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Architecture in History and Theory

12 months
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35064 USD/year
35064 USD/year
20175 USD/year
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About

The Architecture in History and Theory program from University of Washington provides the opportunity for architects, recent architecture graduates and other qualified individuals to pursue advanced research on the history and theory of architecture applying a variety of historical and critical lenses. 

Overview

Key facts

Although general faculty interests are in nineteenth and twentieth century architecture, the program is broadly conceived to encompass the architectural, cultural and political forces that have shaped the continuing discourse of modernity in architecture, including all of its contemporary manifestations.

Particular areas of faculty research include the many forms of modernity in architecture and urbanism in the traditional theatres of the West as well as the rest of the world. Subsets of these interests are: modern architecture and the decorative arts; the history and theory of preservation; architectural representation; the arts and crafts movement; and vernacular and domestic architecture. Faculty expertise also includes issues in regional and global modernity— an area of research that addresses the current demand to re-conceptualize the local-global duality and ensuing conversations of dialectical identity. Modernity in architecture is studied in both micro and macro environments. Examples of specific locations of interest include Pacific Northwest regionalism as well as colonial and postcolonial architecture in South Asia, Japan, Africa and the Middle East.

The Architecture in History and Theory program from University of Washington faculty share a dedication to providing a rigorous curriculum of historical and critical inquiry. During the first year, the students will take a core curriculum of three required classes that are intended to build their research skills and prepare them to do an advanced research project on a topic of their choice. The students will also take a variety of seminars in order to strengthen their background and refine their skills in research, historical interpretation and critical analysis. Throughout this process students work with their advisors to select the courses and seminars that best suit their research interests and to prepare a clear and focused thesis topic.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Graduate Seminar in Arch Theory 
  • Theories of Knowledge & Built Environments
  • Research Practicum 

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Language

English
TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
120

Credits

30 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT
120

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Hold the minimum equivalent of a four-year baccalaureate degree from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.1 or its equivalent from a foreign institution2 or a Bologna bachelor’s degree with a minimum of 180 European Credit Transfer System (ECTS) credits.
  • All students confirming enrollment must provide an official (sealed) transcript and degree statement (with date of award & title of degree awarded) for verification to Graduate Enrollment Management Services (GEMS). 
  • Have earned at least a 3.0 grade-point-average (on a 4 point scale) from a regionally accredited college or university in the U.S.1 or its equivalent from a foreign institution

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    35064 USD/year
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  • National

    35064 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 35064 USD per year during 12 months.
  • In-State

    20175 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20175 USD per year during 12 months.

Living costs for Seattle

1480 - 2580 USD /month
Living costs

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