Associate of Arts

in Architecture

Build your career from the ground up with ACU’s associate degree in architecture. From towering skyscrapers to one-story ranch homes, architects plan and design structures of all shapes and sizes. At ACU, you’ll be equipped with essential design problem-solving techniques and skills, as you explore how the technical and aesthetic aspects of architectural design affect a diversity of populations in a variety of contexts.

Build your career from the ground up with ACU’s associate degree in architecture. From towering skyscrapers to one-story ranch homes, architects plan and design structures of all shapes and sizes. At ACU, you’ll be equipped with essential design problem-solving techniques and skills, as you explore how the technical and aesthetic aspects of architectural design affect a diversity of populations in a variety of contexts.

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Application Deadline

February 1

National Candidates

May 1

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Are you ready for the challenge?

Our faculty is composed of award-winning artists and designers who are leaders in their various disciplines and media, and who actively produce and exhibit their creative work. As artists and educators, they believe art has a unique power to change our world and make it a more beautiful, generous, rich and open place. Complete the form to learn more about earning a degree in architecture.

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A.A. in Architecture

Degree Details

These are the important details you will need to keep in mind as you prepare your application and degree plan.

Tracks

Pre-Architecture

Required Hours

University Hours: 35
Major Hours: 34

Total Required:   69 credit hours*

*Based on track selection

Example Coursework

  • Design Drawing
  • History of Architecture & Design
  • Digital Design Communication
  • Construction I: Materials & Methods

Minor Available

No

Department

Art and Design

Application Deadlines

Early Application Deadline
November 1

Application Deadline
February 1

National Candidates
May 1

Outside the Classroom

Students work on a project - AA in Architecture

By design, much of what art and design students do in the classroom is hands-on. Other real-world opportunities are found in student organizations and co-curriculars including:

  • American Society of Interior Designers
  • Student exhibitions
  • American Institute of Graphic Arts

Careers

After earning your associate of arts degree, you may wish to complete your architectural training at another university or complete a bachelor’s at ACU in a related major such as interior design, engineering physics or three-dimensional studio art. Most graduate-level architecture programs will require some leveling work prior to acceptance. This program lays the groundwork for an exciting career, such as:

  • Architect
  • Building Surveyor
  • Structural Engineer
  • City Planner
  • Interior Designer
  • Drafter
  • Landscape Architect
  • Civil Engineer
Students in a design class - architecture