Study Abroad Programs
UT Austin is one of the top universities in terms of Study Abroad. With more than 3,000 students studying abroad each year, its 400 programs in 80 countries provide a broad range of options. Faculty in the Department of Art and Art History lead two of those programs.
Learning Tuscany: Art and Culture in Central Italy
Learning Tuscany is a summer study program led by faculty in the Department of Art and Art History that focuses on the art and architecture of Tuscany and central Italy. Students live in the historic facility of Santa Chiara in the town of Castiglion Fiorentino and regularly travel to surrounding cities such as Florence, Siena, and Rome to visit historic sites.
Bridging Cultures in Latin America: Maya and Colonial Heritage
Bridging Cultures is a Maymester program led by faculty in the Department of Art and Art History and based in Antigua, Guatemala. The program offers an interdisciplinary overview of the heritage of Central America through Maya and Colonial culture and history in Guatemala and Belize. Students travel extensively throughout the two countries to experience archaeological sites, museums, villages, cooperative businesses, natural reserves and protected ecosystems. Students are matched with local family stays for their time in Antigua.
Ox-Bow Summer Workshop Scholarship Program
This annual scholarship opportunity provides financial support (full tuition and room-and-board) to selected students pursuing a BA or BFA in Studio Art in order to participate in a 2-week summer workshop at Ox-Bow School of Art in Saugatuck, Michigan. These special-topic workshops usually offer training in fields beyond those offered in the department and may range from glass blowing to speculative weaving to experimental book arts.
Professional Development Travel Initiative
Each year, the College of Fine Arts (CoFA) and Fine Arts Career Services (FACS) offer financial support to qualifying groups of students who design their own professional development travel opportunities through the Professional Development Travel Initiative (PDTI). The PDTI provides up to $700 per student for short-term (3-5 day) group travel to professional development opportunities. All currently enrolled undergraduates whose majors are in CoFA are eligible to apply.