SCI-Arc’s M.Arch 1 curriculum is structured around Design Studio. Students will enroll in one design studio course each semester while in the program.
Through a required four-semester sequence of design studios, M.Arch 1 students acquire both a robust set of techniques and sensibilities for making and appreciating architecture as well as cultivate ideas about space, aesthetics, theoretical frameworks, and contextual strategies for architectural production. Advanced digital design technologies are used in all studios, allowing students access to new forms of abstraction, representation, and visual communication.
Students continue on to two semesters of Vertical Studios, which match small, combined groups of students from SCI-Arc’s undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate programs with faculty and visiting architects leading design projects that explore a wide variety of focuses and interests.
In their final semester of design studio, students complete the production of a thesis project, which addresses a position in relation to contemporary architectural discourse.