• Address
    Philadelphia, PA, 19104, United States
  • Architecture Degrees

    Graduate - Professional

    M.Arch.

    Graduate - Post-Professional

    Ph.D. Architecture
    M.S. Architecture
  • Tuition
    In-State Undergrad: $45,890
    Out-of-State Undergrad: $45,890
    In-State Graduate: $31,744
    Out-of-State Graduate: $31,744
  • Full-Time Students
    300
  • School Deadlines
    Fall Semester


    Spring Semester


    Summer Session I


    Summer Session II


University of Pennsylvania

Department of Architecture

http://www.design.upenn.edu/
University
Setting

School Philosophy

Undergraduate Philosophy The mission of the undergraduate program is to develop basic skills, knowledge, and methods of inquiry in the discipline of architecture within the context of a studio based liberal arts education. The program provides for the study of architecture on three levels of engagement: a Minor; a Major with a concentration in either Design or History, Theory, and Criticism; and Intensive Major qualifying an undergraduate student in the Design concentration for advanced standing in the Master of Architecture professional degree program. The Major in Architecture is a studio-based liberal arts program offering two tracks or concentrations in the study of architecture. The Design Concentration includes a three-year sequence of design studios combined with courses in art history and architectural theory. The History, Theory, and Criticism Concentration includes a two-year sequence of design studios and courses in art history, architectural theory, and related subjects. Students declare the Major in Architecture upon completion of ARCH 202, taken during the sophomore year. Admission into the Concentration in Design is dependent on a student earning a minimum 3.0 grade point average in ARCH 201 and 202. Upon graduation, students are awarded a four-year, non-professional degree: a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Architecture.

School
Programs

The program provides for the study of architecture on three levels of engagement: a Minor; a Major with a concentration in either Design or History, Theory, and Criticism; and an Intensive Major qualifying an undergraduate student in the Design concentration for advanced standing in the Master of Architecture professional degree program. The Major in Architecture is a studio-based liberal arts program offering two tracks or concentrations in the study of architecture. The Design Concentration includes a three-year sequence of design studios combined with courses in art history and architectural theory. The History, Theory, and Criticism Concentration includes a two-year sequence of design studios and courses in art history combined with additional coursework in art history, architectural theory, and related subjects. Students declare the Major in Architecture upon completion of ARCH 202, taken during the sophomore year. Admission into the Concentration in Design is dependent on a student earning a minimum 3.0 grade point average in ARCH 201 and 202. Upon graduation, students are awarded a four year, non-professional degree: a Bachelor of Arts with a Major in Architecture. Architecture was the first formal course of study in what was to become the Graduate School of Fine Arts. From its founding in 1890, the department has emphasized the link between theoretical speculation, professional practice, and artistic expression, offering in its first catalogue "a full theoretical, practical, and artistic course of study." A full spectrum of education in the discipline of architecture is currently offered in four degree programs: Doctor of Philosophy, Ph.D.; Master of Science, M.S.; Master of Architecture, M.Arch.; and Bachelor of Arts, B.A.

Areas
of Focus
  • Design/Build
  • History, Theory, Criticism
Student
Opportunities
Our
Facilities
Computer Lab
Metalshop