MArch I Program (First Professional Degree)
The Master of Architecture I (MArch I) program in Tunghai University is a first professional degree that ensures flexibility and possibility for students to develop their own design talents and creativity. It is intended for students who have completed the undergraduate degree with a major other than Architecture. The emphasis of the three-year program is on the design studio, with a full range of creative and professional courses, and electives in history, theory, and building technology. The core courses are fully integrated with Tunghai’s undergraduate curriculum, which has enjoyed a strong design-concentrated tradition for the past half-century. Each student in the final term is required to work closely with a thesis advisor to prepare an independent design thesis. The final result will be published and exhibited.
In addition to the intensive and comprehensive courses, the program also provides rich international and cross disciplinary study opportunities including a summer Workshop in Rome, a Cornell exchange program, and an international workshop held each year in Tunghai University.