Digital Craft in Architecture


Key facts

Start dates

September 2023 / September 2024

Course length

Full time: 1 Year

Part time: 2 Years




School of Architecture


This MA Digital Craft in Architecture is a unique interdisciplinary course that develops craftsmanship through digital technologies. You will explore traditional knowledge of building to unlock new ways of working with sustainable materials. You will collaborate with industry partners and practices to develop innovative research projects with real world implications.

You’ll build skills in parametric and computational design and gain hands-on experience using digital fabrication technologies; to explore ways of re-establishing and revitalising lost, dying crafts.

You’ll build your skills using existing knowledge and research on the topics of:

  • materials and making
  • digital design and practice
  • applications of building knowledge

You’ll also have access to a local hub of research into digital fabrication at Grymsdyke Farm.

There is an increasing demand for specialist knowledge of digital manufacturing. You will graduate ready to gain a position in the evolving design and construction industry.

Specific entry requirements

Admission to the programme will be open to applicants who hold a minimum of a second class honours degree (2:2), or an equivalent overseas qualification, from courses covering skills in design, making, graphic communication, architecture, industrial design or fashion.

Alternatively, applicants will be considered with an appropriate background working in a design practice, with a portfolio demonstrating 3 years of experience.