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UW Bothell Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences Italy: Interdisciplinary Studio Art and Italian Culture (Outgoing Program)
- Locations: Rome, Italy
- Program Terms: Summer A-Term
- Budget Sheets: Summer A-Term
|Academic Term||Summer A 2018|
|June 20 – July 17, 2018|
|Estimated Program Fee||$5,650|
|Credits||12 UW credits|
|Program Directors||Barbara Noah; Marina Kavalirek|
|Program Manager||Katherine Kroeger | firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Priority Application Deadline||January 31, 2018|
|Information Sessions||December 1, 2017, 4-5:30pm, UW Bothell UW1-010
January 12, 2018, 2-3:30pm, UW Bothell UW1-102
|General||This exciting program based in Rome, Italy allows students to study studio art and Italian culture with or without previous art experience. Students from all majors will be able to immerse themselves in the art and culture of Rome in the art studio and Italian language classrooms and through engaging visits to artistic and cultural sites in and around Rome.|
|Visas||This country is part of the Schengen area. Note that there are strict rules and restrictions for foreign visitors to this area that may impact a student’s ability to travel within the region before or after their program, or to attend two subsequent programs in this area. It is critical that the student reviews the information and scenarios here to learn more about Schengen area visa requirements.|
"All roads lead to Rome." Many people have been drawn to one of Italy's most vital cities, Rome, for its art, architecture, ancient ruins, food, public spaces, and cultural richness. This program will give students from all majors the opportunity to immerse themselves in the experience of Rome creatively and adventurously through the lens of visual art and the culture of the city, as well as each student's own unique background, discipline, and interests.
Class will be held throughout Rome itself and at the UW Rome Center in Palazzo Pio in Rome's historic center. We will visit museums, galleries, churches, and other sites of cultural interest in Rome, including studying art through the work of artists like Michelangelo, Bernini, and Caravaggio, as well as more recent modern and contemporary art. We will see artworks, architecture, and ruins, as well as cultural sites related to other arts and/or disciplines. Students will also be able to visit sites of their choice and/or select their own topics for study and incorporation into their studio art in Rome. Students will study Italian language for an introduction to basic speaking, listening, and comprehension. We will also explore various aspects of the history and culture of Rome and this engaging host country.
Our explorations in Rome, lectures about art concepts, process, materials, and students' own interdisciplinary interests and research will be woven together into individualized studio art projects. There will be appropriate entry levels for students new to art, as well as more experienced artists. Students will choose among several media, which may include drawing, acrylic painting, watercolor, digital imaging/photography, mixed media (e.g. collage, hybrid works), small-scale assemblage/sculpture, and altered found materials. Students will also select among several visual, process, and conceptual approaches. Art will become a vehicle for your ideas.
Undergraduates, graduate students, alumnae, students from other institutions, all majors, and all levels of experience are welcome. Ci vediamo a Roma! (See you in Rome!)
Student housing will be in private apartments arranged by the UW Rome Center at approximately 25 minutes or less walking distance from the UWRC.
Previous knowledge of Italian would be helpful, but is not required, although students may study Italian before departure, if they wish. No previous art experience is necessary, so both students new to art and those with extensive art experience will be able to engage with this program.
Physical Components: There will be walking excursions on many days, so students should be able to manage these, often on irregular cobblestone streets, for extended distances, sometimes walking up and down hills, and often negotiating sites with many steps. It will also be summer, when the weather in Rome is often very hot and humid. Students need to be able to function well in such conditions.
Visas: Yes- For most students, no visa is necessary, as this program is under 90 days, but sometimes we have international students who require visas. We provide a drop box to students to upload copies of their passports for the UW Rome Center to use to obtain permits of stay through the local police. For international students who do need visas, UW Study Abroad will advise them through this process, although the student will have the primary responsibility to research and obtain the Visa.
