Summer School in Classical Architecture
- Students stay at Downing College, the University of Cambridge’s ‘Enlightenment College’ with C19 buildings designed by William Wilkins and C20 additions by Quinlan and Francis Terry
- Cambridge scholars and other leading architectural historians lecture on the history and theory of Classical architecture from antiquity to the present day
- Distinguished practising British architects lead Masterclasses in historic and contemporary drawing techniques and approaches to design
- Students gain privileged access to world-class museums and libraries including the Fitzwilliam Museum and Wren’s Trinity College Library
- Students learn to read and interpret historic parts of Classical buildings and work with architectural drawings, manuscripts, rare books, and physical building materials
- Students attend study day trips to central London and to major country houses
Programme Dates: Sunday, 3 July through Saturday, August 6
Programme Cost: £4, 970
Accommodation: Downing College, University of Cambridge
Student Places: 18
Programme Cost Inclusions:
- Accommodation at Downing College, Cambridge
- Breakfast (daily); several lunches; 5 receptions; 21 dinners (including 4 dinners in hall at Downing College per week)
- Daily lectures and studio sessions
- Entry into all sites on programme
- Transportation on study day trips (N.B. flights and airport transfers are not included)
Entry to the programme will be competitive, and significant scholarships (excluding transportation to and from Cambridge) will be awarded to successful applicants, thanks to the generosity of the Axel and Margaret Ax:son Johnson Foundation for Public Benefit. (No separate application is required.)
We welcome applications from university-level students and early career professionals of any nationality or background. While we expect most applications to be from students of architecture and architectural history, other applicants able to show serious engagement with Classical architecture will be considered. Qualified architects in the early stages of practice are welcome to apply but will be expected to make a convincing case for their professional need to join this programme. In these instances, an interview with members of the selection panel may be required.
The priority application deadline to be considered for funding is 31 January.
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis until 30 March.
Required application documents:
- Personal Statement (500-750 words)
- Curriculum Vitae (max 2 pages)
- One (1) letter of recommendation
- Portfolio (5 page .pdf) for those intending to participate on the ‘practice’ track or a Writing Sample (max 5000 words) for those intending to participate on the ‘history’ track
Applications for Summer School 2022 are now closed.
Applications re-open in November 2022 for the 2023 programme. To submit an application, visit our online form.
Details of applications and required documents are listed on the application form. Please note that all documents can be uploaded in .docx or .pdf format. Letters of recommendation should be sent by the referee (not the applicant) as a .docx or .pdf file on letterhead to CSCA (firstname.lastname@example.org) for the attention of the Director, Dr Frank Salmon, by the application deadline.
Admissions decisions for applications submitted by 31 January will be informed during the first week of March.