This program will provide you with first-hand experiences with Italian visual culture in all its forms through both classroom lecture and on-site visits. On this program, you will take two UMBC courses for a total of 6-credits:
· ART 329/ART216: Roman Visual Culture (3 credits) This course explores the painting, sculpture, decorative arts, and architecture created during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Rome. Through firsthand experience, the class examines art and architecture within the context in which it was originally created. In addition to visiting historical sites, students experience other aspects of Italian visual culture such as authentic cuisine and music from the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries.
· Taught by Kimberly Anderson
· ART 369/ART 392: Mobile Imaging in Italy (3 credits) This course introduces students to the latest in mobile imaging technologies, techniques and applications, guiding them to create compelling still images and videos of ancient buildings, art and artifacts within the urban landscape of Rome. This class provides a unique opportunity to explore key historical sites, buildings, parks, and plazas while also learning about a variety of online image sharing platforms as a means to display and disseminate the work created. Students are also introduced to the work of relevant contemporary artists.
· Taught by Lynn Cazabon
Both courses can be used to fulfill the following requirements:
· For the BA/BFA in Visual Arts, ART216/ART329 will fulfill requirements for the Art History portion of all VA concentrations. ART216 can be used as a Culture credit.
· For the BA/BFA in Visual Arts, ART369/392 will fulfill requirements for the Photography concentration or it can be used to count as an art elective in other VA concentrations
- The Colosseum and Roman Forum
- Ara Pacis
- St. Agnese Catacombs
- The Sistine Chapel
- The Vatican Museum
- The Borghese Gallery
- MAXXI National Museum of Contemporary Art
- Cinecitta Film Studios
- MACRO Museum
- Roman ruins at Pompeii and Herculaneum