Marist College - Italy

Introduction

Marist’s Branch Campus is located in the center of the beautiful Tuscan city Florence. It is an amazing place to live and learn. Florence has been a source of inspiration for many visitors and continues to be a leading destination for artists around the world. Reasons why students choose to study in Florence: - It is the second largest study abroad destination for English speaking students - Florence is a living-learning environment - It is a global city with a small-town community feel - Florence offers convenient access to the rest of western Europe - It is the birthplace of the Renaissance

Student Life

Life outside the classroom offers a wealth of opportunity for personal growth and development that supports and enhances students' academic experience. Students have the opportunity to join clubs based on their interests, attend various programs ranging from cultural education and immersion to student development, and participate in educational trips to other parts of Italy and neighboring countries. The Freshman Florence Experience, Bachelors and Masters programs as part of their cultural immersion have the opportunity to participate in one overnight and one-day trip per academic year. The goal of these trips is to provide the students with an opportunity to experience the rich culture and history of the surrounding area. Trips can range from visiting family owned and operated cheese, prosciutto, and vinegar farms in Parma to hiking, boating, and swimming on Lake Como in the Italian Alps. Past excursions have included visits to Croatia, Rome, Torino, and Switzerland. Consistent with the Marist College Mission, the sense of community and the sense of service to others is important to us. Marist-LdM supports the development of the whole person: intellectually, socially, physically and spiritually. In addition to making lifelong friendships with one another, students have contact with many staff and faculty in both formal and informal settings. Our programs and services are designed to promote self-discovery, leadership development, healthy behaviors and social responsibility as well as enjoyment.

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Bachelor

B.A. Art History

Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Italy Florence

Known as the birthplace of modern humanism, naturalistic arts and scientific inquiry, Florence, Italy was the cradle of Renaissance civilization - the place where Dante, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, and Leonardo da Vinci changed forever the way we see the world. [+]

Known as the birthplace of modern humanism, naturalistic arts and scientific inquiry, Florence, Italy was the cradle of Renaissance civilization - the place where Dante, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, and Leonardo da Vinci changed forever the way we see the world. Florence, Italy is the ideal destination for those interested in attending university to study art history; the degree program offers unparalleled access to museums, festivals, and artists in the richest historical art environments in Europe.

The B.A. in Fine Arts with a concentration in Art History is a four-year university-level program designed to provide both a survey of western art and an in-depth study of selected periods. In addition to the required coursework, students majoring in art history must pursue an alternative discipline, preferably in a foreign language.... [-]


B.A. Italian Language

Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Italy Florence

Communication through language is at the core of human experience, and the study of a foreign language provides a powerful key to successful interaction. The ability to communicate efficiently and sensitively in another language [+]

Communication through language is at the core of human experience, and the study of a foreign language provides a powerful key to successful interaction. The ability to communicate efficiently and sensitively in another language with people of different cultural backgrounds can only enhance one’s professional advancement in any career.

The Department of Modern Languages and Cultures through Marist aims to enrich students’ university-level education by helping them gain a rich preparation for the future through the support of global studies, teacher education, international tracks in other disciplines and, in general, career opportunities in key areas of domestic and international service where knowledge of a foreign language facilitates and increases the level of success.... [-]


B.A. Studio Art

Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Italy Florence

Students enrolled in the Marist College Florence Fine Arts Bachelor’s Degree learn, live, and experience fine art in the heart of Florence, Italy. As the birthplace of modern humanism, naturalistic arts and scientific inquiry, Florence, Italy was the cradle of Renaissance civilization. [+]

Students enrolled in the Marist College Florence Fine Arts Bachelor’s Degree learn, live, and experience fine art in the heart of Florence, Italy. As the birthplace of modern humanism, naturalistic arts and scientific inquiry, Florence, Italy was the cradle of Renaissance civilization.

Today Florence, Italy remains the ideal destination for those interested in earning a Bachelor’s degree in Fine Art, giving undergraduate students the exciting opportunity to draw and paint in response to the historic and contemporary art, architecture and culture of Florence, Italy. While attending university, studio walls will be left behind and undergraduate Fine Art students will make art in the cities and landscapes of Florence, Italy itself. Traditional and contemporary approaches to art making will be explored.... [-]


B.P.S. Bachelor in Fashion Design

Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Italy Florence

Studying for a Bachelor’s degree in fashion design abroad in Florence, Italy also means heading down a path toward growth and self-awareness. Students receiving a university education in Fashion Design learn the ability to understand [+]

Studying for a Bachelor’s degree in fashion design abroad in Florence, Italy also means heading down a path toward growth and self-awareness. Students receiving a university education in Fashion Design learn the ability to understand what exactly their strong points are and what their own role can be, not only in the fashion industry but also in the world.

