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UK: Discovering the Fine Arts in Great Britain

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Program Feature

Gen Ed

Program Term


Program Type

OHIO Credit

Academic Focus

Art (Visual, Fine, and Performing)

Application Deadline

March 1 at 11:59pm

For more information:

Dr. Jody Lamb
Program Director
Jennings House
Office: 740 593-1811
Email: lambj@ohio.edu.

Emily Englehart
Global Programs Coordinator
Office of Global Opportunities
Email: eengleha@ohio.edu


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This College of Fine Arts sponsored program is a unique opportunity to spend three fascinating and challenging weeks in the heart of London. Make sure to check out the  School of Fine Arts webpage  for additional details.  

Highlights and Excursions 

The program includes a half day guided tour of London, and two all day trips: one to Stonehenge and Avebury and another to Windsor and Windsor Castle.  

Living Arrangements 

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. 

Program Dates 

May 16* – June 7, 2020 

*Students should leave the U.S. on May 15 to arrive by May 16. 

This program is offered in even years (ie. 2020) and typically opens for application in September. 


Undergraduates must take a minimum of 12 credit hours (the maximum allowed is 20 credit hours) and Graduate students must enroll for a minimum of 9 hours (18 credit maximum). 

Course offerings vary each year and the below list is for guidance only. Please contact the program director with questions on course offerings. 


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 
    • AH 4930 1-4 Cr. Hr. Indep. Study –Projects Lamb 
    • AH 5930 1-4 Cr. Hr. Indep. Study--Projects/Readings Lamb 


This course is open to all students.  Students who take courses from this group do not have to be accepted into the Museum Studies Certificate program.  On the other hand, students can apply to the Museum Studies Certificate program this spring.  If accepted, this class counts as your first required course in this program.  

  • ART 3100:  Museum Fundamentals 1 
  • ART 5100:  Museum Fundamentals 1 


  • Art 3000J: Criticism in the Visual Arts (Counts as Junior Writing Course) 

ART STUDIO 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
    • 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 4930: Independent Study – Projects   (1-4 cr. hrs.) 
  • ART 5930: Independent Study - Projects    (1-4 cr. hrs.) 


The program fee for this program includes: Student accommodations, excursions, London Eye, airport transfers, some London transportation, farewell dinner, and international health insurance.

In addition to the program fee, students should plan for 12 - 20 credit hours of tuition*, administrative fee, and out-of-pocket costs. Below is the student budget worksheet for this program, which outlines these costs.  

Undergraduate Student Budget Worksheet 2020

Graduate Student Budget Worksheet 2020

Items that are not related to the program (ie. additional entertainment, souvenirs, extra travel, contingency funds) are not included in the cost estimates provided and should be budgeted for separately.  


  • Non-resident surcharge waived for the credit hours associated with this program. 
  • If you are nominated to this program, you will be required to pay a deposit to confirm your participation. The deposit is a down payment on the total costs to be billed by OHIO and is determined by the total cost of the program. 

Looking for Funding Opportunities? 

More information on financial aid and scholarships can be found on our funding pages.

Eligibility and Requirements 

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.  

Participation is limited to the first 15 accepted students. Enrollment is on a rolling basis, meaning that the first 15 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. 

Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad.  Click here to read the entire conduct policy 

This program accepts NON-OHIO students. For more information about this process visit the Non-OHIO student page.   

Participants must have a at least a high school diploma or the equivalent (e.g. GED) by the start date of the program to be considered for eligibility.  Students enrolled in College Credit Plus (CC+) are not eligible for study away programs.

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. Some countries also require a visa to legally enter or reside in the country.

U.S. citizens  will not  need a visa or other special document to enter the country for the length of this program. 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 this program. 

For more specific visa related information, please visit OGO’s  Visa Information Page 

Information for  Non-U.S. citizens  can be found  here