Past Program

Cuba: Print & History

This travel course will explore Cuba; the studio component, will include printmaking and visits to Havana's print shops, the Liberal Arts portion of this course is designed to familiarize students with Cuban culture in general, and more particularly, to explore Cuban performative and visual arts. It will include lectures on both the African roots of Cuban culture and the contemporary arts scene in Havana and beyond.

At-A-Glance

What
Wintersession Travel Course
Where
  • Havana, Cuba
  • Trinidad, Cuba
When
Winter 2017

Course Dates: Jan 4, 2017 — Feb 7, 2017

Who
Open to RISD students, Brown University students

This is a co-requisite course. Students must also take HAVC-C412 or HPSS-C412. Students will receive 3 studio credits and 3 liberal arts credits.

Faculty
Academic Credits
6
Department
  • Printmaking
  • History of Art & Visual Culture
Course Numbers
  • PRINT-4412-01
  • HAVC-C412-01
  • HPSS-C412-01
Cost
$3590

Includes accommodation, field trips, local transportation, all meals, museum entrances, health and travel insurance.

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Full Course Description

How does a country forged by revolution and hardened by deprivation nevertheless manage to foster and encourage art making? What can we learn about Cuba's culture and history that allowed it's Printmaking and Art to thrive. A culture and history impacted by European colonialism, slavery and more recently isolation, from its powerful northern neighbor. This travel course will explore Cuba; the studio component, will include printmaking and visits to Havana's print shops, the Liberal Arts portion of this course is designed to familiarize students with Cuban culture in general, and more particularly, to explore Cuban performative and visual arts. It will include lectures on both the African roots of Cuban culture and the contemporary arts scene in Havana and beyond. The class will have the opportunity to explore the contemporary art scene in Havana and include travel to Trinidad, a UN World Heritage center. Knowledge of Spanish not required but helpful.

Program Details

Wintersession Travel Courses are open to all RISD + Brown University students. To apply for a Wintersession Travel Course, you must:

  • attend an infosession with faculty (general or course-specific)
  • have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of application (Note: Students seeking exception to this academic policy should contact the Registrar at registrar@risd.edu with any questions.)
  • be in good standing in terms of conduct and finances
  • First year students must provide approval from the Dean of Experimental & Foundation Studies as part of their applications.
  • Brown University students are eligible to apply, but priority will be given to RISD students.

Per Student Financial Service requirements, students who plan to travel on school-sponsored trips must first pay their student account in full. Students with an account balance are ineligible for travel and may forfeit any funds already used to book travel arrangements. Contact Student Financial Services at sfs@risd.edu with any questions.

Co-Requisite Courses

This is a co-requisite course. Students must plan and register for HAVC-C412 and HPSS-C412. Students will receive 3 studio credits and 3 liberal arts credits.

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