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|Class Status:||4th year, Graduate student||Minimum GPA Requirement:||2.5|
|Language Requirement:||1000 level||Open to Non-UVa Students:||Yes|
|Enrollment Restricted to:||School of Architecture||Housing:||Apartment, Hotel|
|Language Courses Offered:||Yes||Language of Instruction:||English|
|Credit Type:||Direct Credit||Program Type:||Faculty directed, Island|
|Tuition Payments Made To:||UVA||Education Abroad Advisor:||Margaret Walter|
|Application Fee:||Yes||Study Abroad Administrative Fee:||No|
|Subject Area:||Architectural History, Architecture, Urban and Environmental Planning|
UVA Architecture in Italy: Venice
The Venice Semester Abroad Program is a fall semester option for fourth-year undergrad students in Architecture, Architectural History and Planning and second-year graduate students in Architectural History and Planning. Courses count directly for UVA credit, and financial aid packages apply. The program includes two tracks, a design studio track and a historic preservation track. Aside from this singular course difference all students take classes in drawing, urban, art and architectural history, and Venetian building traditions, taught by UVA faculty in collaboration with Venetian faculty. Housing is in a renovated content together with students in other Italian university programs.
Venice is at the cutting edge of issues of great interest and relevance to architecture. It is at the forefront of hydrological and ecological management, confronting a potentially hazardous situation through radical and innovative (if controversial) means. It is also a leader in preservation, restoration, and adaptive re-use, with premier experts in the field who are available to be involved with our programs. It is a major center of the international art and contemporary architecture world, through its hosting of the art and architecture Biennale.
Venice has since its origins been a key nodal point in a wide Mediterranean network, a center for mercantile, artistic, and architectural exchange. By virtue of geography, it remains a natural site from which to travel North, South, East and West.
ARCH 4010/7010/8010: Architectural Design Research (6 cr)
ARCH 5401: Drawing Venice (3 cr)
ARCH 4201/5201: Forms and Materials of the Buildings of Venice (3 cr)
ARCH 5403: Soundscape Venice (3 cr)
ARH 4201/5201: Art and Architecture of Venice (3 cr)
SARC 4801/5801: Italian Language and Culture (2 cr)
The curriculum is designed to integrate seamlessly with UVA degree program requirements in Architecture, Urban and Environmental Planning, Architectural History, and Historic Preservation while reflecting the vibrant and unique cultural and architectural life of the Veneto region of Italy.
All students take Drawing Venice, Forms & Materials, Soundscape Venice, Art & Architecture, Language & Culture, and a Studio course, for a total of 20 credits. The Drawing course is conducted in the first two weeks of the semester, with the other courses (with the exception of the Language & Culture course) starting in the third week. The Studio course can be tailored to the needs of various programs (including Urban Planning and Architectural History).
During the spring semester, successful applicants are required to take an introduction to Italian course (beginning after the application deadline). ARH 3201 Italian Renaissance Architecture is a recommended preparatory course.
Maddalena Scimemi | email@example.com
Program Director and Forms and Materials Instructor
Karen Van Lengen | firstname.lastname@example.org
Studio, Soundscape Venice Professor
Charlie Menefee | email@example.com
Drawing Venice Instructor
Monica Shenouda | firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Advisor and Art and Architecture of Venice Instructor
Accommodation and Meals
Accommodation is provided in a newly renovated hall of residence, a beautiful and well located former convent, furnished with amenities such as kitchen supplies and bed linens. Detailed information will be provided to students prior to arrival. Students are responsible for their own meals.
Students stay in hotels while on overnight excursions.
The program includes an excursion to Rome, several day trips to other cities in Italy, and a week-long study trip to Athens.
Cost and Financial Aid
The program cost and payment schedule will be available under the "Budget Sheets" link at the top of this page. Students with identifiable financial need are encouraged to apply for fellowships, scholarships, and financial aid. School of Architecture students are encouraged to apply for School of Architecture funding.
The University of Virginia believes in providing reasonable accommodations for students with documented disabilities on an individual basis. If you believe that you would require adjustments in order to fully participate in this program, please contact the Student Disability Access Center at 434-243-5180 as early as possible in order to begin this dialogue.
Passport and Visa
All participants will need a valid passport in order to participate in the program. Students must ensure that their passport is valid at least six months past the program return date. US passport holders will need a visa to participate in this program. The ISO will assist with the visa application process. International students should consult http://vistoperitalia.esteri.it/home/en for visa and entry requirements, and meet with their International Student Advisor in the International Studies Office for information about re-entering the U.S. at the conclusion of the program.
Health and Safety Information
All students considering Education Abroad should consult the Students Abroad section of the U.S. Department of State’s web-based travel resources and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Traveler’s Health web resources to research health, safety, and security conditions; visa requirements; immunization requirements; and recommendations on staying healthy and safe in their target destination(s). Students should also carefully review the UVA Education Abroad Health & Safety Abroad web page. Parents and guardians are strongly advised to review all of these resources, as well. UVA students and visiting students enrolled in UVA Education Abroad programs are subject to the University of Virginia’s Policy on Student International Travel.