Welcome to Practice!
There are currently more than 300 accredited degree-granting programs throughout the United States educating tomorrow's design professionals in architecture, landscape architecture, interior design, and design studies. The Boston Architectural College distinguishes itself as the only institution with a curriculum that integrates both academic and experiential learning. This experiential learning portion of the educational experience is called "Practice."
Practice is established through Professional Development, which is comprised of Skill Level and Earned Practice Hours.
BAC students typically earn Practice hours by acquiring professional design skills. It is the responsibility of the student to pursue and determine ways to gain professional skills and experiences, although there are many job resources available to those who seek them out.
Twice a year, students report their hours accumulated while working in firms or on projects. Depending on their areas of study, the Practice hours earned while attending the BAC comprise from a quarter to a third of the total requirements for graduation.
Students must meet the specified requirements for Practice hours and Skill Level at certain milestones in order to graduate from their program.