Education Abroad in Art & Design

The Department of Art & Art History boasts two prestigious education abroad opportunities. Both education abroad programs are led by UCONN Art & Art History faculty members who travel with students and coordinate their experience, excursions and additional studies abroad. Both of these programs facilitate degree progress – students won’t take extra time to complete their degrees, because each course taken in Florence or London fits into the Plan of Study. Each program enrolls 8-10 students and acceptance is based on merit and academic performance. Students apply to their desired program with a portfolio for review. Applicants must also include academic standing, GPA, a written essay and letters of recommendation.

Italy

Studio Art in Florence

One faculty from Art & Art History leads a group of students on a semester-long program in Florence, Italy. Based at historic Palazzo Rucellai, the students pursue their studies in observational painting, drawing, and photography – in a city where the arts have been at the center of civic life for centuries. Art history students can study the history and culture of Florence under the guidance of Italian art and architectural historians. Studio Art in Florence runs once every two years.

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Program costs and application submissions can be done through the Experiential Global Learning Studio Art in Florence program page.


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United Kingdom

Graphic Design in London

Each Fall, a faculty member leads Graphic Design students on a semester-long program in London, England. Students enroll at Central Saint Martins, part of the University of the Arts London, on the Graphic Communication Design course. Student study alongside CSM peers in addition to completing UCONN Graphic Design coursework with the resident faculty director. The program runs from September to December. Students receive UAL accommodations in London. Students participate in numerous studio visits to many different design agencies large and small. During past programs students have visited Pentagram, It's Nice That, Here Design, Spin, Hyperkit and many others. Documentation of all past programs can be found on each year's Tumblr archive.

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Program costs and application submissions can be done through the Experiential Global Learning Graphic Design in London program page.


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Graphic Design in London Instagram

We’ve had such a joy of riches this term in London and among the best were visits from UCGD alumni. @oh_crosby and @renald.l who both visited in November. And today @emilyamijee and @justinebraisted came in to Open Studios!! Such a pleasure to see them all!! ...

Spent a lovely evening with lovely UCGD and UCDESIGNUK alum @emilyamijee and this lovely bunch of UCGD students. Thanks for coming out with us Emily!! ❤️ ...