Graduate School Bulletin - Spring 2005

ARCHITECTURE

The Master of Architecture is a first-professional graduate degree, accredited by the National Architecture Accrediting Board (NAAB). This two-year degree comprises the second part of a sequential "4+2" curriculum, in which a student obtains a four-year (non-professional) Bachelor of Arts in architecture and concludes with the two-year, first-professional Masters of Architecture degree. Students who receive this degree are eligible to seek professional registration as an architect.

Degree Requirements

To obtain the Master of Architecture degree, students must complete 57 credit hours of graduate work as described in the curriculum below. Every student must complete a Master's Project in his or her area of concentration. Requirements for this degree are governed by and satisfy the accreditation requirements of the National Architecture Accrediting Board.

Master of Architecture (2-year program) Curriculum

ARC 533 Structures II 3 credit hours
ARC 641 Professional Practice 3 credit hours
ARC 658 Design Studio VIII 6 credit hours
ARC 511-515 Advanced History and Theory Seminar 3 credit hours
ARC 631 Building Systems Integration 3 credit hours
ARC 659 Design Studio IX 6 credit hours
ARC 750 Design Studio X: Comprehensive Project 6 credit hours
ARC 709, 719, 729, 759, 769, etc. Master's Project in Chosen Concentration 9 credit hours
Electives in Chosen Concentration 18 credit hours

TOTAL 57 credit hours

Areas of Concentration in the Master of Architecture degree program include but are not limited to: Building Design and Technology, Town Planning, Digital Visualization, Historic Preservation, History, Theory, and Criticism.

Admission Requirements

Applicants for admission to the Master of Architecture degree program must hold a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture or a Bachelor of Architecture degree from a NAAB-accredited institution. Admission to the program is contingent on acceptance by the Graduate School at the University of Kentucky. Applicants are required to submit a portfolio, a personal essay on graduate expectations, transcripts, and GRE scores. Students who do not hold a Bachelor of Arts in Architecture or Bachelor of Architecture degree from the University of Kentucky must submit three letters of recommendation as well. Admission to the program is based on a review of the submitted materials

Advanced Standing

Students with a Bachelor of Architecture from a NAAB-accredited architecture program may be admitted to the graduate program with advanced standing. In the case of transfer credit, the School of Architecture Admissions Committee reserves the right to require supplemental course work in areas it deems appropriate given the student's background and previous development.

A student who is admitted with advanced standing is required to complete at least 30 credit hours of graduate work to receive the Masters of Architecture degree. The minimum curriculum for a student admitted with advanced standing is as follows:

Advanced Design Studio 6 credit hours
Research and Methods Seminar 3 credit hours
Seminar in Chosen Concentration 3 credit hours
Electives in Chosen Concentration 9 credit hours
Master's Project 9 credit hours

Students admitted to the Masters of Architecture degree program with advanced standing will engage primarily in scholarship and research related to specific areas of professional concentration. Graduate students will work with faculty advisors to create a course of study within these concentrations appropriate for the student's particular academic objectives.

The School of Design intends to offer courses in the following areas of concentration beginning in fall 2003:

Building Design & Technology
Town Design
Digital Visualization
Historic Preservation

These concentrations will develop and evolve according to faculty and student interest, research, and contemporary theory and practice. Course work will consist of a combination of required courses and seminars within the School of Design and electives chosen by the student from a variety of cross-disciplinary offerings. Working closely with faculty advisors the student will develop an appropriate plan of graduate study.

GRADUATE COURSES

ARC 511 HISTORY AND THEORY SEMINAR: PRE-20TH CENTURY (3)

ARC 512 HISTORY AND THEORY SEMINAR: MODERN (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

ARC 513 HISTORY AND THEORY SEMINAR: CONTEMPORARY (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

ARC 514 HISTORY AND THEORY SEMINAR: CRITICISM AND THEORY (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

ARC 515 HISTORY AND THEORY SEMINAR: URBAN FORMS (SUBTITLE REQUIRED) (3)

ARC 533 STRUCTURAL DESIGN AND ANALYSIS II (3)

ARC 534 ADVANCED STUDIES IN STRUCTURAL SYSTEMS (3)

ARC 589 AMERICAN LANDSCAPES (3)

ARC 599 TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE (3)

ARC 631 BUILDING SYSTEMS INTEGRATION (3)

ARC 632 SPECIAL TOPICS IN ENVIRONMENTAL CONTROLS (3)

ARC 634 ARCHITECTURAL DETAILING (3)

ARC 641 PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (3)

ARC 642 PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP (3)

ARC 658 DESIGN STUDIO VIII 6

ARC 659 DESIGN STUDIO IX 6

ARC 699 TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE (3)

ARC 707 DIGITAL MEDIA: HISTORY AND THEORY (3)

ARC 709 MASTER'S PROJECT IN DIGITAL VISUALIZATION (9)

ARC 719 MASTER'S PROJECT IN HISTORY/THEORY/CRITICISM (9)

ARC 729 MASTER'S PROJECT IN HISTORIC PRESERVATION (9)

ARC 735 PROJECT DELIVERY (3)

ARC 736 BUILDING CODES AND DESIGN (3)

ARC 738 CONSTRUCTION SPECIFICATIONS (3)

ARC 743 ADVANCED PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE (3)

ARC 750 DESIGN STUDIO X: COMPREHENSIVE PROJECT 6

ARC 759 MASTER'S PROJECT IN BUILDING DESIGN (9)

ARC 761 SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN TOWN DESIGN (3)

ARC 769 MASTER'S PROJECT IN TOWN DESIGN (9)

ARC 799 TOPICS IN ARCHITECTURE (3)

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