Course Description

Course Name

Sacred Space: Religious Architecture of Rome

Session: VRMF3123

Hours & Credits

3 Credits

Prerequisites & Language Level

Taught In English

  • There is no language prerequisite for courses at this language level.


The course explores main ideas behind the sacral space on the example of sacral architecture of Rome, from the ancient times to the postmodern. The course maximizes the opportunity of on-site teaching in Rome; classes are held in the real surrounding, which best illustrates particular topics of the course. Students will have the opportunity to experience a variety of sacred spaces including the ancient Roman architecture (Forum Boarium), early Christian sacred spaces (catacombs and early Christian Basilicas), Renaissance and Baroque architecture (St. Peter?s Church and Il Gesù), as well as Orthodox Christian and Protestant churches, Jewish and Muslim architecture.

*Course content subject to change