Jul 15, 2020  
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog 
2019-2020 Undergraduate Catalog

Architectural Studies Major (Bachelor of Fine Arts)

Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 132

Senior - Credits: 30

  • General Education Electives  (Cr: 9)
  • World Cultures General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3) 

Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of the Architectural Studies program, students will:

  • Demonstrate the critical inquiry and analysis skills needed to engage in intellectual discourse within the art fields.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of and competency with computer technology as it incorporated in both the artistic and engineering processes, including structural computation and building comfort analysis processes.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of design and spatial relationships.
  • Experience the relationship of academic studio practices to professional applications.
  • Apply and integrate scholarly research methodologies, architectural history, design theory, analysis, and precedent investigative skills within the design process.
  • Demonstrate an ability to apply human factors in context to the design of the built environment, including programming, environmental control systems, anthropometrics, ergonomics, proxemics, and Universal Design.
  • Demonstrate familiarity with research theories and methodologies related to architectural design and the built environment.
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the business practices within the architectural profession, including project management, ethics, communication, codes, and health, safety, and welfare.
  • Display knowledge and skills in the use of basic through advanced tools, techniques, and processes sufficient to work from concept to finished design solution within the production of technical documentation and construction detailing.
  • Apply the elements and principles of design.
  • Clearly and concisely articulate design concepts and solutions to engage in intellectual discourse within the discipline.
  • Demonstrate willingness to go beyond original parameters of assignment, introducing new emerging materials and forms, including unconventional topics and techniques.
  • Discuss and present an awareness of innovative forward thinking within small class learning environments that encourage risk taking and foster originality.