Graduate Fine Arts in Rome
Graduate Fine Arts Program in Rome
May 27 to June 28, 2013
Application Deadline March 23, 2013
Link to 2010 VIDEO http://www.vimeo.com/19644350
The Graduate Fine Arts Program in Rome is a five week program offering an inter-disciplinary curriculum that utilizes the platform of the "City as Studio." The courses are inter-related fostering collaboration, critical thinking, and a studio practice that is contextually responsive. The intention is to challenge the artist to leave the familiar and at times predictive confines of the studio and to work directly within the open environment of the city of Rome - to engage simultaneously with the Historical and the Contemporary, to question through the active encounter of a different culture one's place within the global art community, and within this context to initiate an account of one's own professional ambitions.
Two Graduate Assistantships will be awarded for $1000 each.
FA 617 Drawing Drawing has moved outward into the surrounding space, into neighboring art forms, and into the landscape, ultimately spreading to all genres and media. This course will explore the openness of drawing as a given and unquestionable basis for exploration within the city of Rome. Site specificity, navigation, observation, movement, materiality, and collaboration will be discussed and investigated.
FA 671 New Forms New Forms explores a hybrid inter-disciplinary model of aesthetic inquiry. It is at its core an investigation into emerging forms of visual and conceptual expression, inclusive of a wide range of both non-traditional and new media processes. Significantly, New Forms in Rome takes advantage of the city as the site within which one considers and develops new strategies for working, both in terms of concept and material realities. Taking advantage of the lack of a studio workspace the city itself provides a rich and provocative occasion through which inventive methods of realizing projects are explored. Projects will take real form within the historically rich diversity that is the city of Rome.
FA 600 Seminar in Art Criticism: “Renaissance Workshop: A Contemporary Encounter” Although the Modernist idea of autonomy within medium continues to play a significant role in art and design, much of the most innovative contemporary work has seen global practitioners in multiple fields breaking down restrictions of categorization. Artists have increasingly turned to the more applied processes of mass-distribution, industrial fabrication, intersection with everyday life as part of their professional practice, while many designers have been adopting ideas traditionally associated with fine arts (complexity and contradiction within a piece, the idea of challenging the audience, focusing more on making as a process than as a means to an end). The seeking out of interdisciplinary expertise has its roots in the Italian Renaissance, where art-making relied on workshops, patronage and collaborations. In fact interdisciplinary practice has become standard operating procedure in most contemporary creative practices. The class will weave the historical with the contemporary in the context of all disciplines of the arts.
The course is structured by themes of inquiry and is augmented with field trips, readings, discussions and invited lecturers. Throughout the course students will investigate collaborative research projects. The class will be coordinated and integrated with Drawing and New Forms courses to broaden the discussion and integrate the curriculum.
Faculty: Kelly Driscoll & Ann Messner
(images above from a project by Tazoo Park)
Dates To Remember
March 23 Program Application & Graduate Assistantship Application Due
Submit applications to the Fine Arts office – attn: Kelly Driscoll.
$500 Deposit Due (Submit payment to the Bursar and include receipt with application.)
March 26 Notification of Acceptance and Graduate Assistantships.
The deposit will be fully refunded if the applicant is not admitted to the program.
March 29 $500 deposit becomes non-refundable
Notify the program coordinator via email of withdraw from the program before March 29, 2012 to be reimbursed.
- April 15 Full payment due.
April 25 Final Meeting: Housing Assignments and Information booklet to be distributed to students.
Student Travel Information to be given to the program coordinator.
- May 25 Arrival in Rome- Welcome Dinner.
- June 28 Final day of Classes and Dinner.
- June 29 End of Program
Pratt Study Abroad fee
*Price is subject to change- students may arrange for their own housing.
6-9 credits graduate tuition
All students are required to have a valid passport prior to departure. Students are not required to obtain visas for a six week program in Italy. However, international students may need a visa for entry into the country and should check with the Italian Consulate.
Info on NewYork Passports
Passports and visas take time- please take care of this as soon as possible!
Download Program and Graduate Assistantship Application
Program Coordinator- Kelly Driscoll