Curriculum

Unique, studio-based architecture curriculum

The J. Irwin Miller Architecture Program at Indiana University is designed to educate the architect of the future. Equally well-versed in technology, science, art, and the principles of architecture, our graduates will be the lithe thinkers of tomorrow: able to move smoothly from concept to product.

This program includes side-by-side, concentrated studies of studio arts and architecture, emulating historic curricula from the Beaux Arts and the Bauhaus while embracing current technologies, perfectly blending tradition and innovation.

An ideal city for architects

Based in Columbus, Indiana, the program will take advantage of the city’s rich modernist architecture, vast engineering and fabrication resources, and opportunities for coalition building through community engagement projects.

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The Nomadic Studio offers an immersive experience in major cities where architecture is essential to culture, history, and tradition. Students will have the opportunity to collaborate with international talent and learn from local experts and scholars.

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Degree requirements

The Miller M.Arch degree is a three year plus one summer program of 108 credit hours. Students entering the program with undergraduate degrees in architecture, environmental design, or other related fields may be granted advanced standing in the program.

Curriculum

Fall Semester

501 | Architectural Studio 1 (6 credits)
511 | Visual Studies Studio 1 (6 credits)
521 | Structures 1 (3 credits)
531 | Texts and Contexts 1 (3 credits)

Spring Semester

502 | Architectural Studio 2 (6 credits)
512 | Visual Studies Studio 2 (6 credits)
661 | Professional Practice 1 (3 credits)
8XX | Elective 1 (3 credits)

Summer between First and Second Years

600 | Architectural Studio 3 – Rome: Phase 1 of the Nomadic Studio (3 credits)

Fall Semester

601 | Architectural Studio 4 (6 credits)
611 | Visual Studies Studio 3 (6 credits)
641 | Energy & Environmental Systems 1 (3 credits)
532 | Texts and Contexts 2 (3 credits)

Spring Semester

602 | Architectural Studio 5 (6 credits)
612 | Visual Studies Studio 4 (3 credits)
642 | Energy & Environmental Systems 2 (3 credits)
522 | Structures 2 (3 credits)
8XX | Elective 2 (3 credits)

Fall Semester

701 | Architectural Studio 6 – International Cities: Phase 2 of the Nomadic Studio (6 credits)
711 | Visual Studies Studio 5 (3 credits)
771 | Urbanism (3 credits)
631 | Texts and Contexts 3 (3 credits)

Spring Semester

702 | Architectural Studio 7 (6 credits)
712 | Visual Studies Studio 6 (3 credits)
662 | Professional Practice 2 (3 credits)
8XX |Elective 3 (3 credits)
8XX | Elective 4 (3 credits)

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