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MSAAD DEGREE REQUIREMENTS

Please Note:

  • A minimum of 12 points must be taken each semester.
  • Students are strongly advised to take one additional 3 or 4 point elective during each term. No extra tuition is charged between 15 and 19 points.
  • Design Seminars may count as either a Visual Technology Elective or a GSAPP Elective.

2021 – 2022 MSAAD Degree Requirements

Course Sequence Semester 1
Summer 2021
Semester 2
Fall 2021
Semester 3
Spring 2022
Design Studio
3x9pts = 27pts
Advanced Architectural Design Studio
9pts
Advanced Studio V
9pts
Advanced Studio VI
9pts
History/Theory
3x3pts = 9pts
Transscalarities
3pts
History/Theory Elective
3pts
GSAPP Elective
3pts
Other Required
3x3pts = 9pts
Arguments
3pts
GSAPP Visual Technology Elective
3pts
GSAPP Visual Technology Elective
3pts
Total
45-48pts
15pts 15pts 15pts

2020 – 2021 MSAAD Degree Requirements
The program was exceptionally deferred by one semester due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic*

Course Sequence Semester 1
Fall 2020
Semester 2
Spring 2021
Semester 3
Summer 2021
Design Studio
3x9pts = 27pts
Advanced Studio V
9pts
Advanced Studio VI
9pts
Advanced Architectural Design Studio
9pts
History/Theory
3x3pts = 9pts
Transscalarities
3pts
History/Theory Elective
3pts
Arguments
3pts
Other Required
3x3pts = 9pts
GSAPP Visual Technology Elective
3pts
GSAPP Visual Technology Elective
3pts
Entangled Symposium
3pts
Total
45-48pts
15pts 15pts 15pts
*In response to the COVID-19 global health crisis, Columbia GSAPP made a one-time change to defer the start of the M.S.AAD until the Fall 2020 semester. Rather than spanning Summer 2020, Fall 2020, and Spring 2021, the programs’ sequence will be Fall 2020, Spring 2021, and Summer 2021. All students enrolled in these programs will begin their classes on September 8, 2020 and conclude in August 2021.