Florence Center: Architecture (M.Arch.I)
The program consists of a six-credit drawing studio (ARC 608 or ARC 609), a three-credit survey course (ARC 571, which includes site visits throughout the region), and an architectural history course. Graduate students may choose to audit an Italian language course.
- Minimum GPA: 2.5
- Credit hours: 9-15
- No language prerequisite
Students currently enrolled in a Master of Architecture (M.Arch.I) program have the opportunity to study in Florence for a semester. Program highlights include six credits of design coursework and an extensive field study program to architectural sites throughout Italy.
The Florence architecture program has its own studio facilities and review spaces at Piazzale Donatello, one block from the Syracuse Center at Piazza Savonarola. Study and design work is intensified by the presence of distinguished visiting Italian and European critics who join the faculty each semester for lectures, as well as for final semester reviews.
Approval from the Syracuse University School of Architecture is required. Students enrolled in professional programs at other universities must submit a portfolio of studio work with their application materials.
Submit a 12-20 page portfolio (not to exceed 9' by 12') consisting of previous architectural studio work. Applicants should not include original artwork. All items should indicate the approximate date of production and whether the work was a result of coursework, professional or freelance activities, or collaboration. All information submitted should include the applicant's name and date of birth.
(3 credits; optional for all students)
Beginning in Spring 2019, Syracuse Florence students will be able to join Syracuse London students for the Sustainability and Environmental Justice
Signature Seminar that discovers how innovation is keeping the Nordic countries of Denmark, Norway, Sweden, and Finland ranked as the most sustainable places on the planet. In each of the destinations, students will have a direct experience of the inequalities in access to clean air, water, energy and land.
Architecture students may share apartments
with other students in the program because of the special time commitment required in this program. The housing coordinator in Florence assists students by locating available furnished apartments and advising on contractual matters. Students in apartments receive a cash allowance from their program fee to partially cover meals and are responsible for preparing their own food. All apartments are fully furnished including bedding, and are equipped with basic utilities such as washing machines and kitchen utensils. Apartments do not have phone lines. We recommend that students rent or purchase cell phones.
Students also have the option of living with host families.
The cost of the Syracuse Florence program includes Syracuse tuition and a program fee. Financial aid is available. For a complete breakdown of costs, we have prepared a budget sheet (Florence Planning Budget 2018-19.pdf
) for students and their families.
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Angie Persello, Senior Admissions Counselor for Syracuse Florence: email@example.com