Masters of Architecture Program: LIVE ARCHITECTURE
LEARNING BY DOING: We teach architecture as collective experimentation that makes the human-made environment sustainable, open, and beautiful.
The School’s Masters of Architecture (M. Arch) degree is an accredited, professional graduate degree leading to qualifications for architectural licensing. Graduates of the program are prepared to enter leadership roles within the architectural profession and become licensed architects upon completion of internship experience and passing the architectural exam. An undergraduate degree in either a related or an unrelated field and post-secondary prerequisites are required for admission.
Students explore architecture through design, technical and professional practices, history and theory, and the arts. Project-based learning is central to the educational experience and students may enlarge their experience through independent study. In addition to taking regular courses, students must also earn Architecture Project (AP) hours by working on various design/build projects. The curriculum culminates in a thesis that is organized around SoAT’s student shelter program. During the year-long thesis project, students research, design, construct and live in a small, environmentally astute shelter, a small comprehensive project that they develop themselves with the help of a faculty advisor, professional mentors and the support of their classmates.
The education is rigorous; traditional grading is supplemented by an assessment of the student’s learning by faculty, mentors, and practicing architects on the basis of evidence documented in coursework and through annual Learning Dossier review.
一道本不卡免费高清The educational experience is closely linked to the two architecturally significant campuses and is fueled by the intense year-round educational community that is marked by residency at the main Arizona campus (Taliesin West) and the Wisconsin site (Taliesin). All students are provided with on-campus housing at both locations, including at the desert shelters at Taliesin West, which are experimental dwellings dotting many of the 500 acres of the Sonoran Desert Preserve surrounding the main campus.