Architectural Studies


Architectural Studies Introduction


Students in the Architectural Studies program at the John H. Daniels Faculty of Architecture, Landscape, and Design pursue one of the four Specialist streams offered: Comprehensive; Design of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism; History and Theory of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism; or Technology of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism. The Major in Architectural Studies is not open to students in the Architectural Studies program and is open only to students in the Visual Studies program.

All students beginning their studies in the Architectural Studies program are automatically enrolled in the Comprehensive stream prior to course enrolment for their first year of study in the Daniels Faculty. After their second year of study, with the completion of the required 8.0 FEC, students who wish to pursue one of the more directed streams (Design of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism; History and Theory of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism; or Technology of Architecture, Landscape, and Urbanism) and meet the admission requirements listed in this academic calendar are able to request the relevant stream. Meeting the admission requirements for these streams does not guarantee entry.

Students in the Architectural Studies program who have an interest in Visual Studies may also request the Specialist streams, Major, or Minor in Visual Studies listed in the Visual Studies section of the calendar.

Students who began their studies in the Architectural Studies program prior to September 2016 are eligible to request the new Specialist streams listed below, as well as the new Specialist streams, new Major, or Minor in Visual Studies listed in the Visual Studies section of this calendar. These students should note that, should they pursue one of the new Specialist streams in Architectural Studies or Visual Studies or the new Major in Visual Studies, they may need to take additional 100-level courses and may take longer to complete their program requirements. Students who choose to pursue one of the new Specialist streams in Architectural Studies cannot also remain enrolled in one or both of the Architectural Studies Majors (Design – AHMAJ2020 and/or History, Theory, Criticism – AHMAJ2390). These students, once enrolled in one of the new Specialist streams, must drop any Architectural Studies Major (AHMAJ2020 and/or AHMAJ2390) in which they are enrolled. More information for students who began their studies in the Architectural Studies program prior to September 2016 is available at www.daniels.utoronto.ca