COURSE DESCRIPTIONS

The Professional Residency Program is an academic program and requires students to register for PRP course(s) while on Residency. Since PRP courses are restricted, students meet with their academic advisor in order to register prior to leaving on Residency.
 
All PRP courses will be recorded as incompletes (I) until the required course work has been submitted and reviewed by the PRP Director (or course instructor) following the conclusion of Residency. For Professional Practice (ARC 362/382-PRP), the student must complete all course requirements, including class attendance, during the semester following Residency. 

Please note- While on Residency, students are not permitted to register for non-PRP courses. Any obligations (weddings, design assistantships, etc.) that significantly impact the Residency should be discussed with the PRP Director prior to commitment.

UNDERGRADUATE COURSES

ARC 660T Advanced Design -PRP

Similar to a comprehensive studio, the course objectives are to develop the student's understanding and ability to combine the elements that create a thorough building design. During Residency, the student is responsible for documenting his or her contributions in a "returning" portfolio. Prerequisites: Must be participating in the Professional Residency Program. Must be taken with ARC 361T -PRP.  ARC 560R with a grade of at least C.

ARC 361T Technical Communication -PRP

As a companion to ARC 660T -PRP, the course objectives are to develop the student's awareness of the broader context, which enables a successful building design. The student is asked to select a topic, such as, digital tools, public relations, branding, office management, or cost estimating, for development into a reflective and critical essay. Prerequisites: Must be participating in the Professional Residency Program. Must be taken with ARC 660T -PRP.  ARC 560R with a grade of at least C.

ARC 362 Professional Practice -PRP

The purpose of the course is to provide a three (3) hour placeholder for students who need to be considered full-time while on Residency. On the semester following Residency, students must attend the class and complete the coursework in order to get a final grade from the instructor. Prerequisites: Must be participating in the Professional Residency Program. ARC 560R with a grade of at least C.

ARC 379 Architectural Research -PRP

The course allows a student to investigate a problem, in architecture and other associated fields, selected by the student with the approval of the PRP Director. The investigation culminates in a substantial paper.  The course counts only as an elective course. Prerequisites: Must be participating in the Professional Residency Program.

Please note: With the exception of ARC 362, all course work must be submitted at the beginning of the subsequent semester following Residency. The specific date is set by the PRP Director. 

GRADUATE COURSES

  • ARC 382 Professional Practice-PRP
  • ARC 389 Research in Architecture-PRP (paper)
  • ARC 389 Research in Architecture-PRP (portfolio)

ARC 382 Professional Practice -PRP

The purpose of the course is to provide a three (3) hour placeholder for students who need to be considered full-time while on Residency. On a semester preceding or following Residency, students must attend the class and complete the coursework in order to get a final grade from the instructor. Prerequisites: Must be participating in the Professional Residency Program. ARC 696 with a grade of at least C.

ARC 389 Research in Architecture -PRP (paper)

The course allows a student to investigate a problem, in architecture and other associated fields, selected by the student with the approval of the PRP Director. The investigation culminates in a substantial paper. The course counts as an open elective course. Prerequisites: Must be participating in the Professional Residency Program.

ARC 389 Research in Architecture -PRP (portfolio)

The course objectives are to develop the student's understanding and ability to combine the elements that create a thorough building design. During Residency, the student is responsible for documenting his or her contributions in a "returning" portfolio. The course counts as an open elective course. Prerequisites: Must be participating in the Professional Residency Program.

Please note: Graduate students must enroll in ARC 389 Research in Architecture -PRP (portfolio) during Residency. With the exception of ARC 382, all course work must be submitted at the beginning of the subsequent semester following Residency. The specific date is set by the PRP Director. 

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