School of Architecture and Design

Bachelor of Arts in Design and Applied Arts

Hybrid
108 credits
For students entering the program at the Sophomore level
(holders of a recognized Baccalaureate or Freshman diploma - equivalent to 30 credits)

Courses

General Education
Arts and Humanities
3 credits
Behavioral and Social Sciences
3 credits
Civic Engagement
2 credits
English and French Communication
6 credits
DAA241General History of Art
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: LFR120
The objective of the course is to give students an understanding of the chronological order of events that constitute the history of art. They will use the methodological tools of the discipline, to learn how to situate, compare and understand the relationships between them through a study of their stylistic characteristics and their socio­-historical context.
History of Lebanon
3 credits
Quantitative Reasoning
3 credits
Religious Sciences
3 credits
Science and Health
3 credits
Sports
1 credits
Common Core
ARCH2152-3D Representation skills
2 credits
Students will learn and apply geometric representation in 2D and 3D, while comprehending theories and laws of construction from a scientific perspective as applied to the practical standards of the habitat.
ARCH230Architecture Analysis and Perception
4 credits    |    Pre-requisite: ARC212 Or ARCH220 Or ARC208 Or DAA208
Students will develop an understanding of the culture and awareness of the concept of space. This course will initiate students to comprehend the built environment while encouraging their sense of investigation and experimentation in order to develop the aptitude to analyze and use the scientific jargon appropriately.
ARCH205Basic Design I
2 credits
Students will enhance and elaborate their knowledge of applied structure, through this course covering introductory concepts of forms and abstract compositions as applied to organization, proportions, equilibrium, rhythm, and density.
ARC222CAD I (Computer Aided Architectural Design)
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: ARC210 Or ARCH210
Design and develop 2D and 3D architectural drawings using standard CAD software and in accordance with industry standards, used widely in industry.
ARC322CAD II (Computer Aided Architectural Design)
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: ARC222 Or ARCH315
Virtual reality in architecture is a focus for architecture students who wish to improve modelling in the 3rd dimension, in order to increase possibilities and variation in their designs, ranging from orthogonal shapes to complex organic forms and rendering in high quality engines.
ARS213Chromatology
2 credits
Study of colors, their chromatic solution, the characteristics of pigments, their section, opacity and transparency.
ARCH210Technical Drawing
2 credits
Initiating students to producing graphic documents, while being compatible with up to date and international norms, so they can improve their representation of the architectural object in 3D.
Specialization
DAA453Design Studio I
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: (ARI202 Or DAA372) And (ARI340 Or DAA340)
Taking as a starting point a reflection on the hand, this workshop explores the double relationship between body and object: on the level of its production (artisanal or industrial) or on the level of its use (grip, tactility, maneuverability).
DAA454Design Studio II
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: (ARI202 Or DAA372) And (ARI340 Or DAA340)
Taking as a starting point a reflection on the hand, this workshop explores the double relationship between body and object: on the level of its production (artisanal or industrial) or on the level of it use (grip, tactility, maneuverability).
DAA303Drafting I
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: ARS213 And ARC214 And ARC205
Learning how to rapidly formalize a project. A series of projects (spaces or objects) aid students in analyzing a situation, defining their intentions using pictograms, texts and diagrams and finally, graphically communicating the project (plans, sectional drawings, sketches) formalized in a design.
DAA208Foundations of Architecture and Design
4 credits
Introducing students to the different domains of architecture, interior management and design, through courses and exercises encouraging a balanced appreciation for spaces and objects. The course covers the principles of scale, dimensions, representations, expression and materials.
DAA342History of Art and Architecture I
3 credits
This course covers the periods of Prehistory, Antiquity and the Middle Ages, as well as those of the first Renaissance up to the 19th century.
DAA434Internship
1 credits    |    Pre-requisite: ARI202 Or DAA372
The internship is part of a convention between the FBA and the ARCI department; the latter acting as the host organization. A teacher is in charge of following the internship and a formal statement must be sent to the department. The student will present a report in A4 format to the teacher in charge.
DAA472Project Studio IV (BA project)
6 credits    |    Pre-requisite: (ARI301 Or DAA471)
Program and place. The methodological approach to the relationship with space through its study as plastic and cultural phenomenon. Using a work dossier, the workshop will emphasize development, from intention to intervention and from representation to reality. The students will thus complete their technological education.
DAA211Sketching and Drawing I
2 credits
A workshop teaching drawing. Teaching is based on analytical drawing and emphasizes the development of visual memory and the exploration of the expressive qualities of different tools and supports. Students will experience freehand perspective drawing, human figures, and drawing from nature.
