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    No one would believe us if we said how many hours we are working. I am frustrated this course has now turned into competition of production. This is really leading me into believing how hard 9months in the can is going to be.

    The more eyecandy/better looking drawings/renders/models you have, The higher the percieved level of anality (detail) in work; the higher project is marked.

    This has led to a factory production process and an incredible pressure to 'produce' eye candy.

    I can't think of any other course really that relies so heavily on production of eye candy.

    I think it should be renamed.

    K100 - Eye-Candy with Solitary Confinement
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    You should ask that guy from the RIBA that posted in the presidents medals thread if they can rename it for you and while your at it mention that we'd prefer to do less work for our degree's like everyone else.
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    (Original post by ArchiBoi)
    No one would believe us if we said how many hours we are working. I am frustrated this course has now turned into competition of production. This is really leading me into believing how hard 9months in the can is going to be.

    The more eyecandy/better looking drawings/renders/models you have, The higher the percieved level of anality (detail) in work; the higher project is marked.

    This has led to a factory production process and an incredible pressure to 'produce' eye candy.

    I can't think of any other course really that relies so heavily on production of eye candy.

    I think it should be renamed.

    K100 - Eye-Candy with Solitary Confinement
    Quantity triumphs over quality :rolleyes:. Understandable in way because there is no accurate way to judge the quality of a work, so effort and time-spent on the work is focused instead.

    But then again, isn't this the same for other art or design courses as well?

    I certainly had this experience when doing A-level art, although this is obviously not comparable to architecture in terms of work load and intensity
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    how many hours do you work, typically?
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    Get in at 9.30. Work until 5.30. Go home and eat. Work until 10pm, midnight, 2am or 4am depending on deadlines etc. Rinse and repeat.
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    so your saying the minimum amount of work you do each week is over 62 hours? if so, what differentiates a 2.2 to a 2.1 or a first because i cannot imagine anybody going beyond those limits, it would just be unsustainable.
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    Time spent doesn't really relate to grades. Totally depends on the individual, the time of year, other modules, how well the project is going, how efficient you work..

    At an absolute minimum it is 9-5 every day but by the time you get to third year you do just have to work most evenings and most of the weekend too. If other deadlines coincide, or your project isn't quite working well, it's just working all the time and sleeping/eating slots in whenever you can manage it.

    And if you're not working, you feel guilty for not working.. like right now, midnight, I'm watching a film and feel awful about it. :cool:
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    im nervous. ive wanted to do architecture since i was 15 but i dont want to **** it up hopefully my passion will drive me. hopefully.....lol. seeing as my course is architecture and planning i expect it will be 50/50 across the 4 years meaning that it may not be so stressful and that planning will be a bit more relaxed but still relative.
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    It doesn't seem that bad to me anymore (or right now because I'm feeling vaguely chilled for some absurd reason) but maybe you just get used to it. As long as you're okay with not doing the whole student-lifestyle thing (which I think is - to some extent - a stupid waste of money anyway) you may well be fine..ish. It's got it's highs and lows, although swayed towards the latter.
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    well, ive always looked forward to moving out and having a more lively social life so im unsure. surly a balance can be found. most people say they get to go out 2/3 nights in their first year of arch. id be happy with that.
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    Last year I didn't go out once all christmas, including new year as I had to work.Hispanics Hours sound more like reality. Don't know where you're getting your info from about 2/3 nights out week - fantasy land...

    Probably some second year at
    Ravensbourne?



    still don't know where that is.
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    haha...
    all i can say is this course is.. madness.
    but, if you have passion for architecture then that's fine. This passion should hopefully drive you to not give up. because the words "give up" and "why am i on this course" does pop up quite a lot in the mind when you are on this course. but at the end of the day, we architecture students keep going because we do have passion for this subject, and we can't seem to imagine ourselves doing any other course (maybe the odd thoughts of graphic design etc hehe..but still architecture covers bits of that)
    don't lose that passion you have for it, and i do encourage people to take this course. it's painfully worth the long hours and little sleep and stress
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    (Original post by ArchiBoi)
    Last year I didn't go out once all christmas, including new year as I had to work.Hispanics Hours sound more like reality. Don't know where you're getting your info from about 2/3 nights out week - fantasy land...

    Probably some second year at
    Ravensbourne?



    still don't know where that is.
    Dont mean to insult you but i just cant believe thats entirely true. im sure you werent able to go out most nights but ALL nights in christmas, thats got to be a little exaggerated. my neighbour studies at nottingham and it looks as if he still has time to socialise. architecture cant be more difficult that medicine and those students still get to go out. even whilst its during a holiday you shouldnt be working 24/7. are you telling me that there is 0 time to do anything except archtiecture, can i ask what year your in?
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    Architecture is way more difficult and intensive than medicine. It's too bad the general public don't realise this, though they wouldn't believe us even if we told them. As far as most people are concerned, the difficulty and intensity of education correlates proportionately to how much one earns afterwards. It's all about the elite law, medicine and investment banking.
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    Medicine is a completely different type of course to Architecture. They seemingly appeal to two different types of people and depending on the person are just as hard as each other. There are no easy schools of medicine to get into unlike architecture and if medicine was easier I doubt it would be so hard to get into a school on the other hand I doubt many medicine students could come up with a portfolio that would get them into a good architecture school. Again the courses attract two different types of people saying that architecture is harder and dismissing medicine out of hand just makes us look like a bunch of self aggrandising knob heads.

    Don't you know architecture is a vocation, it's a calling, it's a way of life and that's why we shouldn't expect to get paid well because we are artists, frankly we are better than people that just want to god forbid earn a living and go out at the weekend.
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    i sleep and think of my projects? in this case i NEVER stop working. I AM DOOMED
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    (Original post by Mizukii)
    Dont mean to insult you but i just cant believe thats entirely true. im sure you werent able to go out most nights but ALL nights in christmas, thats got to be a little exaggerated. my neighbour studies at nottingham and it looks as if he still has time to socialise. architecture cant be more difficult that medicine and those students still get to go out. even whilst its during a holiday you shouldnt be working 24/7. are you telling me that there is 0 time to do anything except archtiecture, can i ask what year your in?
    depends which university we arei n
    nottingham may not have exams in january/work submissions
    i wish i had a 24 hour studio
    my studio that only has desks and walls, closes at like 7pm-sucks.
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    (Original post by Mizukii)
    Dont mean to insult you but i just cant believe thats entirely true. im sure you werent able to go out most nights but ALL nights in christmas, thats got to be a little exaggerated. my neighbour studies at nottingham and it looks as if he still has time to socialise. architecture cant be more difficult that medicine and those students still get to go out. even whilst its during a holiday you shouldnt be working 24/7. are you telling me that there is 0 time to do anything except archtiecture, can i ask what year your in?
    this is standard for most people on the diploma at the bartlett. it is real. even though it may seem exagurated to an outsider it is the truth.



    i went out once all christmas. and that is the truth. and yes there was 0 time apart from when I was forced to eat xmas dinner then I went back upstairs to continue with my project.


    Once every few days i might treat myself to a 10min walk or run up the hill behind my house.
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    Its not about the hours you put in.

    There has been times where I took 50 hours to come plans, sections and elevation and then be told, they are '****' by the tutor.

    If we passed on the hours spent, I'm pretty sure we would all pass.
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    Hours arn't so crucial in second year. but in 5th year they are. you have more idea of what your supposed to be doing, how to do it and when and so does everyone else.
 
 
 
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