Recommended Courses

The following courses are recommended to students designing a program of study in architecture.

Those marked in blue are required of all majors. Additional courses may be applicable and some are not offered yearly, so each student should develop her program of study in active consultation with her advisor. 

HISTORY OF ART

  • ARTH 100 Introduction to the History of Art Part I: Ancient and Medieval Art 
  • ARTH 101 Introduction to the History of Art Part II: Renaissance to the Present 

NOTE: Students are usually required to take both 100 and 101 to fulfill the major requirements in Architecture. Since ARTH 101 will not be offered in Spring 2017, students graduating in the academic year 2016-17, who have not taken ARTH 101 yet, must substitute another 200-level Architecture-related course in its place. If you have questions please consult your adviser.

  • ARTH 200 Architecture and Urban Form 
  • ARTH 201 Medieval Art and Architecture 
  • ARTH 202 Byzantine Art and Architecture 
  • ARTH 203 Near Eastern Art and Architecture 
  • ARTH 228 Modern Architecture  
  • ARTH 230 Frank Lloyd Wright and the American Home 
  • ARTH 231 Architecture and Urbanism in North America 
  • ARTH 236 Art, Architecture, and Culture in the Ancient Americas 
  • ARTH 237 Art, Architecture, and Culture in Post-Conquest Mexico 
  • ARTH 238 Chinese Art and Architecture 
  • ARTH 240 Asian Art and Architecture 
  • ARTH 241 Egyptian Art and Archaeology 
  • ARTH 243 Art and Society in the Roman World: Sex, Sacrifice, Banquets, Baths, and Death 
  • ARTH 245 House and Home: Domestic Architecture, Interiors, and Material Life in North America, 1600-1900 
  • ARTH 247 Islamic Art and Architecture
  • ARTH 249 Japanese Art & Architecture 
  • ARTH 259 The Art and Architecture of the European Enlightenment 
  • ARTH 266 New Perspectives on the Global City 
  • ARTH 267 Cross-Cultural Encounters in the Medieval Mediterranean  
  • ARTH 268 Art, Architecture, and Pilgrimage in the Medieval World 
  • ARTH 289 European Art and Architecture, 1750–1900 
  • ARTH 309 Seminar. Problems in Architectural History 
  • ARTH 317 Historic Preservation: Theory and Practice
  • ARTH 318 Seminar. New England Arts and Architecture  
  • ARTH 320 Seminar. American Architecture 
  • ARTH 325 Seminar. Rococo and Neoclassical Interiors 
  • ARTH 332 Seminar. Topics in Medieval Art 
  • ARTH 340 Seminar. Topics in American Art 
  • ARTH 344 Seminar. Topics in Islamic Art 

STUDIO ART

  • ARTS 105 Drawing I 
  • ARTS 109 Two-Dimensional Design 
  • ARTS 113 Three-Dimensional Design 
  • ARTS 207 Sculpture I 
  • ARTS 216 Spatial Investigations 
  • ARTS 217 Life Drawing 
  • ARTS 219 Introductory Print Methods: Lithography/Monotype 
  • ARTS 220 Introductory Print Methods: Intaglio/Relief 
  • ARTS 221/CAMS 239 Digital Imaging 
  • ARTS 222 Introductory Print Methods: Typography/Book Arts 
  • ARTS 255 Dynamic Interface Design 
  • ARTS 307 Sculpture II 
  • ARTS 314 Advanced Drawing 
  • ARTS 317 Seminar. Topics in the Visual Arts 
  • ARTS 321 Advanced New Media 
  • ARTS 322 Advanced Print Concepts 

MIT

  • 4.021* Introduction to Architecture and Environmental Design or 4.111A (IAP  intensive)
  • 4.022* Architecture Design Foundations
  • 4.023 Architecture Design Studio I  
  • 4.024 Architecture Design Studio II
  • 4.025 Architecture Design Studio III
  • 4.401 Environmental Technologies in Buildings
  • 4.411 [J] D-Lab Schools: Building Technology Lab 
  • 4.400 [J] Building Structural Systems I
  • 4.444 Analysis of Historic Structures
  • 4.500 Introduction to Geometric Modeling

*Note: MIT courses marked with * are counted as “within the Department of Art”; all others are counted as courses outside the department. 

MATHEMATICS

  • MATH 115 Calculus I 
  • MATH 116 Calculus II 
  • MATH 120 Calculus IIA 
  • MATH 205 Multivariable Calculus 

Note: More advanced courses may also be counted toward the major. 

PHYSICS

  • PHYS 104 Fundamentals of Mechanics with Laboratory 
  • PHYS 107 Principles and Applications of Mechanics with Laboratory  

THEATRE STUDIES

  • THST 209 Introduction to the Art of Scenic Design 

OLIN COLLEGE

  • AHSE2141 Engineering for Humanity