B.A. in Architecture Program By Yale University |Top Universities

B.A. in Architecture

B.A. in Architecture

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  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months

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The standard major: The purpose of the undergraduate major is to include the study of architecture within a comprehensive liberal arts education, drawing from the broader academic and professional environment of the Yale School of Architecture. The curriculum includes work in design, in history, theory, and criticism of architecture, and in urban studies, and leads to a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Architecture. As liberal arts major in Yale College, it is not an accredited professional degree program. The Design concentration introduces complex processes involved in solving spatial and programmatic problems. Creative work is grounded in the study of history and culture, and in the analysis of social conditions influencing architecture. Design studios provide a forum for production and discourse. Studio projects address issues of architectural form, space, composition, site, tectonics, and program. The History, Theory, and Criticism concentration is intended to establish a broad historical and intellectual framework for the study of architecture. An interdisciplinary approach is encouraged through additional courses taken in various fields of humanities and social sciences. Normally these interdisciplinary courses address subjects closely linked to architectural history, theory, and criticism. Such courses may include archaeology, history of religion, aesthetics, philosophy, or visual culture. Permission of the director of undergraduate studies is required if the courses fall outside the specified course of studies. During their senior year students complete a written senior essay on a topic approved by the faculty. The Urban Studies concentration encourages a broad, interdisciplinary investigation of the complex forces that shape the urban physical environment. The sequence of courses culminates in a senior essay that builds on course work, and either develops analysis and planning proposals for a specific site or furthers an individual research agenda.