Majors & Minors (Undergraduate)

Architectural Design Major

Architecture doesn't just change the shape of things, it changes the way we think about them.

At MICA, Architectural Design students enter a dialogue about the spacial, social and cultural considerations of each project. They form allies with the fine arts and design disciplines, which are conveniently housed under then same MICA roof.

Program Overview

Architectural Design students emerge from the program as nimble, compelling, and thoughtful creatives. They are skilled balancers, balancing the complexity of architecture as a language, and the sophistication required of an architectural designer. The program covers a trifecta of themes, including:

  • spatial and formal, studied through materiality and dimension
  • social and cultural studied through meaning and metaphor; and
  • professional practice studied through research, outreach, and practice.

Students focus on one theme each year. Consider them the necessary building blocks for creating multi-dimensional skills to create architectural ideas that are at the intersection of 2D and 3D media.

Featured Concentration

Architectural Design Studio Concentration

The Architectural Design Concentration gives non-majors an opportunity to create a foundation of usable skills and experience within architecture that can be applied to their major-of-choice.

Set design for Brandon Brooks, Performance of Gender Requires Duality, 2018
Performance of Gender Requires Duality by Brandon Brooks + Enlarge
Sculpture and installation by Claudia Chang
The Space Between by Claudia Chang + Enlarge
Artwork by Eun Byeol Cho
Construction Through Emotion: Semiology of Architecture by Eun Byeol Cho + Enlarge
Artwork installation by Christina Stone
Circular by Christina Stone + Enlarge
Set design for Brandon Brooks, Performance of Gender Requires Duality, 2018

Performance of Gender Requires Duality

Artist
Brandon Brooks
Date
2018
Credit

Joseph Hyde

Sculpture and installation by Claudia Chang

The Space Between

Artist
Claudia Chang
Date
2018
Credit

Joseph Hyde

Artwork by Eun Byeol Cho

Construction Through Emotion: Semiology of Architecture

Artist
Eun Byeol Cho
Date
2017
Credit

Joseph Hyde

Artwork installation by Christina Stone

Circular

Artist
Christina Stone
Date
2018
Credit

Joseph Hyde

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