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Can anyone comment on U of T's architecture program?

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Aug 21, 2017
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Can anyone comment on U of T's architecture program?

I'm going to be entering twelfth grade in a couple of weeks and I have been looking at some programs. To anyone who had experience with it, did you enjoy the program? Is it worth taking it?
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Jr. Member
Sep 2, 2015
120 posts
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East York, ON
have an acquaintance who graduated from it, complained for years she couldn't find a job, I don't think she ever worked in the field at all.

that said, if you think you can be one of the absolute best in a field then go for it. If you're just looking for something and don't particularly care what I'd move on to something else. Art fields are not for casuals. Even skilled artists starve.
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Jan 8, 2009
729 posts
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GTA
I don't have any personal experience with the program but from everything I have heard, the undergraduate program is not a true degree in architecture. It's an arts degree and does not require math or physics or a portfolio. Now if you continue and do a Masters in Architecture there, that's an actual accredited architecture program. And you will need the math and physics credits from high school to continue into a masters. Almost all (or all, I didn't check every one) the accredited programs are masters programs, so you cannot *really* do anything with an undergrad architecture program EXCEPT get into a masters program.

If I were you, I would check this site for information on becoming an architect in Canada: https://www.raic.org/raic/becoming-architect

then this site for accredited programs: http://cacb.ca/en/accredited-programs/

And then I would research what it takes to get into each of those masters (at the schools you're interested in) and compare the programs. It's a really good idea to attend the Ontario Universities Fair: http://www.ouf.ca/ - you can collect calendars from all the Ontario universities and ask detailed questions about various programs of people who are actually in those programs or those faculties.

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