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DIS - Study Urban Design in Copenhagen, Denmark

Using Copenhagen - one of the world’s most livable cities - as a laboratory, you will work on projects creating people-friendly and livable urban environments. You will use analytical design methods specifically devised for urban design and landscape architecture. PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS Develop your design approach through studio projects and field studies that take you deep into Copenhagen’s cutting-edge urban design and planning scene Small studios of approximately 12 students create a close mentorship by DIS faculty and your network of peers Your projects will be critiqued by urban designers and architects and your peers in a cross-disciplinary context PROGRAM STUDENT PROFILE The two tracks of this program ensure it is right for you if you are from a professional school of architecture, design, landscape design, urban design, or come from a liberal arts background. You wish to fully engage in the studio discourse, prepare for individual desk critique, and to invest time outside of studio hours developing projects. CORE COURSE OVERVIEWS >>Urban Design Studio You will be instructed in a combination of one-on-one tutoring, discussions, and lectures in studio, focusing on human scale, temporary use, design for the livable city, and landscape architecture in the urban context. Design projects will be the basis for discussions, presentations, and the development of individual design skills. Credits: 6 Prerequisites: Enrollment at a professional school or department of architecture, landscape architecture, design, or urban design at the junior, senior, or graduate level. Completion of a minimum of two spatial design studios at university level. Week-Long Study Tour: Preference of Austria-Switzerland | Finland-Sweden Core Course Week: A three-day study tour in Western Denmark alongside a two-day seminar in Copenhagen. Corequisites: You will take one of the following 3-credit corequisite courses: European Urban Design Theories, Strategies for Urban Livability, or Urban Design Journal to supplement your studio course. >> 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 will be the basis for discussions, presentations, and the development of individual design skills. Credits: 6 Prerequisites: Documented background in fine arts or studio art, or completion of a course in drawing at university level. Week-Long Study Tour: Preference of Austria-Switzerland | Finland-Sweden Core Course Week: A three-day study tour in Western Denmark alongside a two-day seminar in Copenhagen. BUILD YOUR OWN CURRICULUM DIS has over 200 elective courses for you to build your curriculum from after choosing your required core course. You have to opportunity to focus on your major or diversify by selecting any combination of courses based on your needs. Click here for electives related to urban design. Need-based up to $5,000 per semester; contact DIS for details

Subjects:

  • Architecture
  • Design
  • Landscape Architecture
  • Urban Planning
  • Liberal Arts

Required Languages:

English

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