilities and impressive industry connections.

Our School of Architecture is home to dedicated studios with the latest VR technology to realise your designs.

You'll be encouraged to take part in prestigious competitions, including the AJ Student Prize.

You'll work with industry experts, hearing from visiting lecturers and taking trips to agencies and studios to learn more about the design industry.

Connie Latham

"The campus facilities were excellent and the staff were all really helpful. After doing my foundation course, UCA was the only place I applied to for the Architecture degree, because I loved the atmosphere and the supportive relationships between tutors and students." Connie Latham, BA (Hons) Architecture

Connie Latham