Program

Design Track

 

Major Requirements


Architectural Studies Major - Design Track Checklist
Recommended Course Sequence - Design Track
Graduation Requirements in the School of Arts and Sciences

Architectural Studies Major Checklist

A minimum 2.0 QPA in major courses is required. Students must also fulfill the graduation requirements in the School of Arts and Sciences.

For advising and further information, contact:
Maria D'Anniballe, Undergraduate Advisor
412-648-2101
mdaw@pitt.edu

 

History of Architecture Courses
12 credits

HAA 0040

Intro to Western Architecture

HAA 0480

Modern Architecture

 

Additional architectural history course

 

Additional architectural history course

Architectural Studies Courses
33 credits

HAA 0940

Approaches to the Built Environment

HAA 1912

Architecture + Digital Media 1

HAA 1913

Foundation Studio 1

HAA 1914

Architecture + Digital Media 2

HAA 1916

Design Studio 1*
(Spring only. 6 credits)

HAA 1917

Design Studio 2 (Fall only. 6 credits)

HAA 1040

Architecture: Image, Text, and Theory

HAA 1900

Architectural Studies Internship

Physics Courses
3 credits

PHYS 0110

Intro to Physics 1 (or PHYS 0174 if pursuing the Civil Engineering Certificate)

Required Related Area Coursework

9 credits

SA 0110

Visual Thinking*

(Not recquired for students who take HAA1913 in Spring 2016 or later)

SA 0130

Drawing Studio 1

SA 0140

Sculpture Studio 1

SA 1430

Perspective Drawing

*Note: Effective spring 2015 term, a grade of C or better is required in HAA 1913 to enroll in this course.

Recommended Course Sequence

This order is particularly important for students who intend to pursue an M.Arch degree after graduating from Pitt, who need to prepare a portfolio for graduate school admissions by the fall of the senior year. 

 

Freshman
0–30 credits

SA 0110

Visual Thinking                *Students taking HAA 1913 in Spring 2016 or later no longer need SA0110.*

SA 0130

Drawing Studio 1

HAA 0040

Intro To Western Architecture

PHYS 0110

Intro to Physics (or PHYS 0174 if pursuing the Civil Engineering Certificate)

Sophomore
30–60 credits

SA 1430

Perspective Drawing
SA 0110 and SA 0130 are prerequisites. Could be taken in later years.

HAA 0940

Approaches to the Built Environment

HAA 1912

Architecture + Digital Media 1

HAA 1913

Foundation Studio 1

HAA 0480

Modern Architecture

Study Abroad

 

For students wishing to study abroad spring semester of sophomore year or fall semester of junior year are ideal, given the necessity to be in residence spring of junior year and fall of senior year for the design studio sequence.

Junior
60–90 credits

HAA 1914

Architecture + Digital Media 2

HAA 1040

Architecture: Image, Text and Theory

HAA 1916

 

Design Studio 1

Spring only, 6 credits. Could be taken in spring of sophomore year is a student has completed HAA 1913.

SA 0140

Sculpture Studio 1 Could be taken as late as fall of senior year.

 

1 - 2 HAA courses devoted to an architectural topic

One could be deferred to senior year

HAA 1900

Architectural Studies Internship
Note: many students complete this internship in the summer months, between their sophomore and junior years, but no later than the summer between their junior and senior years.

Senior
90–120 credits

Students should plan to devote considerable time to graduate school applications and portfolio completion during fall semester of senior year if they are seeking to proceed immediately to graduate school.

HAA 1917

Design Studio 2

Fall only, 6 credits. Could be taken in fall of junior year if prerequisites have been met.

 

1 HAA course devoted to an architectural topic if still needed

 

Completion of remaining general education courses

Graduate School Applications

Students seeking admission to graduate programs immediately after graduation should devote considerable time to the applications and portfolio completion in the fall of senior year.

For students who will apply to M.Arch. programs, it is recommended that you take MATH 0220 prior to graduation.

Graduation Requirements in the School of Arts and Sciences

 

Foundation Skills

Workshop in composition
Seminar in composition
1st writing course
2nd writing course
Algebra
Quantitative reasoning

General Education Requirements

Literature
The arts
2nd level creative expression
Philosophy
Social science
History
Three natural sciences

Foreign language
Three or four international cultures
    One must be a non-western

Field Trips

2016 Field Trips

Vienna IFTA

Vienna IFTA

Projects