Skip to Content
Login: CSU | non-CSU

Programs : Brochure
This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
* Landscape Architecture Education Abroad, Italy and France
Multiple Sites, France; Multiple Sites, Italy (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
Budget Sheets Summer
CSU Deadlines / Program Dates:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 02/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission 05/17/2018 06/03/2018
Participants must leave the U.S. on May 16 to arrive in Italy on May 17.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students applying to CSU-sponsored programs will be notified of decision within two weeks of application submission. Students applying to non-CSU sponsored programs need to contact their program provider for decision dates.
Fact Sheet:
Grade Point Average:
2.5
Language(s) of Instruction:
English
Program Coordinator:
Aimee Jones Program Type: CSU Short Term Program
Areas of Study:
Agricultural Sciences
Program Description:

Landscape Architecture
in Italy and France

Landscape 1Landscape 7Landscape 9
This CSU faculty-led program will give participants direct exposure to the rich history of landscape design in Italy and France. Students will visit many important landscape architectural precedents and pursue research on various topics including land planning, urban design, community design, and insightful garden design for public and private places.
 

Program At-a-Glance

WHEN: May 17  - June 3, 2018   
             NOTE: Participants will need to depart the U.S. on May 16 to arrive in Italy on May 17.

CREDITS: All committed students will be registered for LAND 455: European Landscape Architecture (5 CSU credits) through CSU's Division of Continuing Education. All tuition and program charges will be billed at the start of the summer term.

COST: See Budget Sheet for details. The program fee includes tuition and fees for 5 credit hours, accommodation in double or triple occupancy house or hotel rooms, local transportation, program excursions and site visits, international health insurance, on-site support, orientation, and education abroad administration.  NOT INCLUDED:  International Airfare, meals, passport, and personal expenses.  

SCHOLARSHIPS: Applicants for this program are eligible for scholarships through the Office of International Programs.

PROGRAM LEADER: Brad Goetz, Professor Landscape Architecture, Colorado State University.

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS: Minimum 2.5 GPA. Prerequisite: LAND 362 or instructor approval. Good disciplinary standing.


Academic Overview

This course is intended to give participants direct exposure to the rich history of landscape design in Italy and France. Students will visit many important landscape architectural precedents and pursue research on various topics including land planning, urban design, community design, and insightful garden design for public and private places.  Subjects include classical landscapes in and around Rome, medieval hill towns of Tuscany, remarkable private gardens/villas of the renaissance near Florence, royal parks of Louis XIV in central France, WWII landscapes of Normandy, and modern public gardens of Paris. This course is taught in an education abroad short course travel format in order to better understand the culture and true complexity and scale of important landscape architectural works – TO SEE FOR YOURSELF!

Instructional Methodology:
The class will meet for a one hour lecture each week (or calendar equivalent) of the spring semester at a mutually agreed upon time/day/place. At the commencement of the summer semester the class will participate in three weeks of travel to specified landscape architecture works of significance. Upon return, the remainder of the summer term will be spent in the design studio, synthesizing the pre-travel discussions and the investigations during the travel - culminating in the required projects for the class.

Method of Evaluation:
Traditional grading - course letter grade, averaging four assigned projects (25% each). Assigned projects are to be researched and initiated before and during the study tour and completed during the remainder of the summer semester.


Learning Objectives

  • Students will develop professional capabilities for landscape design practice, theory, and representation.
  • Students will explore cultural and natural history of landscapes in Europe.
  • Students will better understand the complex set of relationships required to realize works of landscape architecture.
  • Students will experiment with techniques (including digital) for project research, analysis, synthesis, and evaluation.
  • Each student will prepare a digital portfolio of works for the class as required by ASLA LAAB accreditation standards.

Location

Students will travel throughout Italy and France to explore architecture in many different cities including Venice, Tuscany, Florence, Rome, Versailles, Normandy and Paris.  Specific site visits may include classical landscapes in and around Rome, medieval hill towns of Tuscany, remarkable private gardens and villas of the renaissance near Florence, royal parks of Louis XIV in central France, and the modern public gardens of Paris.


Housing and Meals

Primary accommodations during the trip include group housing in rental properties within the cultural environment of the host country.  Occasionally the group will stay in hotels. Students are responsible for their meals and communal kitchen facilities are available in rental properties.

Resources

Complete Program Description: Landscape Architecture Program Information.

Landscape 5Landscape 6