Southern California Institute of Architecture

private college Estd 1972
Los Angeles, California, USA
Southern California Institute of Architecture

Southern California Institute of Architecture or popularly known as SCI-Arc, is an eminent university focusing on architecture. The university is regarded as artistically and institutionally more avant-garde than other traditional schools of architecture. The university was established in 1972. It consists of 80 faculty members (most of them are practising architects), and 500 students and is situated in Los Angeles, California. Community events such as public lectures, free exhibitions and outreach programs are also held in this university. Southern California Institute of Architecture mainly focuses on the migration of culture and converges science, industry and art.

The university creates students that are street smart and agile so that they can handle the demands of the professional world. Southern California Institute of Architecture provides a master’s program of 2 years (M.Arch 2), a master’s program of 3 years (M.Arch 3), and a 5-year undergraduate program (B.Arch). Applicants with an undergraduate degree in architecture are eligible for the master’s program at this university. The university also offers post-graduate programs in Architectural Technologies, Fiction & Entertainment, Design of Cities, Design Theory & Pedagogy, and Synthetic Landscapes. Two summer programs, called Design Immersion Days and Making+Meaning are organized by the Southern California Institute of Architecture. Students of the university have the opportunity to participate in student exchange programs and can study abroad in other universities around the world.

Southern California Institute of Architecture is accredited by the WASC (Western Association of Schools and Colleges), and the NAAB (National Architectural Accrediting Board). Students from the undergraduate and postgraduate programs are also required to participate in two pubic events where they present their thesis to renowned critics including Peter Cook, Pritzker Prize recipient Thom Mayne, and GREG Lynn. The university is renowned and one of the country’s architectural universities. Students from all across the globe come to the Southern California Institute of Architecture with a shared passion for architecture. New opportunities for cultural engagement and housing are provided in the university.

Scholarships are awarded by SCI-Arch to incoming post-graduate, graduate and undergraduate students on the basis of financial need and merit. Scholarships are usually awarded to meritorious and bright students (both international as well as domestic applicants).

Bachelor of Architecture
  • Duration - 5 Years
  • Exams Accepted - SAT : Accepted, IELTS : 7
  • Fees - INR 30.6 Lakh

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Master of Architecture
  • Duration - 2 Years
  • Exams Accepted - GRE : Accepted, IELTS : 7
  • Fees - INR 30.6 Lakh

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Master of Design Research
  • Duration - 1 Years
  • Exams Accepted - IELTS : 6.5, TOEFL : 90
  • Fees - INR 28.7 Lakh

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Entry Criteria

CoursesExams
MDes - 1 CourseIELTS - 6.5 & Above
TOEFL - 90 & Above
MArch - 1 CourseGRE - Accepted
IELTS - 7 & Above
TOEFL - 92 & Above
BE/Btech - 1 CourseSAT - Accepted
IELTS - 7 & Above
TOEFL - 92 & Above

Admission Requirement

Application feesNo Fees

Approximate Fees

CoursesDurationTuition Fees
MDes - 1 Course1 YearINR 28.7L
USD 39,162
MArch - 1 Course2 YearsINR 30.6L
USD 41,800
BE/Btech - 1 Course5 YearsINR 30.6L
USD 41,800
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