Online Architecture Degree Programs
The School of Architecture’s online classes have been designed to teach the process of designing and making visual and physical changes to our built environment to enhance its quality and our experience of it. The classes also prepare students to contribute to the practice of architecture and urban design.
The Architecture program offers accredited undergraduate and graduate online degrees taught by experienced professionals. Additionally, students have the opportunity to learn from architects, artists, engineers, and construction professionals through the online system. The online architecture program balances the intellectual, artistic, and technical abilities necessary for professional practice.
Students are encouraged to engage both theory and practice, achieving a balance between conceptual thinking and practical problem solving. A holistic understanding of basic design principles, history, theory, and technology is emphasized under the direction of a faculty of professional experts.
Design studio critiques are critical to the success of any architecture student. We keep this tradition by using web conferencing to interact with students, and bringing online guest reviewers and critics to participate in the design process. Communication and collaboration between students and instructors are key features in making the online educational process an engaging and exciting process.
Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch) Degree
Offered as a first professional degree, the Bachelor of Architecture program provides an intense design education by developing each student’s capacity to synthesize critical thought, artistic vision, and responsible leadership. With passionate professional faculty, diverse collaboration teams, emerging technologies and fabrication labs, and sensitivity to sustainable methods – together we will participate in shaping our physical world.
For information on the Architecture Registration Exam (ARE) and Intern Development Program (IDP) requirements go to: www.ncarb.org
Master of Architecture (M. Arch) Degree
The NAAB accredited Master of Architecture is a holistic professional program offered in two tracks. Dedicated to the relationship of theory, up to date technical developments, advanced architectural design and the practice of making and building, the program has an exceptional profile. Through knowledgeable and practicing faculty, we enable our students to become responsible leaders in their field, who have the skills to envision, design and construct a desirable and viable future, and therefore actively contribute towards the evolution of society.
Explore our course catalog and take classes based on your interests and schedule. Enhance your knowledge, learn a new skill, or try out a new form of art.
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Architecture. One Point Perspective
Academy of Art University offers B.Arch and accredited online M.Arch Architecture programs with the same course and studio classes as the onsite program. Our students have the flexibility of taking some or all of their coursework online, working with local and global instructors on an individual basis. Start building your future with us today.
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