M. Arch. I Curriculum

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For Students with Non-Architecture Degrees

The Master of Architecture I is an accredited program designed for college graduates seeking a first professional degree in architecture. The 3-year program (7 semesters) is for students holding undergraduate degrees in non-design fields.

The 105 credit course of study consists of:

First Year
Fall Semester Credits
ARC 604 Architecture Design and Theory I 6
ARC 611 Drawing 3
ARC 630 Building Technology: Materials & Methods 3
ARC 667 History of Architecture I 3
Total Credits 15
Spring Semester Credits
ARC 605 Architecture Design and Theory II 6
ARC 613 Computing 3
ARC 631 Building Technology II: Structural Systems 3
ARC 668 History of Architecture II 3
Total Credits 15
Summer Semester Credits
ARC 606 Architectual Design and Theory III 6
ARC 632 Building Structures I 3
ARC 662 Environmental Building Systems I 3
Total Credits 12

Second Year
Fall Semester Credits
ARC 607 Architectual Design (Comprehensive) 6
ARC 633 Building Structures II 3
ARC 663 Environmental Building Systems II 3
ARC 620 Architectual Theory 3
Total Credits 15
Spring Semester Credits
ARC 608 Architectual Design (Miami or Rome) 6
History of Architecture Elective 3
Electives 6
Total Credits 15
Required Portfolio Review

Third Year
Fall Semester Credits
ARC 609 Architecture Design 6
ARC 699 Directed Reasearh 3
ARC 652 Environmental Building systems I, Management of  Professional Practice 3
Elective 3
Total Credits 15
Spring Semester Credits
ARC 610 Architecture Design Degree Project 6
Electives 9
Total Credits 15
Elective (to be taken during Intersession, Spring Break or Summer) 3
Total Credits for Degree 105

NOTE:The School requires that students deliver a copy of all projects done for Studio credits.
Curriculum Notes: This program assumes that the student has fulfilled the equivalent of Calculus for the Social Sciences and Physics for Architects.