Once upon a time, back in the 20th Century, the Boston Architectural College had only one NAAB accredited bachelor of architecture degree. But really one size degree does not fit all. The B. Arch is not going anyplace but it has been joined by an onsite M. Arch, a Distance M. Arch, and a BDS to M.Arch track, so an undergrad can complete a Master’s degree in just a bit more time than the B. Arch. These degrees come in addition graduate and undergraduate degrees in Interior Design and Landscape Architecture.
The Bachelor of Design Studies degree has the flexibility to be shaped by the student. This non-professional degree has concentrations in Sustainable Design, History/Theory, Historic Preservation, Building Technology, and Design Computing. All of these new offerings have the student gaining real-world experience in practice while in school. For this reason 85% of BAC graduates are employed in their field at graduation.
Two new Master of Design Studies degrees allow students to study Sustainable Design and Historic Preservation with a combination of online courses and on-site intensive periods offering hands-on learning. Even as the BAC reaches its 125th year, the possibilities are expanding even more: Starting in the Fall will be the third MDS in Design for Human Health.
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