Art / Art History

For all students interested in art, the opportunity to experience new works of art, places, and cultures directly deepens and enhances their perception and understanding of the visual. Studio art majors find new insights and perspectives into the process of making art, exploring different ideas and practices, and adding a wider set of experiences on which to draw for their own work.

For art history students, the study of other cultures becomes real and concrete through direct experience, allowing for more sophisticated understanding and interpretations of individual monuments and broader theoretical questions.

Spending time researching in Mongolia has allowed me to practice adapting to new environments, paying close attention to the workings of culture and globalization. I have worked to develop my skills as a researcher, and in the process have found myself more confident. In addition, my research in Mongolia has sparked a powerful interest in the understudied world of Mongolian contemporary art, a topic I would like to pursue in my future work.

Sarah Morgan '13, SIT Mongolia: Nomadic Culture and Globalization, Fall 2011

Ecuador - Universidad San Francisco de Quito (USFQ)  (EX)                    

Fall, Spring  Language:  Spanish. Some courses taught in English. Prereqs: 3.0 GPA, 3.0 average in Spanish. 2- years of college-level Spanish or equivalent; enrollment in a Spanish course the semester or summer before enrollment.  Prior study of studio art for studio art courses; prior study of Latin American strongly recommended.  Housing: Host family.  Details: Quito in Transition course taught remotely by a Beloit College faculty member.  Some courses have field study trips.  Excursions and volunteer opportunities.   Art history and studio art course offerings.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Same

England/Italy – London & Florence: Arts in Context (P)

Spring Language: English Prereqs: Previous course work in studio art, art history, theatre, history and literature strongly encouraged.  Housing:  Host family in Florence, dormitory in London. Details: Students who begin the program in Florence can take a drawing course.  Both cities serve as the classroom and as text. Florence portion focuses on art and architecture; London focuses on the city as visual text, theatre, and museum collecting.  Italian course in Florence.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Significantly higher

France – Université de Haute Bretagne, Rennes, France - CIEE (P), ISEP (Ex)                

CIEE Fall, Spring; ISEP Spring, Academic year  Language: French.  Prereqs: 3.0 GPA in French. 2-years college-level or equivalent for CIEE; advanced reading and writing for ISEP.  Housing: CIEE host family; ISEP dormitory.  Details: Rennes is a large university city located in Brittany with easy access to North coast and Atlantic beaches and historic sites. 2 hours to Paris by fast train. CIEE: Four levels of language & pre-session courses focusing on oral and written proficiency.  Elective courses in civilization and culture, history of France, art history and film studies are taken through CIREFE, the university division for international students.  ISEP: 4 hours of French language per week, French courses taken through CIREFE, the university division for international students. Students with sufficient language skills can take courses in 3 different Rennes universities. Strengths in Arts and Letters, Languages, Social Sciences, Breton and Celtic Studies; 3 universities in Rennes Consortium for placement.  Art history (no studio art). Non-tuition educational expenses:

Hong Kong - Lingnan University, Hong Kong (Ex)                                          

Exchange fall, spring, academic year  Language: English. Prereqs: Previous coursework with an Asian focus. Housing: Dormitory.  Details: Study at the only Chinese liberal arts university in a vibrant city.  Elementary Cantonese courses.  Curricular strengths include cultural studies, history, and political science.  Excellent campus facilities. Art history students can take relevant courses in Lingnan's visual studies department.  No studio art. Non-tuition educational expenses:  Same

Hungary – Eötvös Collegium, Budapest (Ex)                                                   

Fall, Academic year Language: English.  Prereqs:  Hungarian language and culture course recommended.  Housing: Dormitory. Details: Hungarian language course. Choose from Eötvös Lorand University courses and Collegium courses offered in English.  Independent study project possible depending on students' preparation and interests. Non-tuition educational expenses:  Same

Italy – Florence: Arts, Humanities & Culture (P)

Fall  Language: English. Prereqs: junior or senior standing at time of enrollment. Background in art history, studio art, modern languages or the humanities.  Housing: Host family.  Details: Learn to read a city by studying medieval and renaissance Florence.  Italian language course. Studio art options include a Drawing and Portraiture class, an workshops in restoration techniques or gilding.  Emphasis on reading art and architecture.   Non-tuition educational expenses:  Higher

Italy - Lorenzo de Medici (D) 

Fall, Spring Language: English.  Prereqs. 2.8 GPA.  Housing: Apartment, host family, or dormitory.  Details: Courses in Italian language, art history, and studio art (painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, printmaking, restoration, sculpture & ceramics).  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Higher.

Italy – Studio Art Centers International (SACI): Florence (P)                   

Fall, Spring Language: English. Prereqs: 2.75 GPA. Studio art experience.  Housing:  Apartments.  Details: 2-D, 3-D, photography, art history, Italian studies (incl. museology), conservation, creative writing, Italian language; no more than 3 studio classes suggested.  Field trips,  Artist in Residence program; evening lecture series. Non-tuition educational expenses:  Higher

United Kingdom - Goldsmiths College, University of London (D)

Fall, Spring Language: English Prerequisites:  3.0 GPA. Housing. Dormitories.  Details: Courses in art (studio art), creative & cultural entrepreneurship, design,and visual cultures.  Fall semester:  Mid-September-mid-December.  Spring: January-early June. Non-tuition educational expenses:  Higher

United Kingdom - ISEP: University of Sunderland (D)

Fall, Spring  Language: English. Prereqs: 2.75 GPA. Housing: Dormitory.  Details:  Fine arts (studio art), illustration & design, animation & games art. Fall semester: mid-September-mid-December. Spring:  January-late May. Non-tuition educational expenses:  Same

United States:  ACM Arts, Entrepreneurship, and Social Justice (P)

Fall, Spring  Language:  English.  Prereqs:  Prior engagement with the arts.  Housing:  Dormitory.  Details: Internship, independent study project, 2 seminars, one of which can be Art & Experience in the City.  Non-tuition educational expenses:  Somewhat higher

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Key

D:  Direct enrollment in a university as a visiting student

Ex: Enrollment in a university as an exchange student

P:  Provider program.  Program organized for students attending U.S. colleges and universities.

Non-tuition educational expenses:  Cost of room and board compared to Beloit College. Other expenses to consider:  airfare, local transportation, visas, health insurance, immunizations, books, student activity fees, recreational travel and other activities.                            

Last Updated: 7/2016