Master of Advanced Architectural Design (MAAD)
This one-year interdisciplinary post-professional degree program is tailored for advanced students and midcareer professionals. Students focus on research and design through mentored study and a range of elective offerings.
Three possible areas of concentration are offered that reflect the diversity of emerging domains within architecture, allowing for a rigorous course of study that has an advanced level of specialization, but is also highly cross-disciplinary.
Digital Design Technologies
The MAAD Digital Design Technologies concentration is intended for early to midcareer design professionals who are interested in extending their knowledge of digital design technologies. The program provides students with training in contemporary topics such as parametric design, building information modeling, interactive design and robotics, advanced visualization, and digital fabrication.
Urbanism, Landscape & Ecology
The MAAD Urbanism, Landscape, and Ecology concentration focuses on the current state of our cities and investigates the design challenges and potentials of the urban environment in the 21st century. Architecture, urbanism, and landscape are three of the most potent disciplines available to us to remake our cities as dynamic, meaningful, and sustainable cultural artifacts.
Design Theory & Critical Practices
The MAAD Design Theory and Critical Practices concentration provides practicing architects and graduates of professional architectural programs an arena to engage and expand upon key concepts within contemporary architectural thought.
Total number of credits for degree: 30 credits
Duration: 2 semesters (fall/spring)
Requirements for Admission
Professional degree in architecture: BArch, MArch (or equivalent)
Submission requirements are the same as those for CCA’s MArch Program
The architecture division also offers the following degree programs:
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