The College of Architecture and Design offers the Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch.) and Bachelor of Science (B.S.) degree in the following programs:
- Architecture (BArch)
The Architecture program culminates in the offering of a Bachelor of Architecture (B.Arch). The BArch degree at Phoenicia University requires students to complete 204 credit hours for those beginning at the freshman level and 174 credit hours for those joining as sophomores normally spanning over five years. Of the total credit hours required, 132 credit hours must be completed in core requirements, with the remainder allocated to art electives, general education courses and one free elective course.
The program of Architecture is dedicated to providing students with the fundamental skills of architecture and the basic knowledge in structure, theory, history and design. The program emphasizes the development of design innovation and practices through a highly structured and intensive curriculum. Students are exposed to the most creative design approaches and are encouraged to develop individual approaches to design. Moreover, the program examines the challenges of a contemporary built environment to raise the concerns for design that ranges from individual building to urban landscape.
- Interior Design (B.S.)
The Interior Design program at Phoenicia University requires students to complete 147 credit hours for those beginning at the freshman level and 117 credit hours for those joining as sophomores. Of the total credit hours required, 75 credit hours must be completed in core Interior Design courses, with the remainder allocated to general education course (30 credits), art electives (9 credits) and one free elective course (3 credits).
The Interior Design program is committed to provide students with a rich and innovative curriculum, through improving students’ understanding of the theoretical, practical, and technical aspects of different design disciplines. Topics include: programming and space planning; furniture selection and layout; design and decorative elements; building and regulatory laws; building, environmental, and furniture systems; the environmental concerns of the profession; the concept of universal design; the computer applications related to interior design; the selection and application of lighting and color creativity, etc….; in addition to developing communication, collaboration and critical thinking skills.
We encourage students to create an intelligent, critically aware approach to innovative action in interior design, supported with the skills, knowledge, and proficiencies necessary for personal development.
We believe that the task of design is the creation of human environment, thus we focus on providing students with a comprehensive creative process to match between the art and the profession.