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Importance of art class in high school for architecture in college
Currently I am a rising sophomore in high school. I have a strong interest in architecture and have started looking into what is expected from a student applying to an architecture program at a good college in high school. I have found that many schools, such as Syracuse and Rice, recommend that I take art classes in high school. They value artistic ability a lot and expect a strong portfolio from their applicants. Problem is, I haven't taken an art class this year and I just don't have space on my schedule for an art class next year. It is also too late to change classes for next year, anyways. I am wondering, how important is it that I take art classes all four years in high school to be competitive in admission to architecture in college? Or is it okay as long as I take art in my junior and senior years and just keep up practicing daily like I have been until then? Any help would be greatly appreciated.5 replies