Florence-Semester Program

  • Students in the garden at the Palazzo Pandolfini Studio with Count Pandolfini. Photo by Rebecca Olsen.
    Students in the garden at the Palazzo Pandolfini Studio with Count Pandolfini. Photo by Rebecca Olsen.
  • Associate professor Zeuler Lima talks with students in the plaza. Photo by Karin Soukup.
    Associate professor Zeuler Lima talks with students in the plaza. Photo by Karin Soukup.
  • Field trip to Rome. Photo by Zeuler Lima.
    Field trip to Rome. Photo by Zeuler Lima.
  • Professor Jeff Pike reviews work with communication design students.
    Professor Jeff Pike reviews work with communication design students.
  • Field trip to Rome.  Photo by Zeuler Lima.
    Field trip to Rome. Photo by Zeuler Lima.
  • Fashion design students at the Pitti Filati trade show in Milan. Photo by Enrica Guidato.
    Fashion design students at the Pitti Filati trade show in Milan. Photo by Enrica Guidato.

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The Sam Fox School offers undergraduate students in art, architecture, and design the opportunity to spend a semester studying in Florence, Italy, the birthplace of Western cultural modernity. Classes make use of the rich artistic and cultural environment, urban and architectural history, and contemporary aspects of Florence, as well as the surrounding Tuscan countryside. At the beginning of the semester, tours and slide lectures orient students to the city.

Instruction takes place on the campus of Santa Reparata International School of Art, located in the central area of Florence. Courses and studios are taught by Washington University faculty as well as local faculty. Instruction is in English, except for language classes; however, students are required to take at least one semester of introductory Italian before arriving in Florence so they can reap the full benefit of their study abroad experience.

Art+Design

The College of Art's semester-long program of study in Florence typically occurs in the junior year. The curriculum includes intense studio work in addition to Italian language, Renaissance art history, and Italian art and design culture.

Students with sophomore standing in fall 2018 and a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to apply for the program.

The application for Studio Art + Fashion Design for the fall 2019 semester is now open. The deadline to apply is October 1, 2018. Apply Here!

The application for Communication Design for the spring 2020 semester opens in January 2019. The deadline tp apply is March 1, 2019. 

Architecture

Open to senior architecture students, this program offers a full semester curriculum—design studio, architecture, art history, graphics workshop, Italian language, and local field trips.

Students with sophomore standing and a GPA of 3.0 or higher are eligible to apply for the program.

The application for Architecture for the fall 2020 semester opens in January 2019. The deadline to apply is March 1, 2019.

Check out the student website for the fall 2016 program>>

For more information, please contact:
Courtney Cushard
Coordinator of Special Programs
courtney.cushard@wustl.edu
314.935.4643