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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
CU Denver Faculty-Led Global Study
Minimum GPA:
Class Eligibility:
Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Academic Department:
Number of Credits:
Program Advisor:
Meghan Atherton
Course(s) Offered:
ARCH 3690 & ARCH 3691, ARCH 6710 & ARCH 6715
Faculty Leader:
Ranko Ruzic
College of Architecture & Planning
Program Description:


  • Weekly excursions include visits to Tivoli, Ostia Antica, Orvieto
  • Includes visits to historical sites, project sites, museums, & sketching sites
  • Work on a design project throughout the course to be presented at the end trip


Rome and its context offer an unmatched review of western architectural history including the just-emerging architecture. In Roman urban environments, issues such as preservation and adaptive reuse, planning, infrastructure and landscape can be studied.

The focus will be on select influential buildings, groups of buildings, and piazzas. Visits will be grounded through sketching analysis, lectures, and guest speakers. Architectural appearance, proportion, scale, and context will be studied. Capstone design project due at the end will reflect the same lessons.

Two elective classes support sketching and design work will highlight architectural relationship between designed space and the underlying idea, and relationships between architecture and the city.

A sketchbook will record analysis and learning on architectural appearance, substance, and craftsmanship. Sketching in perspective, parallel and orthogonal projection will be taught and used. The capstone design project will use free hand sketching too.



Course Information

  • 6 Credits
  • ARCH 3690 & 3691 OR
  • ARCH 6710 & 6715
  • Course Requirements

    Portfolio of Work

    Letter of Recommendation


    Shared Accomodation



    • Includes: tuition and fees, shared accommodations, entrance fees, ground transportation, & international health insurance
    • Not Included: round trip airfare, meals, & personal expenses

    Faculty Leader

    Matthew is the faculty leader on this program.

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    Financial Aid & Scholarships

    Financial Aid

    CU Denver students may be able to use their existing financial aid for Global Study programs. Note that for summer terms, students must be registered for at least half-time status (6 credits for undergraduates, 3 credits for graduates) to be eligible for financial aid. For more information and to discuss your personal aid package, schedule an appointment with the Financial Aid Office.


    CU Denver Global Study Scholarship

    CU Denver students participating on a CU Denver Global Study program during the Maymester, Summer, or Winter terms are eligible to apply for this scholarship from the Office of Global Education. Awards range from $500- $1,000. Apply here.

    CU Denver Global Study Scholarship

    We encourage you to seek additional scholarships for which you or your program may be eligible. See if your academic department or college/school offers study abroad scholarships, or visit the following websites to learn about external funding:

    This program is currently not accepting applications.