Arts, Media, & Music

Austria:

IES - Vienna - Music
  • The IES Vienna Program is especially recommended for music performance majors and talented instrumentalists and vocalists who have taken at least two semesters of college-level German.
  • Music students may audition for master classes and individual instruction at the Konservatorium der Stadt Wien, which offers concentrations in keyboard, strings, wood-wind, percussion, and voice. Auditions are also held for the conservatory orchestra as well as choral and recital groups. Selection for master classes and individual instruction is competitive, but for students not accepted at the conservatory, individual instruction is made available on a subsidized basis at the IES Performance Workshop.
  • In addition to courses in music, IES offers classes in intensive German language and an extensive curriculum in the anthropology, art history, literature, economics, political science, psychology and international relations with a special emphasis on Central and Eastern Europe. Most courses are taught in English, but German-taught courses are available in Austrian studies, history, literature and theater, and political science. Advanced level students may enroll in courses at the University of Vienna in a number of disciplines.
  • IES offers internships in non-profit organizations, political parties, businesses, and teaching in Viennese secondary schools. Major week-long field trips are provided to Cracow, Budapest and Breslau (fall) and Berlin, Dresden and Hamburg (spring) in addition to a number of shorter excursions within Austria. Each semester selected students studying the European Union may participate in the Model European Union, which has been held in both Freiburg and London. Spring semester students studying drama may participate in the International Drama Festival scheduled at one of the other IES Centers in Europe, such as Paris.
  • Housing is provided in private residences with IES roommates.
  • International Education of Students (IES) | 800-995-2300 | Fax: 312-944-1448 | Susan Hansen:shansen[at]iesabroad[dot]org

Advisor(s):
Professor Byrd, (German) ARH 231A
Professor McIntyre, (Music) Bucksbaum 256
Eligibility: Open to all majors who have studied German to the prerequisite level. If music student: advanced performance classes
Related Fields of Study
Music
Website: Program Website

International Education of Students (IES) | 800-995-2300 | Fax: 312-944-1448 | Susan Hansen: shansen[at]iesabroad[dot]org

Czech Republic:

CET – Prague - Film Studies

CET in Prague: Central European StudiesJewish Studies and Film Studies are three different programs located in an excellent central location from which students are able to explore the history, politics and culture of Central Europe

Why study in Prague?

  • Opportunity to gain an historical and cultural perspective on the Central European region from the vantage point of an important political and cultural national capital
  • Academic excursions to different parts of Czech Republic, Hungary, and Germany
  • Liberal arts curriculum taught by Czech scholars
  • Electives in Jewish Studies

Location:  Prague, Czech Republic

Language of instruction: English

Academics: Political and Cultural History of East Central Europe in the 20th Century, Czech, and Traveling Seminar.  Courses on different programs include Central European Studies, Jewish Studies, and Film Studies provided by the Humanities Faculty of Charles University and FAMU, the Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts.

Field trips:  Budapest, Slovakia, and Vienna  

Housing: Apartments 

Prerequisites: None.  European history and/or politics recommended 

Calendar: Fall or spring.

Advisor(s):
Professor Armstrong, (Russian) ARH 232D
Professor Vishevsky, (Russian) ARH 232B
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study
Anthropology
Central and East European Studies
History
Jewish Studies
Political Science
Religious Studies
Website: Program Website 

After visiting the program website, please feel free to contact the program for more information: CET Academic Programs | (800) 225-4262 | cet[at]academic-travel[dot]com

Italy:

ACM - London & Florence

Associated Colleges of the Midwest (ACM) in London and Florence

  • The ACM London and Florence Program offers an interdisciplinary panorama of the arts and history during a semester divided between the two cities, spending eight weeks in each.
  • Focused on a variety of artistic media – architecture, painting, sculpture, literature and theatre – the program enables students to view art in its social context. By comparing the dramatically different styles of London and Florence, students learn how architecture, painting, and sculpture both reflect and influence cultural and political values.
  • In Florence students view famous galleries, museums, churches, and public buildings and travel to both Rome and Siena while learning about the influence of Italian history on Italian art and architecture. In London, in addition to a focus on art and architecture, incorporating visits to the important buildings, neighborhoods and museums, the program features a course in theatre. Students experience a variety of productions and venues, from the Royal Shakespeare Company and current plays in West End theaters to avant-garde productions and music hall. A one-week break is provided between the halves of the program, allowing for independent travel.
  • Group housing is provided in London. Housing in Florence is provided in homestays as a complement to a course in Italian. An optional three-week program of intensive Italian is available in January for students starting the program in Florence. (The program may be started in either city.)

