Temple University Logo

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. 

Temple students can access the Temple Architecture Program application here

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.
  • Historic Preservation students are invited to apply; these students may take the studio course, ARCH 3241, and may also enjoy ARTH 2005: Cultural Heritage Preservation.
  • 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. From Fall 2021 onwards, the architecture program will only be offered at Temple Rome in the fall semesters. 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 architecture applicants should note that they may be considered for a different term (for example, Fall 2022 instead of Fall 2021) or a different campus (if the program in Rome fills, you may be considered for the program at Temple Japan). You will be asked to indicate if you would like to be considered for either term and campus in the application.
  • Important Updates
    • Fall 2022: The application cycle for Temple students has closed.
      • Non-Temple students apply using the Rome Semester/Year application, due April 1, 2022. 
      • Temple students interested in Fall 22 may be placed on a waitlist. Interested students should use the Rome Semester/Year application, due April 1, 2022.
    • Fall 2023: Temple students should apply by June 15, 2022. These applications will be available in the fall of 2021 and are reviewed after that deadline, not on a rolling admissions basis.
      • Temple students should apply using the Architecture Programs application, information available here
      • Non-Temple students apply using the Rome Semester/Year application, due April 1, 2023.
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.