Are you a visionary who walks down the street and imagines better design? Are you an artist who aspires to design houses or high-rises? Are you a problem-solver who can preserve a city’s history in its structures, or develop sustainable ideas and practices for building? With a degree in architecture, your passion for sketching, making, and designing reimagine the built environment around you.

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UTSA’s Architecture Program

UTSA’s Architecture degree is a four-year, pre-professional degree built around rigorous design studios and comprehensive coursework. All stages of the design process require an ability to think clearly, critically and coherently in order to make persuasive arguments and sensible judgments. Design ideas are established through the iterative process of making, drawing, modeling, fabricating, representing, discussing, reading and writing.

Students and faculty exist and thrive within a collaborative workspace and learning environment specific to our shared creative work. Architecture’s studio culture – the work ethic, relationships, and knowledge that are cultivated throughout the collective design process – form an environment of dialogue and discovery through which issues and ideas, pragmatic concerns, material conditions, technology and process intermingle in the practice of design.

Our aim is to contribute to the structure, utility, and beauty of our built environment, improve the quality of place in our cities, homes, work, and learning spaces, and support a positive relationship between people, buildings, and the environment.

Career Resources

UTSA’s University Career Center offers several resources to help students identify and develop the global skills necessary to successfully pursue and achieve lifelong career goals.

Please note that there are additional admission requirements that need to be met in order to be admitted into this major. View all of UTSA’s specific admission requirements here.

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