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Master of Architecture Curriculum

We value our students: diverse in age, beliefs, and educational background, who are motivated to make a difference in shaping the architecture of the city. We seek students who want to learn in the workplace as well as in the classroom, to engage social and environmental issues in the resolution of design problems, and to join our network of design professionals.

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 Intern Development Program (IDP) 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. (Some students elect to travel during the summer in an intensive study program to accelerate their studies.) 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. Educators and professional practitioners in architecture, interior design, planning, landscape architecture, and allied professions teach at the BAC. Approximately 250 adjunct faculty members serve as instructors and mentors each semester.

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  • Segment I
  • Segment II
  • Segment III

Prerequisite: College Algebra and Trigonometry
Prerequisite: Physics

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Semester 9

Graduation Requirements

Acdemic Credits: 105
Skill Level: 8
Practice Hours: 5000

Semester 8

Semester 9

Graduation Requirements

Academic Credits: 105
Skill Level: 8
Pratice Hours: 5000