American Council of Colleges in Italy Program

American Council of Colleges in Italy Program

Program Reviewed

Study Abroad in Urbino Program

Credits Available

  • FA 150: Studio Drawing (3 credits, lower division level)
  • FA 320: Studio Painting I: Form and Structure I (3 credits, lower division level)
  • ITA 101: Elementary Italian (3 credits, lower division level)

Dates Valid

Summer 2004 through Summer 2013

Source of Records

American Council of Colleges in Italy; 116 Rentell Road; Hamden, CT 06514

About the Program

The American Council of Colleges in Italy Study Abroad in Urbino Program offers five-week summer courses in Italian Language and Culture, Studio Art, History, and Art History in the university town of Urbino, Italy.

Applying for the Credit

Have your training sponsor submit your transcript or record to the Registrar to apply for the credit.

Course Descriptions

FA 150: Studio Drawing (3 credits, lower division level)
Drawing I is an introduction to the act of drawing. A drawing is a visual translation of the confrontational relationship between the eye, the hand, and the intellect. Students observe manmade and natural objects as subjects to draw.

FA 320: Studio Painting I: Form and Structure I (3 credits, lower division level)
Painting in a variety of media (mostly in acrylic paints due to time constraints) with emphasis on the process and experience of producing images from direct on-site experience. Most subject matter will be from on-site observations in and around the city of Urbino, Italy.

ITA 101: Elementary Italian (3 credits, lower division level)
Italian 101 is a student-centered, communicative, and content-based approach to the acquisition of the language. A comprehensive first-semester course which includes instruction and practice in all four language skills. By the end of the course, students will be able to use Italian in several contexts including spontaneous conversation, reading and writing, and will begin to cultivate an awareness of Italian culture in a real context. For student with no previous background in Italian.