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  • Locations: Rome, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
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Program Description:


Photographic Projects in Rome
Selected Topics – CPMA 20500 (3 credits)
With Professor Nicholas Muellner

This program provides students with an opportunity to continue their photographic work in the incomparably rich cultural setting of Rome, Italy.  Program includes a trip to the Venice Biennale – the largest and most important international contemporary art exposition in the world.
Course Overview
This course will take advantage of the particular situation we find ourselves in – living in the beautiful, iconic, historically rich foreign city of Rome – to simultaneously pursue photographic work and art historical study.  In Rome, we will explore Renaissance and Baroque visual and narrative styles, applying them both to photographic experiments and our analysis of contemporary global art in Venice 
This course satisfies an Art History elective requirement in the BS Still Photography and BFA in Film, Photography and Visual Art degrees.
Program cost estimate: $4,500 (pending confirmation of rates and enrollment)
Program cost includes tuition (3 CPMA credits), studio fee and housing in Rome (Cornell apartments in the very center of the city), museum entrance fees, three-day trip to Venice and international medical insurance. Cost does not include international airfare, meals, $35 application fee, passport, independent personal travel, other personal expenses or souvenirs. A competent digital still camera, laptop computer and money for meals will be required.  Italian language skills are helpful but not required.
All applicants must email Professor Nicholas Muellner at with brief declaration of interest.  No prerequisites; preference given to those with course experience in photography, film, visual art, and art history.
Priority application deadline: December 5, 2018
Acceptance announced: December 10, 2018
Deposit Due: December 17, 2018
Please contact Nicholas Muellner at with any questions.
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