Associate of Arts in Architecture

Build your career from the ground up with ACU’s associate degree in architecture. From towering skyscrapers to one-story ranch homes, architects plan and design structures of all shapes and sizes. At ACU, you’ll be equipped with essential design problem-solving techniques and skills, as you explore how the technical and aesthetic aspects of architectural design affect a diversity of populations in a variety of contexts.

Build your career from the ground up with ACU’s associate degree in architecture. From towering skyscrapers to one-story ranch homes, architects plan and design structures of all shapes and sizes. At ACU, you’ll be equipped with essential design problem-solving techniques and skills, as you explore how the technical and aesthetic aspects of architectural design affect a diversity of populations in a variety of contexts.

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Mission

Our faculty is composed of award-winning artists and designers who are leaders in their various disciplines and media, and who actively produce and exhibit their creative work. As artists and educators, they believe art has a unique power to change our world and make it a more beautiful, generous, rich and open place.

Program Structure

Associate of Arts in Architecture Degree Details

These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan.

Tracks

Pre-Architecture

Required Hours

University Requirements: 35 credit hours + Major Requirements: 34 credit hours + Electives: 0 credit hours = Total Required: 69 credit hours*

*Based on track selection

Example Coursework

Design Drawing
History of Architecture & Design
Digital Design Communication
Construction I: Materials & Methods

Minor Available

No

Department

Art and Design

Application Deadlines

Early Bird: Nov. 1
Regular: Feb. 1
National Candidates: May 1

Curriculum

Students working on interior design

Outside the Classroom

By design, much of what art and design students do in the classroom is hands-on.

Other real-world opportunities are found in student organizations and co-curriculars including:

  • American Society of Interior Designers
  • Student exhibitions
  • American Institute of Graphic Arts

Careers

Students in classroom studying

After earning your associate of arts degree, you may wish to complete your architectural training at another university or complete a bachelor’s at ACU in a related major such as interior design, engineering physics or three-dimensional studio art. Most graduate-level architecture programs will require some leveling work prior to acceptance. This program lays the groundwork for an exciting career, such as:

  • Architect
  • Building Surveyor
  • Structural Engineer
  • City Planner
  • Interior Designer
  • Drafter
  • Landscape Architect
  • Civil Engineer