Italy 2017 Study Abroad
The Department of Visual Arts at the University of South Alabama is hosting a study abroad experience in Italy scheduled for May 2017.
Italy is known for its breathtaking views, stunning art collections, incredible ancient monuments and mouth-watering food. The USA Department of Visual Arts’ program in Italy will provide students the opportunity to experience the art, architecture, archaeology, and culture of Italy first hand. In addition, artists of all media and levels will be able find inspiration in a country that has inspired artists for generations. The USA Visual Arts in Italy program will span two weeks in Italy from May 13th to May 27th.
During our first week in Italy, we will be based in the medieval city of Orvieto while we explore the region of Tuscany. Day trips will include Siena and Florence – the cities that gave birth to the Renaissance – the mysterious Etruscan Tombs at Orvieto, Tarquinia, and Cerveteri, and the Roman Imperial Villa of Hadrian at Tivoli.
During the second week, we will travel to the Bay of Naples to visit the Naples Archaeology Museum, the famous Roman ruins of Pompeii and the Greek Temples at Paestum. Our last five days will be spent in the Eternal City, Rome. Here, we will visit the Pantheon, the Roman Colosseum, the treasures of the Vatican Museum, and the Borghese Gallery, among others.
The program will be hosted by the Department of Visual Arts at the University of South Alabama. The program will be guided and taught by USA Visual Arts professors, Dr. Kara Burns and Diane Gibbs. Up to six credit hours may be earned in studio art, art history, and/or classics with some work required prior to and after the trip.
ARH 100: History of Art (3) Pre-requisite: none
ARH 290: Special Topics: Art & Architecture of Italy (3) Pre-requisite: None
ARH/CLA 306: Roman Art (3) None
ARH/CLA 390: Special Topics: Etruscan and Greek Art and Archaeology in Italy (3) None
ARH/CLA 492: Roman Villa (W) (3) Pre-requisite: 2 Upper division Art History, Classics, Anthropology, or History Courses
ARH 494: Directed Studies Study Abroad (3) Pre-requisite: 2 Upper division Art History, Classics, Anthropology, or History
ARH/CLA 590: Graduate Special Topics: Art & Architecture of Italy (3) Pre-requisite: Graduate standing
ARH/CLA 590: Graduate Special Topics: Roman Villa (W) (3) Pre-requisite: 2 Upper division Art History, Classics, Anthropology, or History Courses
ARS 101: Art Appreciation (3) Pre-requisite: none
ARS 290: Special Topics: Mixed Media Travel Journal / Drawing (3) Pre-requisite: ARS 122
ARS 490: Special Topics: Graphic Design: Illustration of Imaginary Creatures (3) Prereq: ARS 122, ARS 123
ARS 490: Special Topics: Advertising for Tourism (3) Prereq: ARS 373
ARS 494: Directed Studies Study Abroad (3) Prerequisites: As announced, senior standing, and permission of the instructor
ARS 570: Graduate Graphic Design Study Abroad (3) Pre-requisite: Graduate standing
ARS 590: Graduate Special Topics: Mixed Media Travel Journal / Drawing (3) Pre-requisite: Graduate standing
ARS 594: Graduate Directed Studies Study Abroad (3) Pre-requisite: Graduate standing
Some course work will be required prior to and after the trip. Students may opt to pursue only three credit hours; however, program fees are fixed and are six credit hours. Fees will not change for lower hour enrollments. Students not currently enrolled at USA must apply to the University of South Alabama prior to enrolling in this program. This course is part of the USA summer schedule of courses.
All meals, other than breakfasts and specified dinners, are at the participant’s own expense. Participants should budget additional funds for art supplies or personal expenses such as souvenirs or independent travel, based upon individual spending habits. Costs are based on anticipated exchange rates and enrollment and are subject to change. Program items may be changed in lieu of a price increase. Price may vary for students who are not residents of Alabama or are not currently enrolled at USA.
Financial aid may be applied to this course. If interested in applying for financial aid, please contact a financial aid officer at your earliest convenience to request an award for summer 2017. Any use of financial aid for program fees must be verified and approved by the Financial Aid Office and presented to the Study Abroad Office. This course is part of the USA summer schedule of courses. Space is limited to 30 participants.
Refund Policy: Program fees are refundable only in the event of cancellation of the program and are based on recoverable expenses. All payments should be considered non-refundable and any requests for consideration of refunds based on extenuating circumstances (medical, etc…) must be made in writing and will be considered on a case-by-case basis.
For additional information, please contact:
Diane Gibbs, Interim Chairperson
Department of Visual Arts
Dr. Kara Burns, Assistant Professor
Department of Visual Arts
The USA Office of International Education
2300 Meisler Hall