Marist's four-year study abroad Bachelor’s degree in fashion design begins with a history of fashion, developing techniques for fashion figure drawing, then discovering how to bring these designs to reality through a variety of fashion techniques: paper models, draping, sewing, embroidery, knitwear, printing, designing accessories, and more.... [-]


B.P.S. Interior Design

Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Italy Florence

The study of Interior Design focuses on developing each design student's creativity by intersecting it with visual, technical, and architectural design principles. Mastery of these principles will enhance an Interior Design student's understanding [+]

The study of Interior Design focuses on developing each design student's creativity by intersecting it with visual, technical, and architectural design principles. Mastery of these principles will enhance an Interior Design student's understanding of space, creativity, and art while encouraging each person's own imagination allowing design students to correctly channel and focus ideas, avoid clichés, and collect new stimuli.

The Interior Design bachelor's degree curriculum through Marist's four-year study abroad degree program has been designed with an innovative foundation in both classic interior design and architectural rendering that will allow undergraduate students to become practitioners in the field. The faculty of the Florence, Italy Interior Design program believes that the study of contemporary culture and social principles are crucial for the modern designer.... [-]


B.S. Conservation Studies

Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Italy Florence

Earning a Bachelor’s degree in Art Restoration and Conservation Studies while attending university in Florence, Italy is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Florence, Italy is the cradle of Renaissance civilization - the place where Dante [+]

Earning a Bachelor’s degree in Art Restoration and Conservation Studies while attending university in Florence, Italy is a once in a lifetime opportunity. Florence, Italy is the cradle of Renaissance civilization - the place where Dante, Brunelleschi, Botticelli, and Leonardo da Vinci were inspired to create. Today Florence, Italy remains home to some the greatest works of art the world has ever known. The Marist College Conservation Studies and Art Restoration Bachelor’s degree program gives undergraduate students the opportunity to learn to care for and restore these invaluable pieces of history.

The Marist College Art Restoration and Conservation Studies B.S. program offers a rich educational experience in the field of art conservation and the history of techniques. Our Art Restoration and Conservation undergraduate students will work directly and exclusively on original materials from the 14th to 19th centuries. These opportunities are provided by religious, state, or even private institutions including the City of Florence, Italy Fine Art Department, and are carried out under the direction of the Soprintendenza per i Beni Artistici. While at university, Art Restoration and Conservation Studies Bachelor's degree students have the privilege of working on objects ranging from paintings, frescoes, and wood sculpture from the medieval period through to the 19th century.... [-]


B.S. Digital Media

Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Italy Florence

Digital Media is one of the fastest growing and most competitive professional fields of the modern age. Marist's Digital Media Bachelor’s degree through the Florence, Italy study abroad program allows undergraduate students attending [+]

Digital Media is one of the fastest growing and most competitive professional fields of the modern age. Marist's Digital Media Bachelor’s degree through the Florence, Italy study abroad program allows undergraduate students attending university in Italy to understand media through both digital and traditional techniques, as well as learn how to appeal to an audience while placing a personal stamp on a project.

Digital Media Bachelor’s degree students studying abroad in Italy learning how to analyze graphic, advertising, and communication needs. Our study abroad students also learn how to address these needs through graphic design, illustrating and animating, creating brands, identities, and objects in order to convey a message. Florence, Italy Digital Media B.S. students will learn how to successfully communicate this message to their intended audience by learning how to recognize the strong points of a product, a brand, or an idea and convey those through all different kinds of media.... [-]


B.S. Studio Art

Campus Full time 4 years August 2018 Italy Florence

Similar to the B.A. in Fine Art with a concentration in Studio Art, the Studio Arts Bachelor’s degree offers undergraduate students the same opportunities to embrace the city of Florence, Italy; birthplace of modern humanism and [+]

Similar to the B.A. in Fine Art with a concentration in Studio Art, the Studio Arts Bachelor’s degree offers undergraduate students the same opportunities to embrace the city of Florence, Italy; birthplace of modern humanism and the cradle of the Renaissance civilization. The B.S. in Studio Art differs from the Bachelor’s in Fine Arts degree requirements, requiring less focus on liberal arts and adding an additional emphasis on studio work.

Undergraduate students who choose to pursue a university-level Studio Arts Bachelor’s degree will find that Florence, Italy is the ideal destination for those interested in studying studio art, giving students the exciting opportunity to draw and paint in response to the historic and contemporary art, architecture and culture of Florence, Italy. In leaving studio walls behind, Studio Arts Bachelor’s degree students will receive a university education while creating art in the cities and landscapes of Florence, Italy itself. Through the Studio Arts, Bachelor’s Degree traditional and contemporary approaches to art making will be explored.... [-]


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