Courses offered: ARCH 3910 Alabaster Sculpture (3cr) ARCH 3170 Social History of Art in Italy (3cr) ITL 1150 Italian Language and Culture (3cr) ARCH 3290 Who Owns the Past? (3cr) Please see the website for course descriptions. All students are required to
- Rome, Italy
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
- Art, history and culture program is an open enrollment academic program which offers a curriculum designed primarily for art and art history students, but which can be also most interesting for everybody seeking an enriching international study experience in this part of the world.
The program in Volterra makes a natural connection to the local tradition and culture, while embracing the individual’s artistic potential. Given the scale of the city and the small size of the program group, students enjoy complete immersion in the Tuscan life; their everyday routine becomes a significant part of the learning experience.
Programs starts: May 6 2014
Program ends: June 16 2014
Application deadline: January 31 2014
Courses offered: ARCH 3910 Alabaster Sculpture (3cr) ARCH 3170 Social History of Art in Italy (3cr) ITL 1150 Italian Language and Culture (3cr) ARCH 3290 Who Owns the Past? (3cr) Please see the website for course descriptions. All students are required to take 9 credits. During the program there are three mandatory excursions: Florence, Siena and Rome. Students are encouraged to plan additional travel before and/or after the program. The Social History of Art and Italian Language and Culture courses offer an enhanced, reflective insight into the foreign study experience amplified by daily observations and interactions. The Alabaster Sculpture course gives students a unique experience of the ancient artistic technique, and its modern interpretation. And the Who Owns the Past course investigates the legal, ethical, and cultural impact that the treatment of art and antiquity has on Italy today and why these things, even when they are thousands of years old, matter more than they ever have.
Please visit the Volterra-Detroit Foundation website for complete program details, course descriptions and information about the location.
- Setting Description:
- Volterra is conveniently located in the middle of Tuscany, almost equal distances from Florence, Pisa, Siena and the beaches of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Volterra has a strong cultural identity and a unique artistic spirit. The program is housed in the Volterra International Residential College, specifically designed for academic use. The building is located within the medieval city walls of Volterra, only a short walk from Piazza dei Priori, the city center. The first two floors house classrooms and common spaces, and the top floors contain the resident faculty apartments and the student dormitories. All guest rooms of the Volterra International Residential College enjoy particularly magnificent and unique views of the city and of the surrounding countryside.
- 6 week program Tuition (9 credits) $4,320 Room: $2,000 Meal plan (optional, kitchen on premises) $900 Mandatory excursions $450 See website for details University credit for the courses in Volterra is conferred by the University of Detroit Mercy, an educational Partner of the Volterra- Detroit Foundation. Residency Fee includes mandatory health insurance, and membership in the Associazione Volterra-Detroit Italia, which entitles members to a 10% discount in the majority of the shops in Volterra.