RIT’s online M.Arch. program offers students a range of opportunities to gain practical experiences as they learn from and engage with classmates and faculty. Studio and design time is made up of live video sessions, asynchronous course content, recorded video instructions, and interactive discussions and critiques. On-campus immersions, on the other hand, provide learners with the chance to collaborate on projects and competitions, participate in live critiques, and experience the RIT culture firsthand.
Learners also get to work with architectural and design firms in or near their community, and gain at least 350 hours of valuable hands-on experience.
Finally, learners have the opportunity to participate in a global in-person experience — 10 days of architecture-related work or of studying the local culture, history, and built environment in a destination abroad. Learners can earn up to three elective credits when attending a global experience either led by an RIT instructor or by instructors at an abroad academic institution.