School of Communication and the Arts
International study is one of the hallmarks of our programs. There are many opportunities to study abroad through our wide range of semester-long programs and short-term abroad courses. Our students are encouraged to extend their studies across the globe, in exciting locations like Great Britain, Ireland, France, Spain, Australia, and Japan. Art, Art History, and Digital Media students can also choose to spend a semester, a year, or more at our campus in Florence, Italy. Housed in the historic center of Florence, the campus has 12 buildings with an impressive range of facilities.
Working alongside international artists, designers, and scholars, our students have the opportunities to not only immerse themselves in Renaissance culture but also explore both traditional and digital media, as well as specialized courses in jewelry making, ceramics, and art history. We also offer two four-year degrees exclusively at our Italy campus. The BS in Conservation Studies provides the extraordinary opportunity to study and apprentice with masters of restoration, while working on centuries old original art. Students in the BFA in Interior Design work with international professionals to explore design, concept development and presentation. A graduate program, the MA in Museum Studies* (program currently on pause) is also offered entirely at our Florence campus. All courses at the Italy campus are taught in English.