viterbo, italy – summer 2016

Tentative Dates: July 1 – July 31
Tuition: $5,800
Credits: 6
Application Deadline: February 15, 2016

Montserrat's four-week study art abroad in Italy residential program affords art students and enthusiasts a unique opportunity to live and study in a country famous for its rich cultural legacy. Classes are held in the Cultural Association of Rosa Venerini (ACRV) in Viterbo, about 90 minutes north of Rome. As an integrated arts program, we offer courses in painting, drawing, photography, art history and writing. Students may elect two courses, to earn a maximum of 6 credits. All courses are taught in English by college and university faculty trained in the United States.

The medieval city streets of Viterbo still resonate with the sounds and rhythms of their ancient inhabitants. Once a major Etruscan site, the area was later inhabited by the Romans whose amphitheaters and baths remain well preserved. The 13th century papal palace in the center of the San Pelligrino section of the city is evidence of Viterbo's significant role as a place of refuge for medieval popes, and more recently as the film location for Zeferelli's Romeo and Juliet. Today Viterbo is a bustling modern town with a lively university community and active art scene.

Located in the heart of San Pelligrino, Viterbo's medieval quarter, the Associazione of Rosa Venerini (ACRV) was founded in 2013 to educate and support cultural and scholarly activities across disciplines. ACRV is partnered with Montserrat and houses the summer study program and artist residencies. Viterbo is located 76 kilometers north of Rome, and is easily accessible to Florence, Siena, Assisi, Orvieto and the waterside resorts of Tarquinia, Bolsena and Vico.

Study Art Abroad in Italy Course Offerings (select two):
Art and Architecture of the Etruscans (AH388)
Journalistic Drawing in Italy (IL329)
Landscape Photography in Italy (PH215)
Landscape Painting in Italy (PN240)
Journal-Based Travel Writing (HU303)

Tuition includes:
Two three-credit studio courses, round trip airfare, on-site group housing, two group meals per week, some course related travel, spring preparation meetings.