Studying Architecture means our personal time is very limited. A recent survey stated we work around 60 hours a week which is far more than any other course in the country. Our week is split in studio time, workshops, lectures and private study. The latter being the bulk.
The course is split into History, Technology, Theory, Professional Studies, and Design. All areas are interesting but the most challenging is Design. This is the bulk of the year. Technology can also be challenging if you struggle more with maths and physics.
We produce Design work which includes: portfolios, models, sketchbook, technical drawings and atmospheric drawings. Technology is broken into a piece of coursework, usually a study or report and an exam at the end of the module. Theory was one group piece of work, and an essay. Professional Studies involves technical drawing by hand, and eventually digitally. It also includes some digital 3D modelling and Photoshop work. Finally. History is broken into essay and exam.
Feedback is sometimes sparse, particular tutors are better than others. It also takes a while to come back normally.
We have an entire building to ourselves with 24/7 access. It includes studios, computer clusters, a workshop with laser cutting and 3D printing, printing services, a coffee bar, showers and some kitchen facilities.