The UCLA Department of Architecture and Urban Design offers a Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies. The B.A. in Architectural Studies is a two-year major. This program is offered as a major concentration of study within the larger liberal arts curriculum beginning with the junior year of residence. The sequence of courses designed for the major meet two objectives. The first provides an understanding of architecture and urban design as a humanist discipline, which engages cultural and social studies, and the history of architecture and cities. The second provides--at the same time for those interested students--a preparation for graduate studies. Students will experience the design process in a studio setting where projects engage the issues raised by the academic coursework. In studio students will develop the ability to think critically about their ideas, and explore the creative process in architecture and urban design in relation to these ideas. The direct experience of design is crucial to an understanding of architecture and urban design and their relation to contemporary social, political, and cultural events.
UCLA ADMISSIONS REQUIREMENTS
Students are admitted for fall quarter only. Admission is highly competitive and only a limited number of students will be admitted each fall. UCLA students are required to complete the lower division preparation for the major courses with grades of B or better, before applying for admission to the program. Transfer students will be expected to complete the lower division preparation courses during their first year of residency. Applications are available to regularly enrolled UCLA students during fall quarter in the Department office located in 1317 Perloff Hall.
Transfer students should apply during the regular UC application period (November 1-30). Transfer students will be required to enroll in the full
2 year major sequence regardless of the number of years already spent in undergraduate studies prior to admission as an architectural studies major.