DAA332Technology of Materials
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: ARCH230
A study of materials constituting different built systems, their implementation and their behavior with time.
Electives
AGP410Architectural Computer Skills
2 credits
In this course, the students will learn to manipulate images on software to be applied in architecture and to implement them in the real world of urban and/or rural spaces.
ARS431Architecture and Planning of Religious Edifices
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: ARI242 Or ARC240 Or DAA342
General introduction and initiation into the inner characteristics of Christian churches (plans, forms, religious objects and materials).
PHO464Architecture Photography
2 credits
Students will demonstrate understanding of volume, texture and form. Students will implement techniques acquired through hands-on assignments.
ARCH225Basic Design II
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: ARCH205 Or ARC205
Analyze and deduce logically the abstract notion of orders and structures while applying it in 2D and 3D formats with chromatic variations.
ARS211Ceramics I
2 credits
Introduction and history of the various techniques of ceramics. Applying these techniques, from the turning, to coloring and cooking.
ARS445Cultural Properties
3 credits    |    Pre-requisite: ARI242 Or ARC240 Or DAA342
General introduction and awareness of the influence of architectural styles in history, and of the various building systems of places of worship (churches and monasteries). Analytical and critical study of Christian religious edifices in Lebanon and the Middle East.
DAA432Detail in Interior Design Projects
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: ARI202 Or DAA372
The objective of this workshop is to prepare the future practitioners by introducing them into the logic of construction inherent in interior architectural work. Using applied real cases, the students are initiated into the different arrangements that tie in constructive elements. The projects relate to the three aspects of technical competence, representational drawings and creativity in proposed solutions
DAA304Drafting II
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: (ARI212 Or DAA212) And (ARI203 Or DAA303) And ARCH225
Learning how to rapidly formalize a project. A series of projects (spaces or objects) aid students in analyzing a situation, defining their intentions using pictograms, texts and diagrams and finally, graphically communicating the project (plans, sectional drawings, sketches) formalized in a design.
ARS316Engraving I
2 credits
Introduction and history of different techniques of engraving. Applying these techniques: woodcut, lithography, linoleum, etching, screen printing and others.
ARS214Mosaics I
2 credits
History of the different techniques of mosaics through the ages. Practical application: geometrical composition of a non- figurative subject, coloring, cutting and putting on the tesserae.
AGP251Painting
2 credits
Introductory workshop for painting and aesthetic perception principles. It is a series of exercises on different painting techniques, mixtures, contrast, color schemes, as well as colors, shades, intensity and harmony, from still life, photos or reproduction of works.
DAA216Plastic Expressions
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: ARS213
The objective of the workshop is to give students the occasion for personal plastic exploration and experimentation. The workshop generally uses recycled elements and found objects and applies the visual and technical tools of the plastic arts.
DAA312Sketching and Drawing III
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: ARI212 Or DAA212
Principles of anatomy and studies in the canons of human anatomy. A study of the relationship between human proportions and the natural and built environments.
DAA412Sketching and Drawing IV
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: ARI212 Or DAA212
A workshop developing drawing, deepening applied technical expressions in architectural representations, by exploring interior views, architectural sites, figures, and utilitarian objects.
ARS314Stained Glass I
2 credits
Historical introduction to the different techniques of stained glass. Practical applications: composition, layout, grading, cutting, leading, welding, and grouting.
DAA431Textiles
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: ARI202 Or DAA372
This course is an introduction to textile technologies and their application in the fields of architecture, furniture and clothing. The objective is to understand the different technical aspects at the base of textile design (weaving, meshing, felt, printing, dyeing, etc.), the application of every field, and the use of materials (cotton, nylon, silk, etc.).
DAA209Volume I
2 credits    |    Pre-requisite: ARI211 Or DAA211
This workshop is a first introduction to the third dimension, the students’ first passage from surface to volume (low­ reliefs), from 2­D representation to the architectural model. In it they learn and apply the uses and finality of said model. The objective is to give students the occasion to experiment with, create and explore plasticity. The workshop generally uses recycled elements and found objects and applies the visual and technical tools of the plastic arts.
DAA213Volume II
2 credits
The workshop explores basic notions of volume and mass, structure and envelop, interior and exterior. It shows through the development of architectural models how form expressed through different materials leads towards differing technological solutions (stratification, knotting, folding, etc.)

