In this semester program you will study and practice photojournalism and documentary filmmaking/storytelling using the diverse people and places of London as your subjects. You will learn photography and filmmaking technique, aesthetics principles and applications, and visual storytelling from an award winning master professor, photographer and filmmaker in the field. The stories you create will focus on experiences during your time in London, those of distinguished US expats living in London, and those of guest presenters including distinguished British photographers and filmmakers.
You will learn about British film history and attend the prestigious BFI (British Film Institute) London Film Festival, where more than 300 films, documentaries, and shorts are screened from around the world. You do not need to be an expert in filming or in a film-centered disciplines. Instead you should want to learn more about documentaries and documentary “literacy” that you encounter in daily life.
Gain a valuable perspective on Italy’s contribution to architectural, urban, and landscape design through the ages. The program begins in Rome with a two-week study tour that includes Siena, Florence and Bologna before taking up residence for eight weeks in Vicenza, where the focus will be on the design studio. Traveling and then living in an Italian town will give you a rich cultural experience, enhanced by coursework that will contribute to your academic progress toward your degree.
Classes for the first two weeks will be fieldwork intensive and focus on the subject area courses. Classes at the Vicenza site will focus on studio and integrate the content of subject area courses with the studio project. Excursions are an integral and required component of the academic experience of the Vicenza program.
This summer program offers students the opportunity to improve their Chinese language skills in a small, intimate class setting. Students will participate in an intensive Chinese language class and also take part in cultural activities and excursions around the city of Shanghai. Students will be able to obtain a better understanding of Chinese culture and society. In the past, excursions and activities have included a river cruise, acrobatic show, and lectures on Chinese cuisine and Tai chi. A four-day excursion to Beijing is available for an additional fee.
In this program, you will take intensive Chinese language class each morning, and participate in cultural activities during several afternoons per week. You will be learning alongside international students from all over the world.