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Foundation Design A-1 Studio


The Master's A Studio is the first of three foundation design studios for the MLA, MID and MARCH programs. The Master's A Studio teaches an understanding of abstraction and conceptualization through the use of two and three-dimensional projects. These projects will also address questions of basic human inhabitation. Rigorous application of hand-making; drafting and model-making is required as a basis for design communication throughout the semester. The first night of class will include an important discussion of course goals and rules; therefore, attendance is mandatory. Registered students who are absent from the first night of class will lose their place in the studio and will have to look for replacement courses during the add/drop period. NAAB Performance Criteria: A.1. Communication Skills; A. 2. Design Thinking Skills; A. 3. Visual Communication Skills; A. 6. Fundamental Design Skills A. 8. Ordering Systems Skills

Credits 4.5 Credits
Prerequisites * None.
Co-Requisites None.
Fulfills MArch: Required (fulfills SA7101 and VS152 combined), MID: Required (fulfills SA7101 and VS152 combined), MLA: Required (fulfills SA7101 and VS152 combined)
Fall, Spring


* Prerequisites listed are for onsite degree programs only.  For questions regarding prerequisites for Professional & Continuing Education, The Sustainable Design Institute or The Landscape Institute please call the office at 617-585-0101 or email pce@the-bac.edu. For questions regarding prerequisites for the Distance track Master of Architecture please call 617-585-0390 or email dmarch@the-bac.edu. If you are looking at the course page of a 4000 series course, the prerequisites listed on the page do apply to you.

For degree students contact Academic Advising at advising@the-bac.edu.