The focused study of architecture as a humanistic endeavor allows our majors to bring together various areas of the liberal arts in a creative fashion, almost in a Renaissance manner.
Supported by architectural historians, theoreticians, practicing architects, and the Cameron Visiting Architect program, Architectural Studies has become perhaps the premiere liberal arts college program in architectural studies in the country. It involves a rigorous curriculum involving both theory and praxis that forms a cohesive and rewarding liberal-arts major but that also can serve as a pre-professional program.
Architectural studies majors at Middlebury usually augment their on-campus study with study abroad, either in English or in a foreign language. In recent years, our students have attended the Danish International Studies Program in Copenhagen, the Ecole spéciale d’architecture in Paris, France, and the Facoltà di Architettura at the Università di Ferrara, Italy.