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Master of Architecture Curriculum

Our concurrent practice education offers an ongoing integration of design practice with the learning process, supported by a like-minded community of students and faculty. Mentored and supervised, students grow as working design professionals. Degree students work in the design profession during the day and attend classes in the afternoon and evening. This interplay of education and practice provides graduates with a solid preparation for a career in design, a professional network, and the opportunity to meet the Architectural Experience Program (AXP) required to sit for NCARB at graduation. The studio experience invites students to imagine and make work that responds to social and spatial conditions. Students design buildings that matter—spaces that contribute to people's well-being and that respond sustainably. Individually and collaboratively, students learn how to create innovative designs and forge their design identity. The program includes the following curricular areas: Studio Design, Design Media, History and Theory, Building Technology and Management, Liberal Studies and Electives.

Students work in a paid position in a design firm. Our graduates leave the BAC with substantial résumés, including professional experience and a diverse portfolio, and typically with the ability to sit immediately for the national licensure examination. Graduates of the Master of Architecture program become architects, energy performance consultants, exhibit designers, and educators who work collaboratively to engage and transform communities.

  • All Segments
  • Segment I
  • Segment II
  • Segment III

Semester 1                                                              

Semester 2

Semester 3

Summer

Semester 4

Semester 5

Semester 6

Semester 7

*Based on practice evaluation, students may be asked to complete two credits of an extended practice assessment to help them reflect on practice. This extended practice may consist of a Gateway project or a menu of offerings through the Practice Department.

Total Academic Credits: 90

Total Practice Hours: 3,000/3,500

Prerequisite: College Algebra and Trigonometry
Prerequisite: Physics

Semester 1                                                              

Semester 2

Semester 3

Summer

Semester 4

Semester 5

Semester 6

Semester 7

*Based on practice evaluation, students may be asked to complete two credits of an extended practice assessment to help them reflect on practice. This extended practice may consist of a Gateway project or a menu of offerings through the Practice Department.

Total Academic Credits: 90

Total Practice Hours: 3,000/3,500