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Examine art, design, architecture, urban spaces, and archaeological sites that are relevant to the history and culture of Rome. For centuries, Rome's sites have directly influenced architecture and visual culture. From Raphael to Michelangelo, artists have visited Rome and studied its structures, monuments, and traditions. The city was seen as a museum, and treated as such by scholars and pilgrims alike. You'll learn about the formation and development of public spaces and explore areas that are less frequently visited including an underground basilica and ancient Mithraic temple. You'll experience Rome's distinct neighborhoods, local cuisine, and participate in market culture.

Program Term: Summer
Program Dates: June 4-24, 2024
Credits: 3

Program Highlights:

  • Learn representational techniques for documenting aspects of place through sketching, collage, writing, and comparative analysis.
  • Visit all major sites from Ancient and Medieval Rome, the Renaissance, and the Baroque
  • A day trip to Orvieto will give you the opportunity to see the typical organization of a smaller town, its relationship to the landscape, and its unique double spiral well.
  • Visit Pompeii to see the elements of an ancient Roman city. During the visit, you will get a sense of everyday life, domesticity, and different building types.

IDEA 590/690 - Rome: Examining Art & Design in the Eternal City
No pre-requistes. Open to all undergraduate and graduate students. No Italian language is required.

Application deadline: February 18, 2024

Program Cost: Student budget worksheet - outlines all program costs. Take a copy of the budget worksheet to a meeting with RIT financial aid to determine if your aid will apply.

To Apply

1) Watch this short video to understand all the application steps - Faculty-Led Programs: Student Application Steps 

2) Start an application in the Study Abroad Compass

COVID-19 & Study Abroad

The RIT Education Abroad office is constantly monitoring how COVID-19 is affecting international travel, with student safety as our top priority. While RIT no longer requires students to be vaccinated, we highly encourage study abroad participants to stay up-to-date with immunizations, boosters and social distancing polices. In fact, study abroad partners and vendors, travel providers and foreign governments may have different requirements and it is the students responsibility to understand and adhere to all requirements and guidelines. 

Language of Instruction: 
Course Discipline: 
Art, Design, Architecture
Undergraduate, Graduate
Open To: 

RIT students only