The programme is designed to provide the necessary educational framework for students who intend to enter the architectural profession, and confers exemption from Part II of the Examination in Architecture ARB/RIBA and offers an intensive training in the forces acting on building, and the specific skills of the architect. Project-based, it centres on contemporary issues of urban building, the work ranging from live projects and sponsored research to competitions and theoretical studies.
The first year is the opportunity for you to extend design skills within a rigorous creative studio and to explore architecture as a response to the contemporary issues. Glasgow is one of the UK’s most architecturally stimulating cities and we use Glasgow within the context of contemporary, sustainable, Compact City theory. Visiting critics bring a fresh perspective to studying in Glasgow, a city which itself provides a powerful stimulus to studying architecture.
Students who achieve a distinction in the final design thesis of the Diploma programme may be eligible to proceed to a programme leading to the award of a masters degree, MArch (by conversion), where there is an opportunity to develop an aspect of the thesis design in greater depth. Students progressing prepare a special piece of work relating to their final design thesis supervised by the Professor of Architecture.
For more information visit https://www.gsa.ac.uk/study/undergraduate-degrees/architecture-(diparch)/
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