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Italy - Art and Design

Italy Art and Design

Application Deadline: December 1st, 2016

$1,000 Global Advantage Scholarship Available

Program Sheet: Italy Art and Design 2017.pdf

The Country:
Heart of the Roman Empire, birthplace of the Renaissance, and home of the Vatican and Roman Catholic Church, Italy has made innumerable contributions to Western Civilization. Though its history and landmarks are familiar to us from books and movies, there is no substitute for the first time you stand in front of the Colosseum where countless others have gone before you over two millennia. 

The Program:
In this study abroad program you will experience many of the highlights of this fascinating country while focusing on art and design.  Travel beings in Rome, and continues through Florence and ending in Venice. You will be immersed in Italian culture, art and design for 8 days; with guided lectures, tours and support.  

The Course:
INT 311 – Global Perspectives in Interior Design, 3 Credits
This course is a combination of hands-on learning, lecture and travel and is designed for liberal arts, art and interior design students.  It combines collaborative effort and hands-on teamwork to focus on national and global design issues, and human factors through exposure to contemporary issues, historical architecture and design, varying dynamics, other cultures, and different economic groups. Lectures with information about destinations are presented prior to international departure.  While abroad,  you will participate in design charrettes (quick design challenges) and carry a sketch book to sketch what you are seeing and reflect using visual methods. 

Program Highlights: 
Galleria dell'Accademia and Uffizi 

St. Marks Square, Basilica di San Marco, and Grand Canal 
 
Walking tour of Florence, the Duomo, the Baptistery,  Ponte Vecchio Bridge St Peters Basilica and the Vatican Museums 
Coloseum, Constantine’s Arch, the Spanish Steps, the Pantheon and the Trevi Fountain Great Theatre, the House of the Vetti, the House of Venus in the Shell, the Forum and Termas Stabiane in Pompeii
Guided support  Most entrance fees and ground transportation provided 
$1,000 scholarship  Memories which will last a lifetime! 


Program Fee: $4,100
$1,000 Scholarship for Qualified Students

$500 deposit due by application deadline: December 15, 2016
Includes Does not include 
Round trip Airfare 3 credits of tuition 
Hotel Accommodation (Double Occupancy)  Passport Fee
Guided Tours and Entrance Fees Personal expenses 
Health Insurance   ------
Most ground transportation  ------

Program Contacts:

Jillissa Moorman, Faculty,  Interior Design
jillissa.Moorman@kirkwood.edu  

Arbe Bareis, Faculty, Art
arbe.bareis@kirkwood.edu