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
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.
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 information contact Dr. Murphy at firstname.lastname@example.org , Professor Jason John at email@example.com, Professor Trice at firstname.lastname@example.org or the Department of Art and Design at (904) 620-4037.
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