2-Year Master of Architecture (MArch) Synthesis and Integrated Studio Track Curriculum- Spring Start

Typical Curriculum Effective Spring 2021

Semester 1: Spring    
     
ARC 604 Design Studio 4 7
ARC 542  Construction Technology 4
ARC 512  Architectural Media 2 3
ARC 582 Professional Practice 3
Total Semester Credits    17
     
Semester 2: Fall    
     
ARC 603 Design Studio 3 7
ARC 552 Structures 2 3
ARC 511  Architectural Media 1 3
ARC 572 Environmental Systems 2 3
Total Semester Credits    16
     
Semester 3: Fall    
     
ARC 606/8  Research Studio or Directed Research 7
ARC 575 Environmental Systems 3 3
ARC 697 Portfolio 3
ARC XXX Elective 2-3
Total Semester Credits    15-16
     
Semester 4: Spring    
     
ARC 606/8  Research Studio or Thesis 7
ARC xxx Intellectual Domain Seminar or Technical Methods Seminar  3
ARC 611 Architectural Media 3 3
ARC 555 Structures 3 3
Total Semester Credits    16
     
Total Required Credits    64-65

Notes:

It is highly recommended that incoming students in this track request course waivers through their portal before beginning the program. Courses that students are typically waived from include Construction Technology, Environmental Systems 2, Structues 2 and Architectural Communications 1. Students who receive a waiver for Construction Technology will substitute the course for an elective, and intellectual domain course or a technical methods course in the first semester. Receiving waivers for courses does not decrease the total number of credits required in the program.

Technical Methods and Intellectual domain seminar numbers are listed below. It's recommended that students register for the seminar that is affiliated with their studio, if possible. 

Students who plan to do Thesis must be registered for Directed Research the semester before Thesis. A minimum GPA of 3.5 is required for those who wish to be registered for Directed Research or Thesis.

Students are required to take either Thesis or Portfolio to fulfill their culminating experience for graduation.

Students may register for a maximum of one independent study course each semester, with a maximum career total of two. Independent study courses will count toward elective credits. 

Technical Methods Seminars:

Fall Semester

ARC 543 Technical Method- Material Culture

ARC 545 Technical Method- Ecological Practices

ARC 547 Technical Method- Urban Design

ARC 617 Technical Method- Situated Technology

ARC 620 Technical Method- Inclusive Design

Spring Semester

ARC 544 Technical Method- Material Culture

ARC 546 Technical Method- Ecological Practices

ARC 551 Technical Method- Urban Design

ARC 619 Technical Method- Situated Technology

ARC 621 Technical Method- Inclusive Design

Intellectual Domain Seminars:

Fall Semester

ARC 623 Intellectual Domain- Inclusive Design

ARC 625 Intellectual Domain- Situated Technology

ARC 627 Intellectual Domain- Ecological Practices

ARC 629 Intellectual Domain- Urban Design

ARC 632 Intellectual Domain- Material Culture

Spring Semester

ARC 624 Intellectual Domain- Inclusive Design

ARC 626 Intellectual Domain- Situated Technology

ARC 628 Intellectual Domain- Ecological Practices

ARC 630 Intellectual Domain- Urban Design

ARC 633 Intellectual Domain- Material Culture