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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2017 02/15/2017 02/22/2017 06/05/2017 07/01/2017
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
CU Denver Faculty-Led Global Study
Housing:
Apartment
Minimum GPA:
2.5
Class Eligibility:
Graduate Students, Undergraduate Students
Academic Department:
Architecture
Term:
Summer
Number of Credits:
6
Program Advisor:
Carrie Davis
Course(s) Offered:
ARCH 3690 & ARCH 3691, ARCH 6710 & ARCH 6715
Faculty Leader:
Ranko Ruzic
College/School:
College of Architecture & Planning
Program Description:
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Highlights

  • 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
  • Documenting and analyzing the true will culminate in a presentation in Rome along with an exhibition in the fall semester 

Description

As globalization expands, there is an increased demand for architects, landscape architects and urban designers to work in cultures other than their own. Designers are required to be able to enter other cultures and connect the built environment with the historical and cultural context, which gave it shape.

Rome and its urban context offer an unmatched opportunity to develop these necessary skills through an immersion in the history of western architecture. In the Roman urban environments, the influence of the continuities and more importantly the discontinuities of history on architectural, urban and landscape design will be studied through rigorous research, documentation, analysis and presentation.

In addition to numerous site visits, museum tours and guest lecturers, students will engage in an in-depth analysis of a particular site or an influential factor that has shaped the urban context of Rome. Architectural appearance, proportion, scale, construction and physical context will be studied in conjunction with the historical, political and social context in which these buildings and spaces where built.

The two elective classes (total of six credit hours) will consist of research (before and during the trip), documentation (sketching, photography and video) and analysis (diagraming and writing). This documentation and analysis will culminate in a presentation in Rome at the end of the trip and an exhibition in the fall semester at the College of Architecture and Planning.

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Details

Course Information

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

    Portfolio of Work

    Letter of Recommendation

    Housing

    Shared Accomodation

    Cost

    $5,570 (approximately)

    • Includes: tuition and fees, shared accommodations, entrance fees, ground transportation, and international health and evacuation insurance
    • Not Included: round trip airfare, meals, personal expenses, and visa fees if applicable 
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    Faculty Leader

     

    Matthew is the faculty leader on this program.

    Contact him at matthew.shea@ucdenver.edu

    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.

    Scholarships

    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.

    Additional Scholarship Information

    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:
    studyabroad.com
    goabroad.com
    iiepassport.org