ABOUT THE ATELIER
The Beaux-Arts Atelier of the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art (ICAA) is a one-year intensive program in the study of design, architecture, and art following the method of the École des Beaux-Arts. Students receive in-depth instruction in an atelier setting while also pursuing coursework in observational drawing, architectural drafting, systematic design methodology, the classical orders, geometry and proportion, traditional methods of architectural wash rendering and drawing, the history and theory of classical architecture, and modeling and sculpting. Students also conduct detailed studies of New York City’s architectural masterpieces through on-site observation and field drawing. In addition, field trips are conducted to leading architecture, decorating, and craftsman studios throughout the year.
The academic year runs from September to June, and is divided into five six-week terms and a one-week travel term in Rome.
ROME DRAWING AND PAINTING TERM
This weeklong tour provides an invaluable conclusion to the students’ year
of study and is an integral component of the BAA program. The experience of Rome is a
vital part of artistic and intellectual development; firsthand
knowledge of Rome is central to understanding the history of classical
design and the inspiration for the great buildings of America.
Learn more about studying at the Beaux-Arts Atelier, including tuition, housing, internship, and application information.
Learn more about the Institute of Classical Architecture & Art and its collections. The ICAA is the leading nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing the classical tradition in architecture, urbanism, and their allied arts.