Spring 2020 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. Spring 2020 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.
Spring 2020 Calendar:
SPRING 2020: January 9 - May 2
- Nov. 1 Enrollment and Registration Deadline
- Dec. 1 Tuition Payment Deadline
- Jan. 9 Housing Check-In: 10am-7pm
- Jan. 10 SRISA Program Orientation
- Jan. 13-18 Intensive Italian and Orientation Activities
- Jan. 20 1st day of Class
- Mar. 4-5 Midterm Exams
- Mar. 6-15 Fall Break
- Apr. 13 Pasquetta - School Closed
- Apr. 28-29 Final Exams
- Apr. 30 Student Show
- May. 2 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: $8,594
- 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 $1000 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 (5) courses of their choice for a total of 15-16 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.
Spring 2020 Courses:
Fine Arts Department
3D and 4D
- Advanced Studio Practices: Sculpture
- Fibers in Art
- Sculpture: The Medium is the Message
- Video and Sound Art
Painting and Drawing
- Advanced Studio Practices: Drawing
- Beginning Painting
- Drawing I
- Drawing II
- Figure Drawing
- 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 History: The Italian Renaissance
- Art Now: Contemporary Trends in Europe
- Feminism in Art
- History of Contemporary Art
- History of Photography: A Hands-on Approach
- Italian Architecture: Romanesque to Gothic
- Michelangelo, Bernini, and Caravaggio
- Neuroesthetics: Creativity and the Brain
- History of Italian Mafia
- History of Medieval and Renaissance Florence
- Italians Abroad: History of Italian Migration, 1861 to Present
Literature and Writing
- Contemporary Italian Literature
- Creative Writing
- English Literature: Florence and the Grand Tour
- Travel Writing Workshop
Marketing and Business
Political Science and Economics
Psychology and Sociology
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
- Clothing and Society
- Fashion Design Studio: Illustration and Construction
- Fashion Illustration I
- Garment Construction I
- History of Italian Fashion
- Fashion Product Development
- Import/Export within the Fashion Industry
- Introduction to Fashion Merchandising
- Textiles for the Fashion Industry
- Trends Forecasting for the Fashion Industry
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.