MA Architectural Visualisation

University of Kent, Kent School of Architecture

Program Description

MA Architectural Visualisation

University of Kent, Kent School of Architecture

MA Architectural Visualisation

The hunger for the digital visualisation of architecture and urban environments has grown exponentially in both the Architectural and Film Industries. As the need for skilled modellers and animators with an awareness of architectural, as well as cinematic, issues increases in both Architecture and Film, the MA in Architectural Visualisation builds on the connections between these two industries. This MA programme develops skills to communicate architecture and urbanity for a variety of applications and audiences.

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts successfully combines modern engineering and technology with the exciting new field of digital media. The School was established over 40 years ago and has developed a top-quality teaching and research base, receiving excellent ratings in both research and teaching assessments.

Kent School of Architecture is a young school that has built an excellent reputation, based on high quality teaching and excellent resources. Architecture at Kent was ranked 7th in the UK in The Guardian University Guide 2017, and 7th for graduate prospects in The Complete University Guide 2017.

Course structure

The MA in Architectural Visualisation is offered and jointly taught by Kent School of Architecture and the School of Engineering and Digital Arts. Building on the successful Masters programmes in Computer Animation and Digital Visual Effects, this MA enables students to develop at an advanced level the skills, knowledge and understanding of digital simulation and 3D modelling which will equip them to become highly skilled professionals in architectural visualisation.

Drawing influence from both architecture and film, this programme offers a progression route into both industries, highlighting the different requirements needed for each profession whilst exploring the similarities of these two markets. In this programme the professions of architecture, film and animation fuse together, providing students with the ability and understanding to work in each or all of them.


The following modules are indicative of those offered on this programme. This list is based on the current curriculum and may change year to year. Most programmes will require you to study a combination of compulsory and optional modules. You may also have the option to take modules from other programmes so that you may customise your programme and explore other subject areas that interest you.

  • Film and Architecture
  • Virtual Cities
  • Digital Architecture
  • Architectural Photography
  • Professional Group Work
  • High Definition Compositing
  • Visual Effects Project
  • Independent Research Project


Modules are taught over three terms, concluding with a Major Project Visualisation, which accounts for one third of the programme. The content of the visualisation is agreed with programme staff and will allow you to build a showreel to a professional standard. Each module is assessed by practical assignments. The project work is assessed on the outcome of the project itself.

Careers and employability

The School of Engineering and Digital Arts has an excellent record of student employability. We are committed to enhancing the employability of all our students, to equip you with the skills and knowledge to succeed in a competitive, fast-moving, knowledge-based economy.

Entry requirements

A first or 2.1 honours degree in architecture, animation or a multimedia-related discipline or similar (or equivalent).

This school offers programs in:
  • English

Last updated August 19, 2016
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
Start Date
Start date
Aug. 2017
1 year
Full time
6,960 GBP
Start date Aug. 2017
United Kingdom Canterbury, England
Application deadline Request Info
End date Request Info
Duration 1 year
Price 6,960 GBP
- UK/EU; £14865 - Overseas