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Curriculum

Architecture (M.Arch) and Lighting Design (MFA) Dual Degree Program

The Master of Architecture/Master of Fine Arts dual degree is awarded for completion of 120 credits, including a master's thesis that reflects both areas of study. The curriculum includes the same required courses as each stand-alone degree. The compressed time frame and reduced total credit points are possible because required architecture courses replace free electives in the lighting program, and required lighting design courses replace free electives in the architecture program. There is one combined lighting design/architecture design studio. Students must maintain a 3.0 cumulative grade point average and fulfill all requirements in a timely manner. The standard course of study is four years.

First Year / Fall

 
PGAR 5001 Design Studio 1 6
PGAR 5013 Representation and Spatial Reasoning 1 3
PGAR 5040 Modern and Postmodern Architecture 3
PSCE 5300 Environmental Technology 1: Lecture 3
PSCE 5301 Environmental Technology 1: Recitation 0
  15

First Year / Spring

 
PGAR 5002 Design Studio 2 (Housing) 6
PGAR 5023 Construction Technology 1 3


PGAR 5123 Theory of Architectural Form 3
PGAR 5015 Representation and Spatial Reasoning 2 3
  15

Second Year / Fall

 
PGLT 5001 Studio 1: Light, Vision, and Representation 6
PGLT 5111 Principles of Lighting 1 3
PGAR 5213 Structural Technology 1 3

PGLT 5146 Light: Critical Issues 3
  15

Second Year / Spring

 
PGAR 5214 Structural Technology 2: Lecture 3
PGAR 5216 Structural Technology 2: Recitation 0
PGLT 5002 Studio 2: Natural and Technological Light 6
PGLT 5112 Principles of Lighting 2 3
PGLT 5143 Daylight Methodologies 3
  15

Third Year / Fall

 
PGAR 5201 Design Studio 3 (Allied Studio) 6
PGLT 5116 Systems Technology 3
PSCE 5310 Environmental Technology 2 3


PGAR 5513 Theory of Urban Form
3
  15

Third Year / Spring

 
PGAR 5202 Design Studio 4 (Design Workshop or Comprehensive) 6
PGAR 5224 Construction Technology 2 3
PGLT 5102 Light, Perception, and Culture 3
Elective
3
  15

Fourth Year / Fall

 
PGAR 5401 Design Studio 5 (Urban Architecture) 6
PSCE 5410 Thesis Preparation 3

Electives
6
  15

Fourth Year / Spring

 
PGLT 5004 Design Studio 4: Thesis Studio 6
PGAR 5523 Professional Practice 3


PGLT 5125 Professional Practice 3
PGLT 5127 Thesis Seminar 3
  15
Total Credits 120

NAAB Accreditation

For information about accreditation by the National Architecture Accrediting Board (NAAB), see NAAB Accreditation.