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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Area of Study: Art Program Type: UMBC Faculty-led Program
Housing Options: Apartment GPA Requirement: 2.5
Language of Instruction: English Class Standing: 2-Sophomore, 3-Junior, 4-Senior
Faculty Leader: Kimberly Anderson, Lynn Cazabon
Program Description:
Course Overview:

ART 329: 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. 


ART 369 or 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 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.  

The Country:
Rome, Italy’s capital, is a sprawling, cosmopolitan city with nearly 3,000 years of globally influential art, architecture and culture on display. Ancient ruins, such as the Forum and the Coliseum, are situated within its modern urban landscape and evoke the power of the Roman Empire. This program utilizes the city as a living laboratory, including field trips to the Forum, the Coliseum, the Pantheon, Sistine Chapel, The Vatican, Borromini’s San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, Borghese Gallery, Bernini’s Fountains, Ponte Sant’Angelo, and the Roman Catacombs. 
Faculty Overview: 

(ART 329) Kimberly Anderson is an art history adjunct professor at UMBC and the Maryland Institute College of Art in Baltimore. Recently, she co-authored a textbook and corresponding workbook entitled Understanding Visual Artforms in Our World, now in its third edition.

(ART 369 or ART 392) Lynn Cazabon is a professor of art in the Department of Visual Arts at UMBC. Her teaching expertise encompasses analog and digital photography, time-based media, and public art. Professor Cazabon’s creative projects have led her to work all around the U.S., as well as in Canada, France, Spain, Poland, Romania, Russia, and Taiwan. In 2015, she received a Fulbright Fellowship to teach in Latvia.  

Tentative Itinerary:
Itinerary Subject to Change
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 Arrival in Rome
Wednesday, July 3, 2019 Welcome orientation, walking tour
Thursday, July 4, 2019 Lectures and discussion; film; Cooking class
July 5-7, 2019 Free weekend
Monday, July 8, 2019 Walking tours: Colosseum, Arch of Constantine, Palatine Hill, The Forum, Trajan’s Market, Pantheon
Tuesday, July 9, 2019 Lectures and walking tours Ara Pacis, Mausoleum of Augustus
Wednesday, July 10, 2019 Lectures and walking tours: St. Agnese Catacombs and Rome Subway
Thursday, July 11, 2019 Lectures
July 12-14 Free weekend
Monday, July 15, 2019 Walking tours: Sistine Chapel and the Stanza della Segnatura The Vatican Museum, St. Peters Basilica
Tuesday, July 16, 2019 Discussion and film
Wednesday, July 17, 2019 Lecture and museum tour: Borghese Gallery
Thursday, July 18, 2019 Walking tour: Tiber River and Ponte Sant’Angelo
Friday, July 19, 2019 Free day
Saturday, July 20, 2019 Lecture and attend free concert
Sunday, July 21, 2019 Free day
Monday, July 22, 2019 Lecture, discussion and walking tours: Borromini’s San Carlo alle Quattro Fontane, Bernini’s Sant'Andrea al Quirinale 
Tuesday, July 23, 2019 Lecture, discussion, walking tour: Santa Maria del Popolo, San Luigi dei Francesi
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 Lecture; Walking Tour:  Church of St. Ignatius of Loyola, Church of Il Gesù, Baroque Spectacle: Modern Jesuit Theater at Il Gesù
Thursday, July 25, 2019 Discussion and presentations by students
Friday, July 26, 2019 Work on final project and museum research assignment
July 27 & 28, 2019 Free weekend
Monday, July 29, 2019 Work on Final project and Museum research assignment
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 Final Critique and Museum Research assignment due
Wednesday, July 31, 2019 Departure

Cost overview: 
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This program is currently not accepting applications.