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  • Locations: Copenhagen, Denmark
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: DIS - Study Abroad in Scandinavia 
  • Restrictions: CMC applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/15/2018 11/05/2018 01/11/2019 05/12/2019
Fact Sheet:
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Housing: Apartment, Home Stay, On Campus Residence Hall Language Pre-Requisites: None
Language of Instruction: English CMC GPA Requirement: 9.0 for Fall Study and 8.5 for Spring Study
Program GPA Requirement: 9.0 Internships Available: Internships are approved for .5 CMC credit when registered for the internship seminar course.
Class Status: Junior, Senior Subjects Offered: Architecture, Arts, Studio Art
On-site semester-long required language course: Danish Additional Pre-Requisites: Documented background in fine arts or studio art, or completion of a course in drawing at university
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.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS 
  • Explore and apply Danish and Scandinavian design philosophies and practices, and expand your knowledge of design processes, giving you a competitive edge
  • Field Studies, office visits, and introductions by studio faculty to classic and contemporary design serve as a fundamental basis for your own design development in studio
  • Challenging assignments addressing real sites in and around Copenhagen enhance your design skills and methods
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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 COURSE OPTIONS

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 (Preference of): Germany-Switzerland or Finland-Sweden 
  • Core Course Week: Study tour to Western Denmark + a two-day seminar in Copenhagen (full-year students travel to Berlin in spring) 

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 at the junior or senior level. Completion of a minimum of two spatial design studios at university level. 
  • Foundation Studio Courses: Documented background in fine arts or studio art, or completion of a course in drawing at university level. 

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