Architectural education at the University of Michigan prepares students to participate actively in the design of the physical environment. To effect change, an architect must understand the nature of the human problem in its environmental context, have knowledge of the techniques and technology of building, and possess the intellectual and aesthetic skills necessary for a creative synthesis of that information into meaningful and expressive design solutions.
Courses for non-majors
All students are welcome to take our pre-arch courses: ARCH 201, 202, 211, 212, 218, 313, 323, 357 and 423.
A series of courses is offered at the undergraduate level at the University of Michigan designed specifically for students considering entering the Architecture Program their junior year. ARCH 211 introduces students to digital design tools and drawing and image manipulation software. ARCH 212 provides a general view and understanding of the profession and discipline of architecture. This course examines visual, cultural, historical, and philosophical aspects of the man-made environment. ARCH 313 and 323 are a two-part course series surveying the history of Architecture from antiquity to the present. Studio courses ARCH 201, ARCH 202, and ARCH 218 provide students with drawing and visual design skills primarily used in architecture and related fields.
The following courses count as LSA courses for LSA degree credit.