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BA (Hons) Interior Architecture


Induction timetable

Your full induction programme can be viewed on this page.  Changes and additions may occur during the summer months, so please remember to check regularly.

All meetings in bold are compulsory

* = Voluntary workshops organised by the University. All students can attend but some of the workshops are designed for International Students.

Monday 15 September
9.30am - 10.30am
Exchange Student Welcome Breakfast
G116, Gibbs Building
Headington Campus

Exchange Student Enrolment
Main Lecture Theatre
at Headington Campus
2.30pm - 4pm
Student Meeting for ERASMUS and Exchange students only. Please also see the Exchange and Study Abroad page
Tuesday 16 September
Enrolment for Year 1 and Direct Entry Students  BA Hons Architecture and BA Hons Interior Architecture
Main Lecture Theatre
at Headington Campus
11am - 12pm
Meeting for Year 2 Direct Entry Students
AB312, Abercrombie

1pm - 4pm
Meeting for all new students, all years - School Information Talks: Library, Printing, Student Representatives, ERASMUS, OxArch Student Society, Student Support Co-ordinators
AB301, Year 1 Studio, Abercrombie
Wednesday 17 September
9am - 5pm
Opportunity to attend * workshopscampus tour, Freshers' Fair, join Brookes Union's societies, explore the campus and Oxford Various Brookes Campuses
11am or 2pm
Drop in session for PIP advice -
Thursday 18 September 10am - 5pm
ALL YEAR ONE STUDENTS: Introduction to 1st Year Architecture Studio

Please bring sketchbook, pencils, pens and if you have one, a camera or phone camera
AB301, Year 1 Studio

Monday 22 September

Teaching starts

(see lists in Year 1 studio for times) Library Induction Sessions  Library
John Henry Brookes Building at Headington Campus

2pm onwards
Workshop Induction Sessions - Compulsory for all new students. Remainder of sessions will take place on Wednesday 24 September (see lists in Year 1 studio for times)
Architecture Workshop
John Payne Building at Headington Campus


Andrea Placidi is the Subject Co-ordinator for the Undergraduate Architecture programme. He is available to offer academic advice and guidance, which can be anything from discussing your module choices, offering career and programme advice, to recommending what action should be taken if you're experiencing academic problems. You can contact Andrea at, +44 (0) 1865 483218 or in Room AB412.

Jane Anderson oversees all of the Undergraduate programmes within the School of Architecture in her role as a Programme Lead. You can contact Jane at:, +44 (0)1865 484086 or in Room AB312.

Student Support Co-ordinators are available to offer advice and guidance on both personal and academic issues. You can find contact details for your department SSCs here

Additional information

In your first year of study you will be taught alongside students from the BA Architecture programme, developing ideas and design proposals through group and individual tutorials, presentations, discussions and field trips.

As an architecture student you will produce many drawings and models, which can be quite expensive, so you are encouraged to recycle used materials where possible, particularly for sketch models.

The Year 1 equipment list can also be viewed here

You should expect to spend at least £700 on materials in your first year, as you will be expected to keep a sketchbook, produce specific drawings, make models, mostly out of recycled and inexpensive materials, but glue, knives etc. will be needed.

As you progress into your 2nd and 3rd year you will be expected to produce more finished presentation models using more expensive materials. You will also produce drawings using a variety of media, including computer drawing software. The cost of materials and computer print-outs are kept as low as possible by the university.  However, you should be aware that materials cost money. PCs with programmes needed for your course are available in the studios 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Some students choose to buy a lap top in 2nd year when they begin to draw digitally. A very high specification graphics card is an important priority when buying a laptop for digital drawing.

An average student may spend at least £1200 on materials in the 2nd year, and £1500 in the 3rd year.

In addition, it is usual for at least one optional European/international field trip to be offered per programme, per year, details of which are provided at the start of each academic year. Overseas trips usually cost between £300 and £600, depending on duration and destination. You will be required to pay the costs for any short field or day trips. For those who cannot afford to attend the field trips, an equivalent programme of work, which can be carried out locally, will be provided

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