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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.
  • Important Update for Fall 2020 and Spring 2021: Applications are due June 15; these applications are reviewed after that deadline, not on a rolling admissions basis.
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.