why applying

why applying

At the end the Architect is responsible for the beauty, it's a very simple task but also a very complex one. There are not formulas for ensuring a good result, but passion and hard work are the best way to obtain it.
The Master of Architectural Composition curriculum starts with a deep immersion into the design process, in order to clarify the core problems of the discipline, while the second year enriches the design process with the contribution of specialized approaches and with international experiences. A short internship will give you the idea of the profession that future architects will confront with. At the end of the course, a Master Thesis is required: a personal work developed by the student with the help of a supervisor of her/his choice.

The Italian territory and its cultural landscape offer a big of learning potential. Genoa is a medium-sized city where student exchanges are intense, it has a vibrant cultural life, and a rich and still partly unexplored architectural history. From Genoa it is possible to reach larger cities such as Milan, Turin, and Florence, in a day trip; or Rome, Bologna and Venice only a little farther away.
The school is located in the heart of the medieval city, in an ancient convent restored in 1989 by Ignazio Gardella, and offers ample space and modern requirements. The Master has a small number of students, with a very good teacher-student ratio. Tuition fees are contained, up to a maximum of 3.000,00 euros.
Students mostly choose to live in the historic centre, at a short distance from the university, in an evocative and affordable context.
Around Genoa there are very diversified landscapes and environments, from the port to the mountains, from the ancient villages of the hinterland to the small villages by the sea, from the Cinque Terre to Nervi, from Roccaverano to Noli. The University also owns the Hanbury Gardens in Ventimiglia, where summer seminars are held.

The Master of Architectural Composition encourages experiences abroad, and offers many possibilities for deepening one's knowledge of architecture through stays in, and trips to, other cities and countries.
Firstly there is the field trip of the first year, and the different study trips organized by the courses of the curriculum. Then there is the internship, that allows you to carry out a period of about two months in a studio based in a different urban reality. You are also encouraged to apply for one or even two founded semesters abroad, both within an important network of South American Universities (CINDA), partner universities in north America, Africa and Asia or within European Union’s Erasmus programs. Double degree agreements are also under study: when they will be implemented, in addition to the study experience in another country, you will obtain a degree recognized in more countries or continents.
Here a list of Exchanges

Internships are a very important tool to train students to architectural practice: they allow the students to know the daily reality of an architecture studio, helping in this way to decline their specific interest in the profession. The internship experience can also be developed during the Master Thesis, or in future collaborations. In job interviews after graduation, experiences of this kind are usually considered very positively.
Here a list of Internships

Here a PDF Brochure of the Master.
More details here.
For more specific questions please contact ac@unige.it

The Master of Architecture Composition started from an idea of Christiano Lepratti and Vittorio Pizzigoni.

UniversitĂ  degli Studi di Genova
Stradone S. Agostino, 37
16123 Genova (GE)
+39 010 209 5904