July 10–August 10, 2017 (depart July 9 if flying directly from the US)*
*Note: Dates subject to change

BERLIN NOW! Immerses students in the unique cultural environment of Berlin, and introduces them to important artists, curators, historians, and civic innovators of Europe's new cultural capital, as they acquire a comprehensive understanding of the current cultural scene in Berlin and its relationship to historical events, stylistic precedents, and contemporary political issues.

Students will also obtain unique, professionally significant experiences, and with the extended time frame of a studio residency, produce specific research-based artwork and writing projects, pursue their independent projects on site, and form lasting relationships with cultural institutions, research libraries, local community organizations, and professionals in the arts.

A three-day trip to this year's Documenta is planned.

Credits: 6 credits STUDIO and optional extra 3 credits ARTHI (4000-level)

Ellen Rothenberg, Professor, Fiber and Materials Studies, Writing
Daniel Eisenberg, Professor, Film,Video, New Media, VCS

Program fee: Approx. $4,500 (including some group meals, transport during the program, and accommodation; not including airfare).

PLUS Tuition cost per credit:
Undergraduate—$1,497 per credit hour
Graduate—$1,580 per credit hour

Budget at least $1,400 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).

Application process:  Instructor consent required. Submit the New Berlin 2017 Application [Word Doc] to faculty by Saturday, February 18. Interviews will be scheduled with applicants; preapproval and pre-registration are required to register. 

Online registration begins: March 15, 2017

Deposit due at registration: $525

Information sessions:
Wednesday, February 8, 4:15 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., suite MC 620

Thursday, February 9, 4:15 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., suite MC 620

From last summer's Berlin course evaluations: