B.Arch. On Campus

Applied Studies

Southern California Institute of Architecture

48 months
49490 USD/year
49490 USD/year
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Applied Studies at Southern California Institute of Architecture focuses on cutting-edge methods of building design, documentation, and delivery to link aesthetic impulses to contemporary building technologies.


Examining how the production of architecture shapes the physical environment is the fundamental guiding principle of the Applied Studies curriculum at SCI-Arc. 

Applied Studies tasks students at Southern California Institute of Architecture with investigating how the world is constructed, what constitutes an environment, and speculating about the ways in which the architecture of the next century might respond to global change.


  • Foundation courses cover topics such as building methodology, structural analysis, material development and tectonics, acoustics, lighting, and environmental systems. 
  • Advanced courses explore the design consequences of the continued material and technical development of architectural proposals in the built world.

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • Environmental Systems 
  • Structures 
  • Tectonics and Materiality
  • Design Development
  • Professional Practice

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

    49490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24745 USD per semester during 48 months.
  • National

    49490 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24745 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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