COURSE SEARCH

NewSchool of Architecture and Design

English    Chinese    Russian    Spanish

NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD) is an innovative, hands-on architecture and design school in San Diego, California. Students are challenged with rigorous curriculum, and NSAD's bachelor's and master's degree programs nurture artistic passion while demanding professional excellence.

Faculty members at NSAD are the heart and soul of the institution, and are experienced, active practitioners in their fields. Collaboration among students is highly encouraged, and small class sizes allow for individual attention.

All of NSAD’s degree programs share several common qualities: rigorous academics, a culture of collaboration, and a learn-by-doing philosophy.

Located in Beautiful San Diego, California

NSAD's campus is in San Diego's East Village, surrounded by PETCO Park (home of Major League Baseball’s San Diego Padres), historic Gold Rush-era architecture, restaurants, music venues, and popular student hangouts. San Diego is famous for its year-round perfect weather, allowing students to enjoy activities such as surfing, sailing, mountain hiking and exploring nearby museums, shopping, street festivals, and the world-famous San Diego Zoo.

NSAD's campus can be described as urban, industrial, and iconic. The main buildings are adaptive reuses of San Diego landmarks: the old "Hang 10" surf apparel factoryand the Wonder Bread factory.

International Student Support Services
  • Support through the enrollment process
  • Visa support and counseling
  • Assistance with housing
  • Ongoing support while on campus

Student Housing Options

Ava at Cortez Hill is located just blocks away from campus. All students will live in fully furnished 2 bedroom, 2 bath apartments, with two students per bedroom. Rent is $745/month per person, including utilities, cable TV and high speed internet. Amenitiesinclude a freshly redesigned pool/jacuzzi/BBQ area, fitness room, roof-top basketball court, tennis court, on-site laundry room, and game and community rooms. There is also a convenience store on the ground level of the building.

Studio 819 offers furnished apartments in the traditional hotel style with daily, weekly, and monthly rates. Located in the heart of Hillcrest, right next to downtown San Diego, enjoy the walkable neighborhood full of cafés, restaurants, and shops. Studio 819 is just minutes away from freeway access. Nearby attractions include Sea World, San Diego Zoo, Balboa Park, the Gas Lamp Quarter, Petco Park, Sea Port Village, Qualcomm Stadium, Old Town and many more.

San Diego Homestay is San Diego's premier homestay service provider for international students since 1998. San Diego Homestay has and extensive network of host families and can provide international students with a homestay program that best fits your needs. We provide host families in the greater San Diego area, including North County, all year-round.

Degree Programs

School of Architecture: NSAD prepares students for career success in architecture and construction management through an emphasis on interdisciplinary and global design skills, industry collaborations and real-world projects.

 

  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Arts in Architecture
  • Master of Architecture
  • Master of Science in Architecture
  • Executive Master of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Science in Construction Management
  • Master of Construction Management (online program)

Media Design School of Digital Arts at NSAD:The Media Design School of Digital Arts at NSAD curriculum has been developed through collaborations between NewSchool of Architecture and Design (NSAD) in San Diego and Media Design School in Auckland, which is New Zealand’s most-awarded higher education institution for digital and creative technology qualifications. 
  • Bachelor of Science in Digital Media Arts
  • Bachelor of Arts in Animation
  • Bachelor of Arts in Game Art
  • Bachelor of Science in Game Programming

Domus Academy School of Design at NSAD: The San Diego-based Domus Academy School of Design at NSAD is inspired by the quality and innovation of Italian design education leader Domus Academy in Milan, Italy - named one of the “World’s Best Design Schools” by Businessweek. 
  • Bachelor of Interior Design
  • Bachelor of Arts in Product Design

Current Courses

Click on a course below to view more information.

    • Type
    • Course Title
    • Duration
    • Location
    • Undergraduate Degree
    • Bachelor of Arts in Architecture
    • 4 years
    • San Diego
    • Undergraduate Degree
    • Bachelor of Science in Construction Management
    • 4 years
    • San Diego
    • Undergraduate Degree
    • Bachelor of Interior Design
    • 4 years
    • San Diego
    • Undergraduate Degree
    • Bachelor of Arts in Product Design
    • 4 years
    • San Diego
    • Undergraduate Degree
    • Bachelor of Science in Digital Media Arts
    • 4 years
    • San Diego
    • Undergraduate Degree
    • Bachelor of Arts in Animation
    • 4 years
    • San Diego
    • Undergraduate Degree
    • Bachelor of Arts in Game Art
    • 4 years
    • San Diego
    • Postgraduate Degree
    • Master of Architecture I
    • 2 to 3 years
    • San Diego
    • Postgraduate Degree
    • Master of Architecture II
    • 1 year
    • San Diego
    • Postgraduate Degree
    • Master of Science in Architecture
    • 1 year
    • San Diego
    • Postgraduate Degree
    • Master of Construction Management
    • 1 year
    • San Diego
    • Undergraduate
    • Bachelor of Science in Game Programming
    • 4 years
    • San Diego

Make an enquiry

Fill out the form below to make an enquiry regarding this college.

  • CAPTCHA Image New Image
  • Agree to Terms & Conditions