The Boston Architectural College (BAC) is an independent, professional college located in Boston's Back Bay, offering bachelor's and master's degrees in architecture, interior design, landscape architecture, and design studies.
Founded in the 1880s as a club for architects in the Boston area, the BAC has maintained close ties to the professional design community throughout its history. These ties are evident today in the BAC's faculty of practicing professionals, many of whom volunteer their time at the College, and in the BAC's commitment to concurrent academic and practice-based curricula as the cornerstone of a design education.
One of the most unique characteristics of the BAC is the concurrent learning model:experiential practice in the field, intellectual academic learning in the classroom. Students earn credits working in practice at over three hundred design firms during the day, while attending classes in the evening, typically two to three nights per week. This educational experience connects the theoretical with the practical, affording students the ability to test for licensure upon graduation.
The BAC has also remained true to its founding principles of affordability and accessibility, making an education in design available to all those who express an interest.
In addition to its degree programs, the BAC offers an extensive array of continuing education courses. Professionals and non-professionals alike can choose to take a course or enroll in certificate programs covering the following areas: advanced architectural rendering, computer-aided design, decorative arts, historic preservation, planting design, landscape design, landscape preservation and sustainable design.
The BAC is also a center for professional development, offering practicing architects and interior designers an opportunity to obtain continuing education credit by taking courses at the BAC and in their own firms.
The BAC's central location and its strong links with the design community make it a strategic center for the discussion of design-related issues in the city. A vibrant exhibit and lecture program invites metro-Boston residents to learn more about topics related to architecture, interior design, landscape design, real estate, development, and city planning, among others -- making the BAC a true center for life-long learning.
320 Newbury St
Boston, MA, US , 02115