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    Looking towards art based architecture, applied to Cambridge and stopped because of the amount of theory in it, a little stuck now as my heart was set on Cambridge. Looking for arty Universities to explore what I actually like about architecture.
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    Looking towards art based architecture, applied to Cambridge and stopped because of the amount of theory in it, a little stuck now as my heart was set on Cambridge. Looking for arty Universities to explore what I actually like about architecture.
    Just look at module titles and things for each course you're thinking about. What excites you and what doesn't should determine where you end up applying.:yes:
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    Just look at module titles and things for each course you're thinking about. What excites you and what doesn't should determine where you end up applying.:yes:
    Thanks for the advice, I think I needed someone to tell me to make the jump to go for what I really want, I’ll look through them all now. Thanks so much!
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    Thanks for the advice, I think I needed someone to tell me to make the jump to go for what I really want, I’ll look through them all now. Thanks so much!
    No problem:hat2:

    Lots of degrees are very specific so you have to really look to find the best thing for you.:yes:
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    What do you mean by "arty", I wouldn't really describe any architecture course as especially arty.
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    Looking towards art based architecture, applied to Cambridge and stopped because of the amount of theory in it, a little stuck now as my heart was set on Cambridge. Looking for arty Universities to explore what I actually like about architecture.
    Hi Hkings,

    I thought you might like to hear about Ravensbourne we are a specialised design and media based institution. We are located in Greenwich, London. Our open space plan will allow you to work collaboratively with other courses to help you build your network. Our BA Architecture tutor team is build up from industry professionals who have direct contacts into the industry and other professionals. You will be able to work on live briefs and competitions throughout your degree to help you make your mark before even graduating.

    I suggest coming to one of our open days to meet the tutor team and current students. You will also be able to look around the building and our facilities.

    I hope this has helped. If you have any questions please feel free to ask.

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    Hkings, like you, I was interested in Cambridge but my reasons were misguided. My predicted grades may be good enough but the course wasn't a good fit. I am also more interested in the courses at the more arty end of the spectrum.

    I've been to open days at Bath, UCL Bartlett, Newcastle, Reading, Manchester and Cardiff.

    In my opinion
    - UCL Bartlett sets the arty boundary
    - Cardiff comes pretty close to UCL
    - Manchester slots in shortly after Cardiff (there are so many other positives about this course but student security in Manchester was a concern for me)
    - Newcastle comes next and
    - Bath sets the technical boundary

    Reading is too new (and thus too risky) for me. They have lofty ideals but without much in place to back it up nor a track record yet.

    I haven't been able to visit Sheffield but wish I had been able to do so because from what I read, their course is quite similar to Cardiff's (which I loved). I didn't consider Cambridge or Edinburgh because from my web based research, they looked to be at the Bath end of the spectrum.

    At this stage, my preferences are:
    1. UCL Bartlett Architecture
    2. Cardiff
    3. UCL Bartlett AIS
    4. Manchester
    5. Undecided between Newcastle (good insurance option) and Sheffield (I think I'd prefer the course)

    I think I am leaning towards Sheffield but am uncomfortable about it (having not been to an open day there yet).

    Have you been to the Sheffield open day? As our requirements seem quite similar, have you visited any other unis you could recommend?
 
 
 
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