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IA Curriculum

The Institute is developing a recommended curriculum framework to assist instructors in planning IA classes. It will include an outline of educational topics and a process for applying the framework.


  • Overall improvement the quality of information architecture education
  • Assist instructors in creating and refining curricula over time
  • To some extent, establish a standard educational core of information architecture concepts and skills

Sample Syllabi

Until the framework is released, see the syllabi below for examples of existing classes:

  • University of Michigan
    School of Information
    Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
    [view syllabus]
    This syllabus is the foundational course developed by Peter Morville in 2004 for the University of Michigan.
  • Kent State University Information Architecture and Knowledge Management
    Masters of Science in User Experience Design
    Kent, Ohio, USA
    [view curriculum]
  • University of Alberta
    School of Library and Information Studies, Information Architecture Course
    Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
    [view syllabus]
  • University of Baltimore
    Master of Science in Interaction Design and Information Architecture
    Information Arts and Technogies
    Baltimore, MD, USA
    [view syllabus]

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