Architectural Studies is Now a Major

By William Sweet

Architectural studies, the newest major available to Amherst students, is more than what its name implies. Students concentrating on architecture won’t just draw on drafting boards or in digital design studios; they will draw on multiple disciplines, including art history, environmental studies, performance studies, history and economics.

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Architecture, Seen Beyond the Drafting Table: A New Major

Submitted on Monday, 8/27/2012, at 4:35 PM

By William Sweet

Architectural studies, the latest addition to the list of majors available to Amherst students, is more than what its name implies. Students concentrating on architecture won’t just draw on drafting boards or in digital design studios; they will be drawing on multiple disciplines, including art history, environmental studies, performance studies, history, economics and more.

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Architectural Studies Major

Submitted by Heidi Gilpin on Monday, 7/31/2017, at 10:39 AM

Advisory Committee:  Ronald C. Rosbottom (Chair) and Professors Nicola Courtright; Associate Professor Heidi Gilpin; Assistant Professor Yael Rice; Visiting Assistant Professor Dwight Carey; Five College Associate Professor Thom Long; Five College Assistant Professor Gabriel Arboleda.

Amherst College participates in the Five College Architectural Studies (FCAS) major with the unique requirements indicated below.