Summer Programs

Architecture Enrichment Concepts (ARTEC)

ARTEC is offered to students interested in architecture, construction science, art and digital media arts. ARTEC is co-sponsored by the School of Architecture. Students will work on a design projects and will be prepared to work on the graphic design of the interactive media of the building design.

Summer 2019: July 7-13 (One week); Move-In date: July 6th.

For more information, please contact Ms. Billie J. Evans at bjevans@pvamu.edu or (936) 261-9803.

Architectural Concept Institute (ACI)

This program is designed to give high achieving incoming freshman students an opportunity to immerse themselves in the study of architecture. Students may apply for this ten-week pre-freshman college program in the summer preceding Fall enrollment. ACI offers an intensive course’s in Architectural Design and Graphics with credit being applied toward an undergraduate degree in architecture. If you are interested in participating in the ACI program, please call the School of Architecture at (936) 261-9802.

Summer Session I
June 3-July 5, 2019
Move-In Date: June 2nd

Summer Session II
July 8-August 5, 2019
Move-In Date: July 7th

For more information, please contact Ms. Shannon Smith at sasmith@pvamu.edu or (936) 261-5918.

High School Preparation

A general high school background is sufficient for entering students. Do not think that because you cannot draw or have never had drafting or art that you will be unsuccessful. We can teach you the basics if you have the desire. While in high school, the following classes are recommended but all are not mandatory for entry.

Math: Algebra, Geometry, Trigonometry
Science: Physics
English: Writing course, Literature
Drawing: Drafting and Art

Assistantships

Research assistantships are available for qualified undergraduate students on a variety of research projects within the school.

Scholarships and Financial Aid

Loans, work study, scholarships and grants are available through Financial Aid Seminars. Please contact them directly for further information.

Honor Societies, Clubs, and Service Organizations

Student organizations play an important role in helping students become part of their academic program and their chosen profession. All students are encouraged to become active members of sponsored organizations both within the School of Architecture and the greater University community.

Organizations of particular interest to students of architecture are:

  • American Institute of Architecture Students (AIAS) is the local chapter of the national student organization
  • Women in Architecture
  • Tau Sigma Delta Honor Society

The International Study and Work Abroad Program

International experiences expand students’ understanding and deepen their knowledge of the world, thus better preparing them for a life of service and professional productivity in the ever increasing global marketplace.

Students participating in the study or work abroad programs must be approved by an advisor, department or division head, and dean. In selecting programs abroad, they should assess at the outset whether proficiency in a language other than English is required or preferred.

Applicants for the study or work abroad programs are to present evidence of the following:

  • Completion of a minimum of 30 semester credit hours of college level work
  • Enrollment in the University during the semester of application for study or work abroad and plans to enroll in the University during the semester or summer terms that the student expects to be abroad
  • Enrollment in credit accruing internship or cooperative education if in a work abroad program
  • Attainment of a minimum undergraduate GPA of 2.50
  • Attainment of a minimum graduate GPA of 3.0
  • Agreement to participate in all applicable orientations to the study or work abroad program
  • Coverage by health insurance that is acceptable by medical providers in the countries of destination
  • Commitment to complete the work and the study abroad assignments
  • Agreement to participate in all applicable orientations to the study or work abroad program
  • Coverage by health insurance that is acceptable by medical providers in the countries of destination
  • Commitment to complete the work and the study abroad assignments
  • Commitment to participate in the academic and work site supervisor’s evaluation process if in a work abroad program

Applications for Study and Work-Abroad Programs should be directed to the International Academic Programs Committee, Room 231, W.R. Banks Building, or call (936) 261-4962.