Path A: Master of Architectural Design & Urbanism

Two-year Post-Professional Degree

Students seeking a two-year Master of Architectural Design and Urbanism (M.ADU) post-professional degree must hold an accredited professional degree in architecture (B.Arch or M.Arch) or the international equivalent. This degree offers students with a professional degree an opportunity to further develop their design and critical thinking skills in the disciplines of classical architecture and traditional urban design.

The studio course work consists of:

  • a foundational first semester
  • two semesters of studio work (one in Rome) in the student's selected concentration
  • and a terminal design project in the student's fourth semester

39 credit hours are required for graduation while a maximum of 48 credit hours may be earned. 

Curriculum for the Path A Student

With a Concentration in Classical Architecture

Summer Session

  • ARCH 61011 Introduction to Architectural Representation (0 credit hours)

Total Credit Hours: 0

Fall (First Term)

  • ARCH 71111 Elements & Principles of Classical Architecture (Studio) (6 credit hours)
  • ARCH 70211 History of Rome (3 credit hours)
  • ARCH 70311 Urban Elements & Principles (3 credit hours)

Total Credit Hours: 12

Spring (Second Term)

  • ARCH 71141 Classical Architecture I (Studio) (6 credit hours)
  • ARCH 73321 Architectural Treatises (3 credit hours)
  • Optional Elective Course (3 credit hours)

Total Credit Hours: 9-12

Fall (Third Term) - Rome

  • ARCH 84152 Classical Architecture II (Studio) (6 credit hours)
  • ARCH 84211 Architectural History of Rome (3 credit hours)
  • ARCH 84312 Italian Classicism (3 credit hours)

Total Credit Hours: 12

Spring (Fourth Term)

  • ARCH 81161 Terminal Design Project (Studio) (6 credit hours)
  • Optional Elective Course (3 credit hours)
  • Optional Elective Course (3 credit hours)

Total Credit Hours: 6-12

Total degree credit hours required: 39 minimum-48 maximum

With a Concentration in Urban Design

Summer Session

  • ARCH 61011 Introduction to Architectural Representation (0 credit hours)

Total Credit Hours: 0

Fall (First Term)

  • ARCH 71111 Elements & Principles of Classical Architecture (Studio) (6 credit hours)
  • ARCH 70211 History of Rome (3 credit hours)
  • ARCH 70311 Urban Elements & Principles (3 credit hours)

Total Credit Hours: 12

Spring (Second Term) - Rome

  • ARCH 74142 Urban Design I (Studio) (6 credit hours)
  • ARCH 74211 Urban History of Rome (3 credit hours)
  • ARCH 74322 Italian Urbanism (3 credit hours)

Total Credit Hours: 12

Fall (Third Term)

  • ARCH 81151 Urban Design II (Studio) (6 credit hours)
  • Optional Elective Course (3 credit hours) (ARCH 83321 A Survey of Form-Based Codes)
  • Optional Elective Course (3 credit hours)

Total Credit Hours: 6-12

Spring (Fourth Term)

  • ARCH 81161 Terminal Design Project (Studio) (6 credit hours)
  • ARCH 83311 After Urbanism (3 credit hours)
  • Optional Elective Course (3 credit hours)

Total Credit Hours: 9-12

Total degree credit hours required: 39 minimum-48 maximum

 

Note:  International students who elect to join the post-professional M.ADU program are affirming that they have achieved their country's professional degree—sufficient to test for or to be granted a license there.  Those students wishing to become licensed in the United States should note that the M.ADU post-professional degree is not accredited and therefore not sufficient to qualify for testing in the U.S. based on the National Council of Architectural Registration Boards (NCARB) criteria.  These students may wish to either seek review of their educational and professional credentials by NCARB (www.ncarb.org) or to join one of the professional degree programs, again, dependent upon their educational background.