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ARCHITECTURE FOUNDATION

Our architecture foundation course is designed for students with a keen interest in planning, constructing and designing buildings.

Students will undertake a rotation throughout the department learning a broad range of skills, demonstrating their creativity. The course curriculum is designed to help students prepare a portfolio which showcases their abilities and enables them to make informed decisions about their chosen specialism at university. 

On the Architecture Foundation course, you will have the opportunity to learn 3D design, model making, product photography, fine art, printmaking, life drawing, fashion & textiles and contextual studies. The emphasis is on experimentation with processes and materials to create final work.  

Previous students have gone on to study Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Urban Planning and Interior Design at prestigious universities.  

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These are the Entry Requirements for the Architecture Foundation Course

  SEPTEMBER START
(9 Months)
JANUARY START
(6 Months)
COURSE LEVEL RQF LEVEL 3 RQF LEVEL 3
AGE AT START OF COURSE 16.5 17
ENGLISH LEVEL IELTS 5.0 IELTS 5.5

Here’s some Key Information about the Architecture Foundation Course

ARCHITECTURE September Start (9 Month Course) January Start (6 Month Course)
Minimum Age 16.5 17
Course Length 3 terms 2 terms*
Start Dates 7th September 2020 11th January 2021
English Language Requirement IELTS 5.0 IELTS 5.5
Hours of study per week 23 (28.5 with maths) >30
Location Cambridge Cambridge
Tuition Fees per Term £6900 £6900
Accommodation Options Residential or Homestay Homestay

These are the subjects you will study on the Architecture Foundation Course

  • Sculpture & 3D Studies
  • Life Drawing
  • Fine Art
  • Photography
  • Textiles and Textural Studies
  • Portfolio and E-Portfolio
  • History of Art
  • English (IELTS/EAP)
  • University Preparation Course
  • UCAS

Download the full course syllabus here

These are some of the universities that our recent graduates have been offered places to study Architecture.

Cardiff University
BSc/MArch Architecture
University of Kent
BA (Hons) Architecture
University of the Arts, London
BA (Hons) Architecture
Newcastle University
BA (Hons) Architecture
University of Portsmouth
BA (Hons) Architecture

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