NMC Transfer Guide - MTA

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, may be 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 (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.
    1. One composition course (ENG 111 or 112)
    2. MTH 141
    3. 2 PHY courses (see below)
    4. 2 Studio ART courses (see below)
    5. Electives to equal 60 credits (Humanities and Social Science classes chosen below to fulfill MTA will count here)
  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 if Chemistry requirement has been met in high school. See an advisor at NMC for assistance if you wish to complete the Michigan Transfer Agreement (MTA).

Upon request at the NMC Records and Registration Office, a statement will be placed on your transcript, "MICHIGAN TRANSFER AGREEMENT (MTA) SATISFIED".

Communications

Credits

ENG 111 English Composition

4

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

4

Humanities

Credits

Select 7 credits representing 2 departments from Humanities Area »

7

Natural Science

Credits

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

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

Select 7 credits representing 2 departments from Social Science Area »

7

Mathematics

Credits

MTH 141 Calculus I

5

Additional Requirements

Choose 9 additional credits from at least 3 areas in the Distribution List, and electives as needed.

Select 6 credits from this list of Studio Art classes

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

ART 152 Ceramics II

3

ART 161 Painting I

3

ART 162 Painting II

3

ART 165 Watercolor Painting I

3

ART 166 Watercolor Painting II

3

ART 181 Printmaking I

3

ART 182 Printmaking II

3

ART 221 Life Drawing I

3

ART 222 Life Drawing II

3

Elective credits totaling 60 transferable credits

17

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 2017

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