Study Abroad/Off-Campus: Rome, Milan, and the Venice Biennale
June 26–July 13, 2013 (Depart USA 6/25) *Note: Dates & itinerary subject to change
Credits: 3 credits STUDIO and/or 3 credits ARTHI
Studio: Rome, Milan, Venice Biennale (3 cr. studio)
Students will visit selected major works of Italian urban design, architecture, and interior architecture, examine key masterpieces of Italian product design, furniture, and fashion, visit professional design offices and design showrooms, art exhibitions, and the Venice Biennale. The organizing formal, iconographic, functional, and fabrication ideas in each major work will be investigated and revealed using a variety of graphic techniques, including video, photography, computer graphics, and freehand drawing. Examines the manipulation of space, natural light, figural trim work and intaglio in Roman interiors. Examines designed objects and architecture ranging from Castiglioni furniture to Borromini spaces, and old and new art from Caravaggio to Sarah Sze. Examines the collage and hybridization of types and styles.
Art History: Art In Italy to the Biennale (3 cr. Art History)
Examines through viewing, discussions, and student papers, the problematic category of the "masterpiece" in a country with thousands of such objects, often in their original context. Baroque art and architecture, particularly in Rome, will be analyzed both through the accomplishments of individual practitioners and as a manifestation of imperial patronage and propaganda to be juxtaposed with the realpolitik of a major contemporary art Biennale in Venice. Examines through discussions and student presentations contemporary global art practices as manifested at the Venice Biennale.
Anders Nereim, Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects
Helen Maria Nugent, Architecture, Interior Architecture, and Designed Objects
James Yood, Art History, Theory, and Criticism
Program fee: Approx. $2,600 (including accommodation, breakfasts in Milan and Venice, admissions, ground transport; not including airfare).
PLUS Tuition cost per credit:
Undergraduate—$1,278 per credit hour
Graduate—$1,356 per credit hour
Budget at least $1,550 for airfare if flying from the United States. (Note this is only an estimated figure. Actual fare will depend on many variables including airline, number of stopovers, exchange rate fluctuations, ports of departure and return, and date of ticket purchase).
Online registration begins:
March 5, 2013
Deposit due at registration:
Tuesday, Feb. 12 at 4:15 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., suite 816
Wednesday, Feb. 27 at 12:10 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., suite 601