of Architecture


Master in Storia e teoria dell'arte e dell'architettura Info Day

Riportare l’architettura
al centro di tutta la società


Master Info Day
19 aprile 2021

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To form a humanist and a generalist architect: this is the purpose of the course of study at the Academy of Architecture, based on a balanced integration between practical design work, the humanities and technical-scientific subjects. 

An architectural faculty which boasts an innovative, interdisciplinary, humanistic and generalist teaching method.
Seeking to counter-act the fragmentation of knowledge threatened by over-specialization, the Academy of Architecture will ensure that the future architects will acquire skills based on an open and critical approach, ranging from various types of architectural design to urban planning and landscapes, from the rethinking of historical heritage to developing sustainable designs.

Why choose
the Academy
of Architecture

The Master in History and Theory of Art and Architecture (MSTAA) includes both the study of the history of architecture and art history. It is a complete Master with the aim of reversing the growing marginalisation of architecture art history studies. At the same time, the study of architecture and art history in various times in history (the middle ages, the modern age and the contemporary age) is complemented by in-depth studies on the theory and criticism of architecture, artistic literature, the history and practice of restoration (with moments of activity in the field), museology and digital humanities with an eye towards other artistic and cultural expressions (photography, cinema, theatre, literature). Practical workshops and internships in affiliated institutions complete the Master's training offer.

Master in History
and Theory of Art
and Architecture

Enrolled students 800
Countries 45
Graduates since 2002 1922
Ratio of teacher/students 1/9
Graduates working one year after graduation 97.1 %
Average time to enter the world of work * 2.6 months


di architettura
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  • Largo Bernasconi 2
    CH 6850
  • E-mail: info.arc@usi.ch
  • Phone: +41 58 666 5000

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