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Architecture

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 two fully-accredited degrees taught by experienced professionals. Additionally, students have the opportunity to learn from architects, artists, engineers, and material specialists through our online class videos. 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 offering all studio courses with the option of a Virtual Office to provide you with a source of real-time feedback. You can choose to communicate with your instructor through text-based chat, with phone-based voice communication, or via webcam for video support.

Master of Architecture (M. Arch)

As an architecture graduate school, our School of Architecture is one of the top architecture schools in the country. The graduate school program (M.Arch) has been designed to prepare and empower the graduate through education, and the process of designing and making visual and physical changes to our built environment that enhance its quality and our experience of it. The architecture degree programs encourage students to contribute to the practice of architecture and urban design.

Each graduate student completes a Final Project during the Directed Study component of the architecture degree program. The completed Final Project will then be critically appraised by a formal committee of faculty and professionals at the graduate student's Final Review.

Required Courses

The graduate school offers a 63-unit M. Arch program (Track I) for qualified applicants holding an undergraduate architecture degree and an 87-unit M. Arch program (Track II) for applicants with an undergraduate degree in a field other than architecture. Both the 63-unit and 87-unit architecture degree program tracks are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB), which governs all architectural schools seeking accreditation. Visit the School of Architecture to see degree requirements.

Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch*)

Academy of Art University's B. Arch* in Architecture program questions, evaluates and promotes excellence in design. It combines exceptional art education and professional practice with new and existing technology to create beautiful and meaningful Architecture that represents the cultural, physical and ecological spirit of a place.

Students are challenged to produce workable and sustainable design solutions within the values and aspirations of a specific society.

Visit the School of Architecture to see degree requirements.

*Candidacy Status

Career Opportunities


  • Architecture Firm Principal
  • Studio Director
  • Project Architect
  • Interior Architect
  • Project Manager
  • Technical Architect
  • Architectural Renderer

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