Spain

  • Fall Semester & Spring Semester: Graduate and Undergraduate Coursework
  • For architecture, planning & construction students of Texas A&M University and other peer institutions.
  • Satisfies College of Architecture "Semester Away" requirement.

The College of Architecture offers an interdisciplinary program in Barcelona, Spain. Located in the Spanish region of Catalunya, Barcelona is an exciting city with a long history of innovation in building construction and design. Rich in historic sites, Barcelona also offers a large number of contemporary buildings that merit study. From Barcelona it is possible to travel to a large number of European destinations by making use of its centrally located train station or its state-of-the-art airport.

The semester-long programs provides students an opportunity to enjoy one of the cultural capitals of Europe while taking courses satisfying undergraduate and graduate curriculum requirements. Spanish language instruction is part of the curriculum, though courses are taught in English.

While studio work usually concentrates on issues of contemporary design, construction and planning, travel to Spanish sites and buildings of historic significance is an integral part of the program. Accommodations are in student dormitory facilities in the city or apartments equipped with cooking facilities.

Fall and Spring Semester courses in Spain will include:

301. Field Studies in Design Innovation. Credit 6.
Design innovation in international and domestic environments away from the Texas A&M University campus; emphasis on the cultural, social, economic, geographical, climatic and technological factors influencing design solutions for human needs.

311. Field Studies in Design Communication. Credit 3.
Design communication in international and domestic environments away from the Texas A&M University campus; emphasis on the tools, methods and techniques for design communication.

331. Field Studies in Design Philosophy. Credit 3.
Design philosophy in international and domestic environments away from the Texas A&M University campus; emphasis on the historical, philosophical, cultural, social and economic factors that influence design solution.

604. Advanced Field Studies in Design Innovation. Credit 6.
Graduate level design innovation in international and domestic environments awar from the Texas A&M University campus; emphasis on the cultural, social, economic, geographical, climatic and technological factors influencing design solutions for human needs.

685. Directed Studies. Credit 1 - 6.
Graduate level selected special studies with permission of instructor.