KSAP named as one of the top five schools in the world for architectural visualisation

We are excited to share the news with you that Kent School of Architecture and Planning (KSAP) has been named as one of the top five higher education institutions in the world, garnering third place for architectural visualisation by The Rookies, for our MA Architectural Visualisation programme, directed by Howard Griffin.

We would also like to give a big congratulations to Adam Lancaster-Bartle who was a finalist for this year’s Rookie of The Year in the category for Architectural Visualisation. You can see more of Adam’s work at our online End of Year Show 2020.

Programme Director, Howard Griffin, writes, ‘The Rookies recognises emerging talent from across the world in many forms of digital creativity.  The quality of work reviewed by the judges is incredibly high and this is very promising for the industry as it continues to develop and evolve. It is a tribute to the hard work of our staff and students that the course has been recognised in this way, and it provides a spring board for us to continue growing this programme.  This year, despite the pandemic situation we are all facing, we have recruited our largest cohort of students.  I’m looking forward to seeing what work they produce at the end of their studies next year.’

The Masters in Architectural Visualisation at the University of Kent was created in 2010, and has evolved over the past decade to reflect the changes in the industry. 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 and cinematic issues increases, our MA in Architectural Visualisation develops your skills to communicate architecture and urbanity for a variety of applications and audiences.

The course is taught by Kent School of Architecture and Planning and the School of Engineering and Digital Arts. Building on the successful Master’s programmes in Computer Animation and Digital Visual Effects, the programme 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 masters offers a progression route into both industries, highlighting the different requirements needed for each profession while exploring the similarities of these 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. We are delighted that our most recent graduates (2020) have secured work in a number of companies including The Boundary, AVR London, Northmade Studio and VMI Studio. In previous years, our graduates have gone on to work for Miller Hare, Hayes Davidson, Cityscape and Squint Opera.