Mission

The mission of the Bachelor of Arts in Design and Applied Arts is to set up an educational and creative environment that rigorously prepares students for their professional career while providing them with the necessary data to meet the needs of the society and be responsive to the project sponsor, taking into account his/her needs and wishes. This mission will be accomplished through a program that offers both theoretical and professional courses.
The interior designer’s mission is to restructure a space, design a project, monitor the work site until reception and manage the various stakeholders (companies, craftsmen, etc.), while taking into consideration the budget, technical constraints and compliance to the applicable standards.
The interior architect designs and implements domestic spaces while considering the aesthetic and functional issues through spatial factors such as the material, furniture, form, colors and light.

Program Educational Objectives

1. Graduates will be able to administer various tools and basic know-how in the field of project design (drawings, freehand sketches, plans, perspective, models, etc.) as well as mastering different digital software (Autocad, Photoshop, IDesign).
2. Graduates will be able to develop the diversity of connections between inhabitants and their environment, built by acquiring theoretical, historical and cultural landmarks for a good understanding of the evolution of architecture and design and by the acquisition of plastic and technical tools (expression, drawing, representation, materials, technology and construction system).
3. Graduates will master a meticulous methodology in the design of an interior architecture project; in order to apply this methodology in directed works/tutorials, the proposed projects will show a variety in terms of themes, functions and scale.

Program Outcomes

a. Acquire a vocabulary and a background in plastics through an artistic and technical expression to target a reflexive study of the morphostructure and the spatial composition.
b. Experiment with several graphic tools in order to develop the ability to draw the world and the images that surround us on one hand (space drawings and objects in space) and present the stakes of the technical representation and the conventions of drawing (descriptive geometry, sketches, standardization) on the other hand.
c. Observe, analyze, represent and diagnose existing spaces, with regard to the notion of the program, the site, the client and the context.
d. Master the communication and the layout of the project through an oral approach, a graphic and visual concept.
e. Be able to operate digital tools in their diversities and professional specificities.
f. Be able to keep up with the technological development through new materials and constructive systems in regard to the usage of spatial situations.
g. Examine the technical and economic constraints and challenges of the implementation and the management of the project.
h. Acquire knowledge specific to historical and cultural development about space and objects and master conceptual theoretical and aesthetic aspects, by articulating a set of issues linked to the notion of inhabiting and by dealing with the multiple existing interactions. Master the treatment of atmospheres, materials, and the choice of furniture.
i. Create a preliminary work plan about a thematic and a research object, which will allow the student to identify, analyze, and develop his subject and select his keywords. Learn how to choose sources to consult and carry out surveys on relevant samples in the field of architecture and design.
j. Discover the business through a professional internship.
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