Why Choose LTU?
As one of the largest and most affordable accredited architecture schools in the country, LTU is well known for its ability to incorporate “theory and practice” into each class. Our Master of Architecture is rigorous and challenging, but graduates of our program report feeling prepared to enter the workforce and contribute in meaningful and measurable ways to an architectural practice. Our online courses contain the same cutting-edge content, taught by the same leading professors that teach our on-campus classes. The only differences are where and when you learn.
LTU’s online platform is different:
It’s interactive. Regularly interact with your classmates to discuss and analyze what is being taught. Our faculty uses emerging technology to bring the classroom into your living room and leverages modern adult education techniques to make courses engaging and relevant.
It includes “real time” critiques. The heart of architecture is growth as a designer and artist. This only happens with direct feedback that challenges you to be better. Our unique global classrooms create that opportunity. You will regularly provide a live presentation of your work. Your fellow students and faculty will give feedback and you will witness your own evolution as an architect within one of the country’s most demanding master’s degrees.
It’s intimate. Average class sizes are 10 to 12 students in a design studio, and 14 to 16 in seminar or lecture courses.
We also work to ensure you can engage with your professor one-on-one, which is why we provide online “office hours”, where you can talk with your professor when you have challenges or problems. If office hours don’t work, you can email and expect to get a quick response. We are here to support you each step of the way.
It blends the best of online and in-class. All courses in our Master of Architecture combine asynchronous elements, which allow you to learn on your own schedule with assignments and project due dates but no class times, and synchronous elements, which provide an opportunity to meet with professors and your fellow classmates. To further enhance your learning experience, we also include the Critical Practice Studio. This is completed on campus during the summer semester, over five intensive weekend sessions including a field trip. Click here to learn more.