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Art, Design & Architecture in Venice, Italy



May 10 - May 23, 2023


Program Fee: $3,900.00

*Includes housing, some meals and several excursions .

Deposit Deadline: Dec. 2, 2022

Submit your deposit here

Program fee does not include roundtrip airfare, tuition or the study abroad fee



For flexibility, students book their own flight. Program leaders will share their flight itinerary with the class and students often fly as a group on the international leg of the trip.

Study Abroad Application

~$150.00 Fee to the Education Abroad Office for administrative preparation.
Tuition Varies Students should check with the Bursar’s Office to see how much this 3-credit hour course will charge them in tuition.
International Insurance ~$11/week Fee that the Education Abroad Office adds to each students bill who studies abroad.  The policy provides medical and mental health coverage, but it is NOT trip interruption insurance.

The Class

Taught by: Meena Khalili and Brent Dedas

Pre-requisites:  There is no prerequisite for this course.

Course Attributes:  Honors Humanities, or Honors BTC (Carolina Core - AIU)

COVID-19 Vaccinations:  2 shots + booster (6 months prior to departure)

A 12-day comprehensive study abroad exploring letterpress typography, architecture, and drawing. Students experience letterpress design hands-on learning the art, mechanics, history, and engineering of letterpress, which dates back to the 15th century. Students will work with a dedicated contemporary master printer at the renowned tipoteca, a working type museum and letterpress archive in Treviso. In Venice students visit historic architectural landmarks and prominent contemporary galleries while practicing 1- and 2-point perspective, a method of drawing invented in Italy during the Renaissance. The course culminates in the legendary Venice Biennale Architettura, the most prestigious international architecture exhibition in the world, with the theme for 2023: The Laboratory of The Future where students will view and experience speculative and futuristic works of current contemporary architects first-hand. Students in this course keep an analog daily journal of drawings completing a series of visual prompts, culminating in a digital blog with written reflections and imagery. From the consequential feat of engineering of the printing press to historically significant frescos, oil paintings, and sculptures by Renaissance masters to cutting edge architectural designs by contemporary greats, this course celebrates the past while  imagining the future.

Travel Itinerary

Travel Itinerary to be announced. 


Challenge the conventional. Create the exceptional. No Limits.