- Florence, Italy
- Program Type:
- Full Degree
- Degree Level:
- Art History
- Program Description:
SACI’s MA in Art History students live in the city that, during the Renaissance, revolutionized art and has since served as an inspiration and catalyst for generations of artists and scholars. They work in an environment of rigorous critical and technical inquiry, both singularly and as part of an institution that is known for its formation of creative contemporary artists, and that utilizes the remarkable art-historical and cultural resources of Florence. Founded in1975, SACI offers Academic Year Abroad, Academic Semester Abroad, Summer Studies, MFA in Studio Art, MA in Art History and Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs in Conservation. To request more information, please visit our website.
Students enroll for one academic year from September through July and earn 36 credits. They travel to art-historically important sites and major museums throughout Italy and elsewhere in Europe, study historiography and research methodology in special Graduate Seminars, and focus on a broad range of art history topics as well as those specific to their own research interests. Their scholarly endeavors, which are rooted in direct experience of Italian and European art and culture, culminate in the writing of a thesis on a subject selected by the student and approved by his or her faculty advisors. By exploiting fully the advantages available to emerging scholars only through advanced study in Florence, SACI seeks to develop a critical mass of graduates who, because of the unique nature of their graduate training at SACI, will be highly competitive when seeking admission to doctoral programs in Art History and, upon completion of these programs, will be uniquely qualified to teach at colleges and universities.
Students are allotted study space in SACI’s main building, the Palazzo dei Cartelloni, a landmark Renaissance palazzo located in Florence’s historic center at Via Sant’Antonino 11. The palazzo is just steps away from Piazza Santa Maria Novella and the Medici Chapel and a short distance from such famous sites as Brunelleschi’s Duomo and Ospedale degli Innocenti, and in close proximity to Florence’s four other great piazze—Piazza Santa Croce, Piazza della Signoria, Piazza della Repubblica, and Piazza della Santissima Annunziata. SACI is a short walk from Florence’s renowned Uffizi, Bargello, Accademia, and Palazzo Pitti museums and a number of the world’s greatest libraries. Students also have access to Florence’s new Museo Novecento, which has a notable collection of modern Italian art, and the Luigi Pecci Center for Contemporary Art in nearby Prato. At no additional, cost students travel to art-historically important sites and major museums throughout Italy and elsewhere in Europe to deepen their understanding of Italian art and its relationship to art in Europe and throughout the world.
- Setting Description:
- Classes are held on site and in SACI’s two landmark palazzi in Florence’s historic center. These fully renovated Renaissance buildings are a short walk from Florence’s renowned Uffizi, Bargello, Accademia, and Palazzo Pitti museums and a number of the world’s greatest libraries. See a list of libraries in Florence and information about the SACI Worthington Library. Students also have access as well to Florence’s new Museo Novecento, which has a notable collection of modern Italian art and is a few steps from SACI’s main building, and the Luigi Pecci Center for Contemporary Art in nearby Prato.
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- Scholarships Description:
- Study abroad is an investment in your future from which you will reap lifelong rewards. SACI makes every effort to make study abroad in Florence, Italy, an achievable goal for every student by offering a generous scholarship awards!