Many fascinating careers related to architecture do not require a degree
from an accredited architecture program. Perhaps you would like to work in
drafting, digital design, or home design. A technical school or an art
school may be the ideal place to pursue your education. Online search
engines can help you locate both accredited and non-accredited architecture
programs anywhere in the world.
Regardless of the school you select, eventually you'll need to obtain an
internship and receive specialized training outside the classroom. In the
USA and many other parts of the world, an internship lasts about three
years. During that time, you will earn a salary and be supervised by
registered pros. At the completion of your internship period, you'll need to
take and pass a registration exam (the
in the USA). Passing this exam is your final step toward obtaining a license
to practice architecture.
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Studying Architecture Online
Online courses can be a useful introduction to architectural studies. By
taking architecture classes online, you can learn basic principles and
possibly even earn credits toward a degree in architecture. Experienced
architects may also turn to online classes to expend their knowledge.
However, before you can earn a degree from an accredited architecture
program, you'll need to attend seminars and participate in studios. If you
can't attend classes full-time, look for universities that combine online
courses with weekend seminars, summer programs, and on-the-job training.
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