The Architectural Studies Program emphasizes not the techniques of architecture, but rather the ideas behind it. Students choose among courses in areas such as sustainable design, urban planning and architectural history, theory and criticism.
Survey the architecture, painting, sculpture, textiles, decorative arts and photography of the Indian subcontinent from 2300 B.C. to the present
Explore key tenets of sustainable design discourse and how they materialize in practice. Then examine sustainable design in relation to issues such as inequality and marginality.
Discuss critical, theoretical and compositional approaches to a broad range of 20th-century European performance phenomena, and develop performative projects of your own.