The program focuses on the study of European art and architecture from the bronze age to the preindustrial world understood through immersive courses taught at the most significant museums, archeological sites and historical buildings in Greece and Italy. Unlike a classroom setting where issues of context and scale are virtually absent from any discussion of the arts, this program provides the opportunity to study art and architecture within their historical context in real-time. This robust primer initiates a profound understanding of the development of the visual arts and architecture in the western world and even more for the role that Greco-Roman civilization and Renaissance and Baroque Italy have played as the artistic, engineering, and political cornerstones of the western world.
The on-site, experiential study offered by the program facilitates an introduction to the humanities that is accessible and open to students from all majors at Georgia Tech. Each year the program accepts candidates at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Graduate students receive graduate credits for program courses.
Program Director: Dr. Athanassios Economou, Ph.D.
Program Dates: May 17 – June 27, 2020
Program Courses: ARCH 3007 / 3008 / 3009
Program Costs: $5,550
Important Dates: Info session: Wednesday, October 2 at Clough Commons R.125, at 12:15pm
Contact: Dr. Athanassios Economou, firstname.lastname@example.org