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Architecture, B. Arch.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
Oakland, TN, United States
The Bachelor of Architecture program offered by California College of the Arts empowers students to be resourceful makers, thinkers, collaborators, researchers, and agents for change. We’re a five-year, STEM-designated, NAAB-accredited (National Architectural Accrediting Board) professional degree. 
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Reimagine the city

The BArch program is deeply connected to the San Francisco Bay Area, a global center of progressive ideals and technological innovation. You’ll learn to challenge conventions and push disciplinary boundaries as you actively engage with some of the most pressing issues of our time. From ecologically resilient structures to experiments in collective living, you’ll experience the important work of architects, designers, and interdisciplinary artists first-hand.

Potential career paths

  • Licensed architect
  • Digital fabricator
  • Data visualizer
  • Interior designer
  • Architectural product designer
  • Design strategist
  • Construction project manager
  • Educator

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Credits
    159 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Architecture Studios
  • Design Media
  • Building Technology 
  • Professional Practice
  • Internship
  • Advanced and Integrated Design Studios
  • History/Theory 
  • Architecture Elective

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • An online application and nonrefundable application fee of $70
  • Personal essay
  • High school and/or university transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Portfolio (log in to SlideRoom)
  • Proof of English proficiency (international applicants only)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51092 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    51092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51092 USD per year and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for Oakland

  • 1055 - 1970 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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