Undergraduate Majors

Architectural Design

MAJOR CURRICULUM

Total credits required for a BFA in Architectural Design: 120.0

If a Studio and Humanistic Studies major, a minor in the Liberal Arts, or the MAT preparatory curriculum is chosen, the total credits would be 126.0.


The below degree plan is for students entering in the 2020 - 21 academic year.

Course

Course #

Credits

First-Year-Experience Requirements
Art Matters AH 100 3.0
Frameworks: Themes in Humanistic Studies HMST 101 3.0
Forum I FF 111 3.0
Forum II FF 112 3.0
Drawing: Tradition and Innovation FF 161 3.0
Drawing: Contemporary Practices FF 162 3.0
First-Year-Experience Elective 3.0
Choose one course from the following Color/Design category
Color/Design/Process
FF 120A 3.0
Color/Design/Pattern FF 120B 3.0
Choose one course from the following Form/Space category
Prototype/Situate/Fabricate
FF 130A 3.0
Body/World/Machine FF 130B 3.0
Choose one course from the following Systems/Time category
Haptics and Optics
FF 140A 3.0
Designing Information FF 140B 3.0
Liberal Arts Requirements
Modernism and After AH 201 3.0
World Architecture: Prehistory to 1855 AH 250 3.0
Modern Architecture & Urbanism AH 376 3.0
Contemporary Architectural Criticism (fulfills Theory Requirement) AH 379-TH 3.0
Art History Elective AH 3.0
Humanistic Studies/Literature Elective (any level) 3.0
Humanistic Studies/Literature Elective (300 or 400 level) 3.0
Intellectual History I -IH1 3.0
Intellectual History II -IH2 3.0
Visual Physics (fulfills Science/Math Requirement) NSCI 205 3.0
Academic Elective (or Writing Workshop, if required) 3.0
Academic Elective (or Writing Workshop, if required) 3.0
Architectural design Major Requirements
Integrated 3D Design AD 200 3.0
Methods AD 201 3.0
Structures AD 205 3.0
Interior and Exterior AD 210 3.0
Digital Drawing AD 211 3.0
Architectural Lab I AD 300 3.0
Architectural Lab II AD 310 3.0
Building Technology AD 311 3.0
Materials and Fabrication AD 351 3.0
Architectural Lab  III AD 400 3.0
Advanced Drawing Concepts AD 401 3.0
Architectural Lab IV: Thesis AD 410 3.0
Professional Development AD 411 3.0
Studio Elective 3.0
Studio Elective 3.0
Studio Elective 3.0
Studio Elective 3.0
Studio Elective 3.0

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Office of Enrollment Services

Location

The Bunting Center 1400 W. Mount Royal Ave. 2nd Floor Baltimore, MD 21217