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Liberal Arts

Southern California Institute of Architecture

48 months
46878 USD/year
46878 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Liberal Arts curriculum at Southern California Institute of Architecture reimagines the training of young architects by challenging them to develop critical thinking skills that best complement a design studio education.


Alongside the rollout of a new core curriculum for students entering in fall 2021, SCI-Arc’s renowned architectural education will be supplemented by the most rigorous and diverse Liberal Arts courses of any leading B. Arch program, with special focus placed on the development of writing skills.

The Value of a Liberal Arts-Based Education

  • Liberal Arts courses at Southern California Institute of Architecture are taught as an independent cultural exploration to disrupt conventional ways of thinking about architecture, space, and urbanism.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Design Cultures
  • Forms of Writing
  • Film 
  • History of the Universe and Science
  • Art History 
  • New Models of Nature and Biology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 48 months

Start dates & application deadlines


120 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Common Application and application fee
  • Personal Statement
  • SCI-Arc Supplement Question
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation
  • Portfolio (optional)
  • Official High School Transcript(s)
  • Official SAT I or ACT Test Scores (optional)

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.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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