Fall 2019 Accredited Semester Program
SRISA offers American University level undergraduate courses taught in English in a variety of areas of study. All classes, with the exception of Italian Language, are taught in English. Most students choose to study for one or two semesters. Fall 2019 term is 15 weeks long and students enroll in 12-16 credit hours.
Classroom Structure & Instruction:
Academic Lecture Classes:
These 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.
Fall 2019 Calendar:
FALL 2019: August 29 - December 20
- Jun. 30 Enrollment and Registration Deadline
- Jul. 20 Tuition Payment Deadline
- Aug. 29 Housing Check-In: 10am-6pm
- Aug. 30 SRISA Program Orientation
- Sept. 2-7 Intensive Italian and Orientation Activities
- Sept. 9 1st day of Class
- Oct. 23-24 Midterm Exams
- Oct. 25-Nov. 3 Fall Break
- Nov. 8 Make-up day for Thanksgiving
- Dec. 16-17 Final Exams (Studio Classes)
- Dec. 18 Student Show
- Dec. 20 Housing Check-Out: By 10 am
Processing fee: $70
Program Deposit: $1,000 (The program deposit will be applied towards the full balance of tuition)
Fine Arts, Liberal Arts, and Design Program: $8,495
- 5 Elective courses (maximum 3 studio courses)
- Total Credits: 12-16
Maryville University in St. Louis Transcript (optional): $250 (this fee covers two consecutive semesters and two summer sessions, see transcripts for more information)
Academic Year Discount: $2,000*
Students enrolling in the Academic Year program receive $2,000 off their second semester and 10% discount off Summer Tuition.
Permit of Stay fees will be billed to students by invoice along with course fees and optional field trips after the first week of class. The Permit of Stay is mandatory for all persons studying in Italy for over 90 days. Approximate Permit of Stay cost is 175 Euro. Course and optional field trip fees vary.
Activities fee of $1,000 includes:
- Welcome Dinner
- Student Art Exhibit and Reception
- 2 SRISA Day Trips and 2 SRISA Overnight Trips or equivalent
- Cultural Program Activities and Events
- Access to SRISA Optional Excursions
- On Campus Internet and Library
Learn more about activities offered during this term.
Internship Program – 15 Weeks: $1,525
Internship, 1-3 credits
Internship Program and Italian Language – 15 Weeks: $2,650
Internship, 1-3 credits
1 Italian language course, 4 credits, 60 contact hours
Registering for Courses:
- To register for courses students should complete the Course Registration Form.
- Students can register for (4-5) courses of their choice 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.
Fall 2019 Courses:
Fine Arts Department
3D and 4D
- Advanced Studio Practices: Sculpture
- Installation Art
- Sculpture: The Medium is the Message
- Video and Sound Art
Painting and Drawing
- Advanced Studio Practices: Drawing
- Beginning Painting
- Drawing I
- Drawing II
- Drawing in the Expanded Field
- Painting II
- Painting III
- Advanced Photography: Analog and Digital Photography
- Advanced Studio Practices: Photography
- Experimental Photography
- History of Photography: A Hands-on Approach
- Introduction to Photography: Analog and Digital Photography
Printmaking and Book Arts
Special Programs Fine Arts
Liberal Arts Department
- Aesthetics of Performance Art
- Art and Politics
- Art History: The Italian Renaissance
- Feminism in Art
- Florentine Mannerism
- History of Photography: A Hands-on Approach
- Italian Architecture: Romanesque to Gothic
- Michelangelo, Bernini, and Caravaggio
- Twentieth Century Italian Art
- Ancient Roman and Etruscan Civilizations
- History of Florence
- History of Italian Mafia
- History of Modern Italy
Literature and Writing
- 14th Century Italian Literature: Dante, Bocaccio, Petrarca
- Contemporary Italian Literature
- Creative Writing
- Travel Writing Workshop
Marketing and Business
Political Science and Economics
Special Programs Liberal Arts
Architecture and Interior Design
- History of Interiors
- Interior Design: Small Spaces Studio
- Material, Light, and Surface
- Sketchbook Studies: Italian Architecture and Interiors
- Design and Social Movements in History
- Graphic Design Studio
- Illustration Studio: From the Verbal to the Visual
- Interactive Media Design
- Creative Accessories Design
- Fashion Illustration I
- Fashion Illustration II
- History of Italian Fashion
- Sustainable Clothing and Ethical Fashion
- Fashion Promotion and Show Production
- Introduction to Fashion Buying
- Introduction to Fashion Merchandising
Special Programs Design
Housing at SRISA
SRISA arranges housing upon request for students enrolled at the school. It is a great opportunity for students to get to know one another while being immersed in the daily Italian life that greatly enriches their study abroad experience.
- Double occupancy room in a shared apartment
- Single occupancy room in a shared apartment
- Private apartment
- Arrange your own housing *
Housing costs include rent, reasonable utility usage, check-in service, staff assistance, and administrative fees.
Students are housed in residential apartments located within a 20-minute walk from SRISA. All apartments are fully furnished with the essential necessities for independent living.
- $500 Housing Deposit (see Deposit tab for details)
- $3980 Double occupancy room in shared apartments
- $4780 Single occupancy room in shared apartments
- Private apartments available upon request, click here to ask for more details
See Housing for more details.
Field Trips and Activities at SRISA:
Most courses integrate on-site visits to museums and exhibitions and at times require day 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 fees and students will be invoiced separately after the end of the add-drop period for these excursions along with general lab fees.