June 21–July 8, 2017 (depart June 20 if flying directly from the US)*
*Note: Dates subject to change

This study-trip provides an opportunity to examine in-situ, masterworks of Italian art, design, and architecture, and to experience the unique juxtaposition of the historical and the contemporary on the occasion of the 2017 Venice Biennale.

The dense itinerary includes visits to significant historical sites in Rome, Milan, Venice, Tivoli, Omegna, and the wider Veneto (including St Peter's, the Pantheon, the Colosseum, the Duomo, St. Mark's Square, Villa d'Este, Villa Adriana, the Alessi design archives, Villa Maser, and the Tomba Brion); important museums and collections (the Vatican Museum, the Sistine Chapel, the Accademia, The Guggenheim, The Triennale Design Museum, Palazzo Grassi); many working churches which house masterworks in-situ by figures such as Caravaggio, Raphael, Borromini, Bernini, and Michelangelo; the showrooms, workshops, factories and studios of contemporary designers; and lastly, the Biennale's official venues—the Giardini and Arsenale and all of the off-site collateral installations.

Credits: 3 credits STUDIO and / or 3 credits ARTHI (4000-level)

Anders Nereim: Architecture, Interior Architecture, Designed Objects
Helen Maria Nugent: Architecture, Interior Architecture, Designed
Objects James Yood: New Arts Journalism, Art History, Theory and Criticism

Program fee: Approx. $2,550 (including three group meals, accommodation, transport and admissions during the program; 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).

Online registration begins: March 15, 2017

Deposit due at registration: $525

Information sessions:
Tuesday, February 7, 12:10 p.m.
Sullivan Centre, suite SC 1240

Wednesday, February 8, 12:10 p.m.
MacLean Centre, 112 S. Michigan Ave., suite MC 112

From last study trip's course evaluations: