Undergraduate Degree

Experience Architecture

Experience Architecture
Plan Code:
Program Level:
Award Type:
Bachelor of Arts
College of Arts and Letters
Arts and Letters Dean

Excerpt from the official Academic Programs Catalog:

Listed below are the approved requirements for the program from the official Academic Programs Catalog.
Students must consult their advisors to learn which specific requirements apply to their degree programs.

College of Arts and Letters

Interdepartmental and Interdisciplinary Programs

Experience Architecture

The Bachelor of Arts degree in Experience Architecture is a cutting-edge, interdisciplinary field of study and practice, allowing students to develop theoretical knowledge and advanced skills in experience architecture with an emphasis on user experience in digital environments. Students are prepared for careers in user experience, interaction design, design research, usability, information architecture, project management, interface development, and web development. Students enrolled in this major will complete a research-based, team-focused capstone experience to develop an information and interactions Experience Architecture of "XA" that transforms, for the better, a social practice the students have observed.

Requirements for the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Experience Architecture

  1. The University requirements for bachelor’s degrees as described in the Undergraduate Education section of this catalog; 120 credits, including general elective credits, are required for the Bachelor of Arts degree in Experience Architecture.

    The University’s Tier II writing requirement for the Experience Architecture major is met by completing Experience Architecture 333 referenced in item 3. below.
  2. The requirements of the College of Arts and Letters for the Bachelor of Arts degree, including a two-year competency in a foreign language. The cognate requirement is not required for the Experience Architecture major.
  3. The following requirements for the major (53 credits):
    a. All of the following courses (41 credits):
    AL  250 Career Strategies for Arts and Letters Students 1
       GD  160 Digital Graphic Design: Tools and Methods 3
       GD  260 Concepts of Graphic Design  3
       GD  303 Experimental Design Practices  3
       GD  468 Interaction Design  3
       PHL  355 Philosophy of Technology (W) 4
       WRA  210 Introduction to Web Authoring  3
    WRA 401 Rhetoric, Leadership, and Innovation 3
       WRA  410 Advanced Web Authoring  3
       WRA  415 Digital Rhetoric  3
       XA    242 Introduction to Experience Architecture  3
       XA  310 Computational Thinking for the Humanities  3
       XA  333 Researching Experience Architecture (W)  3
       XA  466 Experience Architecture Capstone  3
    b. Four of the following courses (12 credits):
    GD 467 Motion Design 3
       STA  380 Electronic Art  3
       STA  384 Experiments in Digital Video  3
       STA  385 Interactive Environments and Digital Fabrication  3
       XA  375 Information Architecture  3
       XA  482 Experience Architecture Internship  1 to 3
       WRA  260 Writing, Rhetoric, Cultures, and Community  3
       WRA  320 Technical Communication (W)  3
       WRA  420 Content Strategy 3