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Master of Architecture + Master of Fine Arts

Program Requirements and Curriculum

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MArch + MFA (Program A)

Semester 1: Fall 

ARC 605  Foundation Studio (ST) 7
ARC xxx Intellectual Domain (ST) 3
DMS xxx Technical Methods (ST) 3
DMS 531 Seminar in the Image 1 3
Total Semester Credits  16

Semester 2: Spring

ARC 606 Foundation Studio (ST) 7
ARC xxx Intellectual Domain (ST) 3
ARC xxx Technical Methods (ST) 3
ARC 582 Professional Practice 3
Total Semester Credits  16

Semester 3: Fall 

ARC 575 Environmental Controls 2  3
DMS xxx Media Robotics 3 4
DMS 523 Programming Graphics 4
DMS xxx Productive Elective 4
Total Semester Credits  15

Semester 4: Spring

ARC xxx Cognates 3
ARC xxx Cognates 3
ARC xxx Cognates 3
DMS xxx Computing Elective 4
DMS 532 Seminar in the Image 2 2
Total Semester Credits  15

Semester 5: Fall 

ARC 607 Studio/ Directed Research 7
ARC 555 Structures 3  3
DMS xxx Directed Elective 4
DMS xxx Elective 3
Total Semester Credits  17

Semester 6: Spring

ARC 699 Thesis 7
DMS xxx Thesis 7
Total Semester Credits  14
     
Total Required Credits 94 (52 ARC; 42 DMS)

Program A is intended for those students who already have a four-year, pre-professional degree in architecture.
This is a model for course sequencing – students should carefully plan their particular sequences with both departmental advisors.
Students may register for a maximum of one independent study course in each semester, with a maximum career total of two.

MArch + MFA (Program B)

Semester 1: Fall

ARC 501 Design Studio 1 7
ARC 511 Architectural Communications 1 3
ARC 531 Architectural History 1 3
ARC 541 Introduction to Building Technology 3
Total Semester Credits 16

Semester 2: Spring

ARC 502 Design Studio 2 7
ARC 512 Architectural Communications 2 3
ARC 534 Architectural History 2 3
ARC 552 Structure 1 3
Total Semester Credits 16

Semester 3: Fall

ARC 503 Design Studio 3 7
ARC 553 Structure 2 3
ARC 611 Computer Modeling 4
ARC 575 Environmental Controls 2 3
Total Semester Credits 17

Semester 4: Spring

ARC 504 Design Studio 4 7
ARC 542 Construction Technology 4
ARC 573 Environmental Controls 1 3
ARC 582 Professional Practice 3
Total Semester Credits 17

Semester 5: Fall

ARC 605 Foundation Studio (ST) 7
ARC xxx Intellectual Domain (ST) 3
DMS 562 Performance Programming 1
DMS xxx Technical Methods (ST) 4
DMS 531 Seminar in the Image 1 2
Total Semester Credits 17

Semester 6: Spring

ARC 606 Research Studio (ST) 7
ARC xxx Intellectual Domain (ST) 3
DMS xxx Technical Methods (ST) 4
DMS xxx Elective 3
Total Semester Credits 17

Semester 7: Fall

ARC 555 Structures 3 3
DMS 523 Programming Graphics 4
DMS xxx Media Robotics 3 4
DMS xxx Production Elective 4
Total Semester Credits 15

Semester 8: Spring

ARC 607 Studio/ Directed Research 7
DMS xxx Directed Elective 4
DMS xxx Computing Elective 4
DMS 532 Seminar in the Image 2 2
Total Required Credits 17

Semester 9: Fall 

DMS xxx Thesis 7
ARC xxx Cognates 3
ARC xxx Cognates 3
Total Semester Credits 13
Total Required Credits 145 (103 ARC; 42 MFA)

This is a model for course sequencing – students should carefully plan their particular sequences with both departmental advisors. Students may register for a maximum of one independent study course in each semester, with a maximum career total of two.