bachelor degrees 2019-20


course leader



course leader

Mauro Marzo





admission: limited

410 places for EU and EU-equated applicants

10 places for non-EU candidates residing abroad


ministerial degree code

L-17 Scienze dell’architettura



studying architecture in Venice

studying architecture in Venice

For those who choose Architecture, the location is most important.

And Venice is a school with the design process at the core of the study experience.

A long-established tradition links Venice to Iuav, where masters such as Carlo Scarpa and Aldo Rossi taught.

Studying Architecture in Venice means living a unique study experience in a city that offers constant lessons in history, arts, and sustainability.

Iuav study programmes in architecture respond to the needs of a constantly evolving professional world: nowadays, architects are expected to be able to read places, know their history, and coordinate diverse disciplinary skills.

They need to know how to combine humanistic sensitivity, technical knowledge and civic awareness to collaborate in building sustainable spaces, cities and environments.

Studying Architecture at UniversitÓ Iuav di Venezia means taking a path towards becoming conscious designers, capable of taking care of the physical environment where a community lives and handing it over to the future.


the bachelor’s degree in architecture

A key-feature of the bachelor’s degree in architecture is the ongoing dialogue between theory and practice, knowledge and know-how.

The annual integrated workshop is the place for experimentation and assessment of acquired knowledge and interdisciplinary relations to define an architectural project.

The bachelor’s degree in architecture provides students with the cultural, methodological and technical knowledge required to work competently and independently at the end of the three-year study programme. At the same time, it provides the necessary foundations for further studies at a master's degree level.

The workshops and mono-disciplinary courses create a rich and articulated path, which fosters critical and practical-operational skills.

The first year identifies and establishes the cultural framework and basic languages.

The second year focuses on construction techniques and environmental control. The third year is dedicated to contemporary urban design.

The key experience of the three-year course consists of the summer architecture workshops: three weeks of intensive design work under the guidance of internationally renowned architects. An extraordinarily effective experience that is unparalleled in the world of university education.



Graduates can work as junior architects (Italian professional register of architects, planners, landscape architects, conservators/section B). Junior architects are professionals ready to enter the labour market by collaborating in the design and design supervision, construction management, assessment and testing of building works, including public works. They can also deal with supervision, measurement, accounting, and settlement related to ordinary civil buildings, with standardised methodologies and surveys of current and historical buildings.