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If you’ve found your way to this portal, you might be considering a career in architecture. Or maybe you’re just a little curious about what architects do. Either way, you’ve probably got some questions – and you’ve come to the right place!

What skills do architects need? Where can you study? How long will it take? And how will you pay for it? We’ve got the answers to all of these questions – and many more – right here.

Start exploring to find out if architecture is the right choice for you…

Design your own path

An architecture qualification can open the door to a range of interesting career options. The architect is just one expert in a whole world of interconnected professions within the built environment – the term we use to describe everything around you that has been shaped by human hands, from roads and buildings to entire cities.

Studying architecture can lead to an exciting career as a professional architect, but it will also arm you with the skills to succeed in a range of other design-related industries, from town planning to interior design.

Architecture isn’t part of the high school curriculum, but you can start developing the skills you’ll need for a successful career long before you start your tertiary studies.  

  • Maths and science
  • Interest in drawing and design
  • Keen eye for detail
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Analytical mind
  • Creativity/imaginative thinking
  • Strong problem-solving skills

Wondering if you have what it takes to build a career in architecture?
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Introduction to architecture

Let’s talk some basics. What exactly is architecture? And why should you want to study it?

Study pathway

Interested in architecture as a career but not sure which path to take? Explore this infographic to find out more about your options.

Places to study

View tertiary institutions that offer architecture degrees across South Africa and search for the one that’s best for you.

Student resources

Need help with your university application? Want to find a bursary that’s right for you? Looking for tips to prepare a winning application portfolio? It’s all right here…

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