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Study in Florence, Italy

July 6 - August 3 2019

What You Will Learn

Students will explore the history of Florence's architecture, painting, and sculpture through a series of site visits.  Students will learn about the historical role of drawing in the Italian Renaissance at the same time that they are instructed in the techniques of drawing on site.  Regardless of previous experience, all students will have the opportunity to improve their understanding of both the history and practice of art, while encountering foundational works like Michelangelo's David, Botticelli's Birth of Venus, and Florence's Cathedral.  Students will also have the opportunity to explore how their own artistic practice may engage with the rich artistic heritage of Italy.  The program includes a weekend excursion to Rome.  

No prior knowledge of art history or drawing is required.  All Texas State students are welcome!

Program Courses

All students are required to enroll in both art history and drawing, for a total of 6 credits.   

  • ARTH 4311 History of Italian Art, taught by Kathryn Blair Moore
  • ARTS 4308I Disegno a Firenze (Drawing In Florence), taught by Jules Buck Jones


Program Criteria

Participants must complete the required online application and be officially admitted to the program.  For more information, see the Study Abroad Office’s website.



The study abroad office provides resources and opportunities for scholarships, see Texas State Study Abroad


Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to students who wish to study abroad.  Please contact Mary Rios, Financial Aid and Scholarship Counselor (512-245-2655), for information, or visit the Texas State University Financial Aid website.

More Information

If you would like to receive information about this program throughout the year, please contact the program assistant, Makenna Timoteo (