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Urban Art and Design: Mexico City is a fall semester program that focuses on Mexico City's contemporary art and design scenes. Mexico City (CDMX) is one of the most vibrant, welcoming, boisterous, dissonant and ultimately dazzling cities in the world. With nearly 9 million residents, it is one of the planet's great urban laboratories where social, artistic and ecological problems meet solutions every day. CDMX is a global hub of art, architecture and communication full of creative people and big ideas.


Area(s) of Study

  • Art History
  • Spanish
  • Studio Art

Sponsored by College of Fine Arts

Academic Information

ARH 341M: Contemporary Art of Mexico (carries GC and II flags) and ARH 361: Encounters with Mexico Past and Present taught by Professor George Flaherty. ART 352K/ART 379T: Transmedia for Nonmajors/Advanced Topics in Studio Art taught by Virginia Colwell. 6 credits of Spanish (SPN 601,610 or 611) taught by affiliate partner.


Professor Flaherty's research and teaching focus primarily on visual, urban, and media cultures in 20th century/contemporary Latin America and the Latino U.S., with emphases on Mexico, the Spanish-speaking Caribbean, and their diasporas in the U.S.

Language(s) of Instruction



Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


Student housing is still being arranged, but will likely be shared rooms in a hotel or guest house. Students are required to live in program housing.

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

2020 Program Fee: TBD. Program fee includes $500 non-refundable deposit, housing, some meals, excursions, administrative and instructional costs, and on-site orientation. Program fee does not include airfare, books, insurance, local transportation and personal expenses.

Program Dates:

- Fall
  • August 29, 2020 to November 21, 2020
  • Final Deadline: February 15, 2020

Application Code


Additional Resources

Program Website
Photo Gallery
Make an Appointment
Fin Responsibility Policy

Next Step

Learn more by attending an information session, meeting the professor, program coordinator, or meeting with a peer adviser. The next info sessions are: 2/5/2020 at 5pm in RLP 0.104. For more info contact Program Coordinator Chelsea Cowan at

Program information above is subject to change