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Architectural Studies Program
Phat Le is not only a studio assistant, he’s also an Architectural Studies grad.
Phat Le (B.A., 2017) combined his interests in art, writing, and urban communities to pursue a career in design and architecture. As an undergraduate student, he co-wrote a zine which focused on the Trinity Bellwoods neighbourhood and was Editor in Chief of Shift Magazine. Currently, he is a Master of Architecture student and studio assistant. Learn more about Phat here.
What do employers value about Architectural Studies Program graduates?
think critically and creatively
apply design thinking and visual literacy
organise materials with attention to details and in pleasing styles
understand the fundamentals of design, history, and technology
exposure to a variety of graphic, writing, and calculation-based practices
adapt design strategies with quantitative techniques and computational thinking
carry out research and present a case convincingly
collaboration and teamwork skills
Within two years of graduation, 82% of graduates who are in the labour market are employed with a median salary of $51,572/year upon entering the workforce. 28% pursue further post-secondary studies. (Source: StatsCan Career Tool)
your degree after graduation
University of Toronto Architectural Studies alumni most frequently apply their design and analytical skills in these industries:
- Arts and Design
- Film Set Design
- Business Development
- Media and Communication
- Information technology
- Program and Project Management
graduate or professional school
An Architectural Studies degree equips students with the critical thinking and visual design skills for a variety of academic next steps, including graduate programs in:
exploring opportunities while you're a student
Learn About yourself
Attend an In the Field program to meet professionals working in a variety of occupations within one organization.
Register for the Extern Job Shadowing Program to connect with professionals in your career area of interest. During a half or full day job shadowing placement, you’ll begin to clarify your goals and better understand your career options.
Find a Work-Study Position that connects the skills you’re developing through your education with professional experience.
Attend a Career Exploration & Education workshop to explore career possibilities, understand your skills and plan for your career or further education. Visit cln.utoronto.ca for more information.
Connect with Alumni
Subscribe to the Daniels Faculty newsletter to hear of opportunities to network with faculty and alumni.
Connect with alumni, scholars, professionals, and leaders in the fields of architecture, landscape architecture, art, and urbanism at the faculty's public lecture series.
The Backpack to Briefcase (b2B) program provides opportunities for students and recent graduates, to meet and mingle with alumni, faculty, staff and fellow students from their department or academic unit. Alumni who volunteer for b2B Industry Nights, Career Panels, Speed Networking events and Mentorship Meals, offer guidance, career advice and encouragement to A&S students. By taking part in b2B, students will learn about the array of career possibilities available to them as A&S degree recipients.
Explore Your Options
While you’re a student, get the support and make the connections you need to transition into your dream career.
Talk to your professors to better understand and prioritize your opportunities in the context of your discipline.
Learn about on-campus employment opportunities offered by the faculty.
Participate in mentorship and leadership opportunities to get involved in the Daniels community.
Take advantage of advising and support embedded within the faculty to improve your student experience.
Attend social and academic events organized by the Architectural and Visual Studies Student Union.
Submit your work for publication in Shift Magazine, the undergraduate publication and online blog for the faculty.
Internships are an important part of your career trajectory both during and after school. Connect with professional associations listed in the "helpful career and industry related resources" section to land an internship.