Re: Re: Advice needed about pursing passion
don’t beat about the bush, if you are interested in architecture you are interested. the part time dit design course in bolton st. might be interesting, but knowing the tutors involved, i would wonder if it is goiing to be of that much help. if you want to develop/show your spatial awareness skills i dont think learning a computer programme ( especially a second rate one such as archicad ) is going to impress anybody in the know a whole lot. if you know enough computer programmes ( architectural ones ) it just makes you qualified to be some architects computer technology whore.
so if you really want to be an architect, start doing lots of freehand drawings now ( trust me they don’t even have to be that ‘good’ i know a number of good architects that are very skilled at drawing and a similar no. of good architects that aren’t so skilled) they just need to show that you can communicate your 3 dimensional ideas to others. if you want to learn a little bit more about architecture, start attending aai lectures and the like, i do believe their calender of events is on this website. pop into a bookshop or library ( bolton st. or richview would be the easiest)
and finally around christmas time, apply to some colleges , if you have high enough points ucd will let you in on them alone, if you dont ( like moi ) the aptitude test and interview for bolton st. will come in exceptionally handy. apply to uk colleges if you can. going to college as a mature student cant be easy financially, but i can think of several currently studying in my college so it is far from impossible buddy.
in september 2006 you could officially be on your way to being a bona fide architect. there is no point in time wasting.
best of luck.