Bannner artwork by Akemi Ohira, "This is Mine"
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Studio Summer Program Abroad in Italy

Each summer, the Studio Department offers courses in Castiglion Fiorentino, Italy. The program is designed to give students the opportunity to study photography and art history in Italy’s famed region of Tuscany. Through class work and field trips, students experience the important art sites of the region and create new work in response to the unique situation. The course begins in Rome before moving to a base in central Tuscany and eventually visits Siena, Florence, Venice and many other cities. During their time in Tuscany, the student’s room and board is provided by the Santa Chiara Study Center, on the edge of a small, picturesque hill-top town.

This study abroad program allows students to earn six UVa art credits and UVa grades, not simply transfer credit. These credits count towards UVa graduation requirements. In addition, all courses offered in Italy can count for Studio Art major requirements in the College of Arts and Sciences.

For additional information contact the Director of the Studio Italy Program, William Wylie.

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P{hoto of Tuscany

Banner artwork by Akemi Ohira, "This is Mine"
Tuscany photo Allison McKee