PLEASE NOTE: Students matriculating in Summer 2020 will be granted a Master of Science in Architecture and Urban Design (M.S.AUD) for the post-professional program (formerly M.Arch.II). The curriculum, requirements and credits associated with this program have not changed.
The M.S.AUD is a one-year post-professional degree program that leads to a Masters of Science in Architecture and Urban Design degree. The program is open to students with a NAAB-accredited five-year Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch) degree, a NAAB-accredited graduate degree in architecture, or the foreign equivalent, and is eligible for the STEM OPT Extension for F-1 visa holders.
This unique program offers students with a professional degree in architecture the opportunity to specialize their skills and apply architectural design thinking and capabilities to real-world challenges outside the field. The program is exclusively located at UCLA Architecture and Urban Design’s IDEAS campus, an incubator for collaborative, cross-disciplinary design research. Through year-long design research topics, students and faculty work with partners working in the areas of entertainment, media, technology, and urbanism. Students apply the analytical and design processes of architecture and urban design to emerging developments in these industries. By engaging with experts from other fields, students have the opportunity to expand architecture’s field of influence and leverage design to propose alternative, more intelligent futures.
Questions? Email us at IDEAS@aud.ucla.edu
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