This College of Fine Arts sponsored program is a unique opportunity to spend four fascinating and challenging weeks in the heart of London and Edinburgh.
For full details on this program log on to the Discovering the Fine Arts in Great Britain summer program website.s
May 18 - June 13, 2014
Eligibility and selection process
This program is open to students of all majors with a minimum gpa of 2.5. No previous art history background is required for any of the art history courses or Art 300J. This program also accepts non-OU students. Students who have a judicial record and will be on probation for a judicial offense at any point during the program may petition to study abroad. Click here to read the entire judicial policy.
Participation is limited to the first 20 accepted students. Enrollment is on a rolling basis, meaning that the first 20 students who apply and are accepted will attend. We recommend you apply as soon as possible as all spaces may have been filled before we reach the official deadline application date.
Applicants must be matriculated OHIO students. Non-OHIO applicants must have successfully completed high school or its equivalent.
You will live in shared self-catering apartments (flats) in central London just off Russell Square and almost next door to the British Museum. Each fully furnished flat has wi-fi, a fully equipped kitchen, a TV, dishwasher and large refrigerator. A laundry room with washers and driers are available for free in your building.
Courses and credits
Undergraduates must take a minimum of 12 credit hours (the maximum allowed is 20 credit hours). graduate students must enroll for a minimum of 9 hours (18 credit maximum). For guidance only, course offerings in summer 2014 included:
AH 3270/AH 5270: 19th Century Art OR ART 1100: Seeing And Knowing The Visual Arts (TIER II)
AH 4900/5900 (Selected Topics) OR (T3 4600: Visual Culture Studies): Modern British Landscape Painting
OTHER UNDERGRADUATE ART HISTORY OPTIONS
• AH 4930 1-4 Cr. Hr. Indep. Study –Projects Lamb
• AH 4930 1-4 Cr. Hr. Indep. Study-Projects Gully
OTHER GRADUATE LEVEL ART HISTORY OPTIONS
• AH 5930 1-4 Cr. Hr. Indep. Study-Projects/Readings Lamb
• AH 5930 1-4 Cr. Hr. Indep. Study-Projects/Readings Gully
ART STUDIO CLASSES AND ART 3000J WRITING COURSE
Art 3000J: CRITICISM OF THE VISUAL ARTS (JUNIOR WRITING COURSE)
ART 5710: Painting
ART 5720: Painting
ART 6710: Painting
Art 2900 Studio Art Topics: Collage As A Visual Diary
Art 3900 Studio Art Topics - Works On Paper: A Sense Of Place In The UK
Art 4900 Works On Paper II: A Sense Of Place In The UK
Art 5900 Works On Paper III: A Sense Of Place In The UK
Art 5710, Art 5720 & Art 6710: Painting And Drawing
ART 5410/5420/6410/6420: Graduate Printmaking
The program includes a half day guided tour of London, and two all day trips to Stonehenge and and Avebury. In early Junes you will travel to Edinburgh by train for a long weekend, staying at the stately George Hotel in the heart of the Scottish capital.
Additional Information on the United Kingdom
To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the CIA World Factbook.
Health and safety
Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities suggests you follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination: http://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel/destinations/list.aspx. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
Refer to the State Department site for information related to safety and security at this destination: http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1765.html.
Requesting accommodation for disabilities
If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the Office of Disability Services (ODS) to schedule an appointment to complete an Global Opportunities Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.
Entry and exit requirements
U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now: http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html.
Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country. Entry and exit requirements for this country can be found at http://www.travel.state.gov/travel/travel_1744.html.
US citizens won’t need a visa or other special documents to enter the UK for the length of this program. You may need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country. Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
For more specific visa related information please visit OGO's Visa Information Page.
Information for NON-US citizens can be found here.
For more information:
Office: 740 593-1811
Yamada International House, 56 E. Union Street, Athens OH 45701 (740) 593-1840