If you wish to be inspired about architecture, or confirm your passion for this pathway, then you certainly can’t go past this Youtube clip by Bjarke Ingels. Truly inspirational (20 minutes of pure design bliss)!
It is also amazing to realise that the Architecture course offered at our own RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) is rated 5th in the world by Jebiga (a world renowned lifestyle & design magazine – a portal for selling really-really-amazingly-cool-hi-end-design things like buildings, bikes + more). Perhaps this is a subjective ranking, but I can live with that!
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Is it, really?
Sometimes teens get mixed up between Architecture and other disciplines associated with it.
Related jobs are included here to the right – and are worth your scrutiny to make sure that Architecture is the exact career you want. Well-rounded descriptions for each related job can be found at the Job Guide:
The ATAR for Architecture is difficult to pin down, but given that Architecture is so popular, it will be ‘well up there’.
Your acceptance into Architecture is not only determined by your ATAR, it is also based on other factors – (eg. interview and perhaps portfolio – depending on where you are applying.)
This is the word used to describe how difficult it is to get into Architecture. Here are a few handy hints.
- Doodling is great! Being able to sketch images to show others the images/designs in your head, is a winning skill to have!
- The same can be said for drawing images on computers.
- If you can rave-on about local, national and international architecture masterpieces – this will demonstrate your interest and passion in the field – and will help to nail your Uni interview. That is why it is so important to watch Youtube clips (like the above) and subscribe to magazines (a great birthday gift idea!). Try this for size: Architecture Media
- Demonstrating an interest in sustainability and advanced environmental, earth friendly practices, is essential.
- Going to open days, and pestering the faculty members in the architecture department is a sure-fire way to make sure you are on the right track.
- Whilst at it, find out what pathways are available into architecture (your plan ‘B’, just in-case plan ‘A’ doesn’t pan out)
HAWT Tip: even though Visual Communication isn't a pre-requisite for architecture, it certainly wouldn't hurt to have this subject in your VCE (Senior Certificate) mix. The same can be said for Math.
For further research you should check out
- Melbourne University, at UoM you would study a Bachelor of Environments with an Architecture major. It is worth looking at the related majors on the right (after you open the above link).
- Deakin – School of Architecture and Built Design
- Monash – Faculty of Art Design and Manufacture
- For other Australian Architectural courses try the Australian Institute of Architects.
- The Architects Accreditation Council of Australia is an organisation worth familiarising yourself with.
Good luck with your architectural quest. I hope the above info has been helpful....