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  • Architecture

    The Bachelor of Design requires students to demonstrate and to understand the creative design process and associated skills as they relate to problem solving and spatial organization. Students will develop skills in spatial design, graphic communication, materials, technology and environmental issues. Programs analyze existing and projected examples of build form, define fundamental principles and knowledge of the discipline, develop students' skills in the formation and projection of spatial experience and relate creativity to cultural and physical environment.

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    Before Graduating Students Must

    • Follow and achieve national accreditation (NAAB) guidelines for terminal project and portfolio assessments.
    • Receive acceptable review and assessment of studio work from faculty, industry professionals and peers.
    • Complete requirements for the baccalaureate degree, as determined by faculty.

    Students in the Major will Learn to

    Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs)

    1. Implement a creative and synthetic design process to produce unique and appropriate architectural proposals.
    2. Create presentations utilizing appropriate disciplinary vocabulary and graphic skills that support design methodologies.
    3. Acquire, interpret and analyze information as the basis for design proposals.
    4. Communicate about the discipline to a variety of audiences using a variety of formats and approaches.
    5. Acquire skills in drawing, electronic imaging, materials and environmental issues.
    6. Create conceptually clear and expressive design proposals based on appropriate prioritization of issues, thoughtful analysis of project parameters and critical reflection of schematic ideas.
    7. Produce designs built upon the relationship between human behavior and perception in relation to the built environment.
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    Curriculum Map

    I = Introduced; R = Reinforced; A = Assessed
    Courses Content Critical Thinking Communication

    SLO 1 SLO 2 SLO 3 SLO 4 SLO 5 SLO 6 SLO 7
    ARC 3181         I R R
    ARC 3320 R, A R, A R, A R, A R, A R, A R, A
    ARC 3321 R, A I, R, A R, A R, A R, A R, A R, A
    ARC 3463         R R R
    ARC 3503       R R   R
    ARC 3610         I I I
    ARC 3743           R R
    ARC 4220 R       R R R
    ARC 4322 R, A R, A R, A R, A R, A R, A R, A
    ARC 4323 I, R, A R, A R, A R, A R, A R, A R, A
    ARC 4620 R R R       R
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    Assessment Types

    • Projects
    • Design studio juries
    • Semester studio curriculum reviews
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