NewSchool of Architecture and Design


San Diego, CA

Degrees Offered

Bachelor of Architecture; Master of Architecture


NewSchool of Architecture and Design offers the professional architecture degrees, Bachelor of Architecture (B. Arch) and Master of Architecture (M. Arch). The Bachelor of Architecture program is an intensive 235-credit curriculum, requiring 68 credits of general education courses, 18 electives, and 149 credits of professional education. This five-year program of study prepares its students for licensure as a registered architect.
The Master of Architecture curriculum is split into two different tracks: the M. Arch I path or the M. Arch 2 path. Track I offers students the option between a two-year or three-year program of study and is meant to further build upon a pre-professional architecturally-related Bachelor’s degree. The track II program of study is designed for students who already possess an NAAB-approved professional Bachelor of Architecture. This program is one year in length.


Located in San Diego, California, the NewSchool of Architecture and Design offers its students an urban setting while providing an innovative and learn-by-doing education. San Diego’s close proximity to the Mexican border encourages a diverse community. The school fosters a diverse artistic population, as it is set in what is known as the Urban Art Trail in San Diego’s Gaslamp Quarter; the close proximity offers students a first-hand look at architectural history and building standards. NewSchool’s students are provided with skills needed to succeed in any technical and design-based careers; learning is encouraged through practice and high artistic standards. The NewSchool of Architecture and Design gained its popularity through the tradition of afternoon and evening class structures, as it has offered greater freedom and opportunity for working individuals. This draw continues today, bringing a great number of people looking to change careers.