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Curriculum

Total Credits for the BFA in Architectural Design: 126 (132 if an integrated degree with Humanistic Studies is selected)
The below degree plan is for the 2013-2014 academic year. Existing students should use MyMICA or contact their Advisor to get a personalized degree plan.

Foundation Requirements: All students must complete the following requirements.

Course TitleCourse #Credits
Elements of Visual Thinking I FF 100 3
Sculptural Forms FF 101 3
Elements of Visual Thinking II FF 102 3
Painting I FF 150 3
Drawing I FF 198 3
Drawing II FF 199 3
Electronic Media & Culture FF 210 3
Foundation Studio Elective 3
Total Credits for the Foundation Requirements 24

Humanistic Studies and Art History Core Requirements: All students must complete the following requirements.

Course TitleCourse #Credits
Critical Inquiry LA 101 3
Intellectual History Electives 1 and 2 6
Science/Math Elective 3
Theory Elective 3
Art Matters AH 100 3
Modernism and After AH 201 3
Art History Electives 9
Humanistic Studies Electives (2 at any level) 6
Humanistic Studies Electives (2 at 300 level and above) 6
Total Credits for the Humanistic Studies and Art History Requirements
42

*Architectural Design courses within AH & HMST requirements:

NSCI Scientific Readings: Physics (Math/Sci Elective)
Perspectives on the Evolution of Structures (Academic Elective)
AH 250 World Architecture (Art History Elective)
AH 376 Modern Architecture & Urbanism (Art History Elective)
AH 379-TH Contemporary Criticism and Theory in Arch. (Theory Elective)

Requirements for the Major in Architectural Design

Course TitleCourse #Credits
Integrated 3D Design AD 200 3
Fabrication Methods AD 201 1.5
Design Drawing AD 202 1.5
Interior and Exterior AD 210 3
Digital Drawing 1 AD 211 1.5
Object Form: Body, Material and Form AD 220 3
Architectural Lab I AD 300 4.5
Building Technology I AD 301 1.5
Digital Drawing 2 AD 302 1.5
Architectural Lab II AD 310 4.5
Building Technology II AD 311 1.5
Architectural Lab III AD 400 6
Theories and Concepts of Architectural Drawing AD 401 1.5
Architectural Lab IV: Thesis AD 410 6
Professional Development AD 411 1.5
Studio Electives various 18
Total Credits for the Architectural Design Requirement 60

Studio Elective Menus
The following menus are conceived as dynamic lists made to encourage and guide a student's individual interest and aspirations. The choices presented are based on potentially innovative and creative cross-pollination of disciplines and ideas. Students may also request substitutions for the courses listed.

Interdisciplinary Studies
GD 200 - Graphic Design 1
GD 365 - Package Design
IDA 215 - IDA 1
IDA 225 - Game/Play
AN 334 - Virtual to Real: Rapid Prototyping
CE 200 - Intro: Hand Building
FB 200 - Introduction to Fiber
FB 387 - Smart Textile Design

Sustainability & Design
GFA 343 - Climate Change and Sustainability for Artists and Designers
IS 451 - Wandering: Psychogeography
IS 316 - Baltimore Urban Farming
IS 280 - Green Wood Working
IS 287 - Sustainable and Recyclable Materials
PH 343 - Environmentally Concerned Photo
PH 346 - Social Documentary
VID 330 - Community Arts and Documentary

Collaborative Design
AD 352 - Design Build
AD 353 - Urban Design Studio
AD 354 - Topics in Object Design
GD 323 - Design Coalition
CDP xxx - Any Center for Design Practice (CDP) Studio courses