do the design schools properly prepare students for real life?

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do the design schools properly prepare students for real life?

Postby FIN » Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:18 pm

just something that springs to mind.. do our design schools produce worthwhile architects when they come into the workplace? would it be better to have an apprenticeship in architecture? or can both work
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Re: do the design schools properly prepare students for real life?

Postby sw101 » Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:48 pm

people who leave college are generally still in the process of training. a "worthwhile" architect is, i would consider, somebody with a part 3 qualification and decent experience.
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Re: do the design schools properly prepare students for real life?

Postby helloinsane » Tue Dec 19, 2006 9:52 pm

Ideally the process of education never ends, but in reality most people settle into a routine after ten years or so and find it hard to move on.

I think the move towards architecture as a three year graduate degree rather than a five year undergrad is a good one - it's bringing in people with interesting backgrounds.
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Re: do the design schools properly prepare students for real life?

Postby experiMental » Wed Dec 20, 2006 7:32 pm

helloinsane wrote:I think the move towards architecture as a three year graduate degree rather than a five year undergrad is a good one - it's bringing in people with interesting backgrounds.


In what part of the world is this taking place?
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Re: do the design schools properly prepare students for real life?

Postby Bren88 » Thu Dec 21, 2006 1:46 am

Architecture is really a thought and learning process. That gives you skills to become an architect when you leave school. But most graduates would have a severe lack of practical knowledge, or construction understanding.
Directly contrasted with Architectural technology were the course is much more focused on practical uses of construction methods.

But in both cases unpom graduation, there will still be alot o learn, how much depends on the student.
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Re: do the design schools properly prepare students for real life?

Postby helloinsane » Thu Dec 21, 2006 5:47 pm

experiMental wrote:In what part of the world is this taking place?

Canada and the US.
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Re: do the design schools properly prepare students for real life?

Postby Bren88 » Thu Dec 21, 2006 9:43 pm

helloinsane wrote:Canada and the US.

What are the requirements for entry. Somebody with a degree in klingon could hardy go on to do it?
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Re: do the design schools properly prepare students for real life?

Postby helloinsane » Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:49 pm

Is there even such a thing as a degree in Klingon? I'd imagine at the most it could be an elective.

http://www.ald.utoronto.ca/pdf_files/admissions/admissions_applying_to_ald_march.pdf
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