FIVE COLLEGE ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES

Getting Around

The Five Colleges provides daily free access to a robust bus system linking all of the campuses and the downtown areas and zip cars for alternative travel.

Five College Bus System
The campuses are linked by a daily bus service that is fare-free during the academic year. Some routes include stops at local towns and shopping areas. Schedule information is available on the Pioneer Valley Transit Authority (PVTA) website and in printed form on the buses, at bus stops and in campus student services offices.

Zip Cars
Zip Cars are available at both Hampshire College and Amherst College. Find out about policies and availability at www.zipcar.com.

FIVE COLLEGE ARCHITECTURAL STUDIES

How To Apply

The FCAS major is offered at Hampshire College, Mount Holyoke College and Amherst College. Students interested in this unique program must apply to one or more of these schools.

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About the Program

The FCAS program engages in myriad of questions about architecture and design. It encourages students to define and engage with the aspects of history, theory and design that they find most compelling. The program provides the essential concrete foundations, but an open-ended curriculum.

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The Major

The FCAS major is a liberal arts degree designed to provide students the essential foundations in architectural history, theory and studio design, but allows students to develop their own area of study with the broader discipline of architectural studies.

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Resources

The Five College program provides a wide array of creative resources for students. There are studios on all five campuses, digital fabrication maker spaces and advanced computer labs open to all students. As well, student have access to five full library collections and research materials, delivered to their home campus library.

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The Five College Architectural Studies program is an interdisciplinary course of study that bridges five campuses and is available to students currently enrolled in Hampshire College, Amherst College or Mount Holyoke College.