The University of Iowa administers a large number of study abroad programs, and programs offered by other U.S. colleges and universities are also available to UI students. The School of Art and Art History has worked closely with Study Abroad to select programs that fit art and art history majors particularly well. All areas of emphasis within the art and art history majors include options for study abroad. Consider your area of emphasis, your career interests, and your academic goals. Use these webpages and links, talk with your major advisor, and work with an advisor at the Study Abroad office to find a program that fits your needs.
The programs listed below were chosen because they offer a diverse representation of issues in art and art history, unique cultural experiences, or specialized internship options. While we suggest you look at these highlighted programs first, feel free to browse the Study Abroad website and consult materials in the Study Abroad Resource Room.
The specific programs recommended below may change, so check with your major advisor and Study Abroad for the latest updates.
Study the history of art, drama, dance, print-making, and textiles of South India in Tamil Nadu province. This UI-sponsored program is offered over winter break and gives students with tight schedules the opportunity to pursue their education abroad. Instruction is in English and courses are taught by UI faculty.
University College Cork's (UCC) History of Art Department was started in 2001 and has quickly developed into an interesting and vibrant program, thanks in part to Cork's exciting artistic community, which includes the Crawford Art Gallery, the Triskel Arts Centre, and the National Sculpture Factory. For information on specific courses, visit UCC's History of Art website.
SACI was started in 1975 and is now a U.S. non-profit educational institution. It is accredited through NASAD, is affiliated with Bowling Green University, and has a good record of enabling students to gain credit toward their major. SACI is housed in several buildings in Florence, including an air-conditioned palazzo with a gallery, library, studios, and a conservation lab. Other facilities include a design center, craft center, and fresco studio. SACI offers semester and year-long programs, as well as a post-BA program. Courses are organized by subject/media:
- Two-Dimensional (drawing, painting, printmaking)
- Three-Dimensional (ceramics, sculpture)
- Media Area (animation, digital multimedia, photography, video)
- Design Area (graphic design, illustration, interior design, environmental design, design workshop)
- Art History (including museology)
- Art Conservation
- Italian Studies
- Italian Language
- Crafts (batik, jewelry, weaving, book arts)
For more information on these areas and on specific courses, visit the SACI website.
At Ewha, international students are required to take between 9 and 18 credit hours. At the School of Fine Arts, courses are offered in Korean Painting, Ceramics, Finer Arts, Painting, and Sculpture. There is also a school of Design and a Department of Clothing and Textiles. Intensive language courses are also offered, and there is a directed independent study option.
Designed for juniors or seniors with four semesters of college-level Spanish, students take a required CIEE intensive language class, and then choose from courses concerning the theory of art, modern art, primitive art, Greek art, and contemporary art, among others.
At the University of Edinburgh, the History of Art Department offers 5-year MFA and MA degrees that combine theoretical, historical, and studio work. UI students may participate in these classes and options may be available for work placement and portfolio development.