Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS)

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The Honours Bachelor of Architectural Studies degree provides the foundation of skills, knowledge, judgment and practical experience required for subsequent professional studies in architecture. Though the Academic Program is pre-professional, it is fully dedicated to imparting to students the culture and practice of design. Design is a synthetic activity. To do it well and serve the needs of the individual and society requires an extremely broad education. Students acquire an understanding of the workings of society and culture, of the principles of physics, of materials and techniques of construction, of the human interaction with the natural and built environment, of historical process, of critical thought and of the diverse forms of creative expression.

Theme areas

Courses in the Honours Bachelor of Architectural Studies degree, are arranged in five main thematic groups:

Design: The practice of design and the understanding of its theories and methods.

Visual and Digital Media: The use of creative and analytical tools and techniques.

Cultural History and Theory: The understanding of cultural and historical forces shaping the built world.

Technology and Environment: The understanding of materials and methods, building technologies, and environmental issues and systems critical to the making of architecture.

Urbanism and Landscape: An introduction to urbanism and landscape and the organization of natural and human ecologies.

Contact the Undergraduate Program Coordinator for inquiries regarding Bachelor of Architectural Studies (BAS) admissions, courses and consultation.