The Master of Architecture (MArch) at Woodbury embodies a fresh approach to architecture, Southern California, and global urban conditions. Within an intimate and immersive program, our innovative, accredited program trains students to engage in the architectural discourse of the city, making clear-eyed connections between their work, new technologies in both representation and realization, and built and natural environments.
Our graduate programs encourage and value all methods of architectural communication: the analog, the digital, the written, the diagrammed, the drawn, the modeled, and the built. We investigate new technologies in representation and building from the position that technology is a means rather than a solution. We believe that there is no craft without knowledge, no technology without theory, no how without why.
Woodbury School of Architecture offers two NAAB-accredited Master of Architecture (MArch) tracks:
3-year professional MArch for students with no prior degree in architecture
2-year professional MArch for students with a pre-professional degree in architecture
Both tracks provide a balance of instruction in studio, representation and visualization, building and construction technologies, and history and theory. During each semester of the foundation, students take a class in each of four realms: studio, building, criticism, and visualization. This curriculum, together with a course in practice, provides the preparation necessary for a contemporary career in architecture. Other class offerings include advanced electives and skills workshops, in topics such as building technology, civic engagement, environmental stewardship and policy, history and theory, animation and other media. Fieldwork defines the program’s ethos of investigation and experimentation.
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