Program Structure: Santa Reparata offers American University level undergraduate courses taught in English in a variety of areas of study. Most students choose to study for one or two semesters. Fall and Spring semesters are 15 weeks long and students enroll in 14-16 credit hours.
Semesters: Fall (15 Weeks) Total Credits: 14-16 Spring (15 Weeks) Total Credits: 14-16 Year Program (September-April) Total Credits: 32
Departments • Fine Arts • Liberal Arts • Design • Italian
Subjects: Photography, Digital Imaging, Printmaking, Book Arts, Painting, Drawing, Art History, Museum Studies, History, Music Appreciation, Politics and Social Science, Literature, Creative Writing, Cinema (Film Studies), Journalism, Fashion Design, Jewelry Design, Textiles Design, Italian Language (All Levels), Intensive Italian
CLASSROOM STRUCTURE & INSTRUCTION: Academic Lecture Classes: These classes meet twice a week for a total of 3 hours per week. Classes combine in-class lectures, discussion and on-site visits and instruction. Most academic courses are reading and writing intensive and will require a minimum of 6-9 hours of work outside of regular class-time. Studio Classes: These hands on courses meet twice a week for a total of 6 hours per week. Studio courses combine practical lessons, in-class demonstrations and slide presentations. When possible students go on-site to work or visit exhibits or museums of relevance to the subject being studied. All courses require outside work and in-class critiques both individual and in groups. More advanced studio courses may require written assignments and many require students to keep a sketchbook.
Grading and Evaluation: Students are graded using the American University model of evaluation.
Field Trips: Most courses integrate on-site visits to museums and exhibitions. Many may require day trips. These excursions are considered an integral part of the course curriculum and attendance is mandatory. The fees for these excursions are not included in tuition fees and students will be invoiced separately after the end of add-drop, for these excursions along with general lab fees.