Environmental Design Studies
Faculty of Architecture and Planning
|Description:||Whether inspired by the great structures of Europe and North America, or wanting to design environmentally-friendly buildings, architects shape and influence our world. Through the creative study of buildings and cities, architecture students develop artistic skills and knowledge of history, theory and building technology.
- Real estate developer
- Industrial designer
||Environmental Design Studies|
||Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies (BEDS)
The Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies is a two-year program entered after two years of university studies in other subjects. You'll take courses in design, humanities, technology and professional practice. The program's last semester is a four-month co-op work term - a great way to begin using your new knowledge in a professional architectural practice, either in Halifax or abroad.
The two-year BEDS leads into the two-year Master of Architecture program. To become an architect you must complete the Master of Architecture Program. You'll continue building a deep appreciation and investigation of design, architectural history and theory, and building systems.
- Accredited by the Canadian Architectural Certification Board
- Several introductory courses in architecture are open to all Dalhousie students
- Co-op/work term
|Length of program:
||2 years for Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies (BEDS)
2 years for Master of Architecture (MArch)
||High School Courses
Prerequisites for this program (BEDS):
- Minimum 2 years of an undergraduate degree with a minimum B- average.
- One full-year undergraduate mathematics course and a full year of Social Sciences or Humanities courses, and one half credit writing class.
- A portfolio of design work that demonstrates creativity and/or artistic skill. It may include sketches, drawings, paintings, furniture, sculpture, crafts, photography, construction projects, etc.
- A letter describing your interest in architecture and in the BEDS program, including information about your aspirations, interests, travel, activities, etc.
- Two letters of recommendation, at least one from an academic instructor
|Future academic options:||Master of Architecture (First Professional)|