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.

Completion Requirements

Urban Design Graduate Certificate Application

Urban Design Graduate Certificate Requirements (17 Credits):

Foundation Course (3)
CMP 6440: Urban Design Principles

Digital Course (3)
ARCH 6056/CMP 6400: Urban Design Visualization

Methods Course (3)
CMP 6405: Urban Design Methods: Research + Practice

Studio (5) (choose one)
ARCH 6030/CMP 6445: Urban Design Elements Studio
ARCH 6031/CMP 6446: Urban Design Practice Studio

Elective Course (3) (choose one)
ARCH 6210/6321: SURVEY OF WORLD ARCHITECTURE 1 + 2
ARCH 6230: UTAH’S ARCHITECTURE + CITIES
ARCH / CMP 6410: SITE DEVELOPMENT
ARCH / CMP 6470: CASE STUDIES IN URBAN DESIGN + DEVT
ARCH / CMP 6500: PRESERVATION THEORY + PRACTICE
ARCH 6581: MAIN ST REVITALIZATION
ARCH 6720: PROJECT FINANCE + ECONOMICS
ARCH 6965 / CMP 6960: ORGANIC ARCH: LANDSCAPE + ENVT ARCH
CMP 6100: URBAN THEORY + FORM
CMP 6310: URBAN DEVELOPMENT METHODS
CMP 6380: GREEN COMMUNITIES
CMP 6420: OPEN SPACE DESIGN
CMP / REDEV 6460: REAL ESTATE MARKET ANALYSIS

NOTES: 1. Except for studios, courses required for other degree programs cannot be double counted for the UD Certificate.

2. The UD Certificate program director can allow other pertinent classes to fulfill certificate requirements as necessary.

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

For further information, contact:
Kassy Keen
Academic/Admission Advisor
College of Architecture + Planning
University of Utah
375 S. 1530 E. Rm 235
Salt Lake City, Utah 84112
801-581-7175
advisor@arch.utah.edu