What You Will Learn

  • Explore the history and context of Renaissance architectural treatises, such as their basis in the work of Vitruvius
  • Learn about the content and findings of influential Renaissance treatises, such as those of Alberti, Filarete, Serlio, and Palladio
  • Discover the impact that these architectural treatises have had in shaping the history of architecture
  • Understand how the findings and claims in these treatises can be applied to architectural practice today


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Limited Free Tuition Spaces for Students and Emerging Professionals

*Before registering at the Students and Emerging Professionals rate, please note the special conditions listed below.

Beginning in November 2018, the ICAA is able to provide up to three complimentary spaces in each Continuing Education course for students or young professionals to attend for free.

Upon signing up for a free tuition space, you will be entered into a pool of applicants for the space. Should more than three individuals enroll under the complimentary level, three individuals will be randomly selected two weeks before the course begins, and all sign-ups will be notified via email whether they have successfully registered for the course.

Upon signing up at this free rate, please email a copy of your ID showing that you are age 35 or younger to [email protected].

Should you have any questions about this special program, please email [email protected]

Special thanks to John F.W. Rogers for his generous support of ICAA programs for young architects and designers.


How do I register for an upcoming ICAA continuing education course?

To register for a continuing education course hosted by the ICAA National Office, you can use the registration link noted on the program page, email [email protected], or call 212-730-9646 x112. Please also note the ICAA National Office Registration and Cancellation Policy, which you may access by clicking here. ICAA Chapters manage course registration for their own events. While Chapter programs may be listed on classicist.org, you should check the Chapter website, or contact the Chapter directly, for the most up-to-date details including dates, times, pricing, and information on how to register.

Does the ICAA offer the same continuing education courses seasonally?

The ICAA National Office does not offer recurring continuing education classes on a regular basis, but aims to offer future sessions of classes whose demand exceeded capacity. Core classes are generally offered annually or semi-annually. The frequency of ICAA Chapter courses varies by region.

Which courses count towards the ICAA Certificate in Classical Architecture?

You can find a list of the ICAA's core curriculum subject areas along with more details about the ICAA Certificate in Classical Architecture program by clicking here. For questions about specific courses that aren’t on this list, please contact [email protected]

Do I need to have prior experience to keep up in a studio-based class?

Most ICAA continuing education courses are suited to all artistic and academic backgrounds. Seasoned artists and novices alike have enjoyed and improved on their skills in ICAA classes. If a class has any pre-requisites or is recommended for a certain experience level, this will appear on the class listing on the ICAA website. While Chapter courses may be listed on classicist.org, you should check the Chapter website, or contact the Chapter directly, for the most up-to-date details including dates, times, pricing, and pre-requisites.

What do I have to do to get AIA/CEU credit for a continuing education course?

In order to receive AIA credit, you will need to sign an AIA attendance sheet that is circulated with the ICAA’s own attendance sheet at the beginning of each class. You’ll provide your AIA number, if applicable, email address, and full name as it will appear on your certificate of completion, should you indicate that you would like to receive one. If you neglect to provide any of this information, or if you have questions regarding your credits, please contact [email protected] For questions related to a regional Chapter's continuing education course, please contact that Chapter directly.

What is the difference between AIA LU and HSW credits?

Health, Safety, and Welfare (HSW) in architecture includes topics that relate to the structural integrity and soundness of a building or a building site. Course content must focus on these topics in order to provide HSW credits. For more information on ICAA classes that have been endorsed by the AIA for HSW credit, please contact [email protected]

I am no longer able to attend a course for which I have registered. Am I able to receive a refund of my registration payment for the course?

In many cases, you will be able to receive a full or partial refund of your course registration fee. For courses in the New York Region, you may refer to the ICAA's Continuing Education cancellation policy by clicking here.