A combination of art and science, architecture is the process of planning, designing and fabricating large structures and buildings, whilst also considering functionality, durability and aesthetics through the use of different materials, technology and elements of design.
When a new building is designed and constructed, the architect plays a very important role in the process. With the worldwide population being at an all time high, architectural practice, as well as the construction industry, needs to keep with the modern built environment requirements.
An undergraduate degree in architecture will give you a good foundation of knowledge in the area. You will cover the basic concepts of architecture, before developing these as you progress. Modules studied could include the science of designing, designing buildings, designing structures, as well as learning about how to use architectural technology in your design work.
Your degree will be delivered through lectures and seminars, as well as incorporating practical sessions and field trips. You may also be able to work in a design studio. There may be an opportunity to take part in a work placement, which will allow you to gain some practical experience.