Architecture Requirements

**Please be aware that the requirements for this concentration are in transition.

Because of the intensity of the program, we suggest students declare their concentration in Architecture by the beginning of their second year. The concentration has six core requirements which include courses in architectural technology, architectural history, construction, or architectural drawing. Students interested in the 4+2 select four classes from RISD and two from Brown. Students also take three classes in the Humanities and three in another field, such as Social Sciences (History, Urban Studies, Sociology, Environmental Studies) or Engineering.

  • HIAA 0100 is a prerequisite to the concentration.
  • Of the six core requirements, two RISD Design Studios are required (HIAA 0001 and HIAA 0002)
  • Students who are interested in the 4+2 are required to select four classes from RISD (HIAA 0003, 0004, 0005, and either 0006 or 0007), plus two from Brown. Other courses with an A designation are required.
  • The remaining six electives should include three classes in the Humanities and three in another field, such as the Social Sciences (Humanities, Urban Studies, Sociology,  Environmental Studies) or Engineering.

Please refer to the University Bulletin for a full list of Department Requirements.