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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
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  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2021 10/15/2020 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Fall 2021 02/15/2021 ** 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.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Cost: Unavailable Except By Petition Area of Study: Art
Language of Instruction: English Type of Program: Academic Study
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Housing Type: Homestay, Residence Hall, Shared Apartment
Program Description:
Architecture & Design 
In Scandinavia, the built environment considers people, community, and well-being. 

Engage in explorations of Danish and Scandinavian design philosophies, combining strong traditions with the contemporary energy of new-wave architects and designers.

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IS THIS PROGRAM FOR YOU?
It’s a good fit if you study:
  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Fine Arts
  • Interior Architecture
  • Interior Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Studio Art
  • Urban Design

CORE COURSES

Architecture
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits 
Architecture Design Studio: In this studio you engage in an exploration of Danish and Scandinavian design practice through challenging assignments addressing real sites and issues in and around Copenhagen. Studio groups combine students of different levels and backgrounds. This course is taught vertically, and expectations relate to you as an individual student.

Architecture Foundations Studio: You develop design skills through analysis of existing buildings and by solving realistic architectural problems in a Danish context. In studio projects, you construct spatial models in physical and digital media and advance your communication skills in expressing abstract concepts. Studios are taught vertically, combining students of different levels. Expectations relate to you as an individual student.

Interior Architecture
Spring Only, 6 Credits 
Interior Architecture Studio: Studio focuses on interior architectural design in a Danish context and developing a concept and project design within an existing structure. You create a design concept shaping interior space and user experience. Adaptive reuse and transformation features are among the prioritized challenges in which you engage. Studio groups combine students of different levels and backgrounds. This course is taught vertically, and expectations relate to you as an individual student.

Interior Architecture Foundations Studio: You develop design skills through analysis of existing interiors and by solving realistic design problems in a Danish context. In studio projects, you construct spatial models in physical and digital media, and advance your communication skills to express abstract concepts. Studios are taught vertically, combining students of different levels. Expectations relate to you as an individual student.

Urban Design
Fall/Spring, 6 Credits 
Urban Design Studio: Using Copenhagen as a laboratory, you solve realistic problems using analytical and design methods specifically devised for urban design and landscape issues. Some sections in studio focus on issues of human scale, temporary use, and sustainable design. Studio groups combine students of different levels and background. This course is taught vertically, and expectations relate to you as an individual student.

Urban Design Foundations Studio: This studio offers you an opportunity to acquire in-depth knowledge of the field of urban design, and develop your creative design skills in a studio setting. Design projects are the basis for discussions, presentations, and the development of individual design skills. You work in physical and digital media to construct spatial models and further your graphic and verbal communication skills in conveying abstract spatial concepts. Studios are taught vertically, combining students of different levels. Expectations relate to you as an individual student.

CORE COURSE STUDY TOURS 
All studios travel on interdisciplinary study tours to the following destinations: 
  • Week-Long Study Tour: Germany-Netherlands or Finland-Sweden 
  • Core Course Week: Berlin (Full/Year Students Only) or Denmark

PREREQUISITES 
All studios have prerequisites based on the level of the studio: 
  • Studio Courses: Enrollment at a professional school or department of architecture or design. Completion of a minimum of two spatial design studios at university level. 
  • Foundation Studio Courses: One drawing course at university level.
  • Additional Portfolio Needs: Examples of studio work in a portfolio to be submitted to studio instructor at the beginning of the semester. This will allow the professor to become acquainted with the design skills of each student.
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