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LARC489A/HONR338A: Landscape Architecture, Architecture and Music

Virtual, Virtual
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Maryland Virtual
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Global Classrooms Team

GCThis exciting course brings the piazzas, architecture, and ancient artifacts of Italy to your virtual classroom while exploring the common language of architecture and music. This is a course that is designed for all majors and knowledge of architecture or music is not required. We will explore design themes such as harmony, balance, rhythm, and tension and release by comparing designed open spaces, architecture, and musical vocabularies. After taking this course you will understand the beauty and significance of Italy's offerings and become much more interesting at future business/social gatherings. Watch this short video clip to learn more!

Registration opens on February 21, 2023. 
Register in Testudo for the following three credit courses:

This course will include a blend of synchronous and asynchronous learning (check Testudo for more details). This course will be offered during Summer Session I-B (June 20 -July 7).


The Office of International Affairs is committed to increasing student access to international education opportunities, both at home and abroad. The OIA International Education Scholarship is a need-based scholarship awarded to UMD students who enroll in one of the Global Classrooms courses in winter and summer terms, or other select global learning opportunities. Eligible students can receive up to the value of three credits of in-state undergraduate tuition, based on financial need and funding availability. 
Application deadline: Sunday, May 7, 2023

Non-UMD undergraduates will need to submit an application through the Office of Extended Studies to register. Non-UMD graduate students or professionals will need to apply to the UMD Graduate School to participate in this course.

Dennis Nola, ASLA, is the chair of the undergraduate Landscape Architecture program at the University of Maryland. He is a licensed landscape architect who has practiced throughout the US and internationally. He has won awards for his design of campus projects, environmental restoration, and for his work with undeserved communities. He has held many positions on executive and review boards at local, state, and national levels. Dennis created this course and has successfully taught it for the past 13 years. His family origins are from Sorrento and he brings many personal insights and experiences to the course content. For general questions, please contact the Global Classrooms team.

Course tuition and fee rates follow UMD Office of Extended Studies' standard tuition and fee rates for Summer 2023.
Term Year Application Deadline Admission Notification Program Start Program End
Summerterm 2019 03/04/2023 03/04/2023