Master of Architecture at School of the Art Institute of Chicago

The Master of Architecture course at School of the Art Institute of Chicago is taught through practical and theoretical workshops.


School: School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Course: Master of Architecture with an Emphasis in Interior Architecture
Location: Chicago, USA
Course dates: August 2022 to May 2024 or 2025
Application deadline: 10 January 2022

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago offers two professional, NAAB-Accredited degrees in Architecture: a Master of Architecture, and a Master of Architecture with an Emphasis in Interior Architecture.

Students in the MArch program learn the history, theory and technique of architectural design, developing the skills and experience necessary for professional practice and the critical thinking necessary to develop new ideas and drive invention and expand the discipline of architecture.

Students in the MArch with an emphasis in Interior Architecture program gain all the expertise necessary for the practice of architecture while developing the sensibilities specific to the growing field of Interior Architecture.

Both programs teach through hands-on inquiry, experimentation and exploration, and coursework combines project-based design studios, technical courses in building structures and systems professional practice, architectural technology, and electives in architectural history and theory.

Applications are open to students with a bachelor's degree. Academic and/or work experience in architecture, environmental or interior design, or related fields are recommended but not required for students accepted into the 90 credit MArch, Option three program.

Students with undergraduate pre-professional Bachelor's degrees in architectural studies, architectural technology, or interior design may be accepted into the two-year, 60-credit MArch, Option two program.

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