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Architecture - First Professional Degree, B.Arch.

  • Application Deadline
  • 60 months
    Duration
San Diego, CA, United States
NewSchool of Architecture and Design, located in vibrant San Diego, California, offers a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree program aimed at helping aspiring architects gain the education and credentials they need to start their career. 
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Overview

The Bachelor of Architecture degree program at NewSchool is your gateway to becoming a socially conscious professional in this rewarding field. From teaching time-honored building traditions to sustainable and innovative technologies, the curriculum of this architecture bachelor degree program gives future architects the opportunity to earn a first professional degree accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB).

The Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch), First Professional Degree provides the foundation required to prepare students for an internship in an architectural firm and for eventual licensing as an architect. Students must complete 225 required quarter credits and the program typically requires five to six academic years of full-time study to complete.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 60 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Foundation Studio
  • Graphic Representation
  • History of Pre-Modern Art & Design
  • English Composition
  • Intermediate Algebra

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    70

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

Academic Requirements

You need the following GPA score:

Required score: 2.5

Applicants for graduate programs must have the equivalent of a bachelor’s degree with a minimum GPA equivalent to 2.5 on a US 4.0 grading scale. Admitted applicants typically have an undergraduate GPA of or better on a 4.0 scale. No exam grade should be lower than 4.5 (European grade scale) or D (American grade scale).

Your GPA (Grade Point Average) is calculated using the grades that you received in each course, and is determined by the points assigned to each grade (e.g. for the US grading scale from A-F).

General Requirements

  • Online Application
  • Application Fee $75.00 (non-refundable)
  • Transcripts Evaluation Fee $100.00 (non-refundable)
  • Official High School Transcripts & Diploma
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Portfolio

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17984 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8992 USD per semester and a duration of 60 months.
  • National

    17984 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 8992 USD per semester and a duration of 60 months.
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Living costs for San Diego

  • 1400 - 2460 USD/month
    Living Costs

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

Funding

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