As a Professional Degree, the MArch I program recruits individuals who are passionate about architecture and have a non-architecture related bachelor’s degree. Our institute is looking for young and aspirational design talents from within the country and abroad to participate in the course of study for the first three semesters. The fourth semester consists of architectural design studios that are held by award-winning architects. Internationally renowned architects are also invited to participate in a one-week workshop that is held annually. Our institute encourages students to participate in international competitions, international architectural exhibitions, architectural tours or project internships, in hope that our students can establish a global field of view and heighten their awareness of the environments. Students are also encouraged to take cross-units courses that are related to the digital-media to strengthen their integrating abilities in the digital era.
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The group is the mainstream of architectural education. The institute strives to nurture leading and talented architectural designers in the digital era in Taiwan.
The structure of the curriculum is a seven-semester / three-and-half-year program. It is mandatory for students to complete 72 credit points (including 6 courses in Design Studio, 6 courses in Design Thesis and 6 core programs). Every final project must pass the assessment of the “Design Oral Examination Committee” and be registered and amongst the finalists in nation-wide or international competitions, with an English ability that meets the requirements set up by the institute. The design studios are the core of the program, integrated with lectures on contemporary architectural theory, architecture criticism, architecture history, international design seminars and the integration of digital media.