NMC Transfer Guide

To: University of Michigan - Main Campus

Program: Architecture

Architects are involved in the planning, design, construction and management of the building environment. The six-year program in architecture is divided into three two-year segments. The"professional" architectural degree is not awarded until the completion of the sixth year.

  • Freshman and sophomore years completing liberal arts coursework, maybe completed at NMC. If accepted, students being their undergraduate Architecture Program junior year. All transfer students begin their academic careers at Taubman College by enrolling in Architectural Design 302, which begins late June and ends in late August.
  • The undergraduate program culminates in a Bachelor of Science, non-professional degree.
  • Taubman College does not accept online courses, even if the course is listed as an accepted course on NMC and U of M's transfer guides
  • Typically a minimum of 3 years of experience and a professional degree in architecture (which at NMC is The Master of Architecture) are required before taking the licensing exam. Although a license is not required to work in an architectural firm, to have ownership in a firm or to use the title "Architect", licensing is mandatory.

ADMISSION CRITERIA: FOR YEAR THREE

  1. Application Deadline: February 1st.
  2. Portfolio Deadline: March 10th.
  3. Admission is limited to summer half term (with mandatory 6 credit course for transfer students)
  4. Official transcripts from all high schools and colleges attended
  5. Two letter of recommendation
    1. Academic core professor (non-architecture subject)
    2. Architecture/design professor
  6. Portfolio of visual work (hard copy)
  7. Admission is competitive - number of openings limited.
  8. 60 credits - Students must have completed 60 semester credits to be eligible for admission to the School of Architecture.
  9. 2.0 grades or better required for transfer consideration.
  10. U of M's Taubman College of Architecture Transfer Admission | U of M's Taubman Transfer Guide | Taubman College Application Process

BASIC REQUIREMENTS

The following courses are listed to facilitate transfer and fulfill distribution requirements at UofM. These courses may not fulfill requirements for an associates degree, see an advisor at NMC for assistance.

Communications

Credits

ENG 111 English Composition

4

ENG 112 English Composition (not required but helpful in transferring)

4

Humanities

Credits

Click here to select two courses in the Humanities Distribution Requirements

6

Science/Math

Credits

CHM 150 General Chemistry I (required unless successfully completing high school chemistry)

5

MTH 141 Calculus I

5

PHY 121 General Physics I (PHY 221 can be substituted)

4

PHY 122 General Physics II (PHY 222 can be substituted)

4

Social Science

Credits

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6

Additional Requirements

Studio art (6 credits)

Credits

ART 121 Drawing I

3

ART 122 Drawing II

3

ART 131 2-D Design

3

ART 132 3-D Design

3

ART 151 Ceramics I

3

Digital media arts (3 credits)

Credits

DD 120 Computer Aided Drafting (AutoCAD)

2

DD 130 Architectural Draft I - AutoCAD

2

Elective credits totaling 60 transferable credits

15

Northwestern Michigan College does not assume final responsibility for the accuracy of information on this guide. The final responsibility for the successful transfer of classes suggested on this guide rests with you and the institution you plan to transfer to. It is strongly recommended that you visit the institution as early in your academic career (prior to transfer) as possible.

Updated: Spring 2013

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