Newschool of Architecture and Design
About Newschool of Architecture and Design
Why Consider NewSchool of Architecture and Design?
At NewSchool of Architecture and Design, students pursue rigorous, hands-on, and creative courses taught by architects, designers, and practicing professionals. NewSchool offers programs in architecture, construction management, media design, design studies, product design, and interior architecture and design. They are also known for:
Programs at NewSchool of Architecture & Design feature skills-based instruction designed to help students prepare for their career paths while facing real-world challenges head-on. The institution is proud of its strong industry connections, creative collaborations, and chances for students to “learn by doing.” And NewSchool reports that 88% of their 2016 graduates found jobs within their field of study within six months of graduation.
Architecture Graduate Programs Designed with Your Career in Mind
NewSchool offers multiple paths to pursuing a graduate education in architecture, with four graduate architecture programs designed for different professional trajectories. For instance, the Master of Science in Architecture degree program is intended for students who do not plan to become registered architects, instead emphasizing research into problems in the built environment.
The Integrated Path to Architectural Licensure (IPAL) program, on the other hand, is a rigorous four-year graduate program designed to integrate the educational components students need to pursue licensure, including the Architectural Experience Program (AXP) hours and the Architectural Registration Examination (ARE).
These and other architecture graduate programs at NewSchool may focus on preparation for practice, architectural research, and project-based learning.
A Transformative Setting
NewSchool is located in San Diego’s downtown East Village design district. This neighborhood, and the city at large, is packed with inspiration – from Gold Rush-era buildings to urban industrial spaces waiting to be transformed into contemporary residences and businesses. Graduate students may enjoy the diversity, history, architecture, and nightlife that make this California city so vibrant.
NewSchool of Architecture & Design may be based in sunny San Diego, but they have a global scope. The university is a member of the Laureate International Universities network, a global network of more than 70 campus-based and online universities in 25 countries. NewSchool is also home to international students from around the world. And, they offer potential study abroad programs that may feature opportunities to be inspired by architecture and design in countries like Italy, Spain, Portugal, and Peru.
NewSchool’s philosophy is to foster a mentality of lifelong learning and exploration designed to serve students not just in their short-term professional goals, but throughout their careers and lives. Graduate students are introduced to key issues, methodologies, and skill sets necessary for their disciplines, in addition to oral and written communication, research methods, problem analysis, and critical thinking. Programs are designed to help students pursue the adaptability they need to thrive in changing industries.
Mission, Vision, and ValuesThe mission of NewSchool of Architecture and Design is to nurture and inspire design-minded students, while fostering a firm foundation of critical thinking, ethical behavior, a culture of professional practice, and pathways to socially responsible leadership in a global society.
NewSchool programs may have multiple start dates during the year , so check with your program of interest to learn more about application deadlines and admissions criteria. Prospective students should apply online and submit a Statement of Purpose, in addition to program-specific requirements.
- Graduate Admissions: Among other requirements, prospective graduate students must have earned a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution, with a GPA of at least 2.7 on a 4.0 scale. GRE or GMAT test scores are recommended but not required. And, some of the architecture graduate programs require a portfolio.
- Transfer Students: NewSchool may accept students who have begun their studies elsewhere. Applicants must have completed at least one semester of full-time, post-secondary level education with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5, among other requirements for transfer.
- International Students: Among other materials, prospective international students must submit a transcripts evaluation fee, translations of course descriptions, and TOEFL or IELTS scores.
Enrollment, Attendance, Retention Rates and Graduation
Graduate attendance rate of 29% part-time and 71% full-time
For the years 2018-2019 Newschool of Architecture and Design awarded: 90 bachelor's degrees, 37 master's degrees
NewSchool of Architecture & Design is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) Senior College and University Commission.
In addition, programmatic accreditation is provided through the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) for certain professional architecture programs. NewSchool of Architecture and Design offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs:
- M. Arch. (preprofessional degree + 90 graduate credits)
- M. Arch. (non-preprofessional degree + 150 credits)
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Of potential interest to prospective graduate students, NewSchool offers master’s degree programs in Architecture and Construction Management that may be perfect for various career stages. They also offer continuing professional education programs, such as certificates in areas like Healthy Urbanism, Product Design, Interior Design for Architects, and more.
NewSchool Program Highlights: ONLINE MASTER OF CONSTRUCTION MANAGEMENT
Pursue an interdisciplinary foundation of science, architecture, business management, and engineering, while studying 100% online! This innovative program lets you prepare for new goals in the field of Construction Management while enjoying flexible scheduling and courses you can pursue from the comfort of home.
Choose Your Schedule: Students may pursue one course at a time, or study full time and potentially earn their M.S. in as few as twelve months. Students may participate in online classes on a weekly basis, at the time that works best for them.
Industry-relevant Curriculum: NewSchool offers a curriculum focused on sustainable design, integrated project delivery, and practice-oriented learning. You may study everything from planning, organization, and leadership to cost, safety, and design. And, you may explore the latest in construction management practices, including new technology and globally sensitive perspectives.
Optional Site Visits: Online students may be able to join construction site visits to learn more about the ins and outs of exciting new construction projects taking place in San Diego.
Potential Networking Opportunities: From your faculty and classmates to representatives of construction management companies, you may have the chance to connect with people who share your professional interests.