Architecture Design Option – A.F.A. Degree

Turn your passion for drawing and design work into a new career. 

If you’ve dreamt of designing homes, buildings or other structures, a career in architecture may be for you. With an Architectural Design degree from Sussex, you can start your career in as little as two years.

Program Information

The Architecture Design Option develops an understanding and ability to create within the discipline of Architecture through the study of art, art history, theory, technology, and studio work. The degree is intended to provide students with the necessary portfolio to transfer seamlessly to a Bachelor of Fine Arts program majoring in Architectural Design.

Upon completion of this program, graduates will be able to:

  • Use the techniques, skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for designing a physical structure.
  • Analyze the strength and weaknesses of architectural designs in history.
  • Examine connections between theory and practice in the field of Architecture
  • Design a structure that meets the desired needs within realistic constraints, i.e., economic, environmental, social, political, ethical, health, safety, and sustainability.
  • Create a portfolio of hand drawn and digital drawings.

Thank you for choosing Sussex County Community College as the place to begin your education. We pride ourselves on giving you the individualized attention you need to be successful.

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