Since 1966, Temple University's Rome Program, at the Villa Caproni, has offered students an extraordinary opportunity to live, work, and study in one of the most important cities in the history of Western civilization.
Outstanding faculty, staff, and facilities attract students from colleges and universities throughout the United States and abroad. The Villa Caproni is located near the Piazza del Popolo, overlooking the Tiber River. Fully equipped studios, academic classrooms, a library, and an art gallery are housed in the Villa. The program offers courses of study in painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, sculpture, art history, architecture, and liberal arts. Courses and field trips introduce students to the cultural heritage of Rome, from ancient antiquity through the Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque periods, up to the contemporary Italian art scene. Field trips outside of Rome to such cities as Florence, Venice, Naples, Pompeii, and Siena are also an important part of the curriculum.
Graduate students accepted into the MFA programs in Painting and Printmaking may apply to spend their first year in Rome.
Semester/Year Programs (Tyler BFA, BA in Visual Studies, BA in Art, BA in Art History, BS in Art Education, BS in Landscape Architecture)
Tyler students may take advantage of studying in Rome for a summer, semester or year-long program, depending on their major and degree program. Students should check first with their advisor as early as possible in their Tyler career to plan study abroad in order to graduate on time. For complete information on the semester/year program information and courses, go to the Study Abroad website here
Summer Programs (all majors)
TU Rome offers a six-week summer session comprised of undergraduate courses in a variety of disciplines, including art, art history, African American studies, business, classics, criminal justice, dance, English, history, Italian language and sociology. Students choose two courses and enroll for a minimum of six and a maximum of eight credits. Internships are available. For information on summer study in Rome click here
Summer Collaborative Design Workshop in Rome
Imagine spending part of your summer in Rome, creating a digital visual diary of your Roman experience or collaborating with journalism students to create an arts and culture magazine about Rome. Intro to Digital Photography introduces students to digital photography and imaging software on the computer and digital output to inkjet printers, and helps them gain an understanding of the aesthetic possibilities of photography through assignments, lectures on important photographers, photo field trips in Rome, and visits to contemporary photo exhibits. In the Graphic Design Collaborative Workshop, students contribute to both the content and the design of the magazine, according to their individual areas of expertise. Photographers are responsible for documenting the visual aspects of design in the city; graphic designers create the magazine's masthead, page layouts, and illustrations; journalists write and edit feature stories about Roman art and culture.
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Architecture Program (Architecture, Architectural Preservation, Facilities Management)
Tyler Architecture Department’s study abroad option in Rome has been enormously successful in providing architecture students with the opportunity to live in a non-American urban environment whose rich architectural heritage blends and layers over two thousand years of construction. In addition, Architecture majors have the opportunity to share studio space with art students from many other disciplines and many other colleges.
A maximum of fifteen undergraduate students from the Architecture Department participate in this Rome Program. BS in Architecture students may participate in either their third or fourth year for one semester, either in the fall or spring semesters. BS in Facilities Management or BS in Architectural Preservation are encouraged to explore semester or summer study abroad options including Rome and Japan. All students interested in study abroad must meet with an academic advisor as early in their Tyler career as possible in order to plan which courses should be taken prior to study abroad.
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MFA year in Rome (Painting and Printmaking)
Temple's Rome program at the Villa Caproni has offered graduate students an extraordinary opportunity to live, work, and study in one of the most important cities in the history of western civilization. Outstanding faculty,staff and facilities attract students from colleges and universities throughout the U.S. and abroad. Graduate students accepted into the MFA programs in Painting and Printmaking may apply to spend a year in Rome. Interested students should contact their faculty advisor for more information.
Architecture M Arch
Tyler Architecture Department’s study abroad option in Rome has been enormously successful in providing architecture students with the opportunity to live in a non-American urban environment whose rich architectural heritage blends and layers over two thousand years of construction. In addition, Architecture majors have the opportunity to share studio space with art students from many other disciplines and many other colleges. Study at Temple Rome is strongly encouraged during spring semesters of the two-year Master of Architecture program.
- Read more about the Architecture Program.
Tyler offers a summer four-week Graduate Seminar in Aesthetics and Cultural Studies designed to bring together the disciplines of aesthetics and cultural studies. In addition, Tyler offers a Collaborative Design Workshop in Rome, a course geared toward Graphic & Interactive Design students who are interested in immersing themselves in the culture of Rome and producing an in-depth design project in the form of an arts and culture magazine about Rome.
Read more about the Graduate Seminar in Aesthetics & Cultural Studies.