Minor in Architectural Studies (ARST) Admissions

Applications are accepted October 1 through to February 1

Minor in Architectural Studies

Applications for the Minor in Architectural Studies program are accepted between October 1 and February 1.Decision from the selection committee will be provided by early May - you will be notified in your UCalgary Student Centre. The application process is competitive, and unfortunately not all qualified applicants meeting the requirements may be admitted. Refer to the University of Calgary Calendar for further information.

Admission requirements

Completion of two years of full-time undergraduate studies at the time of program start. You can apply during your second or third year of studies.

A minimum of 3.2 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (10 most recent full-course equivalents or 60 units).

Application materials

Submit one PDF file containing both supporting documents. 

Provide a one-page statement expressing why you would like to be considered for the ARST minor program.

Provide a portfolio containing six works representing your design ability and range. The admissions committee is looking for evidence of creative ability and/or potential. Graphic organization of the portfolio, including typography and layout, are also considered. 

Submit application

Submit your one PDF file containing the two application materials to arst@sapl.ucalgary.ca with the subject line "ARST application".


Sample Portfolios

ARST Minor Student

ARST Minor - Beatriz Martins

ARST Minor - Matthew McArthur

ARST Minor - Farrah Elatty


Note: The application process is competitive, and unfortunately not all qualified applicants meeting the requirements may be admitted. Refer to the current University of Calgary Calendar and the Faculty of Graduate Studies Calendar for further information on admissions.


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