1 year
Study mode
Tuition fee (entire course)
Foreign students
USD 40,800
Other costs
Other costs apply

About this course

In addition to the existing curriculum of Advanced Design Studio work that culminates in adesign-research Thesis project, the Criticism, History and Theory concentration offers a intensive one-year immersion in the criticism, history and theory of architecture.  Emphasis is placed on approaches to architectural analysis and history, the role and contemporary relevance of theory, and the relations between theory and design.  Seminars will offer students preparation for careers in journalism, teaching, and eventual doctoral studies, with a broad understanding of the cultural conditions of architectural production and a concentration on excellence in writing.  Analysis studios provide a deep insight into the formal and programmatic diversity of historical and contemporary architecture, the process of design, and potential avenues for new approaches towards theory and practice.  A required emphasis in Urbanism or Technologies of Representation allows for deeper investigation into specific areas of historical or contemporary architectural theory.

Entry Requirements

  • B.E. or B.S. in a related discipline;
  • Official copies of school transcripts. This includes secondary (high school), college and university work;
  • GRE Scores (optional);
  • TOEFL Scores (if Bachelor’s Degree was taught in a language other than English);
  • Two letters of recommendation.