SEMESTER PROGRAMS AT SRISA
Due to the global Covid-19 health crisis, it is with a heavy heart that SRISA has officially canceled its Summer 2020 and Fall 2020 terms. This was not an easy decision, but after careful consideration, it was made in the best interest of student safety.
SRISA enthusiastically looks forward to resuming operations for the Spring 2021 semester for a shortened 12-week term. Dates and fees have been reduced for both housing and tuition.
Learn more about dates, fees, courses, field trips and activities offered for a specific term:
:: REGULAR PROGRAM OVERVIEW ::
SRISA offers American University level undergraduate courses taught in English in a variety of areas of study. All classes, with the exception of Italian, are taught in English. Most students choose to study for one or two semesters. Fall and Spring semesters are 15 weeks long and students enroll in 12-16 credit hours.
- Fall (September-December) Total Credits: 12-16
- Spring (January-April) Total Credits: 12-16
- Fine Arts
- Liberal Arts
Photography, Digital Imaging, Printmaking, Book Arts, Painting, Drawing, Art History, Museum Studies, History, Music Appreciation, Politics and Social Science, Literature, Creative Writing, Cinema (Film Studies), Journalism, Fashion Design, Jewelry Design, Textiles Design, Italian Language (All Levels).
CLASSROOM STRUCTURE & INSTRUCTION:
Academic Lecture Classes:
Lecture classes meet twice a week for a total of 3 contact hours per week. Classes combine in-class lectures, discussion, and on-site visits and instruction. Most academic courses are reading and writing intensive and will require a minimum of 6-9 hours of work outside of regular class-time.
These hands on courses meet twice a week for a total of 6 contact hours per week. Studio courses combine practical lessons, in-class demonstrations and slide presentations. When possible students go on-site to work or visit exhibits or museums of relevance to the subject being studied. All courses require outside work and in-class critiques, both group and individual. Advanced studio courses may require written assignments and many require students to keep a sketchbook.
Grading and Evaluation:
Students are graded using the American University model of evaluation.
Most courses integrate on-site visits to museums and exhibitions and at times require day or overnight trips. These excursions are considered an integral part of the course curriculum and attendance is mandatory. The fees for these excursions are not included in tuition. Students will be invoiced separately after the end of the add-drop period for these excursions along with general lab fees.
REGISTERING FOR COURSES:
To register for courses students download the Course Registration Form.
Fine Arts, Liberal Arts, and Design programs consist of 4-5 courses for a total of 12-16 credits.
Italian Language is not required, but is highly encouraged for the enriching cultural benefit the language provides.
Students may enroll in a maximum of (3) Studio Art courses per semester.
Students must provide alternatives to their first choice courses or their course registration will be considered incomplete.