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Minor in Architecture


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 Tuesday, November 13, 2018 @ 5:45 pm

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 @ 5:45 pm

Lee Hall room 3-136

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The Program

The Minor in Architecture is available to students in any bachelor of arts program at the university who need to complete a minor and who may be interested in architecture, cities and landscapes. This minor will offer an overview of architecture as a discipline and as a profession. Architects are concerned with built environment, from simple structures to the larger context of urban areas. The minor is of particular value to those who have wondered about architecture as a possible career or who see themselves working in a parallel field where a knowledge of architecture is important. Through a survey of architectural principles, basic design, architectural history, and architecture appreciation, students will acquire an understanding of the discipline and its possibilities.

Architecture is a field that requires registration to practice as a professional. For those who wish to pursue this course of action, the first requirement is a master's degree in architecture from an accredited university. Students are accepted to graduate programs from a variety of undergraduate fields and not only from undergraduate architecture programs. Therefore, students who take this minor and wish to pursue a career in architecture may enter a master's program after graduating in their current field of study. Clemson is one of many universities that offer a three-year Master of Architecture program for candidates from non-design undergraduate disciplines.


A large portion of the minor (12 credit hours) will be offered during the summer at Clemson's Daniel Center in Genoa, Italy. Located at Via Piaggio 14, Genoa, students live, eat, and work together in the Daniel Center. Built in 1899, "The Villa" accommodates up to 24 resident students, and contains living and dining rooms, a library, studio space, and related facilities. A large garden overlooks the city, harbor, and the Mediterranean.

Architecture Minor Brochure 2014

Take a look at our Architecture Minor Brochure to learn more about the summer program we offer in Genoa, Italy for undergraduate students.

YouTube video of the Summer 2017 Minor in Architecture Student Project:

The Clemson University School of Architecture and its Charles E. Daniel Center for Building Research and Urban Studies collaborated with Casa Gavoglio Civico 41 to host a public conversation on Foundations of Architecture: Mine, Thine, and Ours.

Centric to this conversation was the work presented by the multi-disciplinary summer studio/workshop conducted by the Clemson University School of Architecture in Genoa, Italy.  Studio members majoring in Business, Economics, Engineering, and Art embraced design research activities that are both critical and fundamental to architecture and design.  By examining building plans, sections and elevations, each team member prepared a series of sketches, drawings, artifacts, photos and models serving as catalysts for questions, thoughts and proactive conversation.  

Pop-up conversation no. 1 Foundations of Architecture: Mine, Thine and Ours intended to facilitate the importance of public discourse on the role architecture can play in defining public space, building community and enhancing place.   


Fifteen credit hours are required for the minor:

  • ARCH 1010  Introduction to Architecture  3 credits   (fall only)
  • DSGN 3700  Design Appreciation  6 credits   (summer only)
  • ARCH 4710  Architecture History of Place  3 credits   (summer only)
  • ARCH 4720  Field Studies  3 credits   (summer only)


The schedule for the summer courses will be posted early in the spring semester prior to the summer offerings. Typically, the six week session will run during the early part of the summer.


Enrollment in the summer session will be limited to twenty students at a given location. Therefore, students will be enrolled in the summer courses based on credit level.

Additional Information

For questions regarding the minor or for registration information, contact Professor Dan Harding,  For general information about off campus studies in the College of Arts, Architecture and Humanities, contact Carolyn Crist, Program Coordinator for Off-Campus Programs, at 106 Strode Tower, 656-3636, or email