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Rensselaer Catalog 2015-2016 
Rensselaer Catalog 2015-2016 [Archived Catalog]

Architectural Sciences M.S.

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Architectural Acoustics Applicants to the M.S. in Architectural Sciences (Concentration in Architectural Acoustics) are not required to submit a portfolio. A 30-credit, one-year degree offers an intense program of advanced study in architectural acoustics, emphasizing the room acoustics of both large and small venues, such as automobile, household, and sound control and maximization of performance spaces. Applicants require a B.A. or B.S. in Architecture, Architectural Engineering, Music and Acoustics, or comparable fields.

Built Ecologies Applicants to the M.S. in Architectural Sciences (Concentration in Built Ecologies) are required to submit a portfolio and a focused goal statement. This one-year, 30-credit hour program, is designed to provide knowledge of, and creative expertise in, the design of buildings, systems, structures and environments as informed by the dynamic behavior of natural systems and emergent technologies. Applicants should have at least an undergraduate degree in architecture, or engineering; or have a graduate degree in a related field, with demonstrated interest in areas relating to built systems and/or the environment. The program is located in New York City.

Lighting Applicants to the M.S. in Architectural Sciences should submit a statement of goals and objectives as well as a statement of research interests. They are also urged to complete two college-level math courses before applying to the program. This one-year, 30-credit hour program of study provides an education that cultivates both a scientific and artistic understanding of the many issues involved in the development of lighting and designing with light.

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