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Fordham University offers an array of short-term summer course options in Rome:VART 3500: Documentary Photography: Italy
This intensive class will introduce you to the basic and advanced techniques of image production with a major emphasis on generating documentary projects directly relating to the people, architecture, and culture of Italy. The cosmopolitan city of Rome, rich with artistic history, will serve as the source for our photographic explorations, as well as the catalyst for discussions addressing the historical significance of the documentary impulse. Our studies and production will take us from exhibitions in progressive contemporary art galleries, to the ancient architecture of the Colosseum as we utilize the wealth of visual stimuli as a resource, as well as a backdrop against which to critically discuss the strategies that documentarians utilize in communicating their interests. This course fulfills the Fine Arts core.
ARHI 3316: Art and Architecture of Rome
This course will examine the art, architecture and culture of Rome over the various epochs of the city’s history: Ancient, Medieval, Renaissance/Baroque, and Modern. Rome once ruled the entire Mediterranean world, and its cultural legacy looms large in Western civilization. During the day Rome will be our classroom as we experience first hand the art, architecture, and culture of four epochs of the city’s history through the lens of its monuments. Indoor class time will be minimal and our primary mode of exploration will be site visits. This course fulfills the Fine Arts Core.
THEA 2750: Performing Italian
Acting is an exciting way to learn a language because one’s need to master the language is motivated by the desire to inhabit the imaginary circumstances created by great playwrights. Students will explore structure and grammar, and expand their vocabulary by reading, writing, and speaking in a full-immersion mode in Italian. The project will be enhanced by trips to Roman theatres.
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