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 124 credits. The curriculum includes the same required courses as each stand-alone degree; the compressed time frame and reduced total number of credits 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. Dual-degree students are required to take one lighting design/architecture design combined studio and must complete a joint thesis. 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. Students must have earned a four-year bachelor's degree to enter the program.

First Year / Fall

 
 
PGAR 5001 Design Studio 1 6
PGAR 5013 Representation and Spatial Reasoning 1 4
PGAR 5113/5115 Issues and Practices of Modern Architecture 1: Lecture and Recitation or
PGAR 5040/5041 Modern and Postmodern Architecture: Lecture and Recitation
3
PSCE 5300 Environmental Technology 1: Lecture 3
PSCE 5301 Environmental Technology 1: Recitation 0
  16

First Year / Spring

 
 
PGAR 5002 Design Studio 2 9
PGAR 5023 Construction Technology 1: Lecture 3
PGAR 5024 Construction Technology 1: Recitation 0
PGAR 5123 Theory of Architectural Form 3
PGAR 5015 Representation and Spatial Reasoning 2: Lecture 3
PGAR 5016 Representation and Spatial Reasoning 2: Recitation 0
  18

Second Year / Fall

 
 
PGLT 5001 Lighting Studio 1: Light, Vision and Representation 6
PGLT 5111 Principles of Light 1 3
PGAR 5213 Structural Technology 1: Lecture 3
PGAR 5215 Structural Technology 1: Recitation 0
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 Lighting Studio 2:Natural and Technological Light 6
PGLT 5112 Principles of Light 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: Lecture 3
PSCE 5311 Environmental Technology 2: Recitation 0
Elective
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 6
PGAR 5403 / PGLT 5126 Thesis Preparation 3
PGAR 5513 Theory of Urban Form 3
Elective
3
  15

Fourth Year / Spring

 
 
PGAR 5402 / PGLT 5004 Joint Thesis Studio 6
PGAR 5523 M.Arch Professional Practice: Lecture 3
PGAR 5524 M.Arch Professional Practice: Recitation 0
PGLT 5125 MFALD Professional Practice 3
PGLT 5127 Thesis Seminar 3
  15
Total Credits 124
 


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