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The NAAB accredited Master of Architecture is a holistic professional program offered in two tracks. Dedicated to the relationship of theory, up to date technical developments, advanced architectural design and the practice of making and building, the program has an exceptional profile. Through knowledgeable and practicing faculty, we enable our students to become responsible leaders in their field, who have the skills to envision, design and construct a desirable and viable future, and therefore actively contribute towards the evolution of society.
M. Arch Track I Unit Requirements
M. Arch Degree Requirements
M. Arch Track II Unit Requirements
Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria:
Building Systems, Materials and Methods:
Thesis Proposal Development:
Academy of Art University Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Academy of Art University will demonstrate the ability to:
For information on the Architecture Registration Exam (ARE) and Intern Development Program (IDP) requirements go to: www.ncarb.org
The Master of Arts in Advanced Architectural Design (MA-ARH I and MA-ARH II) program allows students to specialize in a particular area of interest. Dedicated to advanced architectural design investigations immersed inside a large and vibrant art and design university, the program has an exceptional profile. Students develop their own interest covering diverse fields that mediate between contemporary architectural developments, design theory, and emerging technology. Through a curriculum lead by inspiring faculty, we enable our students to become responsible leaders in their field, possessing the skills to envision, design and construct a desirable and viable future, and therefore actively contribute towards the evolution of society and culture.
MA Advanced Architectural Design Degree Requirements
Building Systems, Materials and Methods
Thesis Proposal Development
Please see Degree Breakdown for requirements for the program. Explore our course catalog and take classes based on your interests, either online or in our world-class facilities in San Francisco.
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The Master of Architecture (M.Arch) program prepares the student through the process of critical thinking, designing, and making to provide meaningful contributions to our built environment through the practice of architecture and urban design. We work to develop each student's individual capacity through critical thought, rigorous exploration and personal design vision. Both the 63-unit and 87-unit degree program tracks are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole authority for accredited professional degree programs for architecture in the United States. We have an open enrollment policy and operate on a rolling admissions basis. We do not require a TOEFL test but all placement into architecture classes is pending ESL evaluation, ESL 604 placement necessary to start architecture classes. A portfolio is required for applications to the School of Architecture. The Graduate School of Architecture at the Academy of Art University is unique in that there are many advanced standing options for applicants with a background in architecture or a related field. The advanced standing is determined on an individual basis through a portfolio review and transcript evaluation. Apply today to find out about these options.
Note: All placement into architecture classes is pending ESL evaluation, ESL 604 placement necessary to start architecture classes.
The Master of Arts in Advanced Architectural Design (MA-ARH) program prepares the student through the process of critical thinking, designing, and making to provide meaningful contributions to architectural design. We work to develop each student’s individual interest through critical thought, rigorous exploration, and personal vision. The Master of Arts degree program is regionally accredited by the WASC Senior College and University Commission (WSCUC).
Note: All placement into architecture classes is pending ESL evaluation, ESL 603 placement necessary to start advanced architectural design classes.
The National Architectural Accrediting Board [NAAB.org]
In the United States, most registration boards require a degree from an accredited professional degree program as a prerequisite for licensure. The National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which is the sole agency authorized to accredit professional degree programs in architecture offered by institutions with U.S. regional accreditation, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. A program may be granted an eight-year, three-year, or two-year term of accreditation, depending on the extent of its conformance with established educational standards.
Doctor of Architecture and Master of Architecture degree programs may require a pre-professional undergraduate degree in architecture for admission. However, the pre-professional degree is not, by itself, recognized as an accredited degree.
The Academy of Art University, School of Architecture, offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs:
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