Architecture and Design looks at social responsibility and environmental sustainability in the design of the built environment. You’ll discover the rewards and challenges of self-directed and project-based learning.
You’ll learn in a beautiful place and design wonderful spaces and things. Our degree integrates three design specialisations: Architecture, Furniture Design and Interior Design.
Whether you see yourself working on designing sustainable buildings, creating interiors that influence the way people live, designing artisan, special purpose or mass production furniture, or enriching people’s lives through the built environment, the design skills you learn here will be as much about solving problems as they are about creating something new or beautiful or both.
Our researchers are committed to undertaking interdisciplinary design research for real world change and in developing collaborative links with government and business.
Our research ranges from complex computer and scientific modelling related to building design and performance, through scholarly publications in history and theory, to the commercially related advancement of environmentally and socially sustainably built environments. This high-quality new thinking feeds into our teaching and will energise your student experience.
You’ll develop the skills to create and develop, often to solve a problem or to improve an existing project. Our courses encourage inquiry, investigation and research, with many opportunities to go beyond the classroom to create. You’ll work closely with academic mentors and gain practical experience. With rapid changes in technology around the world, there is a need for highly educated, innovative, ethically driven, sustainability-conscious and technically competent designers.
Your studies, assessment tasks and learning experiences will also help to develop additional skills demanded by employers. These include evidence-based problem solving, critical thinking, decision-making, effective communication and time management.