M. Arch. (Master of Architecture)
Areas: Architecture, Landscape Architecture, Environment and Ecology, Land Economics, Urban Development, Planning Authorities, Code Authorities, Public Art and Sculpture, Construction Industry, Material Industry, Film Production, Theatre Production, Industrial Design, Fashion Design, Education, Environmental Psychology, Public-Private Partnerships in Housing, Educational Facilities, Infrastructure and Heritage Conservation Planning.
Duration: The duration of M. Arch. can spread over two to four semesters depending upon the professional practice and/or academic aspirations of the student.
Career Paths: Architect, Building Type Specialist (Housing, Schools, Hospitals, Airports, Public Institutions like museums, galleries, performance halls...), Interior Designer, Urban Designer, Landscape Designer, Environmentalist, Land Development Consultant and Building Economist, Stage Designer, Furniture Designer, Virtual Environments Designer for Films and Video-games, Restoration/Conservation Architect, Building Energy Consultant, Code Consultant, Materials Consultant, Construction Manager, Architectural Historian, Architectural Critic, Architectural Educator, Architectural Photographer.
The Masters of Architecture is a thirty two (32) credit post-graduate degree program that could be spread over two to four semesters depending upon the professional practice and/or academic aspirations of the student. Its primary objective is the post-graduate education of architects who, beyond the basic professional degree (B.Arch) are exposed to
Critical Inquiry into the sources of architectural ideas and inspirations as well as the processes through which a student develops and refines designs.
Research, Design and Writing across Boundaries among architecture and domains like:
- Liberal Arts
Philosophy, history, cultural studies, literature, fine arts, music
- Social Sciences
Economics, sociology, psychology, education
- Physical sciences and technology
Physics, mathematical and natural morphology, materials sciences, tectonics of construction
Digital visualization and communicative arts and technologies
Academy versus practice, curriculum, studio and allied pedagogies, advanced instructional technologies including virtual studios
Minimum admission requirement is 17 years of undergraduate education culminating with a Bachelor of Architecture from an accredited institution of higher learning. The candidates are to produce a clear statement of academic and professional intentions, appear for a written test and an interview.
1 Year M. Arch : 32 Credits
Completion of thirty-two (32) credit hours and project/thesis