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Bachelor of Architecture

Belmont to open Middle Tennessee’s first Bachelor of Architecture program in Fall 2020


Five-year BArch* Program Prepares Graduates for Licensure

Belmont architecture majors will graduate fully prepared for the required three-year Architectural Experience Program, and their degree will position them to sit for the Architectural Registration Exam. Belmont will be seeking accreditation from the National Architectural Accrediting Board, the oldest accrediting agency for architectural education in the United States.

 

O’More School of Design Provides Solid Foundation

Following Belmont’s 2018 acquisition of the O’More College of Design, the University has the foundation in place to form a world-class program. Four licensed architects currently teach in Belmont’s Interior Design program, paving the way for seamless expansion with this new degree offering. Architecture students will benefit from established relationships between the school and numerous local architecture firms.

 

Strong Job Growth Projected for Field

According to Architect Magazine, there is a projected need for approximately 25,000 new architecture positions nationally in the next decade. Key occupations that make up the design sector include architects, landscape architects, graphic designers, fashion designers and interior designers.

 

An Answer to Region’s Booming Growth

Belmont’s new program will fill a significant gap for architectural education in Nashville and the surrounding area. Ralph Schulz, president and CEO of the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce, said,

“Belmont’s new architecture program is a perfect pairing for a city on the move like Nashville. Belmont University continues to invest in relevant programs with a great track record for excellence.”

 

*Pending SACSCOC approval.

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