Study Abroad/Off-Campus: Rome, Milan, and the 2017 Venice Biennale
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
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:
- I think the trip is well planned, the places are amazing and the faculty is perfect for the trip, the whole trip was an incredible experience.
- Intense course, with constant learning and movement, definitely got money's worth out of the course.
- Great professors, great itinerary, great content, everything GREEEEAT!
- We were constantly seeing things at all levels of art, architecture and design.
- James Yood was perfect for the trip, with his knowledge jumping between renaissance and contemporary art and architecture with barely a pause.
- Anders is very knowledgeable and has an immense passion for architecture. His enthusiasm was very contagious.
- HM was passionate and engaged, the connections and spaces she got the class into for our short stay in Milan was impressive and one of the best parts of the trip.
- I loved the studio visits the most during the trip. I think it was such a great learning experience and such a rare opportunity to have been able to visit the design studios or see the Alessi factory. Hearing their stories and their process to how they came to be such well-known designers was so fascinating and it was important for me as a designer and creative individual to understand and be in that moment.
- Just enjoy the experience and wear comfortable shoes and sunblock. Don't bring tons of clothes. It doesn't matter to look fashionable every day. You won't even care a couple days into the trip. Bring travel sized laundry detergent. Drink water often.
- Write things down throughout the whole trip, every day. You are going to do a lot of work and you will be exhausted ... If you were alone it would never be the same. This trip is one of the best things I have done in my life.
- Be prepared for a lot of walking and a lot of learning in a very short period of time.