Participants will choose ONE of the following options.
ART 305 / ENG 225 Experiencing London by Design (3 credits)
ART 305 looks at the history of graphic design through key British design figures, both native and immigrant, from the past as well as the work of contemporary artists in the strong landscape tradition within the context of industrialization, the arts and crafts movement, pop art of the 1960s and beyond. Through the collections encountered at the Victoria & Albert museum, the Design Museum, the printmaking and published works at the St. Brides Library, to meeting working professional designers -- we discuss the degree to which art and design represents the history, struggles and aspirations of a nation. We consider how the work and time period could be understood in relation to specific social and historical contingencies and engage in discourses that have shaped more recent art and design practices as we consider the nature of the historic collections and art and design spaces in the city. Fulfills SEE Writing Intensive & SEE Humanities Course Prerequisites: ART 106 & 200-level Writing Intensive course
ENG 225 is about writing through exceptional, personal experience. Travel writing is a centuries old tradition that has taken on new and invigorating forms in the modern world. This course will teach students the art of bringing real life to the page, capturing the intensity of setting, and invigorating reader's senses, satisfying their desire for adventure and knowledge, through words. Students will hone their investigative writing skills through research and local practice, then spend Spring Break in London, England where they will receive additional writing instruction from Masters at the British Library, then collect hands on research along the Thames, meet the exotic animals of the London Wetland Centre, and get lost in the historical atmosphere of the London Tower. They will keep daily, live travel blogs, and after the travel, students will use all they have experienced and learned to collaborate with ART 305 students in designing creative, educational websites for novice travelers. Fulfills SEE Writing Intensive & SEE Fine Arts Course Prerequisite: ENG 152
FDES 274 / 400 History of Fashion in London & Paris (3 credits)
This course introduces students to the international fashion market combining classroom learning with international study. Participants will learn about the global fashion industry on campus and then travel to Paris, France and London, England during the spring break week. The course includes visits to museums, fashion design showrooms, cultural sights and presentations on the textile and apparel industry. Fulfills SEE Humanities Course Prerequisites:ENG 150, 151 or 153
Daily breakfast as well as group Welcome and Farewell Dinners are included.
ART 305 or ENG 225: Experiencing London by Design Cost: $3,620
FDES 274 / 400: History of Fashion in London & Paris Cost: $3,715
Includes academic credit (part of Spring Semester course load), roundtrip international airfare (from BWI), London airport transfers, London-Paris-London travel by train (FDES only), lodging in hotels, excursion transportation, some meals, excursions as listed in itinerary, international health/evacuation insurance, tips for included guides, drivers, and meals, and the International & Off-Campus Study administrative fee.
Additional costs include any meals not listed as included on itinerary, U.S. airport transfers to/from BWI, passport (if don't already have), and personal expenses.
Application requires $250 non-refundable deposit by October 15, 2018. Remainder of cost is due by Spring 2019 payment deadlines in mid-December 2018.
Stevenson University reserves the right to make any necessary changes, including cost adjustments, in the event that unforeseen circumstances arise.
Withdrawals/Refunds Upon submitting application and deposit, participants are considered committed and responsible for the full cost of the travel course should they be accepted. Should a participant wish to withdraw their application for any reason after acceptance, only recoverable expenses may be refunded (which vary according to date of withdrawal). Stevenson University withdrawal and drop/add deadlines do not apply.