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Curriculum

Total Credits for the BFA in Architectural Design: 120 (or 126 if an integrated degree in Humanistic Studies, a minor in the Liberal Arts, or the MAT preparatory curriculum is chosen).
The below degree plan is for the 2016-2017 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
Academic Electives (Any Level) 6
Humanistic Studies Electives (One at 300 or 400 level) 6
Total Credits for the Humanistic Studies and Art History Requirements
42

One of the Humanistic Studies electives in the standard BFA degree plan must be taken in LIT or CWRT (Literature or Creative Writing).

*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 3
Interior and Exterior AD 210 3
Digital Drawing AD 211 3
Architectural Lab I AD 300 3
Materials and Febrication AD 301 3
Architectural Lab II AD 310 3
Building Technology AD 311 3
Architectural Lab III AD 400 3
Advanced Drawing Concepts AD 401 3
Architectural Lab IV: Thesis AD 410 6
Professional Development AD 411 3
Studio Electives various 15
Total Credits for the Architectural Design Requirement 54

This page was last updated on 06/06/2016.