Bachelor of Architectural Studies
Duration: 2 years full time (6 semesters)
Starting: The BAS program is a 2 year (6 semester) cycle commencing in January.
The vision of the architect is responsible for the creation of the smallest of dwellings through to complex megacities. As such, architecture requires comprehensive skills relating to design, planning, construction, technology and communication. The architectural process can vary in complexity and scale, enabling architects to undertake a variety of projects from exhibitions, interior refurbishments and residential dwellings through to public buildings, large scale infrastructure and urban design.
The Bachelor of Architectural Studies developed by the Abedian School of Architecture places emphasis on developing students that are experienced in innovative technologies and are adventurous in their creative design. This program recognises the challenges of designing for diverse communities and cultures in a globalised world where there are modernising threats to traditional cultures, complexities in generating sustainable environments and constant change in technological aspects of modern life.
Research initiatives and studio workshops led by eminent visiting professors and internationally recognised professionals offer you an opportunity to develop your architectural skills on a global scale. In addition to the permanent Faculty of award winning practising architects and published scholars, the Abedian School of Architecture has developed partnerships with leading educators and professionals around the world who actively contribute to the architectural program. Some of the School’s associations include the Architectural Association School of Architects (UK), The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College (UK), the Pratt Institute (USA) and Virginia Tech (USA).
This degree provides the pathway for a career as a professional architect. Graduates of this program may progress to the Master of Architecture.
WE PRACTISE WHAT WE TEACH
Architecture students will create and learn within the landmark Abedian School of Architecture building, designed by Sir Peter Cook and Gavin Robotham of internationally renowned firm Cook Robotham Architecture Bureau (London).
The unique design of the School provides an exceptional student learning experience. The concept of the building aims to foster collaboration at all levels from undergraduates to postgraduates where architectural students and academics can learn, create and exhibit in an open plan studio environment. The striking design of the building also acts as a teaching tool where theory comes to life, and will inspire innovation and creativity in students. The floating mezzanine, spiral stair cases, and internal ‘street’ are just some of the design features that will excite and stimulate contemporary education space in which students, industry and the community can learn, gather and exhibit.
You will benefit from exclusive access to seven new design studios, computing and fabrication laboratories, a digital robotics laboratory, traditional workshops, reading and resource rooms, an atelier as well as impressive exhibition and event space. The School is one of a select number of architectural schools worldwide that incorporate architectural design through digital robotics, providing opportunities in design as part of the new generation of architecture.
The Bachelor of Architectural Studies features one of the lowest student to staff ratio of any architectural program offered in Australia, ensuring unrivalled access to state of the art equipment, as well as personalised attention and mentoring.
This degree prepares graduates with theoretical and practical experience relating to design, problem solving, construction and communication that can be applied to a wide range of careers. Graduates of this degree may gain employment in architectural firms, government, construction, development, infrastructure and planning industries in Australia and around the world.
The strategic thinking, visual creativity, public engagement, design and technology skills, and entrepreneurial outlook developed in this degree provide graduates with a wide range of career opportunities such as the creative industries. Many architectural graduates establish careers in design studios, virtual environment design (such as gaming, cinema and animation), web and graphic design, fashion, advertising, industrial design, arts management and the visual arts.
To become a registered architect, you are required to complete both an undergraduate and postgraduate qualification as well as requisite work experience. The Master of Architecture at Bond University commences in 2014.
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