All students take a required course in Italian language and enroll in three of six elective courses which explore various facets of Renaissance art, history and literature, and classical figure drawing. During the first four weeks, students learn about co
- Florence, Italy
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Fall Semester
- Program Description:
- The ACM Florence program seeks to give students the ability to read a city, by immersion in Florence's extraordinary legacy of Renaissance art and culture. Students learn how to view Italian architecture and works of art in situ and how to understand them in the contexts in which they were created. In addition to a required Italian language course, students choose from course offerings in Renaissance art history, Italian culture, and studio art.
All students take a required course in Italian language and enroll in three of six elective courses which explore various facets of Renaissance art, history and literature, and classical figure drawing. During the first four weeks, students learn about contemporary Italy and receive intensive instruction in Italian language. Afterwards, students continue these courses less intensively and choose three of the other six courses for the remainder of the semester.
The Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) is a consortium of academically excellent, independent liberal arts colleges located in Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin, and Colorado. ACM has offered a wide variety of off-campus study programs around the world for over 40 years.
- Setting Description:
- The art and history of the Italian Renaissance can be studied many places. Only in Florence does the rich interaction between Medieval Europe and classical antiquity -- the embodiment of the Renaissance -- truly come alive. Wandering through the winding streets and famous piazze, visitors are struck by the harmonious blending of medieval public buildings, Renaissance churches and swirling baroque decoration. Prestigious museums, such as the Uffizi, also provide unmatched resources for the study of painting, architecture and sculpture.
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