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Profile of Newschool of Architecture and Design

The Newschool of Architecture was founded in Chula Vista, California in 1980 for the purpose of providing a professional education in architecture. In 1988, the school was relocated to central downtown San Diego. In the ensuing several years, the institution underwent two ownership changes and an expansion of degree programs before its name was changed in 2001 to Newschool of Architecture and Design. The school today offers several professional and non-professional degree programs in architecture and design.

Points of Distinction
  • "Architectural internship" philosophy encourages school-work mix
  • Hands-on, practical approach throughout programs
  • Supportive Career Services Department
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)

Course Topics

The school has bachelor and master degree programs in architecture and visual communication. Each program has different prerequisites and requirements relating to years of study. Degree programs include the following:
  • Bachelor of Arts In Architecture
  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Arts In Visual Communication
  • Master of Science In Architecture
  • Master of Architecture, First Professional Degree
  • Master of Architecture, Second Professional Degree
  • Executive Masters Program
Newschool of Architecture and Design Admissions

The school provides an online form which allows prospective students to easily request detailed information about its programs. The form is also a way for applicants to begin the admissions process. Applicants are considered quarterly on a space-available basis and are advised to apply early.

Newschool of Architecture and Design Faculty Quality

The faculty is comprised of experienced architects, designers and practicing professionals. Instructors are chosen for their professional background, academic experience and commitment to the advancement of architecture and design education. Faculty members are actively encouraged to become involved in the development of school policies and procedures.

Newschool of Architecture and Design Student Enrolment

Enrolment is in excess of 400 students. There are slightly more undergraduates than graduate students. Approximately 70% of the Student Enrolment is male.

Newschool of Architecture and Design Student Life

The Newschool is a commuter college and does not offer its own on-campus housing. However, the San Diego campus is easily accessible by public transportation and has convenient freeway access for commuting students. The school provides networking opportunities for its students and also provides assistance in terms of resume and interview preparation, as well as notification of current job openings.

Programs of Study

(Note:Not all programs are necessarily available at all locations. )

  • Architecture (BArch BA/BS MArch MA/MS PhD)
Multimedia and Web Design
  • Web Page Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
NewSchool of Architecture and Design Degrees or Coursework

(Note:Not all degrees and coursework are necessarily available for all programs of study. )

Degrees or Coursework
  • Bachelor
  • Master
NewSchool of Architecture and Design Campus Locations

  • San Diego

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