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Gain the skills you need to become a design professional
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Gain the skills you need to become a design professional


Gain the skills you need to become a design professional

The Boston Architectural College (BAC) started as a club for practicing architects in 1889. Now, the BAC is a fully accredited nonprofit college located in Boston’s Back Bay, offering a diverse range of professional and accredited graduate and undergraduate degrees in Architecture, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and Design Studies.

The BAC distinguishes itself as the only college or university among the several hundred programs in design that requires its students to complete academic coursework while simultaneously acquiring vital professional skills and expertise in their field. As a result, BAC students are exceptionally competitive in the marketplace upon graduation.

Why Study at the BAC?

  • The only school of architecture in New England to offer students the opportunity to earn architectural licensure upon graduation.
  • 97% of BAC's professional degree graduates were employed at the time of graduation.
  • 91% of BAC classes have fewer than 20 students.
  • The BAC’s open admissions policy makes an excellent design education accessible to a diverse group of talented students.
  • The BAC’s faculty is made up of more than 300 experienced, practicing professionals with deep ties to Boston's design community.
  • The College’s urban campus in the heart of downtown Boston is surrounded by inspiring architecture, museums, performance venues, historical sites, and universities.
  • The BAC has a strong global alumni network with connections to the top architecture and design firms.
  • The BAC’s campus is equipped with state of the art technologies.
  • Each semester, the College hosts a lecture series and exhibitions featuring distinguished design professionals from around the world.
  • The College’s dedicated staff in career resources and support services are available to work with you throughout your studies.
  • International students on an F-1 visa are eligible to work while studying in the U.S.

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Learn More About The BAC's Four Schools

The School of Architecture offers undergraduate and graduate programs in Architecture, which are accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB). It is the sole agency authorized to accredit U.S. professional degree programs in architecture, recognizes three types of degrees: the Bachelor of Architecture, the Master of Architecture, and the Doctor of Architecture. In the BAC’s School of Architecture, students can earn a Bachelor of Architecture, Bachelor of Science in Architecture, and/or a Master of Architecture.


The School of Interior Architecture offers students the chance to express their creativity and create stunning and sustainable interior designs. In the BAC’s School of Interior Architecture, students can earn a Bachelor of Interior Architecture, Master of Interior Architecture, and/or a Master of Science in Interior Architecture. These programs are accredited by the Council for Interior Design Accreditation (CIDA).

The School of Landscape Architecture offers a clear career path for students aspiring to succeed as professional landscape architects. Students are exposed to multiple design dimensions within an interactive and dynamic atelier environment and encouraged to think and create landscape designs that are innovative and user-friendly. In the BAC’s School of Landscape Architecture, students can earn a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture and/or a Master of Landscape Architecture.


The School of Design Studies is one of the best of its kind in the U.S. Students can earn a Bachelor of Design Studies in Architectural Technology; Digital Design and Visualization; Design History, Theory, and Criticism; Historic Preservation; and Sustainable Design. Students can earn a Master of Design Studies in Sustainable Design, Design for Human Health, and Historic Preservation. All of the BAC’s School of Design Studies programs emphasize on problem-solving, critical thinking and decision-making among students.