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Can someone describe the K101 course at UAL?
I've already read the Course Overview but I didn't really understand it so I want to know what the course feels like? How is different from normal architecture K100? or What projects have you done or what type of things do you study. Is it more towards normal architecture or more towards interior design? I just want more description.
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has certainly made me realise this is not the case for UAL, on top of both the RIBA’s official review and the UAL course overview defining the course to have a quite societal/political/cultural take on architecture - rather than keeping to an ingrained practice, nurtures students to be innovative beyond disciplinary limits and underpins mastering all architectural roles between the arts to urban development, which is personally the perfect course structure for me, following my main dream of UCL’s reputation for setting the arty/conceptual boundary. All the best!
In terms of a technical approach vs an artistic disposition from everything I’ve read I would say it definitely leans more towards the artsy/conceptual side which is the main reason for it being my second best option, and unfortunately I’m not sure exactly how heavily the course leans into history and theory, I think the best chance would be to re-read the modules in depth as well as the students’ work, and possibly to try and contact someone at UAL to see if they know someone currently studying architecture. I think that in terms of political aspects, they mainly integrate this within their teaching to encourage students to pursue innovative and alternative forms of spatial-making, quite a radical approach rather than eg. Bath by encouraging students to develop own vision and go beyond after mastering the practical approach (in a similar way that UCL is also arts based but defined with a disruptive and innovative element), but again it’s just an observation from the quite-heavy research I performed, I’m not entirely sure. I would say the modules focus on normal architecture, but allow space to delve into the other aspects like interior designing. Which other unis have you applied for?
I’ve applied to UAL, UCL, Edinburg, Cardiff and Sheffield. I’ve done my interview for UCL and still waiting to hear back from them. I was rejected by both Sheffield and Cardiff. If I don’t get in this year, I am going to do foundation art and design which will help me get inside the university therefore I applied for UAL foundation and I applied to AUB foundation. I might retake my A-levels if my a levels aren’t too great. This is because UCL doesn’t accept foundation level and my first choice has always been UCL. I am also thinking do doing my masters at UCL if I don’t get to do my bachelors degree there.
What about you? What other universities have you applied for?
Definitelyyy, and that’s true hopefully the lecturers will give us an insight into studying abroad (it was the same reason I didn’t apply for Architecture and Interdisciplinary studies even though it would have been nice to do French/French and English/French and Philosophy/French with Management Studies alongside the course), I’ve read that none of the UK unis are anywhere near as technical as the Spanish curriculum which focuses on more than 80% of engineering modules and only 20% are of design/theory base, as the architectural practice is extremely different from the UK or any other parts of world - ‘Spain do not have any building engineers hence the architects takes on the job of a full fledge engineer’, I guess we’ll see and thank you!