6: Graduate School of Architecture

General Information | Programs and Degrees Offered | Course Descriptions | Faculty

Ownership of Student Works | Applications | Master of Architecture
Master of Landscape Architecture | Master of Planning | Master of Architectural History
Doctor of Philosophy in the History of Architecture | Interdisciplinary Programs | Programs Abroad

Programs Abroad

Fall Program in London, England   The program is open to graduate students in the history of architecture for study at the Courtauld Institute of Art. Students participating in this program are on leave of absence from the University.

Program in Venice, Italy   This program is a regular University semester program offered in Venice. It is mainly oriented toward graduate students in architecture and landscape architecture. For a limited number of students in architectural history and in urban and environmental planning there are special studies.

Courses are offered in ARCH 770 (Architecture Design Studio, six credits), History of Art and Architecture (three credits), and History of Urban Development (three credits). These courses are taught by faculty members from the University of Virginia and the University of Venice. Knowledge of Italian language is strongly recommended.

Summer Program in Vicenza, Italy   This program is open to all students in the School of Architecture. The program carries no credit other than three optional credits for Independent Study. Extensive field trips to explore the art, architecture, and urbanism of the region are a prominent part of the program. Instruction is provided by University of Virginia and adjunct indigenous faculty members. Knowledge of Italian language is strongly recommended.

Summer Program in Beijing, China   This course, entitled Chinese History and Architecture: 14th-20th Centuries, introduces students to major developments in the history of Chinese architecture since the late Yuan Dynasty. Lectures on the historical context of each major period are followed by extensive and, in some cases, multiple visits to such sites as the Temple of Heaven, the Forbidden City, the Ming Tombs, and the Great Wall. Faculty members include members of the University of Virginia Department of History and School of Architecture, and specialists from Beijing.

Students receive six credits for the course, and may register for Department of History credit (HIEA 801/802) or School of Architecture credit (ARCH 530/531).

Fellowships are available from the Ellen Bayard Weedon Foundation. Limited travel funds are available through the Weedon East Asian Travel Grant competition sponsored by the East Asian Center.


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