UMSoA sponsors Fall and Spring semester programs in Rome, Italy. Founded in 1991, the program unites a select group of upper level students and faculty members for an intensive experience in design, theory, and history of architecture. Travel within Italy during each semester is a key component of the coursework, in addition to a special field trip outside the Italian peninsula.
The curriculum consists of design and drawing courses, lectures, workshops, guided walking tours, and field trips. Course topics include: Design in the Historical Context, Theory of Urban Form, Ancient, Renaissance, Baroque and Modern Architectural History, Drawing as a Means of Architectural Knowledge, and the History of Gardens.
Field trips include visits to Tuscany, the Veneto region, Umbria, Lazio, and Sicily. Additionally, each semester includes a two-week excursion to other European sites. These destinations have included Barcelona, Spain, and Paris, France.
The program is open to students entering Fourth and Fifth year, as well as graduate students.
Acceptance to the program is based on grade point average, an essay of intention and a portfolio. Degree programs offered include the Bachelor and Master of Architecture, and the Master of Urban Design.
Interested students should contact Associate Dean, Associate Prof. in Practice, and Rome Program Director, Carmen L. Guerrero by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 305-284-6134.