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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 2017 - 18 academic year. Existing students should use MyMICA or contact their Advisor to get a personalized degree plan.

First-Year Requirements

All students must complete the following requirements:

Course TitleCourse NumberCredits
Forum I FF 111 3.00
Forum II FF 112 3.00
Color & Design FF 120A or 120B 3.00
Form & Space FF 130A or 130B 3.00
Systems & Time FF 140A or 140B 3.00
Drawing: Tradition & Innovation FF 161 3.00
Drawing: Contemporary Practices FF 162 3.00
First-Year Studio Elective 3.00
Total Credits for the First-Year Requirements: 24.00

Liberal Arts Requirements

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

Course TitleCourse NumberCredits
Art Matters AH 100 3.00
Modernism & After AH 201 3.00
Art History Elective AH 3.00
Critical Inquiry HMST 101 3.00
Humanistic Studies/Literature Elective (any level)* 3.00
Humanistic Studies/Literature Elective (300 or 400 level)* 3.00
Intellectual History I and II -IH1 and -IH2 6.00
Academic Electives (or Writing Workshop, if required) 3.00
Total Credits for the Liberal Arts Requirements:
27.00

Architectural Design Major Requirements

Course TitleCourse NumberCredits
Integrated 3D Design AD 200 3.00
Methods AD 201 3.00
Scientific Readings: Physics (fulfills Science/Math requirement) NSCI 201E 3.00
Structures AD 205 3.00
Interior and Exterior AD 210 3.00
Digital Drawing AD 211 3.00
World Architecture (fulfills 3 of 9.00 Art History Elective credit requirement) AH 249 3.00
Architectural Lab I AD 300 3.00
Materials and Fabrication AD 301 3.00
Architectural Lab II AD 310 3.00
Building Technology AD 311 3.00
Modern Architecture & Urbanism (fulfills 3 of 9.00 Art History Elective credit requirement) AH 376 3.00
Contemporary Architectural Criticism (fulfills Theory requirement) AH 379TH 3.00
Architectural Lab III AD 400 3.00
Advanced Drawing AD 401 3.00
Architectural Lab IV: Thesis AD 410 6.00
Professional Development AD 411 3.00
Studio Electives 15.00
Total Credits for the Architectural Design Major Requirements: 69.00

This page was last updated on 07/26/2017.