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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Recommended roaming

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

Semester

Course No.

Course Name

Credits

1st year fall semester

501

Architectural Studio 1

6

 

511

Visual Studies Studio 1

6

 

521

Structures 1

3

 

531

Texts and Contexts 1

3

1st year spring semester

502

Architectural Studio 2

6

 

512

Visual Studies Studio 2

6

 

661

Professional Practice 1

3

 

8XX

Elective 1

3

Summer between 1st and 2nd years

600

Architectural Studio 3 (Rome: phase 1 of the Nomadic Studio)

3

 

 

 

 

2nd year fall semester

601

Architectural Studio 4

6

 

611

Visual Studies Studio 3

6

 

641

Energy & Environmental Systems 1

3

 

532

Texts and Contexts 2

3

2nd year spring semester

602

Architectural Studio 5

6

 

612

Visual Studies Studio 4

3

 

642

Energy & Environmental Systems 2

3

 

522

Structures 2

3

 

8XX

Elective 2

3

 

 

 

 

3rd year fall semester

701

Architectural Studio 6 (international cities: phase 2 of the Nomadic Studio)

6

 

711

Visual Studies Studio 5

3

 

771

Urbanism

3

 

631

Texts and Contexts 3

3

3rd year spring semester

702

Architectural Studio 7

6

 

712

Visual Studies Studio 6

3

 

602

Professional Practice 2

3

 

8XX

Elective 3

3

 

8XX

Elective 4

3

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