About Integrated MA in Architectural Studies


For years, architecture has played as a major role in representing society, refelecting values, victories and the downfall of civilizations over time. Beginning from the heritage structures, to monuments and even the regular buildings that make up the fabric of the society, we learn a lot about the the people who resided there, much before us. The Faculty of Architecture offers a four year Integrated MA in  Architectural Studies which seeks to impart within the students the fundamental basis of the field of architecture which further equips them with the knowledge and understanding of the field. This program inculcates skillsets relating to imagining, visualizing, designing, drawing, model-making, working and designing which are essential towards propelling students towards their path of academic progress.  The architectural studies program exposes students to some of the contemporary trends in the field which further allows them to innovate and develop various solutions through a liberal approach and indepth research which allows the discovery of practical solutions. The Faculty of Architecture and Planning has been equipped with state of the art facilities such as studios and workshops which allows students to have a unique and practical hands on training. In addition the program is taken under the instruction of highly trained professionals and experts who go on to ensures that the students get to develop a practical hands on training during the course of their studies. 

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Integrated MA in Architectural StudiesProgram Outcomes


Why Study Integrated MA in Architectural Studies

The integrated Master of Arts in Architectural Studies program provides for the students an in-depth experience of the various creatives as well as liberal aspects of architecture. Infrastructure stands as one of the most basic essential needs for the well-being and the proper functioning of humanity, therefore the program guarantees students an active engagement and involvement in the field. It provides students with the much needed extensive training which prepares them from their career.
Digital Architecture

Digital Architecture

An ability to apply comprehensive knowledge of cultures, technologies and concepts while designing practical structures.

Computer-Aided Architectural Design

An ability to use latest 2D & 3D CAD software in order to create architectural designs efficiently.

Computer-Aided Architectural Design
Architectural Design

Architectural Design

An ability to understand peculiar traits as well as utility of building materials, products, systems, drawings and documents of every project.

Urban Management

An ability to consider building codes, safety factors, health and life of individuals while designing any space.

Urban Management
Construction Project Management

Construction Project Management

An ability to effectively manage construction projects with the effectiveness of an expert architect

Duration: 4 years (Semester System)


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Affiliation

Constituent College of Parul University

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Eligibility Criteria

The candidate shall have passed HSC (Std.XII) Examination (Science/ Commerce/ Arts) from recognized board

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Mode of Admission

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Integrated MA in Architectural Studies feesFees

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Integrated MA in Architectural Studies

₹ 96,600/- Annually*

* Tuition Fees may vary depending on the Country/ State in which the candidate has passed their qualifying examination.

Integrated MA in Architectural Studies CurriculumCurriculum

Foundation Studio-I

Foundation Studio-II

Philosophy of Architectural Design

Philosophy of Architectural Critique

Graphic Representation-I

Graphic Representation-II

Architectural History and Theory-I

Architectural History and Theory-II

Architectural Communication Skills - I

Architectural Communication Skills - II

Elements and Principles of Architecture -I

Elements and Principles of Architecture -II

Related Study Programme -I

Related Study Programme -II

 

Architectural Project-I

Architectural Project-II

Advanced Architectural Philosophy

Research Methods and Bibliographic studies-I

Graphic Representation-III

Graphic Representation-IV

Architectural History and Theory-III

Architectural History and Theory-IV

Building Systems-I

Building Systems-II

Environmental Systems-I

Environmental Systems-II

Architectural Immersion-I

Architectural Immersion-II

 

Integrated Studio Project-I

Integrated Studio Project-II

Research Methods and Bibliographic studies-II

Research Report

Urban Sociology

Political Science and Architecture

Urban History and Theory-I

Urban History and Theory-II

Professional Writing Skills-I

Professional Writing Skills-II

Architectural Immersion-III

Architectural Immersion-IV

 

Office Training

Thesis / Dissertation / Project

Research Seminar & Publication

Professional Practice

 

Integrated MA in Architectural Studies Curriculum Laboratories


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Architecture Studio

As a way of developing the practical skills of the students, the Faculty of Architecture has a designated studio that serves the purpose of engaging students in a series of practical exercises.

Integrated MA in Architectural Studies CurriculumActivities


National Symposium

Every year during AAKAR (the Annual Festival of our Institute), we organize a National Symposium incorporating Seminars and Lecture sessions of eminent subject experts, research scholars, academicians and practicing architects. Each year the symposium is based on a specific theme. Until today, we have conducted symposium on two themes, namely: 'Inheritance Imprints' and 'Ecologia Footprints' in 2013 & 2014 respectively. Every paper presented or lecture delivered in the symposium is compiled in the form of a Research Paper and published as a Research Journal: AURA (Architectural Unitary Research Articles).

National Symposium

Every year during AAKAR (the Annual Festival of our Institute), we organize a National Symposium incorporating Seminars and Lecture sessions of eminent subject experts, research scholars, academicians and practicing architects. Each year the symposium is based on a specific theme. Until today, we have conducted symposium on two themes, namely: 'Inheritance Imprints' and 'Ecologia Footprints' in 2013 & 2014 respectively. Every paper presented or lecture delivered in the symposium is compiled in the form of a Research Paper and published as a Research Journal: AURA (Architectural Unitary Research Articles).

Expert session by internationally known Ar.Christopher Charles Benninger

On account of the completion of course duration of the first batch at Parul Institute of Architecture & Research (PIAR), the institute had organized an expert session by internationally known Ar. Christopher Charles Benninger for its students who were on the verge of stepping out as professionals of the Architecture fraternity. The session was organised to enlighten the students & guide them towards the correct path. It was further made more fruitful with Book distribution of 'Letters to the Young Architect' authored by Christopher himself. All graduating students were fortunate enough to receive the autographed copy of the same book along with their own Thesis report. The professional Architects of the city, delegates of IIA (Indian institute of Architects) & IIID (Indian institute of interior designers) and members of academia from neighboring institute of Architecture got an opportunity to attend the lecture of Benninger sir on 'Architect in the City'.

Architecture, Fine Arts & Design Expo 2019

As a concluding mark to their academic journey, the budding architects, designers and fine arts students of Parul University, made an outstanding display of their artistic and innovative creativity during the recently held academic exhibition. With their cutting-edge thought process and their understanding of five years of education, the students of the faculties of architecture, fine arts and design showcased their final year projects. These were the pure results of hard work, commitment and dedication on the part of the student and their faculties. The students explored a diversified blend of projects, with themes covering the various aspects of political, environmental, psychological, cultural and the social elements. Exhibiting the essence of creativity and sensitivity towards public realm, the students had put up a display of some of the most innovative projects, with the highest form of social utility.

International Art & Sculpture Fest

A series of Workshops are conducted for the students with an intention to develop various skill sets required to evolve as an architect and to understand the principles of working with different materials such as clay, siforex, wood, bamboo, etc. and media such as pencil, colours, paints, charcoal, etc. The students are also given an exposure of various brainstorming sessions conducted by various External experts from the industry and profession, by virtue of which they would eventually evolve as good and sensible designers.

AAKAR

AAKAR is the Annual Festival of PIAR. Besides showcasing the academic & co-curricular activities of our students, AAKAR also provides opportunities to enhance the knowledge skill base of our students and teachers. In addition, it gives a chance to the students and teachers to celebrate the crossing over a milestone of their academic journey, through cultural programs & musical Informals. Every year AAKAR is based on a specific theme, based on which, all the sets on the campus and decorations are erected. The Symposium combines speeches by the Invitees on topics related to the theme of the Festival.

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