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Rome, Italy

Architecture and Urban Studies

Global Temple Conference


The incredibly rich architectural heritage of Rome — ancient, Renaissance, baroque and contemporary —  provides the focus for courses in Architecture and Landscape Architecture. 

Key features

  • A six-credit design studio course is the academic cornerstone for architecture and landscape architecture students, which includes site visits throughout Rome and guest critiques by visiting Italian architects.
  • An additional three-credit architecture seminar (ARCH 3241: Seminar Analysis of Urban Structure in Rome) is strongly recommended for all architecture students.
  • You will complement your study with rotating offerings of related non-studio architectural history, design and urban studies courses.
  • For-credit internships are available.
  • A modern architecture studio offers individual workspaces and inspiring views.

Application notes

With a structured curriculum, architecture students often ask when they should attend Temple Rome. Below is a guide, but please contact Education Abroad if you have questions about the appropriate term for you.

  • Students who wish to enroll in the six-credit design course must submit a portfolio. See Application Requirements and Application Deadlines for more information.
  • Temple students: Please note that Temple student applications for the Architecture program are due on April 1 for the following fall semester and May 1 for the following spring semester. Temple architecture applicants to the spring semester should note that you may be considered for a different term (for example, Fall 2021 instead of Spring 2021). You will be asked to indicate if you would like to be considered for either term in the application.
Student Background Term to Study Abroad at Temple Rome
Temple architecture majors Typically junior or senior year; Master of Architecture students may also participate.
Temple landscape architecture majors Fall semester of senior year
Temple architectural preservation and facilities management majors You may take the three-credit architecture seminar during your semester in Rome and should discuss the best timing with your academic advisor.
Non-Temple architecture/landscape architecture majors Consult with your home university to determine the appropriate semester to study abroad.