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Please helpTo became an architect or a set designer what field to take- commerce, art...

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krysha01 | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 30, 2011 at 8:45 PM via web

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Please helpTo became an architect or a set designer what field to take- commerce, art or science.... Which will be the best?

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coachingcorner | High School Teacher | (Level 3) Educator

Posted December 31, 2011 at 6:28 AM (Answer #2)

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My daughter's friend is doing an architecture degree at university and previously her subjects were Art,Maths and Product Design. Other useful subjects would be History, Physics and Information Technology, so basically - a mixture!

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speamerfam | College Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

Posted December 31, 2011 at 9:32 AM (Answer #3)

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It seems to me that a set designer would want to take art and theater courses.  Of course, I would also think that math would be quite important because of layout considerations.

As the previous response indicated, one gets a degree in architecture, and in such a program, most of the coursework is laid out for you.  In high school, math is going to be quite important, and you would do well to get high grades in math.  In addition to the above-mentioned coursework, world cultures would be a good area, because architecture, in addition to being a combination of art and engineering, is also a form of culture.

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vangoghfan | College Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted December 31, 2011 at 1:19 PM (Answer #4)

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I agree especially with # 3. The students I know who are becoming set designers have worked extensively in theater. They have taken theater courses and have been involved in the production of plays. Such work can begin as early as high school. Courses in art might be especially helpful for someone wanting to be an architect; pre-engineering courses might also help.

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krysha01 | Student , Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted December 31, 2011 at 8:51 PM (Answer #5)

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So i need to go to an art or a science or commerce college after school? Tell me the procedure also... Like what degrees which university etc.... Thnx
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literaturenerd | High School Teacher | (Level 2) Educator Emeritus

Posted January 1, 2012 at 1:17 AM (Answer #6)

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Your best bet would be to search colleges and universities which specialize in the areas of your interest. Find a school which appeals to you both culturally and according to other interests (college life, extra-curricular, etc.) Once you find a school, you can contact the department and ask them the best way to obtain your goals.

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litteacher8 | Middle School Teacher | (Level 1) Distinguished Educator

Posted January 2, 2012 at 3:06 PM (Answer #7)

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I suggest talking to some set designers of the type you want to be. There's a diffefence between theater and tv or movies, for example. Sometimes there are many paths to the same thing, and there is no substitute for experience. Get started as soon as you can, as an assistant.
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mwestwood | College Teacher | (Level 2) Distinguished Educator

Posted January 12, 2012 at 12:38 PM (Answer #8)

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It is a good suggestion to try to be around people in the field in which you are interested. For, sometimes there is, indeed, a large gap between the idea and the reality.  Visiting colleges and talking with representatives of these colleges is also a good beginning point.

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kwakye102 | Student , Grade 11 | Salutatorian

Posted February 22, 2012 at 3:06 AM (Answer #9)

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