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  • Locations: Cortona, Italy; Florence, Italy; Naples, Italy; Rome, Italy; Venice, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall
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  • Program Sponsor: University of Georgia 
  • Cost of Attendance Sheets: Fall
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2018 03/02/2018 ** Rolling Admission 08/27/2018 11/19/2018

Early Application Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017.

Early Notification Deadline: Friday, December 8, 2017.

Early Commitment Deadline: Friday, December 15, 2017.

Standard Application Deadline: Friday, March 2, 2018.

Standard Notification Deadline: Friday, March 16, 2018.

Standard Commitment Deadline: Friday, March 30, 2018.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Category: UGA Residential Center Sponsor: UGA
Type of Instruction: Independent Study, Lecture Classes With: International Students, U.S. Students, UGA Students
Taught By: Host Professor(s), UGA/U.S. Professor(s) Housing Location: On-Campus
Housing Type: Dorm/Student Residence Work Opportunity: No
Volunteer Opportunity: No Scholarship Availability: Yes
Academic Area: Art Minimum number of credit hours: 12
Maximum number of credit hours: 15 Minimum GPA Requirement: 2.5 or above
Number of Student Participants: 21-40 students Open to non-UGA students: Yes
Program Description:
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Since 1970, the UGA Cortona Program, located in rolling hills of Tuscany, Italy, has been a leader in education abroad. It is UGA's oldest study abroad program calling the town of Cortona home for nearly 50 years. Today, UGA Cortona offers a variety of core courses including English, Psychology, Art History, Women's Studies, Photography, Science, and Business. This is in addition to an extensive list of beginning, intermediate and advanced-level Studio Art courses which makes up the bulk of our course offerings. No knowledge of the Italian Language is necessary; however, a number of our UGA Cortona Programs do offer ITAL courses. All students who participate in our programs will have the opportunity to earn UGA credit while enjoying beautiful Tuscany, along with excursions to other Italian cities.

There are many general study abroad scholarships available, including substantial need-based program-specific scholarships.

Fall 2018 Course Offerings:

*Required: All Fall Program participants will take the mandatory Art History course and 3-4 additional courses (12 - 16 credit hours)*
(Please Note: Classes are tentative and are subject to change based on enrollment numbers.)

Art History: 
ARHI 3020 – Renaissance Art
ARHI 2300 – (CoreCortona: Area IV Humanities and Arts) – Art History I:Cave Painting to Michelangelo

ARST 2100 / 2110 – (CoreCortona: Area IV Humanities and Arts) Introduction to Painting & Visuality (3 credit hrs) / Intermediate Painting (3 credit hrs)
ARST 3110 - Transparent Watercolor (3 hours)

ARST 2210 – (CoreCortona: Area IV Humanities and Arts) Introduction to Photography and Image Culture (3 credit hrs)

ARST 2350 / 3315 – Introductory Printmaking (3 credit hrs) / Printmaking: Etching (3 credit hrs)

ARST 2010/3010 - Drawing and Visuality/Advanced Drawing

ARST 2500 - Introduction to Ceramics (3 credit hrs)
ARST 3500 / 4500 – Intermediate Ceramics / Advanced Ceramics (3 credit hrs)
(Tentative) ARST 2020 - Ideation & Methodologies

Jewelry & Metalwork:
ARST 2600 / 3610 – Beginning Jewelry & Metals: Design and Construction (3 credit hrs) / Intermediate Jewelry (3 credit hrs)
ARST 4610 - Advanced Metalwork

Italian Fashion:
TXMI 4900 - ITALIAN FASHION (3 Credit Hours)

ENGL 1102 (CoreCortona: Area I)

Women's Studies:
WMST 2010 (CoreCortona: Area V)

*For full program details, please view the UGA Cortona Website.

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Program Reviews:
Anna Lee Sylvester, Fall 2016 Participant
Having Toninos was a blessing. Thank you for continuing that relationship.

Anna Lee Sylvester, Fall 2016 Participant
The professors and staff were extremely understanding when it came to understanding my personal needs.

Fall 2016 Participant
I was very happy with the meal vouchers and eating at Tonino's with the whole program.

I was able to create strong connections with my professors. Art history was so enriching because we were able to go to the works we were studying and see and analyze them in person.
     — Leanna Martin, Fall 2016
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