The University of Utah
College of Architecture + Planning

Graduate Certificate in Urban Design

Offered jointly by the School of Architecture and the Department of City & Metropolitan Planning, the Graduate Certificate in Urban Design is for graduate students and professionals interested in shaping the places we live, both how they will look and how they will function. Urban design involves a complex inter-relationship between municipalities, real estate developers, property owners, planners, architects, the construction industry, public administrators, and the general public. Students in this program will learn to engage in this process effectively to produce vital and vibrant places.

Program Purpose
The program is a forum for developing skills used in the interdisciplinary practice of urban design. The certificate complements the Master of Architecture (M.Arch.), Master of City & Metropolitan Planning (M.C.M.P.), Master of Real Estate Development (M.R.E.D.), and Master of Public Administration (M.P.A.), and seeks to provide opportunities for graduate students throughout the University of Utah to learn more about urban design. The program is also open to professionals not enrolled at the University who wish to enhance their professional development.

Certificate Courses (17 credits Required)

 

REQUIRED FOUNDATION COURSES

 

CMP 6440 URBAN DESIGN PRINCIPLES
CMP 6400 / ARCH 6056 U.D. VISUALIZATION / DIGITAL VISUALIZATION
CMP 6405 URBAN DESIGN METHODS
CMP 6445 / ARCH 6030 U.D. STUDIO 1: U.D. ELEMENTS STUDIO
or
CMP 6446 / ARCH 6031 U.D. STUDIO II: U.D. PRACTICE/RESEARCH STUDIO

 

 

SELECT ONE ELECTIVE COURSE
(cannot use electives that count as core requirements in the student’s primary degree program)

ARCH 6112 SITE PLANNING + URBAN DESIGN
ARCH 6210 SURVEY OF WORLD ARCHITECTURE 1
ARCH 6211 SURVEY OF WORLD ARCHITECTURE 2
ARCH 6230 UTAH’S ARCHITECTURE + CITIES
ARCH 6250 / CMP 6470 / REDEV 6470 CASE STUDIES IN URBAN DESIGN + DEVELOPMENT
ARCH 6500 / CMP 6500 HISTORIC PRESERVATION THEORY + PRACTICE
ARCH 6581 / CMP 6581 MAIN STREET REVITALIZATION
ARCH 6830 / CMP 6730 LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE + DESIGN WITH NATURE
CMP 6100 URBAN THEORY + FORM
CMP 6380 GREEN COMMUNITIES
CMP 6410 SITE DEVELOPMENT
CMP 6420 OPEN SPACE DESIGN
CMP 6460 / REDEV 6460 REAL ESTATE MARKET ANALYSIS
CMP 6710 INTRODUCTION TO TRANSPORTATION PLANNING

Admissions
All students entering the program must have completed an accredited bachelor’s degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA. All applicants must submit an Urban Design Graduate Certificate Application, a letter of intent and two letters of reference to the college admissions advisor at the address listed below. Applicants not already admitted to a graduate degree program at the University (non-matriculated students) must also complete an undergraduate admission application at: admissions.utah.edu/nondegree