Hello everyone, this is my first post. I have been working for an architect for 5 years and in that time have ended up doing most of our design work, planning applications, tender drawings etc. Before working there I studied furniture design in DIT Mountjoy Sq. and before that I studied Fine Art for a year. Fine Art is what I really love and enjoy most but I would like to study to be an architect so that I can improve the man-built environment(which I mostly find depressing) and because I think I have potential in this field.
Anyway, I know from experience that DIT has extremely poor facilities. Th lecturers/tutors on the fine art course were amazing but on the design course they were really awful. As for facilities- we didn't even have a colour printer!!(this was less than 10 years ago).
I have been to UCD open days and really don't like the college. I mean, the actual building is horile- it's not like an art school. I doubt DIT Bolton St is a very stimulating artistic environment either. I don't feel very excited about either of those schools.
This worries me slightly because I'll have to fork out up to 5,000 euro a year on a course and it might not be all that good.
Can anyone help me with advice or their opinions on the two colleges please? I would really appreciate it.
Oh, another thing! I'm very settled in Ireland, about to get married so going abroad is not an option!