|Application deadline:||May 25|
|Start date:||October 2013|
|Credits:|| 180 ECTS |
|Duration full-time:||36 months|
|Delivery mode:||On Campus|
|Project type:||Open, Predefined|
The PhD programme is understood as advanced learning, rooted in the history of the architects craft, of the profession and of the wealth of architectural techniques. The objective is to train architects who are capable professionals from a general point of view, with solid historical/humanistic training and a strong theoretical base, but who also have extensive knowledge of town planning and construction techniques and who are able to carry out architectural design.
Training consists of imparting organised content, sharing research and participation in cultural debates. As is the case in the other arts, composition is understood as an ensemble of conceptual and technical fundamentals that precede the design project and to which the project refers. The facultys professors deal with the fields of architectural composition, history of architecture, restoration and construction.
The faculty is composed of professors in the field of architectural composition, history of architecture, restoration and construction.
The course is based on a meeting between members of the teaching staff and external professionals from among those at the forefront of international debate. This dialectic serves as a reference and as a source for research. The course is divided into integrated phases.
The first phase consists of a redefinition of positions and responsibilities with respect to transformation of the territory and to evolution in the profession, in which the doctoral candidate is required to participate through research and contributions. It
consists, in addition to participation in optional Polytechnic courses and in addition to a two-semester seminar in architectural design, of two specific courses given by several lecturers during two semesters («Architectural History and Design» and «Criticism and architectural theories»).
The second phase consists of a more specific, in-depth undertaking and deals with the problems of composition in relationship to architectural design, on one hand through two courses («Figures of architecture and forms of construction» and «Conservation and design»), and on the other hand by means of a second architectural design seminar. These courses will also involve several lecturers and
are divided into two semesters.
The third phase consists of increased involvement of the doctoral candidates in more specific research and themes, ranging from the theoretical debate in Europe and in Italy to the question of the old/ new relationship, to the question of settlement- and founded-city structures, to research into the cultural and figurative identities of landscapes and architectural expression. The second and third phase
involve training experience abroad, with participation in seminars and research with which the doctoral candidate is establishing relationships.
Maximum importance is given to the doctoral thesis. It constitutes the core and the conclusion of the doctoral candidates study and is attributed a very large number of credits. The theme and the formulation must be defined before the end of the first semester, in consultation with the supervisor. During the following five semesters,
the thesis is developed as other studies are carried out, taking on a progressively more important role. The thesis is understood as research and must be characterised by cultural and scientific originality. It may or may not have
a design aspect. The doctoral candidate is required to report regularly on the progress of the thesis and to attend open sessions, held in the presence of the teaching staff and the other doctoral candidates, at which the thesis is discussed.
Italian and foreign citizens can apply. They are required to have graduated in accordance with the pre-existing laws MD 3.11.1999 n. 509 or to have a master of science degree in accordance with MD 3.11.1999 n. 509 or a master of science in accordance with MD 22.10.2004 n. 270 or similar academic qualification obtained abroad, equivalent in duration and content to the Italian qualification and for an overall duration of university studies of at least five (5) years.
Knowledge of the English language (at least to B2 level) is required. Admission to the programme will be decided according to evaluation of the academic curriculum, the cover letter and to the development of possible PhD research which candidates must submit together with their application in reply to the admission call.
For the three-year duration of their studies, graduate students can be supported by grants at a current monthly amount of 1000-1300 Euros (fees are waived). The details are given in the Call for Admission
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