SCI-Arc, located in the Arts District of Downtown Los Angeles, is one of the nation’s only independent schools of architecture. With 500 students (250 of them undergraduates), it is a hub of public discourse, new technology, and speculation about the future of Los Angeles and beyond. The SCI-Arc Undergraduate Degree (B.Arch.) is an accredited 5-year professional degree allowing graduates to become licensed professionals. Their curriculum is focused on creativity and design excellence with a commitment to a broad liberal arts education.
SCI-Arc is proud to announce a full-tuition scholarship for current Los Angeles Unified School District (LAUSD) students. This scholarship is intended for first-year freshman, and is merit-based. It will be awarded for the 2017-2018 year, and can be extended to cover all 5 years of tuition, provided the student remains in the top 10% of their class. Applications are currently being accepted online, and are due by January 15, 2017. Portfolios of work may be submitted but are not required. Students with a strong academic record are urged to apply.
Graduates of the SCI-Arc Undergraduate Program are highly sought-after, both by architectural offices around the world, as well as by the world’s best graduate programs. The Program is ranked #2 in Undergraduate Programs Most Admired by Deans and Chairs in the 2017 DesignIntelligence survey.
If your student is not familiar with the school or maybe they would like more exposure to the architectural field, SCI-Arc offers Design Immersion Days an immersive four-week summer program that introduces high school students to design and architecture. It runs from June 19 – July 15, 2017, Mon–Fri, 9 am–5 pm. Scholarships are available.
Participants are offered the opportunity to explore careers in architecture and design or simply satisfy deep curiosities about how products, buildings, and environments are designed and made.
Admission for Design Immersion Days is on a rolling basis until the program start date. Early application is recommended to secure a place. Applications will be accepted starting Jan. 1, 2017.