School of Architecture
MISSION: PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION WITHIN A LIBERAL ARTS SETTING At MUSoA, our mission is to educate a new generation of architects and interior architects who engage the world passionately and intelligently. As a professional school in a liberal arts university, we endeavor to contextualize a rigorous studio-based curriculum within an educational environment that encourages critical thinking, collaboration, and speculation.
Marywood University is a small liberal arts catholic institution that emphasizes broad-based multi-disciplinary knowledge, holistic student development, and commitment to community. The university offers small class sizes, close student advising, and sense of community in the beautiful campus setting of northeastern Pennsylvania.
OUR VALUES: ARCHITECTURE AS A DISCIPLINED PRACTICE From interior objects to urban environments, we value architecture as a disciplined practice, which we define as a medium through which the world is engaged at a range of scales with conceptual and formal clarity, disciplinary awareness, social agency, and material speculation. We believe that architecture offers ways of making and ways of thinking that enable architects and interior architects to do good in the world through their design work. Our shared values enable differences between and among our programs to become opportunities for productive exchange, collaboration, and growth.
Marywood University School of Architecture offers professional, pre-professional, and post-professional programs in Architecture and Interior Architecture. The undergraduate programs emphasize disciplinary knowledge within a broader liberal arts framework, and include a study abroad opportunity in Florence, Italy. The graduate programs emphasize disciplinary-focused independent thesis work for students with professional degrees in architecture or interior architecture. The professional undergraduate program in Architecture, the Bachelors of Architecture (BARCH), is a five year curriculum that is intended for students who will pursue a career as a license architecture or advanced study in the field of architecture. The BARCH is the primary architectural degree offered in the School. The pre-professional undergraduate program in Architecture, the Bachelors of Environmental Design in Architecture (BEDA), is a four year curriculum that is intended for students who will pursue a professional Master degree or enter into a related field. The BEDA curriculum follows the BARCH curriculum but with the option to substitute advanced professionally oriented courses with courses from other areas of the curriculum or other university course offerings. The post-professional degree in Architecture, the Masters Architecture (MARCH.), is a one year curriculum intended for highly self-motivated students who hold a professional degree in architecture and seek advanced study in an area Architecture. The professional undergraduate program in Interior Architecture, the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture (B.F.A.) is a four year curriculum that is intended for students who will pursue a career as an interior architecture/designer or advanced study in the field of interior architecture or architecture. The BFA is the primary interiors degree offered in the School. The post-professional degree in Interior Architecture, the Masters of Fine Arts in Interior Architecture (M.F.A.), is a one year curriculum intended for highly self-motivated students who seek advanced study in an area Interior Architecture.
- Building Technologies
- Digital Fabrication
- Graphics And Visualization
- History, Theory, Criticism
- Interior Design
- Materials And Construction