Foundation Pathway in Architecture

Foundation Pathway in Architecture

Secondary (high) school diploma
12 months
Processing time: 30 days
Intakes: September, January
International tuition: £11,600

Program overview

From the design of a family home to an entire city, architects shape the world in which we live. Students will be introduced to practical art and design skills including developing skills of visual storytelling, image-making both in traditional and digital media, visual language and communication, formulating an independent creative response to a broad range of subject matter. Our undergraduate pathway delivers the creative and technical skills you’ll need to help transform our built environment and succeed in architectural practice.

For a hands-on degree, many of your classes are going to utilise project and portfolio based strategies to help you begin developing your portfolio and find your areas of passion. You’ll learn to study design from creative and technical perspectives to help you build projects which are beautiful, sustainable, and user-friendly. Our staff are actively engaged in research, and they’ll support you all the way. Plus, there’s the opportunity to go to extracurricular seminars and workshops, which feature guest presentations from specialist academics and researchers.

Admission to degree programs is applicable only after passing the Foundation program

Study options

Study options
This program can be done
On campus



  • PTE

Academic requirements vary depending on the country of an applicant. Please follow the link to learn more.


PTE 59 

Career opportunities

Successful completion of this pathway will lead to the award of the following from ARU:

  • Architecture – BSc (Hons)
  • Architectural Technology – BSc (Hons)

Campus location

Chelmsford , United Kingdom

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