Bachelor On Campus

Visual Studies

Southern California Institute of Architecture

48 months
46878 USD/year
46878 USD/year
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Visual Studies introduces students at Southern California Institute of Architecture to new ways of seeing the world, and the importance of representation in the production of new architectural ideas and worlds.


Learning outcomes

Visual Studies concentration at Southern California Institute of Architecture is a defining feature of the SCI-Arc pedagogy. The famously elaborate drawings, models, renderings, and animations produced by our students and faculty reflect not only the ability to technically document and visually communicate a building’s design, but also a deep and long-standing interest in employing these tools as generative creative media. Visual Studies gives students both professional competency and a means for creative speculation. Through exposure to this dual capacity of architecture’s tools, the students are introduced to an evolving tradition of creative techniques

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Visual Studies 1 Foundation: Drawing
  • Visual Studies 1 Foundation: 3D
  • Visual Studies 1 Foundation: Digital Imaging
  • Visual Studies 1 Introduction to Visual Studies: History, Theory, Practice
  • Introduction to Art and Design 

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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