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I'm going to be applying to ucas in a few weeks, and get ready to type up my personal statement. However, i'm quite confused on whether i should do: architecture at uni or interior design; as of what i know, an architect would be able to be an interior designer, whereas an interior designer wouldn't be able to be an architect. But, wouldn't employees prefer hiring a person that solely specialises in interior design instead of an architect? Also, would the path i'm thinking of be a good idea?

So i want to go into architecture for 3 years, and see where it takes me.. and if i find that I lean more towards the architecture side, i'll just go for the whole 7 year process, and if i don't i'll just do an interior design masters. Opinions? Advice?
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So i want to go into architecture for 3 years, and see where it takes me.. and if i find that I lean more towards the architecture side, i'll just go for the whole 7 year process, and if i don't i'll just do an interior design masters. Opinions? Advice?
That sounds like a good plan - I'd suggest making some of your architecture applications to universities that also offer interior architecture/design courses, that way you're more likely to be able to get some experience/insight into both pathways as part of your architecture degree.
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I'm going to be applying to ucas in a few weeks, and get ready to type up my personal statement. However, i'm quite confused on whether i should do: architecture at uni or interior design; as of what i know, an architect would be able to be an interior designer, whereas an interior designer wouldn't be able to be an architect. But, wouldn't employees prefer hiring a person that solely specialises in interior design instead of an architect? Also, would the path i'm thinking of be a good idea?

So i want to go into architecture for 3 years, and see where it takes me.. and if i find that I lean more towards the architecture side, i'll just go for the whole 7 year process, and if i don't i'll just do an interior design masters. Opinions? Advice?
Hi ssoliman00,

You plan sounds good. I have a cousin who did Architecture but later decided she prefers interior design so now she's doing interior design with her Architecture degree. If you want a bit of both I suggest checking Ravensbourne out. We are located in London next to the O2. We are a specialist institution in Design and Media which means you will be around like minded people.

We offer a BA (Hons) Interior Design Environment Architectures course which is a fusion of both interior design and architecture. The course is a qualified Architects Registration Board which means if you choose to do this course you will have completed one of the three parts of an Architecture qualification. This will be helpful if you choose to go on to become an architect if you choose that interior isn't for you.

I would definitely recommend coming to an open day, we have one this Saturday as well as our Degree Show which runs this week till Saturday, where you can come and check out the work of out current graduates. If it's a bit late notice we have open days running throughout the year. You can check for dates here.

For more information on all our architecture courses click here!

If you want to ask us any questions please feel free too!

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I'm going to be applying to ucas in a few weeks, and get ready to type up my personal statement. However, i'm quite confused on whether i should do: architecture at uni or interior design; as of what i know, an architect would be able to be an interior designer, whereas an interior designer wouldn't be able to be an architect. But, wouldn't employees prefer hiring a person that solely specialises in interior design instead of an architect? Also, would the path i'm thinking of be a good idea?

So i want to go into architecture for 3 years, and see where it takes me.. and if i find that I lean more towards the architecture side, i'll just go for the whole 7 year process, and if i don't i'll just do an interior design masters. Opinions? Advice?
Don't do it if you are intelligent, logical and need to earn a living. Read my blog http://theappealofarchitecture.blogspot.co.uk/ or read this article http://www.standard.co.uk/news/work/...s-8159842.html Architecture schools will tell you anything to fill places to keep themselves in jobs.
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Don't do it if you are intelligent, logical and need to earn a living. Read my blog http://theappealofarchitecture.blogspot.co.uk/ or read this article http://www.standard.co.uk/news/work/...s-8159842.html Architecture schools will tell you anything to fill places to keep themselves in jobs.
So would you say interior design is better?
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So would you say interior design is better?
Of the people I know who studied interior design I don't know anyone who is making a decent living. They are all being subsidized by their partners.
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I'm going to be applying to ucas in a few weeks, and get ready to type up my personal statement. However, i'm quite confused on whether i should do: architecture at uni or interior design; as of what i know, an architect would be able to be an interior designer, whereas an interior designer wouldn't be able to be an architect. But, wouldn't employees prefer hiring a person that solely specialises in interior design instead of an architect? Also, would the path i'm thinking of be a good idea?

So i want to go into architecture for 3 years, and see where it takes me.. and if i find that I lean more towards the architecture side, i'll just go for the whole 7 year process, and if i don't i'll just do an interior design masters. Opinions? Advice?
I guess to be totally honest it really depends on your interests and what you are already good at. After completing my first year of architecture, from my own experience, you are exposed to different approaches to interpret your own ideas. Maybe by specialising into interior design you've limited yourself in discovering your interests before you've fully grasped what architecture is to you. I guess it depends on where you apply too if it is BSc or BA aswell, it can make a big difference to what you end up learning.
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