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Art and Architecture in Florence

Conducted in English


This course explores the principal architects, monuments, and themes of fifteenth and sixteenth century Italian architecture. Emphasis will be placed on Renaissance architecture in Florence, but the course will also consider architectural developments in other major Italian cities. Most lessons will include a lecture in class and an on-site visit in Florence. Topics in focus will include: architectural theory, the relation between architecture, painting and sculpture, patronage, urban planning and church and palace design. Attention will be given to specific artists: Filippo Brunelleschi, Leon Battista Alberti, Lorenzo Ghiberti, Masaccio, Michelozzo, Donatello, Bernardo Buontalenti, Giorgio Vasari, Sandro Botticelli, Bramante, Michelangelo, and Palladio. Travel during class time is strictly prohibited.



Location: Florence, Italy

NY departure and return dates: January 2-20, 2018

Arrive in Florence on January 3rd

Course: 3 credits, ARTH

Faculty: Florence University of the Arts

Housing: Shared housing in apartments

Program Costs:

Cost (includes all expenses below): $2800

CUNY tuition (for in-state, matriculated undergraduates): $855

QC program fee: $400

Travel insurance: $47

Consolidated fee (includes Tuition differential, Housing, Student and Lab Fees): $1498

Not included in the above cost:

Airfare: $1000 - $1300 (estimate)
Minimum budget for meals and personal expenses of $20 to $25 per day.

Application Deadline: October 27, 2017

Programs are open to all undergraduate students from all CUNY campuses (unless restricted by level of study, language fluency, or other program criteria). Travel on Fridays and some Saturdays for some programs.

Education Abroad Office
Queens College, CUNY
King Hall, Room 203
65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, New York 11367-1597 
718-997-5055 (FAX)  
Email: Education Abroad​

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