Copenhagen, the capital of Denmark, has a rich history influenced by more than 800 years of Danish settlement. Copenhagen is rare in that it combines the economic, scientific, and cultural life of a modern city with a relaxed, small town atmosphere.
Copenhagen is the seat of Danish Parliament, the central government, international organizations, research libraries, national museums of art and history, and the national media. It is the center of musical and cultural life. Students may take advantage of the city's superior transportation system to get around town. Trains and buses run day and night.
DIS is located in a beautifully restored building dating from 1798. The building houses administrative offices, a reference and student library, a student lounge, computer labs with Macintosh Computers, student services, and a few classrooms. Most classes are conducted in regular University of Copenhagen classrooms.
The Architecture and Design Programs
The semester and full-year programs in Architecture and Design are conducted in parallel with joint elective courses, field studies, and study tours. The program's objectives are:
Expanding your professional skills and knowledge through interaction with Danish architects and designers in studio and classes and on field studies and study tours.
Familiarizing you with contemporary Danish, Scandinavian, and European architecture, design, and theory.
Enabling you to recognize and analyze the effects of cultural, economic, and political life on architecture and design, and vice versa.
There are four program options in the Architecture and Design:
Interior Architecture Studio and Interior Architecture Foundations Studio [spring semester only]
Urban Design Studio and Urban Design Foundations Studio
Information Design Studio (graphic design)
Architecture Foundations Studio and Architectural Design Studio
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This program is sponsored by:DIS