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Practice Department

Practice Definition

Department Overview

Integration of practice and academic study is a core value of the Boston Architectural College's approach to design learning.  The Practice Department supports a range of endeavours that strive to enrich the synthesis of design education and applied learning.  This has resulted in the College being the only institution among nationally accredited degree-granting programs in architecture, interior architecture, landscape architecture, and design studies that combines discipline-specific employment.

Building Careers as Engaged and Empowered Designers

The BAC's hands-on, concurrent approach enables students to jumpstart their design careers while still attending classes, positioning them to be exceptionally competitive in the marketplace.  The success of this distinct learning model is evidenced by the trend that an average of approximately 90 percent of the students in each graduating class are employed in the design field on the day they graduate.

Practice-Based Initiatives

The Practice Department spearheads a broad range of efforts exhibited through curricular coursework, community engagement, rigorous evaluation of concurrent student employment, and professional development.  More information on these initiatives may be found on the following pages:

Questions?  Contact the Practice Department:  practice@the-bac.edu | 617.585.0145