Preparatory Year Programs in Architecture Studies

Preparatory programs offer students the opportunity to get into the habit of university study before delving into the upper-level courses of their major. Most preparatory programs last approximately one year and cover both broad and interest-specific topics. What are preparatory programs in architecture studies? Architecture is the study of structures and spaces. A proper introduction to the world… Read more

Preparatory programs offer students the opportunity to get into the habit of university study before delving into the upper-level courses of their major. Most preparatory programs last approximately one year and cover both broad and interest-specific topics.

What are preparatory programs in architecture studies? Architecture is the study of structures and spaces. A proper introduction to the world of architecture is essentially an introduction to the world itself. Art, history, science, philosophy, literature and religion all play a role in the designs and forms that buildings take. A preparatory program in architecture will likely also include courses in technical drawing and mathematics, particularly geometry.

A preparatory program in architecture studies helps scholars learn to see the world through a builder’s lens, and can enhance their artistic creativity. These skills may help them stand out among their peers when they compete for the chance to design a new structure. The program is also designed to give students the well-rounded knowledge needed to further their career in architecture.

Preparatory programs are offered in many universities worldwide. The courses taken during these programs tend to fall within a similar price range to other courses at the university at which they are taken.

Students of architecture studies often proceed to careers related to the creation and preservation of various structures within both urban and rural locations. Becoming an architect or the owner of an architecture firm is a common career path for graduates. Program participants may decide to pursue work in historical preservation, protecting structures that tell humanity’s story. Some become landscape architects, focusing on areas surrounding buildings. Others may choose to take a macro-design route and become urban planners.

There are many universities around the world that offer preparatory programs in architecture studies. Learners who need a flexible program that accommodates their work or family schedule may benefit from online programs. Search for your program and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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ICP International College Portsmouth
Portsmouth, United Kingdom

The pathway in Architecture and Design will enable you to develop practical skills as well as your creative potential. From architecture to graphic design, these degrees will ... +

The pathway in Architecture and Design will enable you to develop practical skills as well as your creative potential. From architecture to graphic design, these degrees will give you the confidence to create the places and spaces of the future whilst developing your creative potential. You will also have the opportunity to work on real-life projects, undertake commissions, enter your work into competitions, and take part in festivals and exhibitions in the UK and internationally. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
2 semesters
English
Campus
 
University of Kent - International Pathway Programmes
Canterbury, United Kingdom

This pathway sets you on the road to a number of exciting degrees in the Humanities (Humanities Studies). Upon completion of this foundation programme you can progress to degr ... +

This pathway sets you on the road to a number of exciting degrees in the Humanities (Humanities Studies). Upon completion of this foundation programme you can progress to degree options within the Kent School of Architecture (Architecture Studies and Design Studies), the School of Art (Performing Arts), School of Engineering and Digital Arts, the School of English, the School of of European Cultures and Languages, and the School of History. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
English
Campus
 
Online College of Art & Design
Stevenage, United Kingdom

The Online Foundation Diploma in Architectural design is a three-stage, full-time or part-time programme designed for serious career-oriented students who wish to enter the pr ... +

The Online Foundation Diploma in Architectural design is a three-stage, full-time or part-time programme designed for serious career-oriented students who wish to enter the profession of Architecture. -
Foundation Year
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 

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