Out of these classes what would be the best in order to become an architect?Answered
Structure Design, Art foundations, Graphic Design(THESE ARE THE CLASSES I COULD CHOOSE FROM I COULD ONLY CHOOSE ONE FROM EACH)
FULL CREDIT ELECTIVES HALF CREDIT ELECTIVES
Art 1 Art Foundations ½
Automotive Technology I Asian Art
Chorus Basic House Wiring
College Accounting Cars, Homes, and Loans
College Business Ceramics I
Computer Animation I Child Development I or II
CP French I Computer Toolbox
CP French II Computers in Management
CP Portuguese I CPR, AED, Community First Aid & Safety
CP Spanish I Current Events
CP Spanish II Drama Workshop
Criminal Justice Economics
Design I Fashion Construction I
Entrepreneurship-Shark Tank Film Studies
Fabrication Technologies Food and Nutrition I
Finance Graphic Design
Honors French II IDEA Lab
Honors Spanish I International Business I
Honors Spanish II Literature and Philosophy
Introduction to Business Medical Careers & Personal Wellness
Introduction to Journalism Multi-genre Writing
Legal Studies Multimedia Productions
Mandarin Chinese I Music Appreciation
Marketing & Social Media Pop Culture & Literary Theory
Structure Design Public Speaking
Science Fiction and Fantasy as Literature
Small Engine Technology
Spanish for Business
Spanish for Healthcare
Warmongers and Peacemakers
Woodworking Technologies 1/2
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I'm an assuming you are an HS student so the first one Structural Design is not available unless you took a MOOC or Coursera course in Structural engineering. And then that would be really hard to follow unless you have already taken AP Calculus AB/BC and had some modelling software so you can see for yourself how beams and columns deform under loads etc.
If you haven't taken an art class or an art history class that would be helpful since a.) you have to be a good visual artist and b.) you should have some understanding of art theory or art history so you understand some of the terms. So if you're a novice artist take Art or Graphic Design. If you are an accomplished artist take AP Art or AP Art History.
On eDx.org you can take some courses in architecture. 3 I recommend are MITx - A Global History of Architecture, HarvardX - The Architectural Imagination, and University of Tokyo series called - 4 Facets of Japanese Contemporary Modern Architecture (multiple series). Also if you are good with computers you will benefit from getting ahead start on Revit which is a SketchUp software tool from Autodesk, you can get a student licence. There are others of course. https://architizer.com/blog/practice/tools/young-architect-guide-top-rendering-software-apps-and-plugins/
The last paragraph is for those who are clearly interested in showing some initiative to create a dialogue with their interviewers and for someone that wants to wow the AOs with a portfolio showing you know some basics. There learning curve is very steep on architectural rendering software, it's not like google docs. you will have to spend hundreds of hours getting good at it.
Cornell is always a top 5 Arch school so shoot for that.
These are the min. requirements.
Secondary-School Subjects/Requirements & Recommendations:
All departments: 16 units, including 4 of English, 3 years of foreign language, 3 of math, and 3 of science
Architecture: requires 4 years of math (calculus is recommended) and 1 of physics
Standardized Testing Requirements:
Cornell has suspended the SAT/ACT testing requirement for 2021 applicants but will be required in 3 years when you apply shoot for 33-36 on the ACT and 1480-1550 on the SAT.
Subject Tests are not required now but will be in 3 years when you apply.
International Students: TOEFL or IELTS, in addition to the above requirements minmum score of 100.
Portfolio required - Must be submitted via Cornell AAP SlideRoom portal
Interview required, virtual and in-person available. Details at aap.cornell.edu/admissions/undergraduate/architecture
Best of luck.
First of all, you must have a good knowledge of Art so I will say you go for structure design.
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