Architecture and Design

Career paths in architecture include graduate professional programs toward becoming a licensed architect, teaching architecture and/or architectural history, and involvement in many fields of design, from environmental work, urban design, and landscape architecture, to interior and furnishings design. A studio art major and courses in art and architectural history are recommended. Because architecture requires a comprehensive understanding of culture, it is important to have a background in municipal organization, literature, history, writing and presenting ideas, aesthetics, logical and ethical problem solving, collaborative work and research, and environmental sustainability, as well as in mathematics and physics.

Typical First-Year Schedule

Fall
  • FYS 120 or WRIT 120 or Conversation Program
  • World Language
  • ART 102/103/104/153
  • OLE Core/Elective
Interim
  • OLE Core/Elective
Spring
  • FYS 120 or WRIT 120 or Conversation Program
  • World Language
  • ART 102/103/104/153
  • OLE Core/Elective
Additional Information

Strongly recommended: a major in the visual arts with an emphasis in sculpture, painting, architectural drawing, and digital media, strong background in art history, and strong background in math. Recommended: courses in American and European history, American and/or urban studies, literature (especially with advanced writing components), philosophy, social sciences.

CREDIT FOR PREVIOUS COURSEWORK
  • Not applicable.
Placement
  • Not applicable.
Informational Events

Nothing at this time.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Dept Chair of Art and Art History: Peter Nelson (nelsonp@stolaf.edu)