Bachelor of Arts (Architecture)

Architecture enhances people’s lives through the creation of meaningful human environments. Architecture applies a holistic way of thinking and acting to combine creative design processes and technical skills with an understanding of human, cultural and environmental issues.

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() Bachelor of Arts (Architecture)

Degree Duration

3 Years


Start Dates

February | July

Degree Overview

In the three-year Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) degree, you will learn to design architectural projects, big and small, for residential and public spaces in urban, suburban and other contexts. You’ll research historic and contemporary architecture, make precise drawings and diagrams, and use physical and three-dimensional digital models while developing your creative and critical thinking.

Our program combines theory classes with practical studios. In the theory classes, you will analyse the world we live in. You’ll apply this knowledge and skills in studios as you design built environments and speculate about future possibilities for human occupation and ecological repair.

You will develop your sense of ethical, social and environmental responsibility as you learn to understand diverse cultures and contexts and apply building technology and environmental science knowledge to solve increasingly complex design scenarios.

Our holistic approach to education, including classes in ethics and philosophy, and the opportunity to study a Minor in a discipline complementary to architecture, will extend your learning beyond the traditional architectural curriculum and prepare you for a dynamic professional life. Popular Minors that work well with Architecture are Archaeology, History, Environmental Management and Photography.

See the complete list of Minors under the Program summary below. The freedom to choose a Minor from a complementary discipline allows you to follow your personal or professional interests and increases your graduate employability opportunities.

Through this program, you will be well placed to make a life-long contribution to communities’ intellectual, cultural and civic life.

The Bachelor of Arts (Architecture) program can be a pathway to further study in the Master of Architecture program and provides a solid foundation to develop the technical and communication skills, professional values and ethical practice required by architecture.

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CRICOS code: 102262G

This degree is available at Perth campus only

Why Study this Degree

Graduate job-ready with industry-specific skills and knowledge

Benefit from a unique, personalised approach to education and pastoral care

Lecturers are industry professionals and leaders in their field

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University of Notre Dame Australia is a multi campus university, with international campuses in bustling Sydney and the historic City of Fremantle, Perth (CRICOS: 01032F)

The University of Notre Dame Australia is a multi-campus university, with international campuses in bustling Sydney and the historic City of Fremantle, Perth.

Notre Dame has a strong commitment to honouring the individual,  and recognises that each student is graced with their own gifts and talents. Notre Dame believes that higher education should prepare students for a rich, fulfilling and reflective life, not just a career path.

Notre Dame has been rated 5 stars in the Good Universities Guide 2024, undergraduate and postgraduate categories for Learner Engagement, Skills Development, Graduate Salary, Full-Time Employment

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