Program Details

Film, Photography, Audio for Cinema, Italian Cinema History
Lucca, Italy
Program Type:
Study Abroad
Degree Level:

Program Overview

Program Description:
Alt Studio is an intensive five-week photography and film program led by respected professionals in their respective fields. This summer, study will take place June 1 – July 8, 2016 in Lucca, Italy. One-on-one instruction in an intimate group limited to thirty students, with critiques and screenings, and weekly travel to Tuscan destinations, this unique experience is perfect for any creative individual looking to hone their craft or complement their university experience. Alt Studio allows the student to benefit from two major influences. As a student, one will receive instruction in film, video and/or still photography from a talented and unique group of working-professional faculty. The Alt Studio teachers have been nominated for Academy Awards, worked on projects for The Discovery Channel, History Channel, A+E, and have had work published in The New York Times, LIFE Magazine, The London Sunday Times. In intimate workshops, both technical and critical guidance will be offered. The second major influence is the total immersion in the culture of Italy. The student will live and work in an incredibly unique environment in the heart of one of the most special places on earth: Tuscany. The student artist can respond, adjust, record, and create influenced by the rich sensory input of the timeless surroundings. Rounding up the five-week program, a group show/opening and a night of screenings of all Alt Studio work will take place in Lucca. Following the students’ return to the United States, the same show of work will be exhibited in New York in September 2016. Lodging and studio space will be provided in Lucca, as well as exhibition space for the final screening and photo exhibitions. Apply Here:

Film, Photography, Audio for Cinema, Italian Cinema History

Setting Description:
Lucca is a city in the Italian region of Tuscany. The city is on the river Serchio in a very fertile plain near the Tyrrhenian Sea. It is the capital city of the Province of Lucca. History: Founded by the Etruscans, Lucca became a Roman colony in 180 BC. Traces of that settlement can be seen throughout the city, especially in the Piazza dell’Anfiteatro. The city thrived through the 8th to 11th centuries as a center of the silk trade. It’s beautiful streets and walls testify to this history as well as the 13th century when Lucca defeated Florence in the battle of Altopascio. The fortification walls encircling the old town remain intact. Once they lost their military importance, they became a pedestrian promenade which today modern day Lucchesi jog, hold yoga classes, and cycle around under great birch trees. Culture: Lucca is the birthplace of the opera composer Giacomo Puccini so it is no surprise that the biggest festival is the Lucca Summer Festival. The 2015 headliners included La
Normal: $5.750 - END FEB 15TH, 2015 Late: $6.000 - END APRIL 30TH, 2015 PROGRAM FEES INCLUDE: Tuition and fees Housing In-country travel for weekly field trips Airport pickup