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LEARNING TUSCANY

 

In Italian culture, life and art are inseparable. Countless examples illustrate this: the still-life quality of window displays in Florence, the artisanal care taken by a Sienese stoneworker replacing part of a medieval byway, the sculpted harmony of the Tuscan countryside. We cannot experience these essential qualities of Italian life in a classroom. Only with time and careful observation can we begin to absorb the richness and rhythm of life, and art, in Italy. This program focuses on the art and architecture of Tuscany and central Italy and in particular the beautiful historic city of Siena. Students take an art history course and a studio art course, each taught by UT faculty. The courses focus on art, history, and experience as well as students' artistic responses to these experiences. While Siena is our home base, visits to other cities such as Florence and Rome serve to frame student experiences within a broader view of Italy.

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Sponsored by College of Fine Arts

Course(s)

  • ARH 331J - Art and Pilgrimage in Medieval and Renaissance Italy and
    ART 352J / ART 319T / ART 379T - Photography and Tourism: Observing Travel and Culture in Italy

Academic Information

Students earn 6 hours of in-residence credit upon successful completion. Course grades are factored into UT GPA.

Faculty

Dr. Johns, a specialist in Italian medieval and Renaissance art and architecture, has been the program director and art history professor since 2006. Eli Durst has been teaching studio photography at UT since 2016. Eli's work explores the complexity of everyday life by blurring the line between documentary and staged, narrative photography

Language(s) of Instruction

English

Eligibility

Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No

Housing

Students will be housed in apartments in Siena

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

2019 Program Fee: $5,250. 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:

- Summer First
  • May 27, 2019 to July 5, 2019
  • Final Deadline: December 1, 2018

Application Code

353004

Additional Resources

Program Website
Photo Gallery
Scholarships
Blog
Facebook

Next Step

2019 application will open in September! Learn more by attending an information session: 10/4, 5-6pm, ART 1.120; 11/15, 5-6pm, ART 3.432. For more info contact Program Coordinator - Kate Osmond - kosmond@austin.utexas.edu

Program information above is subject to change