The Department of Art and Design is organizing its Art and Art History in Italy study abroad program for the fifth consecutive year. The dates of the program are scheduled in Summer C from May 18th, 2013 (departure from the US) with return on June 28th, 2013.
Professors Christopher Trice (photography), Jason John (painting/drawing) and Debra Murphy (Art History) will lead the 2013 UNF Italy program. Classes in Ancient Roman Art and Architecture (ARH 3150), introductory levels of photography and painting/drawing, 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.
A special weeklong stay at Villa Pieve in between Perugia and Lake Trasimeno will provide an introduction to Italian culture and a contrast to the larger urban centers. Located in Umbria, the Villa Pieve will be the base from which the group will explore Assisi, Cortona and Arezzo in Tuscany and the rich city of Perugia. Students will also learn about wine and olive production and visit the famous chocolate museum of Perugina. During this first week of the program students are encouraged to investigate the history culture, traditions, art and food of the area in a thoughtful manner as opposed to the more frenetic pacing associated with larger tourist areas such a Rome and Florence.
Yet for the study of art and art history, the museums and archeological sites of Rome, Florence, Naples, Pompeii and Herculaneum are incomparable. Students will have the rich experiences of comparing and contrasting the larger cities with the beautiful Umbrian and Tuscan towns.
The initial deposit of $500.00 is encouraged as soon as possible. The program is capped at 30 students. A 2.50 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. Upon approval, the International Center on campus is notified and then payments can be made at the UNF Cashier’s office.
The cost of the program with tuition is approximately $4,500. Out of state tuition or enrolling in three classes will raise the total price. The program price alone is $3,400.00 and includes the stay at Villa Pieve, excursions to Cortona, Arezzo, Assisi, Borgo san Sepolcro, Florence and Naples, a bus/metro pass for 30 days in Rome, lodging at the Rome Campus of St. John’s University (http://www.stjohns.edu/campus/rome), several dinners and receptions and MANY admission fees to museums and monuments (the Vatican and Coliseum, for example). Students are expected to take two courses. Airfare, items of a personal nature, and groceries are not included.
Dr. Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org, Professors John at email@example.com or Trice at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Department of Art and Design at (904) 620-4037.
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