The Department features unique travel study opportunities within the US and to Europe. These trips are open for majors and non-majors of our program. Each trip offers an optional three credit transferable course where you are able to validate your unique and valuable learning experience. There are no prerequisites these courses and they can be taken for noncredit.
Travel study in architecture and interior design is critical as seeing a structure and experiencing the spaces within its walls firsthand is a learning experience that cannot be replicated in the classroom. Transfer universities promote travel study as they agree you have to see design to truly appreciate the genius of what was created.
These trips are a must for anyone in our program and a wonderful experience for others interested in design. Costs for these trips are usually much less than you would pay at the universities. Don't go just to save money, go for the fun of learning!
Are you a design professional?
Both trips are approved for AIA/CES continuing education units.
Join us for some really exciting learning and earn valuable CEU’s that are approved for your licensure or certification.
ACH-281: Architectural Travel Study focuses on European architecture, visiting Europe’s most exciting and innovative cities. Destinations vary each year. Past trips have included Paris, Chartres, Blois, Avignon, Arles, Carcassonne, Barcelona and Madrid. Immerse yourself into some of the world’s most exciting cultures and experience world famous architecture and design firsthand. Includes site tours and in person observations to provide an understanding of some of the world’s most magnificent designs. Students will experience architecture from several time periods that have influenced design throughout the world. Representative projects include chateaux, monuments, palaces, urban spaces, museums, civic and religious buildings, along with other historic and contemporary structures. Includes a review of the architectural design, styles and urban context of Paris. Students taking this course can earn three transferable credits and it can be used as one of the required ACH history courses. Join us in 2016 for a Grand Tour of Italy!
ACH-261: The Chicago Frank Lloyd Wright Experience focuses on the work of notable architect Frank Lloyd Wright and Chicago architecture. Chicago is known world-wide as one of America’s best cities for architecture and design. In addition to some of Wright’s most famous work, you will see outstanding examples of international, modern and cutting edge architecture in Chicago, Racine and Milwaukee. Learn by seeing these works firsthand and have fun staying in downtown Chicago’s prestigious “Magnificent Mile.”