I don't really know what an architect is. But I heard it involves desiging houses etc
what i want to know is:
1) What is architect and what do you do on a daily basis?
2) How much do you get paid? If you have more experince do you get paid more?
3) What A-levels do you need ?
please number the answers like my questions are would be extremly helpful
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- 10-07-2009 18:05
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- 10-07-2009 18:18
not a major expert but here's my two pence:
most architects have their own companies..... you get paid for commissions
maths physics art alevels...
oh i ahve a copy of a career guide thingy:
from the careers directory 2008/9
What is involved?
- designing and constructing new buildings or restoring old ones
-designs must be attractive, practical, soundly conceived and within the specified budget
-combines creativity: client's idea, colour, space, shape with practicality: regulations, budgets and physical demands of building the structure
Opportunities for training
seven year training programme
-1: 5 year degree- 3 year intermediate (Part 1) and 2 year further (part 2)
-2: 2 years in professional practice, normally 1 after Part 1 and one after Part 2
-3: a professional practice examination
A levels: Maths, Physics, Art, plus a portfolio
Part 1 year out- £15,000 to £18,000
Part 2 year out- £22,000 to £26,000
Part 3, newly qualified- £29,000 to £32,000
Experienced anywhere between 40k to 80k though at the top considerably more
look at www.architecture.com
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- 10-07-2009 18:25
Most places aren't explicit about what A-levels you need - many recommend a mix of arts subjects (but not necessarily A-level art) and sciences.
Cambridge says "Mathematics or Physics at AS Level is desirable at some colleges. A level Art provides a better preparation for the course than subjects such as DT. All applicants are expected to show a portfolio of recent work at interview."
Perhaps think of where you might like to study and have a look at what their course requirements are.
- 10-07-2009 18:47
An arts or maths subject would help. Also have a look at the course requirements