MS.Arch Design-Build Program

TSOA’s Master of Science (MS.Arch) in Design-Build is a new 1.5-year (3-semester) post-professional MS.Arch program that engages the School’s unique approach to hands-on learning and material experimentation, situated within our stunning campuses at Arcosanti and Cosanti. The program offers a 36 credit hour, post-professional degree that is open to all students holding a professional degree in architecture, such as a B.Arch, M.Arch or equivalent degree. The curriculum incorporates new courses and studios specific to the MS.Arch track, along with shared courses between the two programs (MS.Arch and M.Arch) with an emphasis on construction knowledge, sustainability in the built environment, architectural fabrication and a research driven approach to material experimentation. Central to the MS.Arch program is a design-build studio project at a collective scale.

Please contact Admissions for more information: admissions@tsoa.edu or 480-750-4475.

MS.Arch Booklet

Application Deadlines

Fall 2023

January 15, 2023
Early International And Domestic Application and Fee Deadline for the Fall 2023 Program
Early applicants receive $1,000 tuition discount for the first semester
January 30, 2023
Early Applicant Portfolio and Letters of Recommendation Deadline for the Fall 2023 Program

April 15, 2023
General International And Domestic Application and Fee Deadline for the Fall 2023 Program
April 30, 2023
General Applicant Portfolio and Letters of Recommendation Deadline for the Fall 2023 Program
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TSOA MS.Arch Curriculum

 

Year 1

 

Fall
Credits
ARC 801 Design-Build – Prototype
6
ARC 811 Workshop – New Materials
2
ARC 631 Communicate Design 3
2
Elective
2
Elective
2
Fall Total
14

 

 

Spring
Credits
ARC 802 Design-Build – Construct
6
ARC 812 Workshop – Interdisciplinary
3
ARC 632 Communicate Design 4
2
Elective
2

 

 

Spring Total
13

 

 

Summer
Credits
Experimental Studio
5
Elective
2
Elective
2
Summer Total
9

 

 

Year 1 Total
36