12 UW Credits
This class will visit remarkable art, cultural, and archaeological sites in Rome, revealing key aspects of the city's cultural legacy and providing a rich sense of international and historical perspective. These visits will include ancient sites like the Roman Forum and Colosseum and venues of art historical significance like the Sistine Chapel in Vatican City, as well as provide engaging perspectives on historical and contemporary art, public and private spaces, and various cultural, social, and historic characteristics of the city of Rome. The itinerary will include remarkable monuments, churches, and museums, as well as architecture, ruins, and vistas. These immersive experiences will feed the content of students' work in the Interdisciplinary Studio Art class and Italian Language and Culture. Rome itself provides a unique classroom in this course.
Learning goals include:
- Exhibit knowledge about the art and culture of Italy achieved through and commensurate with visits to historic and cultural sites.
- Accrue additional knowledge about the cultural, historical, and artistic characteristics of Rome via readings and research.
- Achieve life skills in a global environment.
- Engage in critical discussions about the art and culture in Rome and environs.
- Write reflectively about cultural locations, readings, history, and site experiences in Rome.
Students in this course will document the ideas and images discovered through their visits to artistic, archaeological, historical, and cultural sites visited in the course, exploring Rome and environs, and utilizing a selection of the most exciting experiences and influences, as well as individualized research and content from their own disciplines, interests, and independent study, as possible source material for studio art projects. Students will develop visual, conceptual, and materials skills and ideas and will create improvisational artworks, followed by a studio art project series and written artist statement. Participants will learn about varied art media and content and may select one or more of the following: drawing, acrylic paint, watercolor, digital photography, altered found materials, mixed media (e.g., collage, hybrid works), and/or possible small scale assemblage/sculpture. There will be appropriate entry levels for both inexperienced and experienced students; no previous art experience is necessary.
Learning goals include:
- Engage in an individualized art practice developed from and inspired by interdisciplinary interests, research, and/or experiences in Rome.
- Incorporate this new knowledge into a studio art practice.
- Skillfully utilize one or more art mediums or materials.
- Conduct conceptual, material, and visual research, develop selected ideas through studio art practice, and engage in critical and interpretive discussions about art.
- Write an artist statement about the conceptual and process content in studio art projects.
Students will learn Italian language with the goal of developing very basic speaking and conversation competence as well as listening and comprehension skills. The course focuses on language needs in daily life using scenarios of listening, understanding, and speaking, using language as an instrument for communications, understanding, and expressing oneself. Basic Italian language proficiency will allow students to better maneuver through Italy. Language learning will take place inside the classroom and will enhance communication outside the classroom in Rome. Language study will be complemented by related culture lectures delivered by the program Co-Director in Rome. Andiamo! (Let’s go!)
Learning goals include:
Gain basic Italian language listening and comprehension skills. Learn basic Italian speaking and conversational skills. Gain communication skills that enhance students' ability to negotiate life in Rome, like ordering food, asking for directions, etc. Learn about various aspects of Rome through the language and culture. Assessment via dialogue and testing.
UW Bothell, Interdisciplinary Arts & Sciences, Program Director
Barbara successfully taught Interdisciplinary Studio Art and Italian Culture at the Rome Center for the past four summers, a program that she developed for UW Bothell students. She planned and organized site visits and taught studio art in several media. She organized and navigated the site tours in Rome for the Carpe Diem class and taught the Interdisciplinary Studio Art class. She knows Rome both culturally and geographically and has the experience to organize student site visits and transportation in and around Rome as well as outside the city. She also has extensive studio art teaching experience, including her previous teaching at the UW Rome Center. She also has extensive experience as a college level teacher in a variety of institutions and urban environments, including Pratt Institute in New York, California State University Long Beach, UCLA, Cornish College of the Arts, UW Bothell, and the UW School of Art. She has taught international students within these domestic program contexts. She is also an accomplished and distinguished studio artist with experience working in large urban environments. In addition to her studio art expertise, she has studied art history, including art of the Italian Renaissance and modern and contemporary art. She is continually expanding her Italian language skills. She is well prepared to work with students at the Rome Center after her successful efforts there for the past four summers.
Included in the program fee:
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