Bachelor of Architectural Studies
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7, 360 3.0
Full-time for three years
Mt Albert campus
Semester dates for 2014:
Semester 1: 3 March - 27 June; Semester 2: 21 July - 14 November
NZ$6795 (Approximate fee only, find out more about the costs of study)
Develop a sound understanding of architectural design, urban housing design, and the history and theory of architecture. Explore different styles of architecture, and become knowledgeable about architectural site analysis and ways to achieve sustainability.
Are you interested in architecture and urban design? This is the first step towards a career in architecture. Develop the drawing, design and graphic presentation skills to express architectural concepts. Analyse architectural sites and explore how to ensure the environmental sustainability of architectural projects. Gain an overview of the business of architecture, and become familiar with New Zealand building law, construction technology, basic contract management procedures, taha Maori and Maori perspectives as they relate to architecture.
- Leads to industry registration: together with the Master of Architecture (Professional), the Bachelor of Architectural Studies forms a five-year package that helps you become a registered architect.
- Endorsed by the New Zealand Institute of Architects, the New Zealand Registered Architects Board and the Commonwealth Association of Architects.
- Real design projects and work placements.
- Regular overseas field trips to countries such as Brazil, China, Italy and Japan, where you work on projects with students and local community groups.
- Study abroad with one of our international exchange partners in Australia, China, Germany, India, Mexico and the UK.
You must upload a digital portfolio of work with your online application.
If you can’t upload your portfolio please email a PDF file to email@example.com and we will attach it to your application.
Alternatively, bring your PDF file to your nearest Student Central and we will scan and attach it to your application.
What to include
Your portfolio must include 6 - 10 images of your work, each labelled with the size, media and date the work was made. It must be an A4 size PDF document and not exceed 60MB in total.
Your images could include (but are not limited) to:
- Design work showing final images AND design process.
- Your bursary board or similar year 12 or 13 work.
- Other drawings, photographs or three-dimensional models.
- Drawing with an emphasis on observational skills and/or personal expression.
- Photography with an emphasis on visual skills and technique.
- Art/design project work.
- Sketches or notebook pages illustrating visual art/ design concepts.
- Art/design related work from another discipline, for example jewellery or craft.
- Images that demonstrates a visual narrative or sequence.
- Group work you’ve been involved in (including a description of your involvement and contribution to the finished result).
Need some help?
Follow our portfolio hints and tips on what to include, what not to include and how to lay it all out.
Last edited: 30 September 2013