Discovering the Fine Arts in Great Britain Summer Courses
May 15–June 7, 2020
Application Deadline is March 1st
Our course options include Tier II, Tier III and Junior Writing classes in Art History, Art Studio and Museum Studies.
Students outside the College of Fine Arts as well as all Fine and Performing Arts majors are welcome and encouraged to attend our program. Over half the participating students are outside of the School of Art and College of Fine Arts. While most of you will take the School of Art courses listed below, you are free to work out projects to complete in the U.K. with your own department's professors. Please talk with us about this possibility if this interests you.
Our program offers you a wide variety of courses to meet your specific needs and interests. Keep in mind that all students MUST be enrolled as a full-time student. Undergrads must take a minimum of 12 credit hours (the maximum is 20 credit hours); graduate students must enroll for a minimum of 9 hours (18 credit hours maximum). This equates to 3-4 classes. Students who wish more than the minimum hours often sign up for independent study hours. Most students sign up for no more than 4 courses, as additional courses will mean that you have classes each morning and afternoon 5 days weekly, and you won't have much spare time to explore London and elsewhere.
ART HISTORY COURSES
The art history course is taught by Jody Lamb. This course can count for one of the following three options. Each is a 3 credit hour class. Choose and sign up for one (1) course only.
ART 1100: Seeing and Knowing the Visual Arts. TIER 2 Fine Arts course
AH 4900 (undergrads) or AH 5900 (graduate): 19th Century Art in London
T3 4603: Cultural Traditions and the Arts. TIER 3 course
ADDITIONAL UNDERGRADUATE ART HISTORY OPTION
AH 4930 1-4 Cr. Hr. Indep. Study–Projects Lamb
ADDITIONAL GRADUATE LEVEL ART HISTORY OPTION
AH 5930 1-4 Cr. Hr. Indep. Study--Projects/Readings Lamb
This course focuses on ways that 19th century art & architecture explore social, political and artistic issues. We will examine the art of the world's most famous art movements such as impressionism (i.e. Claude Monet) or post-impressionism (i.e. Vincent Van Gogh). We will also consider the unique qualities of English art.
MUSEUM STUDIES COURSES
Be Accepted Into the Museum Studies Certificate Program!
ART 3100: Museum Fundamentals 1: Museum Studies with Emphasis on Exhibition Planning and Design
ART 5100: Museum Fundamentals 1: Museum Studies with Emphasis on Exhibition Planning and Design
Thought-provoking museum exhibitions are developed around a powerful “big idea” which guides both the written and visual interpretive process. This course concentrates on how gallery space, visual principles, and various installation methods play an essential role in supporting curatorial concepts. Students who successfully complete the course are eligible for acceptance into the museum studies certificate program. To earn the certificate, students will complete a capstone project (Museum Fundamentals II) emphasizing exhibition design in the spring semester. Please contact Ed Pauley, Director of the Kennedy Museum of Art, for further details (firstname.lastname@example.org).
JUNIOR WRITING COURSE
Art 3000J: Criticism in the Visual Arts (Counts as Junior Writing Course)
This junior level writing composition class is designed to encourage perspectives in critical writings on visual arts and events. Students will visit art sites in London and write descriptive and/or comparative essays on the experiences and artworks viewed.
STUDIO ART COURSES
Taught by Melissa Haviland
ART 2900: Studio Art Topics: Telling Visual Stories--DIY Zines in London
ART 3900: Studio Art Topics: Telling Visual Stories--DIY Zines in London
ART 4900: Studio Art Topics: Telling Visual Stories--DIY Zines in London
ART 5900: Studio Art Topics: Telling Visual Stories--DIY Zines in London
This course will delve into the basics of zines or simple books as a way to collect visual stories. You will learn techniques in drawing and book making as you create your own zines to record your experience in London and with the artworks visited in museums and galleries during the trip.
ART 5410/20: Graduate Printmaking
ART 6410/20: Graduate Printmaking
EXPERIMENTAL FILM COURSES
Taught by David Colagiovanni
Film 2700 Film Topics Seminar: Experimental Sightseeing: Capturing the Sounds and Images of London
Film 3700 Film Topics Seminar: Experimental Sightseeing: Capturing the Sounds and Images of London
Film 4700 Film Topics Seminar: Experimental Sightseeing: Capturing the Sounds and Images of London
Film 5700 Film Topics Seminar: Experimental Sightseeing: Capturing the Sounds and Images of London
A look into London's unique and often minor locations through the study of the surrealist dérive, experimental landscape films, contemporary field recording and documentation of the London experience through an unexpected and experimental approach to the travelogue.
ART STUDIO INDEPENDENT STUDY
ART 4930: Independent Study – Projects (1-4 cr. hrs.)
ART 5930: Independent Study – Projects (1-4 cr. hrs.)