Meredith Abroad: Digital Imaging in Italy - Summer 2013
In this program students will create a body of photographic work and visual journal using digital imaging techniques and practices, with project themes
revolving around words, language, identity and cross cultural connections. Students will spend the majority of time in Sansepolcro, Italy with several day excursion trips to surrounding Tuscany villages. During the last week of the trip, students will spend three days in Florence and the last two days in Rome, where students will photographically explore and examine the contrast between old and new in this ancient artistic city and its layers of change. The program will give 4 credit hours in studio art and satisfy the Global Perspectives general education requirement. In addition to creating a photographic body of work, students will keep a
journal/sketchbook and participate in discussions and critiques highlighting the similarities and differences between U.S. and Italian cultures in the context of each studio project. Upon return, students will supplement their exhibition photographs and visual journals with with a culminating reflection paper that analyzes both their artwork and their study abroad experience through a cross-cultural filter.
Dates: June 17 - July 11, 2013 (tentative)
While in Sansepolcro, Italy, students will be housed in the newly renovated Palazzo Alberti, Meredith's home in Sansepolcro.
$3650 -- includes, tuition, room, most meals (breakfast everyday, plus 19 additional meals), program excursions (day trips to Arezzo, Assisi and Anghiari), sketchbooks, 5 large scale exhibition quality/ ready prints (your creation) and 3 copies of a professionally printed visual journal (your creation).
Additional costs include airfare (arranged by program Director at a group rate—$1300 in ‘10), 100G hard drive, Adobe CS 6, money for two independent travel breaks, and personal spending. Spending money years students reported spending between $300-400 per week on travel, sightseeing, food, gifts, and entertainment.
For detailed information on additional costs and expenses please click here.
Credits: Upon successful completion of this program students will receive:
- 4 studio art elective credits
- Global Perspectives credit
- ART 941 Orientation for Digital Imaging in Italy
1 credit hour, 7 week pre-program online course
Pre-program orientation course in what you will need to know in traveling to Italy, and orientation in digital imaging & digital photography.
- ART 942 Digital Imaging in Italy
3 credit hours, 3 week study abroad course
Studio art course in Sansepolcro, Florence and Rome that includes journal writing/sketchbook entries, daily photographic & digital imaging projects, bi-weekly critiques that focus on the contextualization of the images created, lessons in blending & manipulating photographs through digital imaging as well as digital camera operations.
Students must be in good social, financial, and academic standing (2.0 minimum GPA).
Deadline for Applications: February 1, 2013
For More Information Contact:
Shannon Johnstone, Program Director
Professor of Art
Meredith reserves the right to make changes to the program itinerary, schedule, cost, academic program, etc., as necessary.