School of Art and Design – Study Abroad Opportunities

Grand Tour 2.0 Group Florence

Semester Long Opportunities

Our institution is in a consortium with the Studio Art Centers International in Florence, Italy. Art and Graphic Design Students are encouraged to attend this program as it is aligned with our curriculum. More information and application forms are available through HPU’s study abroad office.

Interior Design and Fashion Merchandising majors can partner with Lorenzo di Medici School in Florence during the spring semester of the junior year.

Plan a meeting with your advisor to discuss your study abroad options and how it fits into your curriculum.


Short Term

Pisa

Grand Tour of Italy

Follow in the footsteps of young artists who have historically honed their craft by visiting relevant sites in Italy and the rest of Europe. Work on-site on a series of studio projects in Rome, Pompeii, Florence, Siena, Venice, and other cities across Italy. Research specific works of art and architecture, then confront them face-to-face on this highly experiential and hands-on tour of Italy.
Course: ART/GBS 2988: The Grand Tour: Drawing and Art, Learning from the Masters; fulfills the HPU Global Studies (GBS) requirement
Term: Spring with trip in May
Credit Hours: 4
Prerequisite: None

Faculty Leaders: Mr. Scott Raynor & Mr. Mark Brown

Follow in the footsteps of young artists who have historically honed their craft by visiting relevant sites in Italy and the rest of Europe. Work on-site on a series of studio projects in Rome, Pompeii, Florence, Siena, Venice, and other cities across Italy. Research specific works of art and architecture, then confront them face-to-face on this highly experiential and hands-on tour of Italy.


Documentary Photography in Paris

Course Title: Documentary Photography in Paris

Course Number: ART/GBS 3880

Credit Hours: 4

Term Offered: Maymester

Prerequisite: None

Faculty Leaders: Ms. Benita VanWinkle & Janis Dougherty

Find inspiration in the “City of Light”, Paris, France! Using a camera, document Paris through the lens of a camera and see whatinspired the famous photographer of Paris, Eugène Atget. While you are there you’ll experience and photograph the Paris streetscape, see the city from the Eiffel Tower, and explore the Palace of Versailles! This course fulfills the Art Studio requirement and the Global Studies Requirement.

Program Highlights

  • Learn to photograph one of Europe’s most famous cities
  • Climb the steps of Montmarte and walk the streets where Picasso and Van Gogh lived
  • Experience Paris from a different perspective during a boat ride on the River Seine
  • Get a bird’s eye view of the city from the top of the Eiffel Tower
  • See how the French kings lived during a day long excursion to the Palace of Versailles

Shakespeare in Performance

Shakespeare in Performance 1

Course Title: Shakespeare in Performance

Course Number: THE 4500

Credit Hours: 4

Term Offered: Spring with trip in May

Prerequisite: None

Faculty Leaders: Mr. Jay Putnam

Learn about the joy of Shakespeare’s plays in the best way – by performing them! In this course, you’ll learn how to study text from an actor’s perspective, and be exposed to the richness revealed in Shakespeare’s great characters and language. We’ll travel to the Globe Theatre in London and Royal Shakespeare Company in Stratford-upon-Avon for workshop and productions that examine what these plays meant in their time, and what they mean to us today. This course fulfills the Fine Arts requirement or serves as a theater performance elective.

Program Highlights

  • Learn to perform Shakespeare in workshops at the Globe and RSC.
  • Experience 7+ shows, from London’s West End to the National Theatre.
  • Tour the London streets of 450 years past.
  • Explore Stratford-upon-Avon in a Research Race that travels through the milestones of Shakespeare’s life.

Additional Description:

William Shakespeare left behind dozens of amazing plays that resonate deeply with us, nearly 500 years later. THE 4500, Shakespeare in Performance, is a course dedicated to making Shakespeare accessible and joyful. You’ll learn to read, analyze and perform these plays, and to make relevant connections to your life and contemporary culture and society. You’ll explore the sites and paths of Shakespeare’s life in London and Stratford-upon-Avon, and watch many of his plays brought to life by world-class professionals. And you’ll develop your own performance work, culminating in workshops and performance with the Globe and Royal Shakespeare Company. Whether you already love Shakespeare or want to learn why his plays have such lasting impact, this is the course for you.

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