Past Program

RISD in ROME: Illustrating Dante's Inferno

This three-week course brings together artistic practice that is inspired by great literature and study of Dante Alighieri’s 14th century poem, L’Inferno—an enduring model for our conception of Hell.

At-A-Glance

What
Summer Studies Travel Course
Where
  • Rome, Italy
  • Florence, Italy
  • Orvieto, Italy
  • Assisi, Italy
When
Summer 2019

Course Dates: Jun 29, 2019 — Jul 20, 2019

Who
Open to RISD students, Brown University students, non-RISD students
Faculty
Academic Credits
3
Department
  • Illustration
Course Numbers
  • ILLUS-1503
Cost
$5742

Includes tuition, accommodation, field trips, local transportation, group dinners + some meals, museum entrances, health and travel insurance.

Rome: Illustrating Dante's Inferno
Rome, Italy 2019
Rome: Illustrating Dante's Inferno
Rome, Italy 2019
Rome: Illustrating Dante's Inferno
Rome, Italy 2019

Full Course Description

This three-week course brings together artistic practice that is inspired by great literature and study of Dante Alighieri’s 14th century poem, L’Inferno—an enduring model for our conception of Hell. Taught in Rome at Palazzetto Cenci, with trips to Orvieto, Assisi and Dante’s home city of Florence, the class will include lectures by Dante scholars, critical dialogue with knowledgeable guest artists, and tours of relevant historical and cultural sites. Students will embark on study of the canticle and will define an independent problem in response to the poem, which will culminate in a three-part project. The course will conclude with an exhibition of student work in Rome.

Program Details

Full requirements for eligibility

If you are a RISD student currently enrolled in any year/department and you have a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 at the time of registration, you are eligible for registration. Note: Students seeking exception to this academic policy should contact the Registrar at registrar@risd.edu with any questions.

If you are a college student currently enrolled in another art/design college or institution around the world, or a professional practicing in the field, you are also eligible to register for any RISD Global Summer Study.

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