Students from Ball State’s R. Wayne Estopinal College of Architecture and Planning worked on the Maring-Hunt Library Community Garden, building a pavilion, outdoor kitchen, play pockets, and a learning wall as part of their immersive learning experience during the Fall 2017 semester.

Yes, you’ll sit in classrooms—for a bit—as expert faculty outfit you with a strong foundation. But it won’t be long before you’ll apply that learning to real-world projects throughout Indiana and beyond.

Our students learn by doing—through internships, meaningful research, and partnerships with clients and communities throughout the world. Add to this, our wide range of student and professional organizations and exposure to leading speakers and exhibits. You won’t be able to fit it all in!

Careers in Architecture


Gain professional experience working alongside industry leaders, getting you real-world ready before you graduate. Learn more.

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Learn by Travel

Architecture students take eye-opening trips to significant sites, attend conferences, and participate in field study programs across the country and abroad. These trips mean you’ll have special opportunities to study a variety of sites, design projects firsthand, meet professionals in the field, and gain that essential multicultural perspective. Explore our travel programs.

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Clubs and Organizations

Student organizations give you the chance to interact with other students and professionals—from a variety of areas of architecture and completely different areas of study. It’s a great way to make the friends who will stay with you for your entire career, bring your study into exceptionally relevant settings, learn leadership skills, and bat around your ideas and concepts with other students. Learn more.

Academics, Admissions, and Financial Aid

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We offer nationally ranked bachelor’s and master’s degrees, as well as minors and graduate certificates. See our programs.

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