Info Session - Italy: Rome, Florence, Venice - CORE Abroad Italy Lab
Monday, February 4, 2019 - 12:00pm
Info Session - Italy: Rome, Florence, Venice - CORE Abroad Italy Lab

Join us for an info session on this Summer 2019 Education Abroad program through Portland State University:

12 - 1pm
KMC 605 (Classroom)

Over the course of three weeks, the cities of Florence and Venice will fuel our thinking about tourism, the nature of place, and of course, art. We will land in Florence, and travel to Venice, which will be bursting with international contemporary art. There will we attend the oldest world survey of contemporary art in the world, the Venice Biennale!
Throughout our travels, students will be introduced to people and places who will inspire a complex understanding of the cities’ history and contemporary life. Students will draft personal maps, will take and give tours, write postcards, and create other surface, space, or time-based projects. Students will refine their understanding of the relationship between self and place as they develop a greater understanding of their own artistic processes. The course also includes evening coLAB dinner seminars with local hosts where students will learn about the cultural and social context of the places visited.
CORE ABROAD: ITALYLAB is directed to students who are majoring or minoring in Art Practice, Graphic Design, and Art History. This course will count for 8 credits. Students can use this credit towards one of the CORE 5-credit studios (Surface, Space, or Time) and Ideation OR it can count as two, studio electives.


Travel Dates: June 26 - July 15, 2019
*Students may check in to housing on June 26th between 12 pm - 7 pm

Credit: 8 undergraduate credits of EITHER ART 299 or ART 399
**Students can apply 5 credits towards one of their CORE studios.**
Email the faculty leaders for details. 

**No language requirement!**
**All Majors welcome, but this program is especially relevant for:

  • Art Practice
  • Graphic Design
  • Art History majors and minors
  • *Preference given to Art majors and minors