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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.

Mandatory Field Learning Activity on Sunday, January 13th



Location: Florence, Italy

NY departure and return dates: January 2-19, 2019

Arrive in Florence on January 3rd

Course: 3 credits, ARTH

Faculty: Florence University of the Arts

Housing: Shared housing in apartments

Program Costs

Cost paid to Study Abroad Office: $1915


Housing, tuition differential, student and lab fees                         $1460        

Travel insurance:                                                              ​         $55

QC program fee:                                                                 $400

Not included in the above cost:

CUNY tuition for in-state, matriculated undergraduates                $885  

(For out of state undergraduate: $1800)

Airfare:                                                                                    $1000 - $1300 (estimate)

​Minimum budget for meals and personal expenses:                     $25 to $30 per day



Please keep in mind:

-       Programs are open to all undergraduate students from all CUNY campuses (unless restricted by level of study, language fluency, or other program criteria)

-       Some programs may require travel on Fridays and some Saturdays

-       Students are encouraged to apply early

Application Deadline: October 26th, 2018

Application Link: Apply Today

CUNY Scholarship: Chancellor’s Global Scholarship for Study Abroad

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65-30 Kissena Blvd.
Flushing, New York 11367-1597 
718-997-5055 (FAX)  
Email: Education Abroad​

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