Okay - like many others - at this time of year the mind wanders to unfulfilled dreams and bucket lists. Especially for those getting a little middle-aged Two paths that I have always (well - since my teens) wanted to travel were architecture and interior design. To say I've been a little obsessive over the years is an understatement ... but further education in both of these fields is something I didn't follow as, in the days when I finished school, girls became nurses or teachers of secretaries or bank tellers but only the super geeks went to uni ... expectations/mortgage/distance/family simply got in the way. Now with the plethora of online education, I'm seriously considering picking up again. I started a long distance interior design course nearly 30 years ago, but never finished and dabbled in a short design introduction course at TAFE last year and have nearly 15 major and minor renovations under the belt ... but I don't want to undertake a 4 year architecture course. I am more interested in sustainable housing - underfloor heating/cooling via solar tubes - different forms of insulation - off grid - airflow patterns - alternative building products - grass roofing ... but I am also very keen on the aesthetic throughout. Looking at Open Colleges - does anyone have any experience, good bad or otherwise? Would this be the best direction? I'd love to do a classroom course but there is nothing remotely local. Suggestions?