Course Sequence

The undergraduate curriculum in architecture is organized into three divisions: First year introduces the foundational elements of architectural design while second through fourth years develop core elements of architectural design and professional practice. The Bachelor of Arts in Architecture degree does not require a terminal project referred to as thesis studio.

The BA in Architecture degree requires students to complete a required number of credits in professional electives providing our architectural students with an opportunity for interdisciplinary coursework in Construction Management, Digital Media Arts, Product Design, or Interior Architecture. These courses provide opportunities for collaboration which supports cross-disciplinary learning.

Design studio is the heart of our pedagogical approach to architectural education here at NewSchool and we also work closely with the General Education Department to combine both required and elective coursework into a holistic education formulated to give students a broad ranging view of today’s globalized world to support and expand their design and critical thinking skills beyond professional concerns.

Program Highlights:

  • Total Credits: 191
  • Typical Program Length: 4 years

Program Outline:

  • Professional Requirements: 104 credits (55%)
  • Professional Electives: 27 (14%)
  • General Education: 60 credits (31%)

Required Professional Courses:

Below is a PDF of the exact Program Outline:

*Upper Division General Education

General Education Electives

Elective Credits: 17 credits of Undergraduate Electives