In July 1999 the University of Calgary approved the Minor in Architectural Studies (ARST). The program is offered through the Faculty of Arts in cooperation with EVDS. The minor consists of the courses taken in the Foundation Year of the MArch Program. Students enrolled in ARST take these cross-listed courses alongside students in MArch.
Upon completion of ARST requirements, students can then apply for admission into the first year in the MArch program, therefore reducing the time required to complete the MArch degree (by not having to complete the foundation year courses).
Important Note: The Faculty of Graduate Studies no longer accepts a three-year Bachelor of Communication and Culture with a one-year minor in ARST for entry into graduate programs.
While meeting requirements for both the ARST minor and your chosen major degree, you can also use your time in the undergraduate degree to develop your knowledge in design, the humanities, social sciences, arts, biological and physical sciences, and skills in design and graphics — including, wherever possible, studio, laboratory and collaborative learning experiences.
Although not required, it is recommended that you take the following courses prior to entry to ARST:
- ARST 201: Introduction to Architecture and Design
- Art History 201 and 203
- Additional courses to develop skill in art and design, such as Art 231, 233, 235, 241, and 243
- At least one course in literature (English or another language)
- General Studies 201 - First Year Seminar (if you are registered in the Faculty of Communication and Culture)
- Canadian Studies 335 and 427
- General Studies 407
- Additional courses in Art History (425) and the Fine Arts
- ARST 483: Interdisciplinary Seminar
- ARST 484: Studio I Design Thinking
- ARST 423: Sustainability in the Built Environment
- ARST 444: Studio II in Architecture
- ARST 449: Building Science and Technology I
- ARST 451: Graphics Workshop I
- ARST 453: Graphics Workshop II
- ARST 457.01: Architectural History I
- ARST 457.02: Architectural History II
Note: If you wish, you may spread the ARST courses over your final two years as long as you take ARST 423, 444, 451, 453, 483 and 484 in your final year .
For more information about undergraduate programs and courses, refer to the University of Calgary Undergraduate Calendar.
To view admission requirements, click here.
For more information on the ARST program please contact:
Professional Faculties Building, Room 2188