Built environment

Where innovation meets infrastructure

There’s no better place to explore your passions than at UC - the home of creative education.

Creativity is at the core of all our programs. Whether you prefer architecture, landscape design, interior architecture or building and construction we have the degree for you. Explore your passion for buildings and how they are designed in the nation’s capital where the infrastructure is rapidly growing, and the job market is booming.

Gain practical experience and develop key employability skills including critical, creative and strategic thinking, communication, teamwork and ethical practice.

Welcome to the dynamic, imaginative environment that is arts and design at UC.

Why study built environment at UC

Australia’s top 5

UC’s Architecture and Built Environment ranks in Australia’s top 5 universities for teaching quality and overall satisfaction rate.

ComparEd, 2019

Gain practical experience

Through Work Integrated Learning, you’ll connect with industry leaders and gain practical experience.

State-of-the-art facilities

Gain hands-on experience and bring your ideas to life in our purpose-built design workshop.

Create your degree

Pursue your interests and expand your career prospects with our breadth in elective options.

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Work integrated learning

All of our creative degrees involve real world, work-based projects and learning - meaning you’ll start gaining experience from year one of your degree.

We’ll prepare you with the soft skills you need for success, such as communication, presentation, negotiation and stakeholder management. We’ll also assist you planning your career path. Final year students complete a capstone unit where you’ll have the chance to demonstrate the knowledge you have acquired in a real-world setting.

Come graduation, you’ll impress potential employers with your experience and the connections you have built.

Creative competition

The Faculty of Arts and Design invites all ACT and NSW Year 11 and 12 students to enter our annual competition that gives creative students a chance to showcase their skills from creative writing, to design, digital, built environment videography and more!

Submit your best creative work (this could be a school project or your own creative work), for your chance to win some exciting prizes that will kickstart a journey towards your dream career. Take a look at some of the great prizes up for grabs this year.

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Portfolio entry

Bypass standard ATAR entry and let your creative skills do the talking with our portfolio entry option. Simply submit five pieces of your best creative work that demonstrates your talent. These could be school or personal projects that you’re most proud of and can include written work, design, illustration and more. Portfolio entry is available on all built environment and design undergraduate courses.

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Alana Ring

Studying at UC gave me the confidence to try different disciplines within Interior Architecture – I have since worked on Commercial, Residential and industrial Architecture projects. I feel I am a much more well-rounded practitioner within my profession – thanks in large part to the study methods at UC.

Alana Ring
Interior Designer
Bachelor of Interior Architecture, 2013

Kate Shepherd

UC promoted a healthy level of competition and collaboration that has provided me with invaluable skills to confidently put forward my own views and ideas in a professional setting. This experience has been completely invaluable to me progressing as a young architect.

Kate Shepherd
Project Architect at FJMY in the UK
Master of Architecture and Bachelor of Arts in Architecture

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