The Department of Architecture, the University of Pretoria, presents programmes in architecture, interior architecture and landscape architecture. These careers employ science and art in the creation of worthwhile environments for users. The design professions of the built environment complement each other through their focus on the design and realisation of space. All three disciplines require innovators who can satisfy both the needs for rational thought and the creative spirit.
At the core of the curriculum is a studio-based culture, through which skills in design, theory, communication and management are developed. Projects done in the studio are informed by subject modules covering such diverse aspects as earth studies, construction, practice management, theory and history of the environment. Modules with programme-specific contents are introduced from the second year of study. The Department endorses formal training that is academically and theoretically grounded and technologically informed.
The graduates of this Department are highly regarded, both locally and abroad. Through commitment to innovation and internationally accredited programmes in architecture, interior architecture and landscape architecture, the Department promotes a sustainable and prospering South African society.