M.F.A. in Architectural History

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design

Program Description

M.F.A. in Architectural History

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design

Uncover the human experience through architectural history

SCAD is one of only two U.S. universities to offer an undergraduate degree in architectural history, and our flagship location among one of the best-preserved urban landscapes in the country makes Savannah the prime setting for exploring this craft. Take advantage of a curriculum that covers all major historical periods in Western and global traditions, the opportunity to travel abroad to a perfectly preserved medieval village, and coveted internships and resources at your fingertips. The vast world of architectural history awaits.

M.F.A. in architectural history

Available at: - Savannah

  • ARLH 700 Research Methods in Architectural History
  • ARLH 705 Architectural History Methodology and Historiography
  • ARLH 770 Documenting and Interpreting the Built Environment
  • ARLH 779F Graduate Field Internship*
  • ARLH 779T Graduate Teaching Internship*
  • ARLH 779F Graduate Field Internship†
  • ARLH 779T Graduate Teaching Internship†
  • ARLH 787 Directed Research in Architectural History
  • ARLH 790 Architectural History M.F.A. Thesis
  • CLC 580 Collaboration

— 700-level ARLH elective: Analysis of the American hemisphere — 700-level ARLH elective: Analyzing modernity — 700-level ARLH elective: Evaluating pre-Modern traditions — 700-level ARLH elective: Investigation of the non-Western world — 700-level ARLH seminar — 700-level ARLH elective‡ — 700-level ARLH or ARTH elective — 700-level School of Building Arts elective — 500- to 700-level diversified elective — 500- to 700-level studio elective — 500- to 700-level studio elective

Total course of study: 90 hours

architectural history

Careers in architectural history

Become an heritage consultant. Become an architectural critic. Become a cultural resources coordinator. Architectural historians conduct research and evaluation, help manage and preserve historic artifacts, and provide preservation oversight to help restore and maintain the integrity of architectural treasures and their communities. They study the history of architecture all over the world and are thoughtful interpreters of the built environment as it relates to society.

Launch your career as a professional:

  • Historical site manager or curator
  • Heritage consultant
  • Architectural critic
  • Preservation administrator
  • Cultural resources coordinator
  • Historic foundation manager
  • Architectural researcher and evaluator
  • Administrator or consultant for heritage organization
This school offers programs in:
  • English
Duration & Price
This course is Campus based
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Sept. 2017
Full time
Start date Sept. 2017
USA Savannah, Georgia
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