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UNF Art and Art History in Italy
May 17 –June 30, 2014 


The Department of Art and Design is organizing its Art, Photography and Art History in Italy study abroad program for the sixth consecutive year. The tentative dates of the program are scheduled in Summer C from May 17th, (departure from the US) with return on June 30th, 2014.


Professors Jason John (painting/drawing), Christopher Trice (photography) and Dr. Debra Murphy (Art History) will lead the 2014 UNF Italy program. Classes in Ancient Roman Art and Architecture (ARH 3150), introductory and advanced levels of photography (PGY 3930) and painting/drawing (ART 3930), and Art History on Site (ARH 3955) are offered. The majority of classes are taught in the rich urban fabric of the cities of Rome, Florence and the archeological sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, utilizing museums, churches and monuments. Classes will be held in the Roman Forum, the Vatican and Capitoline Museums, the Coliseum, the Uffizi and Accademia in Florence and many more important sites.


Special visits to Tuscany and Umbria will begin the program with stays in the medieval hill town of Massa Marittima and at Villa Pieve in between Perugia and Lake Trasimeno. These sites will provide an introduction to Italian culture and contrasts to the larger urban centers. Located in Umbria, “the Green Heart of Italy,” the Villa Pieve will be the base from which the group will explore Assisi and the rich and historic city of Perugia. Students will also visit the famous chocolate museum and factory of Perugina. In Massa Marittima students will visit the studios of two contemporary artists and learn about the history of this beautiful location.



The program size will be capped at 30 students. A 2.8 GPA and at least a sophomore standing are required for admission into the program. Students are accepted on a first come-first served basis. All majors are welcome but students are encouraged to have taken ARH 2000, ARH 2050 or ARH 2051 prior to departure. Dr. Murphy, the academic director of the program, approves all applicants. Pricing and costs will be available at the first of October and an informational meeting will be held in early November.




For additional information, please contact

For information contact Dr. Murphy at , Professor Jason John at, Professor Trice at or the Department of Art and Design at (904) 620-4037.


Photos from 2012 Italy study abroad

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