TRANSCRIPTS

Transcripts must be in English and, if applicable, also in the language of instruction. English translated transcripts must be officially certified by a translator or by an educational credential evaluation agency.

Work Samples-M.Arch 1 Year-NU GRADS

Applicants with a B.S. in Architecture from Northeastern who graduated in 2010 and earlier will be required to prive work samples that demonstrate proficiency in Adobe Create Suite, Autocad and Sketch up. PDFs of 1 student project and 1 professional project should be sent to gradarch@neu.edu.

 

PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS:
M.Arch 1, 2 and 3

Portfolios are required for all one-year candidates from schools other than Northeastern and all two-year candidates.

Three-year candidates with a design, art, and architectural studies (other than a BS in Architecture) background wishing to obtain any advanced placement must provide a portfolio. Portfolios are not required for three-year candidates with non-visual arts/non-architecture undergraduate degrees and/or no visual arts course work to show.

Requirements

  1. A cover page with the student’s name, most recent degree (and any architectural degrees if they pre-date the student’s terminal degree), and the college/university where the degree(s) was received.
  2. Include a one-page (maximum) resume summary on the second page that includes a list of relevant software skills (for example: SketchUp AutoCAD, Adobe CS, etc.) and a list of your past architecture design studio courses that includes year, level, instructors name, credit hours and subject focus (for example: introductory design or urban housing)
  3. Include your academic projects in reverse chronological order – and include course name, instructor, and a brief synopsis of the design problem
  4. If professional projects (not required) are included, they should be included in a separate section of the portfolio – and include project name, firm, supervisor, a brief synopsis of the student’s role, and a brief synopsis of the project brief.
  5. All non-architectural creative work, such as painting, drawing, photography, etc., should be included in the last section of the portfolio. Labels for the work should follow the same format as architectural design work (see No. 3).
  6. The portfolio should be no larger than 9 x 12 inches.

M.ARCH: You may submit a hard copy portfolio (preferred) or submit online. Please only submit by one method only.

Hard Copy portfolios should be sent to:

Moki Smith
Coordinator, Graduate Student Services
College of Arts, Media and Design
360 Huntington Avenue
120 Meserve Hall
Boston, MA  02115

Portfolios can be submitted online via SlideRoom:

https://northeastern.slideroom.com/#/Login

PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS: MDES

Portfolios are required for all two-year and three-year candidates with a design, art, and architectural studies (other than a BS in Architecture) background.

Portfolios are not required for three-year candidates with non-visual arts/non-architecture undergraduate degrees and/or no visual arts course work to show.

Portfolio Recommendations

  1. Show no fewer than three and no more than seven academic architectural projects.
  2. Include no more than two professional projects (please note that professional projects are not required).
  3. Include projects from both introductory and advanced design studios (if applicable).
  4. Include projects that show the range of your design education (if applicable, show projects that demonstrate your understanding of interior spaces, urban sites, complex topography, adaptive re-use of existing buildings, etc.).
  5. For two-year candidates and three-year candidates with previous architectural experience, the admissions committee will focus on your architecture, landscape architecture, urban design, and/or interior architecture projects. Limit non-architectural creative work to your few best examples. Freehand drawings of buildings and/or urban spaces are preferred.

MDES: Hard Copy portfolios should be sent to:

Moki Smith
Coordinator, Graduate Student Services
College of Arts, Media and Design
360 Huntington Avenue
120 Meserve Hall
Boston, MA  02115

Digital portfolios not accepted.