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    Frederico Rogeiro is offline Registered User
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    Caricaturist from Portugal says hello!

    Greetings, everybody!

    I'm Frederico, 36, from Portugal.

    I am a caricaturist of historical figures, begining a new collection.
    I hope I can have the chance to show it to you, in a proper space here, and ask for your advice (not selling or spam).
    My collection will inludes also shor biographies and quotes, so I thought you may be curious about them.

    Perhaps I may discover here some information about what I can do with my academic life, as I have an unfinished architecture degree.

    Thanks for having me.
    See you soon!

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    Hi Fred - What area of study are you considering?

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    Frederico Rogeiro is offline Registered User
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    Hi, Kizmet.
    Since I have an almost complete degree in Architecture, I consider this area or similars. We had the Bologna process here, that altered the curricula, but really I don't know what are the possibilities, wether in "official" degrees or other kind of opportunities.

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    This might fit your needs where you apply your existing studies
    http://www.charteroak.edu/Prospectiv...ogyStudies.cfm
    However I suspect that you do not have the general education courses required by USA colleges (if your degree is similar in structure to UK and some EU degrees).
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    Kizmet is offline Moderator
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    You might want to explore the Open University (UK). They have a design degree program that might fit. Don't expect that anyone is just going to accept a bunch of old credits from your last attempt at school. You may need to start over.

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    Frederico Rogeiro is offline Registered User
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    I wouldn't refer to what I learned as "a bunch of old credits", Kizmet. That way of putting things may be convenient to schools who are most interested in the money of their students that in their knowledge. Not to mention the professional experience, also frequently disregarded by those who think knowlege is their private property.

    I may expect to know about some school with more realistic and rational views than that, if they happen to exist.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frederico Rogeiro View Post
    I wouldn't refer to what I learned as "a bunch of old credits", Kizmet. That way of putting things may be convenient to schools who are most interested in the money of their students that in their knowledge. Not to mention the professional experience, also frequently disregarded by those who think knowlege is their private property.

    I may expect to know about some school with more realistic and rational views than that, if they happen to exist.
    kizmet was probably referring to the fact that many colleges and universities place age limits on certain courses for tansfer acceptance - some as short as 5-years. This is because some subjects become dated. And of course some colleges will accept some courses with no age limitation.

    Re professional experience I agree it is critical when looking for a job or seeking job promotion. But in respect to obtaining college credit it is experiential learning where you get credit - if you want more info let us know.

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    Kizmet is offline Moderator
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    Thanks for translating Ian. You said it better than I did.

    Fred - You need to understand that there are very Very VERY few universities in the world that are just going to accept old credits and put you into a degree program with massive advanced standing. Once upon a time I could sit down and read a French newspaper and I have the college transcripts that show how I learned that skill. But now? I struggle to read a French menu. You have old architecture credits but you haven't been working in that field and so there's no reason to believe that knowledge exists or is anything close to fresh now. That's the way most schools will think. Try not to shoot the messenger.

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    Sr. Rogeiro's intriguing work can be seen here:
    Figures of Humanity - Questionnaire
    along with a well-prepared questionnaire to learn what people think of them [and a chance to win one].

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    Quote Originally Posted by Frederico Rogeiro View Post
    Hi, Kizmet.
    Since I have an almost complete degree in Architecture, I consider this area or similars. We had the Bologna process here, that altered the curricula, but really I don't know what are the possibilities, wether in "official" degrees or other kind of opportunities.
    Robert Gordon University (Aberdeen, Scotland) offers an MSc in Design Management. RGU will consider applicants with extensive professional experience.

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    Hey there and welcome! How old are your credits? Some of the "big three " are lenient about this type of thing, it will definitely be worth your time to investigate further. I believe I read somewhere that Excelsior will accept credits that have quite a bit of age, even in technology!
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    Quote Originally Posted by John Bear View Post
    Sr. Rogeiro's intriguing work can be seen here:
    Figures of Humanity - Questionnaire
    along with a well-prepared questionnaire to learn what people think of them [and a chance to win one].
    That's really cool. I notice he is planning on a Thomas Edison portrait. I would love to get that one and put it between my two TESC degrees. Great conversation piece with the degrees to either side of it on the wall.

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    Wow! I just looked at the website and agree with soupbone and Dr. Bear, good work!
    Please stop corporate child abuse:
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    http://watch.montanapbs.org/video/1430387622/

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    Quote Originally Posted by rickyjo View Post
    Wow! I just looked at the website and agree with soupbone and Dr. Bear, good work!
    It scares me. I hope none of my friends ever get one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Kizmet View Post
    I struggle to read a French menu.
    Triste. Tres, tres triste.
    BA, Social Sciences ---- The University Formerly Known As Thomas Edison State College

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    I'm happy to see some of you liked my drawings, thanks for your comments!
    Soupbone, Edison may take a while, but he is, of course, a very important figure in this collection and it will come eventually.
    As for my credits, some have almost 20 years. I think some may be too old, but there are matters that don't change over time. Like drawing, geometry, art history or basic physics or properties of basic materials. But what do I know... I wish I knew who are the "big three ".

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