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Art and Architecture as a Field


The ability to formulate the perfect balance of freedom and form is an art that has been admired since the beginning of time. Artists who have succeeded in finding such a balance have created influential works that have continued, to this day, to be thought of with esteem. The creation of such esteemed works has been accomplished by architects, painters, sculptors, photographers, graphic designers and others. Those artists have typically, and often times unwittingly, devoted their lives to capturing the expressions of the world in an art form most stimulating and palatable to the consumers of their expressions. Evidence of those expressions is sprinkled throughout the world in the forms of buildings, prints and other media and continues to draw the admiration and appreciation of society.     


If you wish to throw your life to the whims of creation, consider earning a degree in art and architecture and pursue work in the field. Artistic architects devote their talents to designing and developing works of art that also function as livable spaces. They work to create such spaces directly as architects or indirectly as engineers, graphic, interior, or exterior designers, or other types of artists dedicated to the field. No matter their specific role, artistic architects devote their creative energies to finding that perfect balance of freedom and form. Are you an artistic architect? Does it make sense for you to earn a degree in the subject and to work in the field? Continue on to see.


What Types of People Earn a Degree in Art and Architecture?  


Are you an artistic architect? If you find yourself fitting any of the following descriptions, you just might be.


  • You love textures! Colors! Shapes! Forms! Space!
  • You are fascinated by the breadth, depth, and expansiveness of artistic expression and you crave the simplicity and straight-forwardness of structure and form  
  • You wish to quietly impact the lives of others and to leave an imprint of your creativity on your community  
  • You love to create a sense of power and adventure, security and familiarity for individuals, families and communities through the artistic creation of structure and form
  • You love the challenge of balancing simplicity with complexity


These are just some of the descriptions of artistic architects. Sound like you? If so, consider earning a degree in the fascinating and influential subject.  


What Types of Classes are Offered in Art and Architecture Programs?


Programs in art and architecture can offer courses in the broad subjects of architecture, engineering, and environmental, interior and graphic design. They also allow students to focus their studies on the intricacies of their chosen subject. At the same time, students can often times take courses in artistic application and theory. Overall, programs in art and architecture offer a curriculum in which students can gain an expansive awareness of the field and a skilled knowledge of their particular emphasis. Ultimately, students who have completed a program in art and architecture may be prepared for a career in which they can seek to create the perfect balance between freedom and form.


Career Paths


People with a degree in art and architecture could work as architects, engineers, or designers. They focus their intentions on creating original and custom buildings (including homes, office complexes and other buildings), structures (including anything from sculptures to playground equipment), and spaces (including parks, courtyards, and other spaces). No matter their medium, people working in the field of artistic architecture pay particular attention to creating artistic and interesting details that distinguish their works of art from others. They create living, breathing pieces of art that people interact with on a regular if not daily basis.


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Winter Park, FL,
United States
Full Sail University

Creativity. Imagination. Original ideas. No matter where your passion lies, one of the keys to a sustainable career in the future will be the ability to think creatively and have the skills to bring your ideas to life in a meaningful way.


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Troy, NY,
United States
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Institute programs serve undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals around the world. Nearly 29 percent of undergraduate students this year are from areas outside of the Northeast. First-year students hail from 43 states, in additi ...

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Suite 100 , Miami,
The Art Institutes

The Art Institutes system of schools offers a range of master’s, bachelor’s, and associate’s degree programs, as well as diploma and certificate programs specializing in the creative and applied arts.


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Oxford, London,
Oxford Brookes University

 Oxford Brookes University offers first-class teaching in a world-famous student city. It has been ranked as England’s best modern university by the Sunday Times University Guide for the last 12 years.With over 18,000 students enrolled on ...

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Bath, ,
United Kingdom
University of Bath

The University of Bath is consistently ranked within the top 15 as an institution and achieves many top five subject rankings in newspaper surveys such as the Times and The Guardian. Many of Bath University  degrees are professionally accredite ...

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Edinburgh, Scotland,
Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University is one of the most culturally diverse centres of study in the UK. The University has a cosmopolitan mix of European and international students with about one third of students coming from countries outside the UK. The 2009 Sun ...

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Reading, West Berkshire,
University of Reading

Choose the University of Reading and you will be studying only 25 minutes away from London, in a magnificent and friendly campus environment, at a strong and established UK university. The University was founded as an extension college of the Univ View 1 Programs

Oswego, NY,
United States

A medium-sized, 4-year, public university. This coed college is located in a large town in a suburban setting and is primarily a residential campus. It offers bachelor's and master's degrees.
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Potsdam, NY,
United States
SUNY College--Potsdam

A medium-sized, 4-year, public liberal arts college and teachers college/college of education. This coed college is located in a large town in a rural setting and is primarily a residential campus. It offers bachelor's and master's degrees.< ...

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Hertfordshire, ,
United Kingdom
University of Hertfordshire

The University of Hertfordshire is one of the UK’s top new University’s for teaching and has just been ranked within the top 350 universities in the world in the latest THE World University Rankings. The  courses are developed  ...

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