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    University of Memphis
  Sep 20, 2017
2017-2018 Undergraduate Catalog

Architecture, (B.F.A.)

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The Bachelor of Fine Arts with a major in Architecture is a pre-professional degree. At the University of Memphis, the professional degree in Architecture is the Master of Architecture degree. See the Graduate Catalog for details.

NOTE: Before enrolling in any Architecture course, all applicants seeking admission to the B.F.A. with a major in Architecture must complete and submit to the Department of Architecture an application form, a writing assignment, and a portfolio of five representative works. These three components comprise the Incoming Evaluation for Architecture and will be reviewed by a faculty committee. Applicants are accepted on the basis of potential in the field of architecture. After review, the department notifies the student of one of the following: (1) acceptance, (2) one semester acceptance on a probationary basis, (3) recommendation to correct the deficiencies and reapply, or (4) denial of admission. Permission to enroll in any Architecture courses for which a permit is required beyond first semester, first year is based upon this review. Contact the Department of Architecture for details and deadline.

Students transferring from another major or another institution who intend to pursue a B.F.A. degree with a major in Architecture must complete the Department of Architecture Incoming Evaluation prior to enrolling in Architecture courses. Transfer students seeking advanced standing in the Architecture major should submit a portfolio of work representing previously completed Architecture studio work. The review committee will determine if the portfolio work is equivalent to comparable courses at the University of Memphis. Placement in the major is dependent upon the review. Even if admitted to advanced standing, the student may be required to remedy previous course deficiencies.

University General Education Program (41 hours)

See Graduation from the University  for the University General Education Program requirements. Note the following are specified by the department for this program:

The Major (87 hours)

The Major

Entrance - Completion of Major Core (32 hours)

Candidacy Review and Portfolio Requirements - A Candidacy Review is required of all students intending to major in Architecture. Admission to the University of Memphis and completion of the major core do not guarantee placement in the program. Admission is selective and is based on a portfolio evaluation reflecting professional standards and expectations of the major. A portfolio that includes but is not limited to works from the major core courses is required as part of the application. Guidelines and application forms for admission to the Architecture major are available in the department office and from faculty advisors. Consultation with a faculty advisor is recommended before or during portfolio preparation. Students may submit portfolios for review no earlier than the semester that Candidacy requirements are being completed.

Transfer students must meet entrance requirements of the major. After review, the department notifies the student of one of the following: (1) acceptance, (2) one semester acceptance on a probationary basis, (3) recommendation to correct the deficiencies and reapply, or (4) denial of admission. Permission to enroll in any 3000-4000 level Architecture course is based upon this review.

Electives (3 hours)

Architecture, Interior Design, or open electives complete the 87 semester hours of course work. See advisor for details.

Typical 4-Year Architecture Sequence

Semester Totals 36 hrs

Semester Totals 31 hrs

Semester Totals 28 hrs

Semester Totals 26 hrs

Total Hours: 128

Total Hours Required for Graduation: 128

*Must satisfy University General Education Program Requirement

NOTES: Students may take MATH 1730  or MATH 1830 . See Architecture Academic Advisor.

**In addition to PHYS 2010 /PHYS 2011 , students may take ESCI 1010 , ESCI 1020 , ESCI 1040  with appropriate lab to satisfy Natural Science requirement.

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