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    I expected to see the same thing I saw with Engineering but quite the opposite.
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    (Original post by Oneiropólos)
    I expected to see the same thing I saw with Engineering but quite the opposite.
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    You do need a creative course and/or a portfolio of work to apply.

    It's a training program of 5 years study and 2 years work placement - that's time to train people from a broad range of backgrounds if they have the right visual skills
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    You do need a creative course and/or a portfolio of work to apply.

    It's a training program of 5 years study and 2 years work placement - that's time to train people from a broad range of backgrounds if they have the right visual skills

    That is much longer than I expected. Didn't realise it was 7 years
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    (Original post by Oneiropólos)
    That is much longer than I expected. Didn't realise it was 7 years
    3 years for a BA/BSc/BArch, 1 year work experience (paid), 2 years for an MArch (funded like undergrad courses are), 1 year paid work experience followed by an exam to qualify

    There's other routes and some people don't progress further than the BA but still work within architecture
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    3 years for a BA/BSc/BArch, 1 year work experience (paid), 2 years for an MArch (funded like undergrad courses are), 1 year paid work experience followed by an exam to qualify

    There's other routes and some people don't progress further than the BA but still work within architecture
    The majority of people do more than 2 years working "experience" too; for most people the total time to qualify is often nearer to 10 years. Realistically though once you've done you're MArch you're basically done with university and getting paid so its not too bad (it's terrible but still).
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    The majority of people do more than 2 years working "experience" too; for most people the total time to qualify is often nearer to 10 years. Realistically though once you've done you're MArch you're basically done with university and getting paid so its not too bad (it's terrible but still).
    The pay isn't good is it?
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    (Original post by Oneiropólos)
    The pay isn't good is it?
    Not compared to other professions that take as much time and money to qualify in. Most of my friends who just did business courses or marketing courses at random former polys earn more than most architects I know. The only way you make money in architecture is by setting up your own practice, and the only people who can afford to do that are people from rich backgrounds. So if you're from a rich background, go for it.
 
 
 
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