Bachelor On Campus

Liberal Arts

Southern California Institute of Architecture

48 months
46878 USD/year
46878 USD/year
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Liberal Arts at Southern California Institute of Architecture reimagines the training of young architects by challenging and developing critical thinking skills to best complement a design studio education.


Liberal Arts at Southern California Institute of Architecture coursework includes art history and theory, film history and theory, contemporary science and technology, history of civilization, rhetoric and debate, and philosophy. 

Learning outcomes

These are taught as an independent cultural exploration to disrupt conventional ways of thinking about architecture, space, and cities. The curriculum also includes an ongoing series of master classes with international figures who share engaging lectures and workshops. Section One is an intensive course series within the core concentrations of art, philosophy, science, and history. Section Two features a flexible series of elective seminars taught by leading thinkers, writers, theorists, and practitioners in a wide range of fields and subjects, from media theory to gender studies to biophilic exploration.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Design Cultures
  • Forms of Writing
  • Film
  • Philosophy
  • Contemporary Civilization

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • SCI-Arc receives applications from over fifty countries each year. In order to account for the diversity of international educational systems, students applying from schools abroad are required to submit additional application materials.
  • All application materials must be submitted in English. In addition to the program-specific application requirements

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    46878 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23439 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    46878 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 23439 USD per semester during 48 months.

Living costs for Los Angeles

1520 - 2570 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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