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what do they mainly teach you in architecture classes in college?

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Luke’s Answer

NAAB accredits architecture schools and thus if you have a NAAB accredited degree which in most state is needed to become a licensed architect, there is a set slate of courses you have to do. Then each school will add onto that to fill out a the degree/coruse load and each will teach each element in a different way. NAAB accredited degrees are either a Bachelor of Architecture (5 years), Masters or Doctorates of Architecture. degree
You can also get a non-NAAB accredited degree, which is usually a 4 year Bachelor of Arts, Science, Fine Arts in Arch, Bach of Environmental Science, or other similarly worded degrees. Then on the graduate level, there are Masters of Science in Architecture and other niche degrees.
These degrees don't lead to licensure in many states. The undergraduate degrees are typically paired with a master's degree if someone wants to become licensed. You can also get a 4year degree, go work in an architecture firm and never get licensed. The master's degrees here are more used for getting a teaching position or perhaps a niche position at a large architecture firm. They are more a way of saying one has an enhanced knowledge in a specific topic. Only a small percentage of people get these graduate degrees.

So the point is, you can go to NAAB's website and see exactly what classes are part of an architecture degree. It'll be, design, history, structural design, likely a professional practice course (the business of a project and being an architect). They'll be something like what we called "Environmental Control Systems" where you learn about lighting, heating, cooling, ventilation, plumbing, all those basics that are part of a project but primarily handled by engineers. Then of course, you need are the support classes, like physics, math, etc. You need GE classes like English, economics, history, etc.
For example, here is the course flow chart of Cal Poly's B.Arch program
https://flowcharts.calpoly.edu/downloads/mymap/20-21.20ARCHBARU.pdf
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T.’s Answer

You'll study the theory of design while getting pragmatic involvement with making designs for buildings. In addition, you'll get practice creating individual innovativeness. Accuracy and abilities in math are fundamental for this field
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Yusuf’s Answer

Undergraduate architecture degrees will teach students everything from how a beam works to how to accurately draw 3D designs, both by hand and using computer programs. The bulk of your studies are likely to be based in a studio for design work, combined with tutorials and critique lessons.
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Victor’s Answer

Hello Jason!

Architecture in college is very fun, full of creativity and insight.
There are several courses such as: building components, building services, free hand sketch, geometry, building economics etc; which will complement your core course (architectural design) and make you become a better architectural designer.

The study spans across these areas: construction, planning, functionality, aesthetics, society, economy, environment. And you learn through theoretical approaches, practical applications in your designs, and through case studies.

The study of the architecture profession is better experienced than explained. Enjoy your study!
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