Università Iuav di Venezia

Università Iuav di Venezia

Università Iuav di Venezia is one of the leading public universities in the field of architecture, design, fashion, visual arts, planning and urban design.  Iuav is an international university that offers courses and internships both in Italy and abroad and encourages student exchanges. It is a widely recognised School of Excellence in an unparalleled city – Venice.

Top reasons to study here

  • Iuav is standing as one of the best Architecture, Design and Art Schools in Europe and across the world.
  • It is deep-rooted in tradition but truly committed to innovation and gives students the opportunity to interact with high-profile teachers and professionals.
  • Iuav is an international university that offers courses and internships both in Italy and abroad and encourages student exchanges.

Master's Programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (1)

About

History

Università Iuav di Venezia was established in 1926 as one of the first Architecture Schools in Italy. To this day, it still maintains its status of uniqueness. It is a design themed university focusing on the teaching, research and practice in the design of living spaces and environments and in the design of everyday use objects, of fashion and graphics.

Education

Syllabuses, courses and learning and workshop activities are organised in 4 undergraduate degree programmes and 6 graduate degree programmes covering the fields of architecture, design, fashion, visual arts, urban and regional planning and theatre. In addition, Iuav offers advanced specialisation courses and 8 PhDs. A learning technique unique to Iuav is the workshop, which is meant to offer learning opportunities and work experience under the direct supervision of high-profile professionals and teachers.

Research

Iuav has established agreements with important Italian and foreign cultural institutions, museums and universities such as La Biennale di Venezia, Teatro La Fenice, Palazzo Grassi, Musei Civici Veneziani, Triennale di Milano, Parsons School of Design, MIT, IIT, CCA, Tongji University. Iuav students are involved with all of these institutions on a regular basis. Iuav is committed to invest in research and development on issues related to the city, the territory and environment, the landscape, infrastructures and mobility, environmental protection and conservation, sustainable design, the history of architecture, new frontiers of design, and arts. 

Career

Iuav is an international university that offers courses and internships both in Italy and abroad and encourages student exchanges. It teaches the knowledge, skills and expertise to ensure successful entry into the world’s job market.

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Services

Student services

Orientation is managed by Student recruitment and orientation office.

Housing services

Iuav is a public university and is currently partner with ESU Venezia, an official regional organisation that manages the student residences and canteens and reserves places in residences for students regularly enroling at University or attending an exchange programme. Students can apply for housing upon or prior to their arrival in Venice. 

Library services

The university library houses one of the most important and exhaustive collections, which is growing and being updated continuously, of books, databases and journals especially focusing on architecture, design, fashion and the arts, and urban planning, printed and digital.

More than 3600 periodicals are also part of the. 

ICT services

All Iuav facilities have WiFi access for students and staff. Iuav offers photography and other up to date multimedia labs.

Medical services

 

Student Life

Campus life

Buildings are located in the historical district of the city of Venice. Students can easily access all services available in the city and public transportation. Facilities are also closely located to the cafeteria by ESU Venezia.

Sports facilities

Iuav students can access all sporting facilities offered by CUS Venezia, the official joint sporting center of Venetian universities.

Student clubs

Senato degli Studenti, the student senate, organizes many events and activities for students and ensures representation of all students in the official government organization of the university.

Accreditation

Iuav is a nationally accredited public university. The English-taught MA provides education and training for internationally oriented architects, in accordance with the Directive of the European Parliament 2005/36/CE. MA is a prerequisite to take the Italian State Exam to qualify as licensed architects. Iuav Career Service helps postgraduates to find the most suitable opportunities for internships and land future jobs, both in Italy and abroad.

Student Reviews

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

L'università fornisce soprattutto un metodo di progettazione, preparando gli studenti a sapersi confrontare con disparati ambiti relativi al design. A mio avviso, ciò che manca è una propedeutica di ordine tecnico e pratico per l'apprendimento delle nozioni base dei programmi e di altri strumenti

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Il corso di laurea magistrale in Architettura e Innovazione ha per obiettivo la formazione di una figura intellettuale e professionale di architetto, così come previsto dalla direttiva 2005/36/CE del Parlamento Europeo, che abbia una approfondita e solida preparazione culturale, sia umanistica che tecnico-scientifica, necessaria ad affrontare la complessità del progetto di...

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

The course of "Architettura Costruzione e Conservazione" provided by IUAV University was well organized, I received a complete education thanks to the disciplined provided.

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