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  • Locations: Urbino, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2024 04/21/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Spring 2025 10/15/2024 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2025 03/15/2025 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
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Program Description:

UTSA Abroad:
Architecture in Urbino, Italy

ARC 3216 or 3226 or 4256/ARC 3433 or 1413/ ARC elective or IDE 3246 or 4276 or 4423 or ARC 1413
Spring or Fall 
Up to 12 credit hours

These classes are geared toward imparting knowledge about, and giving students experience with, the ideas and design language that shaped historical buildings and cities. Urbino_2012
In the Italian setting, students will have the best classical examples to study. The sequence of courses will engage them in experiencing and analyzing the context not only as interesting historical artifacts, but also as sources for their work in the design studio. It will challenge them to learn the classical design language, then utilize and develop expertise with it. Through the careful observation required of a good sketch, students can learn directly from the buildings, streets, and plazas in the town and region. 

At the Urbino location, students and faculty study in the walled city in the Marche region in Italy, a World Heritage Site notable for a remarkable historical legacy of independent Renaissance culture.  The city developed and thrived in the 15th and 16th century, especially under the patronage of Federico da Montefeltro, Duke of Urbino from 1444 to 1482, and former resident of the Pallazzo Ducale. The town, nestled on a high sloping hillside, yet only 45 kilometers from the Adriatic, retains much of its picturesque medieval aspects. It hosts the University of Urbino, founded in 1506, with which UTSA has a Memorandum of Understanding for teaching, learning and research activities. Typically, students are housed and provided studio space just outside the city walls, in a campus facility designed by renowned architect Giancarlo Di Carlo. This location is a perfect springboard location for many other European destinations for independent study and travel.

Contact Information

College of Architecture, (210) 458-3093