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Graduate School of Architecture

Academy of Art University is proud to offer a top architecture graduate school curriculum that provides students the skills necessary to excel in the profession of architecture. The School of Architecture engages students in the holistic design process that involves critical thinking, aesthetics and technical skill. These skills will be evident in the constructability of their built environments, technique, style, strong portfolios and professional careers.

Architecture Graduate Studio Courses

With an emphasis on design, Academy of Art University's master of architecture program promotes exploration of the visual and functional possibilities of structures. Considering how buildings enhance the landscape is a high priority for graduate architecture school students. At Academy of Art University, each graduate course drives students to find innovative and sustainable solutions in architecture. In accordance with best architecture graduate school practices, green innovation is incorporated in all design studios.

School of Architecture graduate classes:

  • Building and Site Design Studio
  • Design Process & 2D Media
  • Spatial Composition
  • Graduate Design Technology
  • Architecture Portfolio Development
  • Comprehensive Project incorporating all of the above

Master of Architecture (M.Arch) Programs

With two master of architecture tracks, the graduate architectural design school accommodates students from all backgrounds. Academy of Art University offers a 63-unit M. Arch track (Track I) for qualified applicants holding a qualified professional Bachelor of Architecture degree and an 87-unit M. Arch track (Track II) for applicants with an undergraduate degree in a field other than architecture.

Professional Architecture Opportunities

A faculty of top architects leads the way in equipping students for creative futures through Academy of Art University's architecture masters degree program. In classes focusing on everything from the basic principles of setting up a practice to reviewing legal standards in urban centers, students gain invaluable knowledge about the professional world of architecture.

Architecture career opportunities include:

  • Architectural Principals
  • Studio Directors
  • Lead Designers
  • Architectural Detailers
  • Job Captains
  • Graphic Renderers
  • Urban Designers
  • And more!

School of Architecture Facilities

Academy of Art University's architecture design graduate school has state-of-the-art facilities at its campus in San Francisco. Masters degree students have access to all the tools and resources they need to succeed at the Academy and prepare for positions at world-class architectural firms. Facilities include cutting-edge work stations and an industry-standard architecture shop.

Graduate Classes Online & in San Francisco

With graduate architecture courses available online and in San Francisco, Academy of Art University has flexible programs for completing an M.Arch. Unlike online programs at other architecture graduate colleges, each course engages students through an interactive format and hands-on assignments.

No matter how students complete their masters degree, they will graduate equipped for careers as top architects.

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