The Bachelors in Architecture prepares students for the profession of architecture by developing an understanding of design as an interpretive process, where students will acquire a broadened capacity to recognize societal responsibilities and exercise ethical judgment in improving the quality of our physical environment, and with it, our quality of life.

 

Academic Program Description

Major Course Descriptions

 

 

 

 

Related Major Skills

 

Imagination Attention to detail Work ethic
Self-discipline Flexibility Interpretive Skills
Critical Analysis Appreciation of Aesthetics Open-minded
Patience Adaptability Basic reading, writing and editing skills
Time management Creativity Work in teams and small groups
Planning and managing skills Editing with others Work with deadlines
Explaining processes, plans and concepts Work independently

 

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Sample Career Titles

 

CAD Operator Advertising Designer Environmental Engineer
Architectural Engineer Fashion Designer Architectural Historian
Furniture Designer Architectural Writer or Journalist Illustrator
Art Director Industrial Designer Building Contractor
Interior Designer or Interior Decorator Building Designer Industrial Engineer
Building Inspector Landscape Architect Building Researcher
Mechanical Engineer Carpenter Naval Architect
Cartographer Old-House Rehabber Civil Engineer
Production Designer Construction Project Manager Real Estate Appraiser
Teacher/Professor Set Designer Urban Planner or Regional Planner
Surveyor

 

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Sample Work Settings

 

Advertising Agencies Studio Facilities Architecture Agencies
Television & Film Settings Freelance Educational Institutions
Motion Picture Companies Interior Design Department/Firms Construction Sites
Magazines, Books, Newspapers Design Studios Photography/Design Studios

 

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FAU Student Organizations 

  • Computers in Graphics Club
  • Designer's Edge
  • American Institute of Architecture Students at FAU
  • Triangle Fraternity

 

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Professional Associations

 

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Job and Internship Links

 

 

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Where to Learn More

 

General Occupational Information

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Career Planning Websites

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Sample Library Resources

These Resources can be found at the CDC Career Resource Library and/or FAU's Wimberley Library.

  • The Professional Architecture Journal
  • Architectural Record
  • Journal of Architectural Education
  • Journal of Architectural Engineering
  • Art/Design Workers Occupational File
  • Perspecta
  • Career Guide for Creative
  • Careers in the Visual Arts
  • Career Opportunities in the Film Industry
  • Career Opportunities in the Visual Arts
  • Career Opportunities in Television
  • Career Resources for People in the Arts
  • Hollywood Creative Directory
  • Great Jobs for Art Majors
  • Jobs in Arts & Media Management
  • On Becoming an Artist
  • Opportunities in Graphic Design
  • Opportunities in Interior Design
  • Opportunities in Visual Arts Careers
  • The Business of Being an Artist
  • The Education of a Graphic Designer
  • Opportunities in Film Careers
  • How to Get a Job in Southern California

 

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