What will I learn?

The program is divided into three phases: Foundation, Core and Research+Application, each separated by a milestone. The Foundation year is devoted to basic design, hand and computer-aided drawing, an introduction to history and theory of the built environment, and the fundamentals of physics for architects. The five-semester Core develops professional skills and knowledge in history and theory, design communications, building technology and practice, all of which are synthesized in design studios. Finally, the three-semester Research+Application phase develops a personal research trajectory through options studios and focused coursework that teaches collaboration and complex design problems, culminating in the student's individual vision demonstrated in a capstone project.


  • Studio; Students will demonstrate the ability to design comprehensively and synthetically, inclusive of other disciplines and with particular appreciation of climate and setting.
  • Technology; Students will demonstrate the ability to design with technological criteria, materiality, and constructability, giving particular value to post-carbon sustainability.
  • Design Communications; Students will demonstrate the ability to execute and present architectural projects with clarity, precision, and conviction, particularly in current professional methods.
  • History & Theory; Students will demonstrate the ability to research, analyze, and appreciate the historical and theoretical traditions of the discipline, with particular understanding of their practice impact.


  • Architecture
  • Preservation and Heritage Conservation
  • Product and industrial design
  • Project management
  • Design
  • Television and film production design

Which department am I in?

College of Architecture, Planning and Landscape Architecture

Study options

Full Time (4 years)

Tuition fees
$36,600.00 (27,23,214) per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

22 August 2022


INTO University of Arizona

1200 E University Blvd,



85721, United States

Entry requirements

For international students

Academic requirements:
3.0 GPA or equivalent

Students must have high school equivalent to USA and entry requirements vary from country to country.

International applicants whose primary language is not English, or who attended school in a non-English speaking country, regardless of citizenship, must prove English proficiency. English proficiency may be proven by one or more of the following:

TOEFL iBT - 70

IELTS - 6.0

Pearson Test of English (PTE) Academic - 53

IB (English A – Higher Level) - 5 or higher

Cambridge English Scale (C1 Advanced, C2 Proficiency) - 169

Cambridge IGCSE, O Level or higher (English) - C or higher


About University of Arizona

The University of Arizona is ranked as a top 100 U.S. University and is Arizona’s number one and first university.

  • Among America’s best colleges (U.S. News & World Report)
  • Member of the Association of American Universities (AAU)
  • Over 300 programs of study
  • Ranked within the top 50 public universities in the U.S.