WHAT YOU'LL STUDY IN MACERATA
- Italian Language
WHERE YOU'LL STUDY
The AHA Center is located in a 17th century palazzo, within the medieval city walls of the university hill town of Macerata, just around the corner from Macerata’s Museum of Contemporary Art. The center offers wireless access and a modest computer lab for students, a spacious studio and frescoed classrooms, as well as a small lending and reference library across from the Piazza Vittorio Vineto, where part of the weekly market is held. Surrounded by soaring medieval towers and Gothic architecture, Macerata and the Marche region offer countless opportunities to serve as your classroom, including excursions to the Arena Sferisterio, the Teatro “Lauro Rossi”, tours through the Roman ruins in Urbs Salvia, a visit to the 12th Century Abbazia di Chiaravalle di Fiastra, and the markets and beaches of Civitanova.
The art studio is taught by Teresa Marasca from the Accademia di Belle Arti di Macerata, who has exhibited her own creative works at galleries throughout Italy and Europe. You will work with other U.S. students in the studio. The beginning Italian language course will be taught by an Italian faculty member, with courses meeting daily throughout the first week to provide you with basic survival skills and continued twice weekly throughout the remainder of the program. Students will be expected to spend a minimum of 8 additional hours in the studio outside of required meeting times, which will be held Monday – Thursday morning. Most Fridays will be reserved for excursions; students will have one free Friday for personal travel or additional time in the studio. The courses make use of a variety of basic art materials and texts, all of which are provided as part of the program fee. Students may need to budget for additional materials.
- No previous Italian language is required
- Previous art coursework: 2 painting courses (100-200 level), 2 drawing courses (100-200 level), 1, 2-D design course (100-200 level)
- 2.5 GPA
- Sophomore standing
- Students seeking graduate credit will need to complete additional coursework as assigned
Selection is based on seriousness of purpose, academic achievement, and individual stability and maturity. Individual university requirements may vary. A minimum GPA and previous language study may be required by your home institution. Check with your study abroad adviser for specific requirements.
Contact hours: Content courses 40 hours each; Beginning Italian 20 hours
Semester: 6 credits
Quarter: 10 credits
All courses offered during the summer art studio program in Macerata are recognized and approved for academic credit by NW Partner Institutions. Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad adviser for more information.