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Classical Architecture +
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Architecture is a profession and its practice requires the architect to achieve recognition as a professional universal to practice.  This requirement is a matter of state jurisdiction and it requires several necessary steps.  The most basic of these requirements is the professional education provided by accredited schools of architecture like CUA.  Accreditation is closely linked to course work and to the qualities of the faculty.

Any full-time Graduate Student is eligible to enroll in the Classical Concentration. Courses of Study are arranged for the 2-year Masters’ Degree - The Professional Degree for students with Undergraduate degrees in Architecture – and for the 3-year Masters’ Degree - The Professional Degree for students with Undergraduate degrees in subjects other than Architecture.

 

2-year Masters’ Degree Concentration Courses – Example:

Year 1 Fall :         Classical Design Studio; Classical History/Theory Seminar; The Classical Orders

Year 1 Spring:      Classical Design Studio; Classical History/Theory Seminar; Drawing & Rendering

Year 2 Fall :         Classical Design Studio; Classical History/Theory Seminar; Thesis Preparation

Year 2 Spring:      Thesis Design Studio; Classical History/Theory Seminar

Click HERE for the full M. ARCH  2 Curriculum

 

3-year Masters’ Degree Concentration Courses – Example:

Year 1 Summer:  The Classical Orders of Architecture – drawing, history and theory

Year 1 Fall :         Classical Design Studio

Year 1 Spring:      Classical Design Studio; Classical History/Theory Seminar

Year 2 Fall :         Classical Design Studio; Classical Concentration Elective

Year 2 Spring:      Classical Comprehensive Building Design Studio; Classical Concentration Elective

Year 3 Fall:           Classical Design Studio; Thesis Preparation; Classical Concentration Elective

Year 3 Spring:       Thesis Design Studio; Classical Concentration Elective

Click HERE for the full M. ARCH 3 Curriculum

Notes:

§  Studies in Rome are available as part of the above-listed Courses of Study.

§  Graduate Students are provided a broad spectrum of elective courses.  This affords the graduate student the ability to better tailor the course of studies toward desired goals and professional opportunities.