UNT Study Abroad Summer 2022 opportunities are in Spain, France and Italy

The UNT Study Abroad Office coordinates affiliate, exchange, and faculty-led programs for UNT students in collaboration with university colleges, schools, faculty and staff. Following are the study abroad opportunities led by CVAD faculty.

Go to Barcelona | Provence | Venice

Study Abroad in Barcelona

Spain: Modernism and Art & Business in Barcelona

Deadline to apply extended to Feb. 28, 2022

Pre-decision application forms, questionnaires and $100 application fee due Feb. 28.

Faculty: Lauren Cross, assistant professor, IADS, and Mónica Salazar, lecturer, Art History

The culture and art scene of Barcelona offers an ideal setting to study both the development of Modernism and possibilities of artistic entrepreneurship. On one hand, students will witness firsthand the art and architecture of some of the most important modernist figures who have left an important mark in the city — Antoni Gaudí, Pablo Picasso, Joan Miró and Salvador Dalí. On the other, students will learn how the local creative industry responds to the demands of today's global economy.

  • Study Modernism and Art & Business in Barcelona 
  • Depart the U.S. for Barcelona on June 3, 2022
  • Program Begins June 4, 2022
  • Program Ends - Depart for U.S. July 2, 2022
  • Open only to students in the College of Visual Art and Design
  • Prerequisites: ART 1600, ART 1700, ART 1800, ART 1900, ART 2350, ART 2360, ART 2370, or consent of instructors
  • Subject to COVID-19 Requirements for Spain 

France: Mapping Provence through Studio Art

Deadline to apply extended to Feb. 28, 2022 | Confirmation deposit due on March 10

Experience the grandeur of Provence through on-site study and the materiality and visual cartographic qualities of drawing and paint media. Engage in an innovative and experimental approach to the traditions of Plein air painting while investigating and traversing the landscape of Provence. Whether traipsing through the pastoral scenery, reliving the past of Cézanne or Van Gogh, or meandering the streets and markets in the ancient city of Aix, you will gain an appreciation for creating in a place with hundreds of years of vibrant cultural traditions. Focus on visiting key sites and representing the variegated landscape two-dimensionally in small-scaled sketchbooks and watercolor blocks. Use a variety of approaches to both drawing media and digital devices as resources to collect and construct images. Enjoy day trips to scenic Saint-Rémy de Provence and historical Avignon. Expand your knowledge and experience of the region with an additional three weeks in Aix-en-Provence taking your IAU transfer course: Modern Art, Provence, and the Mediterranean.

Faculty: Brian Scott Campbell, Assistant Professor, Drawing and Painting

  • Depart the U.S. for France: June 3, 2022
  • Program Begins: June 4, 2022
  • Program Ends: Depart for U.S. July 17, 2022
  • Open only to CVAD majors
  • No prerequisites

Information Session

Feb. 22, 2022, 3-4 p.m., Art Building, Room 464, 4th Floor Conference Room 

Art in Venice, Italy with Alicia Eggert

Italy: Summer 2022 Abroad in Venice

Deadline to apply: March 1, 2022

  • Experience contemporary art at the Venice Biennale with Alicia Eggert, associate professor, Studio Art: Sculpture
  • The course begins May 30, 2022
  • Depart the U.S. for Florence: June 5, 2022
  • Program Travel Begins: June 6, 2022
  • Program Travel Ends: June 21, 2022
  • The course continues: June 27, 2022 
  • The course ends: Aug. 5, 2022
  • Prerequisites: ART 2350 & 2360; consent of the instructor
  • Subject to COVID-19 Requirements for Italy

Information Session


Studio Art in Florence

Italy: Impressions in the City: Florence and Figure Drawing in Florence

Deadline to apply: Feb. 14, 2022 Filled

Faculty: Andrew DeCaen, Associate Professor, Printmaking and Christian Fagerlund, Principal Lecturer, Drawing and Painting

  • Depart the U.S. for Florence: May 22, 2022
  • Program Begins: May 23, 2022
  • Program Ends: June 23, 2022
  • Prerequisites: ART 1600 and either ART 1700 or ART 1800 and CVAD Sophomore standing or higher

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