SMAPSE experts want to tell you how to become an architect in the USA and the UK and advise on suitable programs and universities.
Students who wish to be architects are advised to start preparing as early as high school. SMAPSE specialists recommend you to pay attention to exact subjects, such as geometry, algebra and physics, but do not forget about disciplines that develop aesthetic sensitivity and imagination. Most modern architecture has been developed using computer-aided design (CAD) programs, so familiarity with technology and computers will be useful.
To become an architect in the United States, you must obtain a license in one of 55 jurisdictions (also known as state licensing commissions). Although licensing requirements vary across jurisdictions, it is usually necessary to:
Once the requirements for education, experience and exams in their jurisdiction are met, students can apply for initial licensing!
For a degree, SMAPSE experts recommend SMAPSE partner university in the USA, where the design department is the largest in the country.
Arizona State University - TOP-100 University of the World Architecture (QS World University Rankings)
Programs: Architecture, Graphic Design, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Environmental Design, Landscape Architecture, Urban Design, Design Research, Innovation and Venture Development.
Cost: 33,000 $ (maximum discount - 15,500 $ )
The process of qualifying an architect in the UK is very similar to the process in the United States.
Students need to obtain a bachelor's degree accredited by the Royal Institute of British Architects (RIBA), then obtain and document work experience through the Professional Experience Development Record (PEDR) portal. After students can go to get a master's program, which lasts 2 years. And after accumulating 24 months of work experience, students pass the final exam. Passing final exams entitles you to register with a professional architectural organization, which will open the door to many career opportunities.
SAMPSE specialists offer a Foundation course with guaranteed admission to one of the following universities:
University of Westminster, University of Liverpool and University of Nottingham Trent have additional Foundation requirements, such as a portfolio and motivation letter.
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