Architectural student designing a building

14 December 2021 | Book now

Learn about studying a degree in Architecture and Interior Design at our Taster Day

Urbanism, landscape, sustainability and culture. If you can imagine it, you can create it.

Architects and Interior Designers influence the world around, shaping cities, communities and the way live. They fuse of all kinds of thinking and making to build environments that are meaningful and purposeful.

If you have a blend of creative flair and practical problem solving skills, you could excel in this fascinating field. Save your place at our Taster Day on 14 December to learn more about courses, careers and studying a degree in Architecture and Interior Design.

See what's coming up and book your place now as a student or teacher.

At our Architecture and Interior Architecture and Design Taster Day, you'll:

  • Discover the different pathways and routes to qualification
  • Explore the spatial potential of forms
  • Find out more about the interview process for Architecture
  • Bridge the divide between Architecture and Art 
  • Hear from and chat to current students about their experiences at Portsmouth
  • Build and design your own architectural tower
  • Gain some valuable top tips in putting together your interview portfolio
  • Discover careers in Architecture and Interior Design and where our courses can take you

Taster Day location

Check in opens from 9.45am at Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, PO1 2DJ.

For schools and colleges arriving by coach or minibus, we recommend parking on Museum Road, Portsmouth.

For more information on checking in and how to get here, take a look at our guide to taster days page.


Taster day programme

Ready to kick-start your future? Here's what's coming up at the Architecture and Interior Design Taster Day.

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Architecture and Interior Design Taster Day

We're excited to meet you. Check in from 9.45am and get ready to learn about studying your favourite subjects at uni.

Here's our guide to subject taster days, should you want to learn a little more about our taster days before booking.

We'll meet at Eldon Building, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, PO1 2DJ.

Exciting careers await you in all types of fields with a degree in Architecture and Interior Design.

Get an overview of the paths to becoming an Architect or Interior Designer at Portsmouth. Explore the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA) route to qualification and the role of the Architects Registration Board (ARB). Then look at life at the Portsmouth School of Architecture, as we discover the world beyond academia.

Get ready for your first challenge. You'll have a limited amount of time to design and build an architectural tower, which must be aesthetically pleasing and practical.

The winner will be the tallest (at least 1 metre tall) most beautiful tower, which doesn't fall over!

 

Quick breather. Take stock of the the morning then get ready for the next session.

Next up: design and build a bridge that strikes the art and architectural balance.

In this challenge, you'll build bridges that should be both practical and beautiful; they should also span a 50cm gap and support a 440-gram tin of baked beans.

Fuel-up. Feel free to bring your own lunch for the day or grab something from the cafeteria.

Explore the spatial potential of forms developed from cutting and scoring pieces of paper using model-making, drawing and possibly photography.

Closing summary of the day, but the floor is yours to ask your questions 1:1 or in small groups – to lecturers and current students.

This could be about different subjects, the interview process and putting together their portfolio, the transition from college to uni, any of the talks you've watched so far – and/or whatever you want to know about uni.

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