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AR 260 - Intro. to Italy: History, Art, & Culture - Spring 2017

Faculty Leader
Robert McColl, M.F.A., Assistant Professor of Art & Design

AR 260 - Introduction to Italy: History, Art & Culture – 3 credits. This course counts toward the Aesthetics General Education requirement or Art Elective.

The course will be taken as part of the students Spring semester course load. A course fee will be charged to cover much of the in country cost. Normal aid can be applied to the program.

Course will meet the final 8 weeks of the semester.

Students will be charged a course fee $2300-$2600* to cover the cost of in-country travel, activities, and most meals. Course fee does not include cost of flight, passport, optional activities, and some meals. 

*Cost will vary based on student enrollment

Students need to have a GPA of 2.0 or higher and sophomore status. Eligibility will also be based on recommendations and record of behavior at SMU.

Application Deadline
December 1, 2016

Application Process

Visit the Study Abroad Office to apply and register for AR 260. 
Students that wish to drop AR 260 need to withdraw through the Study Abroad Office by 4:00 pm on January 16, 2017 to avoid paying the course fee. Those who remain enrolled at that time will be responsible for the full course fee. 
Visit the Study Abroad Office, located in the International Center, The Heights.

Travel Dates (anticipated)

Example of itinerary:


Sunday, May 14

Depart for Italy


May 15-17

Rome Tour


May 17-21

Florence Tour


May 21 - May 31

Paderno del Grappa


Wednesday, May 31


Tour Highlights

  • Rome
    • Coliseum
    • Pantheon
    • Sistine Chapel
    • Roman Forum
    • Vatican Museum
  • Florence
    • Bruneleschi’s Duomo
    • Michelangelo's David
    • Day trip to Piza
    • Uffizi Gallery
    • Italian cooking class
  • Paderno del Grappa
    • Venice
    • Murano glass studios
    • Winery tour
    • Padua

Students will stay in local hotels or apartments in Rome and Florence. In Paderno del Grappa, dormitory-style housing will be provided at the Filippin Institute. All rooms have a private bathroom.