Associated Colleges of the Midwest | 312-263-5000 | Fax: 312-263-5879 | acm[at]acm[dot]edu

Advisor(s):
Professor Kaufman, (Art) Bucksbaum 247
Eligibility: Open to all majors; Coursework in art history, theatre, studio art, history, and literature recommended.
Related Fields of Study
Art History
History
Theatre
Website: Program Website

Florence - London & Florence Arts in Context (ACM)(spring)
  • The ACM London and Florence Program offers an interdisciplinary panorama of the arts and history during a semester divided between the two cities, spending eight weeks in each.
  • Focused on a variety of artistic media – architecture, painting, sculpture, literature and theatre – the program enables students to view art in its social context. By comparing the dramatically different styles of London and Florence, students learn how architecture, painting, and sculpture both reflect and influence cultural and political values.
  • In Florence students view famous galleries, museums, churches, and public buildings and travel to both Rome and Siena while learning about the influence of Italian history on Italian art and architecture. In London, in addition to a focus on art and architecture, incorporating visits to the important buildings, neighborhoods and museums, the program features a course in theatre. Students experience a variety of productions and venues, from the Royal Shakespeare Company and current plays in West End theaters to avant-garde productions and music hall. A one-week break is provided between the halves of the program, allowing for independent travel.
  • Group housing is provided in London. Housing in Florence is provided in homestays as a complement to a course in Italian. An optional three-week program of intensive Italian is available in January for students starting the program in Florence. (The program may be started in either city.)
  • Eligibility: Coursework in art history, theatre, studio art, history, and literature recommended.

Associated Colleges of the Midwest | 312-263-5000 | Fax: 312-263-5879 | acm[at]acm[dot]edu

Advisor(s):
Professor Kaufman, (Art) Bucksbaum 247
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study:
Art History
History
Theatre
Website: Program Website

IES – Milan - Music
  • The IES Milan Program is especially recommended for music performance students who wish to combine the study of music with Italian studies in a wide range of subjects.
  • The program offers English-taught courses for students with little or no background in Italian language and coursework taught entirely in Italian, including the possibility of study at an Italian university, for high-intermediate and advanced-level students. IES provides opportunities for students to have musical instruction in a number of outstanding institutions, including the Civica Scuola di Musica, the Scuola Musicale G. Marziali, the Conservatorio G. Verdi, the ICONS Academy in Novara and others. Instruction in vocal and instrumental performance, composition, and orchestra may be arranged for qualified students on the basis of auditions or videotapes. Attending conservatory courses requires an application forwarded an least one month prior to the IES application deadline.
  • In addition to intensive language study during the three-week orientation, all beginning and low-intermediate students of Italian are immersed in language through a mandatory nine-credit block of Italian, incorporating the study of contemporary Italian life and culture. In addition to language study, students select from area studies courses in history, literature, art history, cinema, and political science.
  • Closely supervised internships are offered, which are designed to incorporate the study of cultural differences and language through immersion in the work environment of government agencies, not-for-profit organizations and private enterprises. IES organizes field trips as an integral part of the Milan program, taking participants to sites throughout the city and to places further afield not easily accessible through independent travel.
  • Housing is provided in shared apartments with Italian roommates.
  • Eligibility: Course background in European history and humanities recommended.

International Education of Students (IES) | 800-995-2300 | Fax: 312-944-1448 | Susan Hansen:shansen[at]iesabroad[dot]org

Advisor(s):
Professor McIntyre, (Music) Bucksbaum 256
Eligibility: Open to all majors; students with background in art and art history, European history, studio art, modern languages or the humanities are eligible to apply.
Related Fields of Study
Art History
Economics
History
Music
Website: Program Website

USA:

ACM – Chicago - Chicago Program

The ACM Chicago Program gives students a solid grounding - knowledge, resources, and connections - and the flexibility to follow their passions. Students are encouraged to explore the big issues facing cities today and relate those issues to their own lives, education and career aspirations.

The program offers three main areas of emphasis:

  • Arts,
  • Entrepreneurship, and
  • Urban Studies

Students can choose to focus on one of these topics or to engage in classes and projects across the disciplines.

All students take the team-taught Core Course, which draws on the three themes to introduce students to Chicago and give context to the environment in which they are living and learning.

All of this takes place in a dynamic city that has, from its founding, been built on connections and innovation.  At the center of the country, Chicago has always been a hub of communication, commerce, and transportation.  Through the years, Chicago has continued to produce leaders across the spectrum of its artistic, business, educational, activist, social and cultural areans.

  • Housing is provided in shared apartments.
  • Eligibility: Open to all majors. 

Advisor(s):
Professor Brouhle, (Economics) Carnegie 304 (Entrepreneurship and Urban Studies)
Justin Thomas, (Theatre) BCA 267A (Arts)
Eligibility: Open to all majors
Related Fields of Study
Arts
Entrepreneurship
Urban Studies
Website: Program Website