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Hi guys !
I really want to study architecture at UCL and meet all the grades requirements. However, I didnt do Art&design or anything of the sorts as an alevel and I'm not the best at art. If i where to apply would i have to do a personal portfolio and what would i include init.
Is it even worth applying ?
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(Original post by Susan04)
Hi guys !
I really want to study architecture at UCL and meet all the grades requirements. However, I didnt do Art&design or anything of the sorts as an alevel and I'm not the best at art. If i where to apply would i have to do a personal portfolio and what would i include init.
Is it even worth applying ?
Thanks.
https://www.ucl.ac.uk/prospective-students/undergraduate/degrees/architecture-bsc


"Grades AAB
Subjects No specific subjects.
Comprehensive portfolio of creative work required at interview stage. At least two A level subjects should be taken from UCL's list of preferred A level subjects."

The link to the "selection of students" info on that page seems to be broken and redirects elsewhere, so you would need to contact them directly to find out what they accept within the portfolio.
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(Original post by Susan04)
Hi guys !
I really want to study architecture at UCL and meet all the grades requirements. However, I didnt do Art&design or anything of the sorts as an alevel and I'm not the best at art. If i where to apply would i have to do a personal portfolio and what would i include init.
Is it even worth applying ?
Thanks.
Hi Susan04, I don’t want to be negative, but if you are not the best at art then UCL is not the right place for you. Architecture (in the UK, at least) is a general Arts degree, 50% is studio/ design based, so have a good think about whether you would actually enjoy it. Try to get along to some open days and ask lots of questions of the staff and students about what they do. If you think it is right for you, then I recommend you take an Arts Foundation course first.
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Art and Design Foundation course - one year course at a local college between school and Uni that would allow you to develop art skills and produce a portfolio : https://www.thecompleteuniversitygui...ation-diplomas

Or, if you want a non-art focussed degree in this area :
Architectural Engineering - https://www.reading.ac.uk/ready-to-s...al-engineering
Structural and Architectural Engineering - https://www.bath.ac.uk/courses/under...l-engineering/
Surveying and Construction - https://www.reading.ac.uk/cme/underg...aduate-courses
Urban Studies - https://www.sheffield.ac.uk/undergra...ban-studies-ba
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As one of the contributors stated, Architecture requires some artistic flare. There are some great 'day in the life of an architecture student' on youtube, you should review them before making this critical decision.
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The offer rate for the Bartlett in recent years has been 4%

There’s 2 stages of selection based on drawing/creative work (a task followed by a portfolio review).

If you don’t have a portfolio at this stage then it’s really not a good choice to apply to the Bartlett (or for most architecture courses tbh - architecture is a design based degree and career if you don’t have a creative subject at A level then you’ll usually be asked to provide a portfolio).
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