Several programs of study are available by enrolling in short-term abroad or World Partner institutions offered by the College of Visual and Performing Arts and/or Syracuse University Abroad. Short-term abroad locations include Brazil, England, and Italy. World Partner programs include Prague, Czech Republic. For opportunities offered through SUAbroad, students apply through SUAbroad. For information on applying to other opportunities, contact SU:VPA Global.
The "Culture, Music, and Art of Brazil" course combines on-campus classes (once a week) with a 10-day trip to Brazil, providing a unique opportunity to experience the cultural heritage of Brazil. The main focus of the course is to understand the diversity of Brazil's culture, ethnicity, historical facts, and educational settings in relationship to the culture of the United States of America. The course will explore intersections of community music, educational settings, and social inclusion through music along with an examination of social practices that are outcomes of European, African, and Native Brazilian heritage.
England (Art and Drama)
Central St. Martins College of Art and Design, London College of Fashion, or Rose Bruford College.
Artists in Italy: The Pleasure of Seeing through SUAbroad allows students to follow the footsteps of artists who have traveled to Italy to see that country’s masterpieces and to paint their own. Students will visit major Italian art collections and historic sites in Rome, Florence, Padua, Bologna, and Venice and create a visual record of their travels. This may take the form of paintings, drawings, or other visual compositions done in various media. While there are no formal pre-requisites for the course, students with a drawing/illustration/painting background are encouraged to apply.
World Partner Programs
Prague, Czech Republic (Transmedia/Film and Art Photography)
Film majors interested in 35mm filmmaking can pursue a master workshop that includes 35mm film production through the Film Studies Program with FAMU (the Film and Television School of the Academy of Performing Arts) and SUAbroad. The program includes language and culture study and an array of electives ranging from film history and film studies across genres to visual theory to practical workshops in acting and directing. Spring only.
FAMU's Art Photography Program through SUAbroad consists of two core courses ("Fine Art Photography and Imagery," "Ambiguity and Culture"), a required Czech language course, and two to three elective courses from FAMU’s international program. The core courses focus on analog techniques and darkroom developing. The electives specialize in such areas as digital photography, still life, and restoration. All courses are taught in English.