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Physical and Virtual Architecture

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Program Type Departmental
Program Location Rome, Florence, Venice, Italy
Course # SA 10923 or
SA 59000
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2022 05/15/22 to 05/29/22

Program Leader

Name Nicoletta Adamo-Villani

Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Program Description

Prepare to become a successful virtual architect!

Prepare to work in a variety of fields that involve the creation of virtual worlds!

This course will introduce students to a variety of European cities and architectural styles:

Classic Roman and Baroque architecture in Rome, Italy.
Renaissance and Gothic architecture in Florence, Italy.
Venetian Gothic architecture in Venice, Italy.
Students will learn the history and experience the culture of the targeted architectural time periods.

Students will learn the architectural design and construction principles of each targeted architectural style.

Students will apply this knowledge to their own 3D designs.


Academic Credit

3 Credit Hours


Physical and Virtual Architecture Study Abroad is a interdisciplinary study abroad program. This is open to both undergraduate and graduate level students.

Program Cost

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.

The travel estimate for this program will be posted soon.

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

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