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Minor in Architecture

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.

Location

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.





Coursework

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)

Schedule

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

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 Tim Brown at 3-132 Lee Hall or tb2@clemson.edu. For general information about off campus studies in the College of Arts, Architecture and Humanities, contact Regina Foster, Director of the College of Art, Architecture, and Humanities Office of Global Engagement, at 151 Lee Hall, 656-3636, or email rkomo@clemson.edu.