The Bachelor of Architectural Studies (Design) program provides students who are seeking a professional career in architecture with an emphasis on design. The program lies in its ability to deliver an architectural education through an exploration of diverse disciplines that influence the built environment. This model of architectural education is, by necessity, a comprehensive one. It not only prepares students for a future in the profession of architecture but also provides a broad-based foundation for a multitude of interdisciplinary and related design fields. Students learn to handle the conflicting demands of function, aesthetics, technology and economy, but are trained in a variety of means of expression including writing, model-making, drawing, photography, video, digital media, and verbal presentations.

Students pursue intensive, studio-based studies supported by courses in Architectural History and Technology complemented with studies-abroad programs (DSA) in the second-term of the third year. Co-Op option is available.

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Portfolio Requirements

Suggested Course Sequencing for current BAS Design students registering in the 2020-21 year. Please note that HT, Core and Free Electives may be taken in any order. Scroll down to see lists. To see the complete grid for your own calendar year, click on appropriate Entry Year below.

Entry Year 2017 Entry Year 2018 Entry Year 2019 Entry Year 2020

For course grids for students who entered the BAS prior to 2017, please email

First Year (for students under 2020 calendar)

ARTH 1200 History and Theory of Arch 1: Prehistory to 1600 ARTH 1201 History and Theory of Arch 2:       1600 to Present
ARCH 1000 Intro. to Architecture ARCC 1202 History of Structures
ARCN 2106 Introduction to Multimedia ARCS 1105 (1.0 cr) Studio 1
ARCS 1005 Drawing Free Elective
Free Elective


Second Year (for students under 2019 calendar)

ARCH 2300 Intro. to Modern Architecture ARCN 2105 Computer Modeling of Form
ARCS 2105 (1.5 cr) Studio 2 ARCS 2106 (1.5 cr) Studio 3
ARCC 2202 Architectural Technology 1 CIVE 2005 Architectural Technology 2


Third Year (for students under 2018 calendar)

ARCC 2203 Architectural Technology 3 ARCU 3100 The Morphology of the City
ARCS 3105 (1.5 cr) Studio 4 ARCS 3107 (1.0 cr) Studio 5
HT Elective Free Elective (includes Workshops)
HT Elective

Fourth Year (for students under 2017 calendar)

ARCS 4105 (1.5 cr) Studio 6 ARCS 4107 (1.0 cr) Studio 7
ARCC 3202 Architectural Technology 4 ARCC 4500 Design Economics
H/T Elective HT Elective
Free elective

First-year Architecture Students,

There are particular courses associated with your fall and winter terms that are TUTORIALS – and these courses must also be registered in.  Actually, it is not likely that the system will allow you to register in the LECTURE without a TUTORIAL associated with it (or vice versa) which will cause you registration problems.

For all students of the three streams, Design, Conservation and Urbanism in the FALL term:
When you register in your lecture in Art History ARTH 1200 CRN 30260, you must also choose one Tutorial from CRN 30261 to CRN 30270When you register in your lecture in Architecture ARCN 2106 CRN 30208, you must also choose one Tutorial from CRN 30209 to CRN 30214

For all students of the three streams, Design, Conservation and Urbanism in the WINTER term:
When you register in your lecture in Art History ARTH 1201, you must also choose one Tutorial from CRN 10250 to CRN 10259

Approved History/Theory Electives (HT Electives)

Free Electives and Workshops

Core Complimentary Studies Electives