Overview of Department of Architecture. In general, architecture is the art and science in designing or designing buildings. Vitruvius in his book De Architectura (the oldest written source on architecture) states that a building must have aesthetic value (venustas), strength (firmity) and utility / function (utility). An architect (a person who deals in the field of architecture) should apply a balance between these three aspects in the building that he designed. To design a building, according to Vitruvius, an architect is equipped with the ability of mathematics, science, art, technology, humanities and so forth. Such knowledge is important to enrich and be a source of inspiration for the architect.
Preparation of Architecture candidates
“Why do I choose architecture majors?”, This question is a question that must be answered by a prospective student majoring in architecture, because to study in this department a prospective student must have passion and love of the world of architecture. Make sure you have a love, if not love, then the love plants, if not, then choose another college majors before you waste your time for something that does not interest you.
Persistence is born of great interest and love of a thing. If you are really interested in the world of architecture, automatic perseverance will accompany it. Persistence will give birth to a very important work in this professional world. Be prepared for less time to sleep.
Perception of space
Because architecture talks about building, then it will not be separated from our spatial perception. Students of architecture must have a good perception of space, every time an architect draws a line in his picture, then he should be able to imagine how that line will appear in his real, three dimensional form.
This visual memory can be referred to as inspiration. In essence, every human thing is a replica of everything in nature. The imitation is followed by the imagination of the human being so as to produce something new in terms of shape, color, texture and so on. Similarly in the field of architecture. Therefore, to produce a new, different, and unique product, an architecture student must have rich visual memory. To enrich this visual memory can be done by learning as much as possible the existing architectural works, and as much as possible to walk around and look around.
Ability to draw
Absolute drawing skills must be owned by an architect, but, if you are not good at drawing, do not jump back. If you are happy with the world of architecture would be willing to diligent and hard work as previously mentioned above. One application is perseverance and hard work to learn to draw. Do not be afraid can not, many other people’s experience shows that drawing ability is very honed, with hard work diligence, in not too long you can master this ability. To draw, do not forget to provide enough equipment.
Students majoring in architecture still get general lectures such as Religion, Citizenship, Pancasila, Mathematics and English. For architectural special subjects such as Introduction to architecture, Architectural Drawing, Architecture Ecology, Aesthetics of Form, engineering mechanics, computer base, Architecture Design Studio, Architectural Communication Technique, Structure and Building Construction and so forth. The architecture department also studies other related fields such as landscape architecture, soil structure, environmental control and buildings and others. The courses may vary from university to university.
Job prospects Department of Architecture
Some professional fields, architecture majors produce graduates of professionals in the field of architecture. But to be able to work as a professional architect, a graduate majoring in architecture must attend a professional education program (generally one year). If not taking profession, graduates majoring in architecture can become assistant architects at architectural consulting firm. An architect can also market his work through the online world. In general, the job prospects of architecture majors are very large, considering the human need for buildings continues to increase as the number of people continues to increase.
There are many job prospects for a graduate of architecture. Here are some of them:
Consultant Architects Mandiri
Graduates majoring in architecture can work independently or freelance. The product can be in the form of design, can also play a role in the development phase of the design.