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 component is called "Practice."
Practice is responsible for Professional Development, which is comprised of Curricular Development, Career Services, and Student Assessments, all of which address Skill Level and Earned Practice Hours. Students must meet the specified requirements for Practice Hours and Skill Level at certain milestones in order to graduate from their program.
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, and there are many job resources available to those who seek them out.
Students also can gain experience through Prior Practice Learning, Independent Practice (freelance projects), research, Design Competitions, Travel Hours, or by getting involved with Practice Gateway Projects.
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 range from a quarter to a third of the total requirements for graduation.
Please feel free to contact the Practice Department via email, email@example.com, or phone, 617.585.0145, with any questions or concerns.