A+D Rome Program
Live and study in the heart of Rome in Campo Dei Fiori and Trastevere during the Summer semester, May 22-June 30.
Program fee is $3,300
Includes 6 credits, 2 of those being ICR (ARCH 4114) credits
The History And Theory of Architecture Rome Progam offers an opportunity to live and study in Rome for a month in the summer in apartments in Trastevere and in classrooms in Campo Dei Fiori in the center of the city. There, students study the history of the city across its 2700 year history in a chronological sequence of guided walks to sketch, photograph the cities varied architecture and to learn about the complex religious, social, political, ideological, cultural, and historical dimensions of the city. The program includes a contemporary study of architectural theory taught by the program leader, Professor Joseph Bedford, and a team of guest lecturers from all over the world who will present lectures, seminars and walking tours to further expand upon the theoretical dimensions of architecture. The past and the present, history and theory, work and leisure, study and experience, will intersect in a powerful and complimentary manner during your four week stay in the Eternal City.
The Site of Rome is unique for containing preserved extant examples of architectural monuments from every epoch of Western history: From ancient monuments such as the Pantheon, to early Christian churches of the 7th century, to medieval castles, Renaissance Palazzi, Baroque Fountains and Piazzas to 19th century nationalist monuments, the modern architecture of Fascist Italy and the contemporary urban condition of the city today. Arguably, no other single location on earth affords the student the opportunity to explore the entire scope of architectural history in one place and to visit in the morning the exact same buildings that are being described in the lecture hall in the afternoon.