Bachelor of Arts (B.A.)


Architects plan, design and draft buildings and other structures. They work on a variety of scales to do so, from urban development concepts to detailed design. Our six-semester Bachelor’s program teaches professional expertise and lays the groundwork for a continued Master's degree program.

Do you want to design the built environment? Are you interested in drafting urban spaces and buildings? Do you want to visualize your ideas and creatively develop design details with a wide range of different materials?

In the Bachelor’s degree program in Architecture, you will learn to develop solutions to problems in an application-oriented, practical, and independent way, then integrate them into complex planning processes. You can develop your creativity through projects and designs, gaining technical, scientific and drafting competence for the broad-based field of architecture.


The field of architecture, and everyday work in planning firms, have changed dramatically in recent years. The boundaries between architecture, landscape architecture, urban and regional planning have become less clear, as today's planning duties increasingly require an integrated approach to designing the built environment. The curriculum of this practical degree program takes this broad range of requirements into consideration.

Graduates can apply for careers in all areas of architecture, in particular in private planning firms, as well as in public administration, real estate and project development, and in the construction and construction materials industry.

In addition, the Bachelor's degree qualifies students to enter a consecutive Master’s program in Architecture.

Entry requirements

  • Abitur exam / vocational baccalaureate diploma (Fachabitur)
  • Until further notice, due to the ongoing COVID 19 crisis, only one eight-week internship is required instead of the basic and specialized internships. This can be completed in the building trade or in construction planning and must be proven by a corresponding confirmation of the practical office by the time of enrollment in the 5th semester at the latest.

Application period

For a study start in the winter semester 2021/2022:

  • May 1, 2021 until July 31, 2021


Projects, elective subjects and cumulative modules


The Bachelor's degree program in Architecture is composed of mandatory modules in the areas of technology, communication and theory, as well as elective modules. Each of the mandatory modules is designed to connect multiple semesters, and consists of events and lectures that build on one another systematically. Electives offer students the ability to further explore their individual interests.


Topics: Architecture and Interior Architecture, Construct and Design

Start: Winter semester
Duration: 6 semester
Foreign semester: Optional
Credit points: 180 ECTS

Location: Detmold
Department: Detmold School of Architecture and Interior Architecture

Mode of study: Full-time
Cooperative study : Not a cooperative study

Course language: German

Central Student Advisory Service

Phone: +49 5261 702 2535
Email: studienberatung(at)


Restricted acceptance

Preparatory course

Mathematics, Physics, English

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