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)
  • Eight-week basic internship, which must be completed and certified in full by September 28th, 2020 at the latest (start of lectures for the 20/21 winter semester). If you will not be able to complete your internship before the start of lectures, please submit a provisional certification from the company for registration purposes.
    The purpose of the basic internship is to introduce students to general and design contexts within the field of Architecture. It should include construction work on at least a shell construction or finishing construction level according to the VOB, for the purpose of introducing students to the overall building construction context, including trades like masonry work, reinforced concrete, wood construction, steel construction, interior fit-out work and similar.

    In addition, students must verify they have completed an eight-week specialty internship by the start of the third semester. During the specialty internship, they should learn specific duties required in their profession as architects, such as in architectural and interior design planning firms, design agencies and interior fit-out companies or furnishing showrooms, planning departments for the government, district or city administration and railway and postal administrations.

Special regulation for basic internship in case of application for WS 2020/21 due to the COVID 19 crisis:

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, the basic internship does not have to be completed before the start of studies for admission to WS 2020/21. The basic and the specialized internship can be combined and replaced by an 8-week internship, which can be done either in a crafts enterprise or in an office. The deadline by which this 8-week internship must be completed corresponds to the deadline for the specialist internship.


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

Chamber ability: No

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Preparatory course

Mathematics, Physics, English

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