RISD Wintersession Travel Courses 2018
General info session: Wednesday Sept. 20th, 5.30pm,CB 521
The Wintersession Travel courses are designed to give art and design students the opportunity to embed themselves in a new cultural context, to learn from artists and designers in that country and region, and to develop their practice in an environment outside of RISD’s Providence campus.
A launch event will be held on campus on Wednesday September 20th, 5.30pm, College Building 521, with all faculty presenting their courses. The event will be followed by course specific info sessions in late September, 2017.
The 2-week registration period will be starting on October 10th. Being an earlier registration process, all students who aren't accepted for the WS travel courses are still eligible for all WS courses on campus.
Need-based scholarship will be available for RISD students and will be assigned before registration opens, in order to facilitate enrollment and allow students who need funding to plan accordingly.
6 credits (ARCH-1505 + CER-1505-01)
Jan 3.-Feb. 6: Kyoto and Naoshima
Temples and shrines, tranquil gardens, traditional crafts, and music—these are all things that should not be missed when visiting the city of Kyoto and the island of Naoshima in Japan. READ MORE
INFO SESSIONS: Monday, Sept. 25 at 6:30PM and Thursday, 28 at 6:30PM in the BEB, room 317
3 credits (ARCH-2050-01)
Jan. 9 - Feb. 3: Rome
Faculty: Elettra Bordonaro (RISD Architecture)
Pantheon is one of the first architectural projects using light as element of architecture. MAAM is a museum of everything but light. Pantheon is one of the historical symbols of Rome. READ MORE
6 credits (ARCH/IDISC-1584-01 + LAEL-1584-01)
Jan. 8-26: Lisbon + Jan. 30- Feb. 7: RISD
Although separated by the Atlantic Ocean, Providence and surrounding New England towns have deep ties to Portugal. An influx of immigrants from Portugal, who settled in New England in the late-18th century, links the two regions. READ MORE
INFO SESSION: Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 6:15PM in College Building, room 410
3 credits (FURN-1543-01)
Jan. 3 -12: British Columbia + Jan. 15-Feb. 7: RISD
Faculty: Patricia Johnson (RISD Furniture Design)
This course offers students an opportunity to study and explore the traditional knowledge and practices of the Haida in the Pacific Northwest of Canada. The Haida are a Native community particularly rich in creative culture and history. READ MORE
INFO SESSION: Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 11:30AM in RISD Global (321 in ProvWash)
6 credits (ILLUS-1501 + HAVC-1501-01)
Jan. 3-18: RISD + Jan. 19-Feb. 4: Venice, Perugia, Florence
Late Medieval and in particular the painting of the Italian High Renaissance represents what might be considered the largest, most coherent, and instructive body of representational and narrative painting. READ MORE
INFO SESSIONS: Monday, Sept. 25 at 6:15PM and Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 4:30PM in the ISB Gallery
6 credits (INTAR-1511 + HAVC-1511-01)
Jan. 3-Feb. 1: Fez + Feb. 2-6: RISD
In this studio course RISD students will engage with the reciprocity between craftsmanship and the adaptation of the built environment in the context of artisan economies. READ MORE
INFO SESSION: Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 6:00pm in College building, room 521 (the Old Library)
6 credits (PHOTO-W651-01)
Jan. 4-Feb. 5: Paris
Over a period of five weeks, students will come to know well the magnificent city of Paris with its abundant museums, significant architecture, atmospheric parks and intimate cafes. READ MORE
INFO SESSIONS: Thursday, Sept. 21 at 12PM, Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 5.00PM, Thursday, Sept. 28 at 12PM, Wednesday, Oct. 4 at 5.00PM, Thursday, Oct. 5 at 12PM in the Design Center, room 308.
3 credits (PRINT-1500-01)
Jan. 6-24: Havana + Jan. 25-Feb. 7: RISD
Faculty: Megan Foster (RISD Printmaking)
This travel course is designed to familiarize students with Cuban history, culture and art. Visits to museums, artists’ studios, printshops and cultural centers in and around Havana will complement studio work. READ MORE
INFO SESSION: Tuesday, Sept. 26 at 6PM in Benson Hall (Lithography Shop)
All students are required to remain in good academic standing in order to participate in the WS travel course/studio. Failure to remain in good academic standing can lead to removal from the course, either before or during the course. Also in cases where WS travel courses and studios do not reach student capacity, the course may be cancelled after the last day of Wintersession travel course registration. As such, all students are advised not to purchase flights for participation in Wintersession travel courses until the course is confirmed to run, which happens within the week after the final Wintersession travel course registration period.
The estimated travel costs include tuition, accommodation, some meals, field trips, museum entrances and health and travel insurance and airfare costs (when specified). All final costs will be posted in September.
Limited, need-based scholarships available. Deadline for financial aid applications will be announced in September.