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Study Art History Abroad

Courses Offered Abroad

Tentative Start Date Summer 2016

HA 227 — Archaeological Excavation in Israel
3 credits; 3 lecture hours
Excavate an archaeological site in Israel and learn archaeological methods on the job. Attend illustrated lectures three evenings a week, learning about the history, archaeology, and art of the eastern Mediterranean. Travel to Jerusalem and other sites, independently or on organized field trips.
Five weeks in June/July. (G9: Other World Civilizations) 
Prerequisite(s): HA 111 or HA 121 or approval of the instructor.
For more information, please contact [email protected]

HA 244 — Art and Architecture in Paris
3 credits; 3 lecture hours
Conducted in Paris. This course provides the unique opportunity for students to learn about Paris and its art and architecture on site.
They experience the works of art and monuments in person within the context of the city itself. (G6 Arts; G7 Humanities) 
Prerequisite(s): HA 111 or HA 112.
For more information, please contact [email protected]

Tentative Start Date Summer 2017

HA 213 — Rome: A Cultural History in Painting, Sculpture, and Architecture
3 credits; 3 lecture hours
Note: Course is conducted in English. Conducted in Rome, this course examines the history of painting, sculpture, and architecture from antiquity to the present. Through field trips, lectures, and discussions, students are introduced to style, iconography, technical innovation, geography, and the cultural, social, economic, and political forces that have shaped Rome's visual arts. Five weeks in June/July. (G5: Western Civilization; G6: Arts; G7: Humanities).
For more information, please contact [email protected]

FIT History of Art courses are regularly offered as part of the curriculum at Polimoda in Florence and at the Politecnico in Milan. These courses typically include:
HA 212 – Renaissance Art in Florence
HA 342 – History of Textile Design
HA 344 – History of Western Costume
HA 345 – History of Industrial Design

Study Abroad for Art History & Museum Professions Majors

Students in the Art History and Museum Professions Major who wish to study abroad for a semester can do so in Semester 6, when several options are available. In order to do this, students must meet with the Associate Chair of the major within the first weeks of Semester 5—their first semester in the program—to establish a plan that will insure completion of required courses and fulfillment of minimum credit requirements for graduation.
Students may also study abroad during the winter and summer sessions at any time in the course of their studies.

Transfer students who have a 60-credit residency requirement can only study abroad in the 6th semester at our FIT in Florence campus, or during the winter and summer sessions with FIT programs, since these are FIT courses taught abroad.