Past Program

European Honors Program - Spring 2018

RISD in Rome: European Honors Program (EHP) is a unique off-campus residency program that welcomes students to spend a full semester immersed in a global and interdisciplinary environment, which is designed to feed independent and experimental studio projects.

At-A-Glance

What
European Honors Program
Where
  • Rome, Italy
When
Spring 2018

Course Dates: Jan 8, 2018 — May 25, 2018

Who
Open to RISD students, Brown University students
Faculty
Academic Credits
18
Department
  • RISD Global
Course Numbers
  • MAJOR-9500
  • MAJOR-9700
  • HAVC-9200
  • LAEL-9200
Cost
$7170

Housing at the Cenci + Week-long Travel Tour: $6,860 + International Travel & Health Insurance: $310

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Program Description

In RISD’s oldest off-campus semester program a select group of RISD juniors, seniors, and second year grads from all departments, as well as Visual Art + Architecture concentrators from Brown, live and work in a 16th century palazzo steps away from Rome’s most famous and important historical and artistic sites. Led by a Chief Critic drawn from a rotating cast of RISD faculty, the program is multidisciplinary in nature and designed to appeal to a wide range of concentrations. Each semester, approximately 20 students witness thousands of years of Western art and architecture first hand, drawing from their experiences to develop and produce a final studio project. EHP is an opportunity to inhabit the life of an artist working independently in Rome — but with all of the support and resources that RISD has to offer.

During the first week of the spring semester, students move into the Palazzetto and undergo orientation and introductory training. The academic components of the program begin the following week, which consist of the core Studio Elective (6 credits), the Art history course (3 credits, 2hrs, 4hr/week including 2hr city tour), and Italian (3 credits, 4hr/week).

The week-long trip, which moves beyond Rome to explore contemporary Italian art and culture in a number of other cities, occurs sometime during the first half of the semester. Week 10 marks the halfway point of the semester; students meet for a mid-term review. The liberal arts courses and the first component of the Studio Elective finish by week 13. During the following week, students are encouraged to explore other cities in Italy and beyond in order to gain inspiration and material for their studio concentration. They return to campus by week 15 for their Studio Concentration (6 credits), continuing and completing the work they began the earlier Studio Elective. During the last week of the program, students undergo the final review of their independent projects, followed by an exhibition and opening of the projects at the Palazzetto Cenci.

Program Details

Full requirements for eligibility

EHP is open to all RISD students in their junior, senior, or second grad years. Students enrolled in the Visual Art + Architecture concentrations at Brown University can also participate in the program during their junior or senior year.

RISD in Rome

Since 1960, RISD has maintained its site in Rome as a space for interdisciplinary exchange and immersive learning. As the first US art and design school with a significant presence in Italy, RISD in Rome has educated over 1,800 students and engaged with institutions across the city, country and Europe for 6 decades.

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Palazzetto Cenci

Since 1963, the Palazzetto Cenci has been home to RISD's European Honors Program (EHP) and the focal point of every RISD student’s experience in Rome. A historic site in its own right, the Palazzetto dates back to the 16th century and was once inhabited by the notorious Cenci family.

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