Rhode Island School of Design

Continuing Education


Mapping Foundations: An Uncanny Exploration of Rome + Its Environs

Tuesday, July 1-Thursday, July 31, 2014

This summer, take advantage of all that RISD and Rome have to offer — 

Journey into subterranean spaces, embrace archeological inquiry and learn from a Fulbright scholar, architect and accomplished RISD faculty member, Nicola Cavalieri De Pace. Challenge your preconceptions of the natural and built landscape!

 This course takes students into The Eternal City, revealing artifacts and clues that are generally hidden within this structurally elaborate and layered city. This is an ambitious course for any individual interested in Architecture, Interior Architecture, Landscape Architecture, and for those captivated by environmental issues, urban ecology, adaptive reuse or sustainable development. With access to key travel destinations only available as a participant in this unique summer abroad experience, you become a vibrant participant in a dynamic adventure within this masterful city of the Mediterranean world. Included in the tuition are studios at RISD's 16th Century Palazzetto located in the heart of Rome's centro storico, as well as living accommodations in the vibrant Trastevere quarter, minutes from the studios. Also included are occasional group meals, museum admission, transportation for field trips and lodging in the Bay of Naples.

To learn more, read the RISD in ROME course description here.

Placement in this course is on a first-come, first-served basis. Register now!

To begin the process of registering for the RISD in Rome summer study abroad program, click here to download the 2014 registration form.

Nicola Cavalieri De Pace

Nicola Cavalieri De Pace has taught Architecture and Landscape Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design where he also received his degrees (BFA, RISD; BArch, RISD). In 2012, Professor De Pace was appointed Chief Critic at RISD’s prestigious European Honors Program in Rome and, successively, was Visiting Professor at the University of Arkansas-Rome Center.  He has taught numerous travel-abroad Advanced Studios to Italy on topics related to infrastructure and archeology in the historic city. To read more about Professor De Pace's professional career, click here.

Basic Information

> What are the dates of the program?  Tuesday, July 1 - Thursday, July 31, 2014

> What is the tuition?  $4,750

> What is the health insurance fee?  RISD Students: $46   Non-RISD Students: $95

> What is the deposit amount and deposit deadline? $500 is due by the deposit deadline of Saturday, March 15, 2014.

> What is the registration deadline? Tuesday, April 15, 2014

> Will I receive college credit for this course? All Summer Studies courses offer transfer credits. This course offers three transfer credits. Prior to enrolling, all students should review the acceptance + transfer of credits information on the Summer Studies main page.

> What does the required Health and Travel Insurance policy cover? Click on this link to the downloadable PDF that describes the insurance and company, HTH Worldwide, which covers health, safety, and natural and political disaster.

To read more FAQs about RISD in ROME, click here.

The RISD in ROME program, which is offered in collaboration with RISD Global Partners and Programs, will be sited, in-part, at RISD's Rome location. RISD in Rome is located in a 16th Century Palazetto in the heart of the Centro Storico; for further details about Global Learning at RISD, RISD in Rome & the European Honors Program (EHP), and more, please see GPP.

The mission of Rhode Island School of Design, through its college and museum, is to educate its students and the public in the creation and appreciation of works of art and design, to discover and transmit knowledge and to make lasting contributions to a global society through critical thinking, scholarship and innovation.