Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Berlin, Germany
- Program Terms: Summer
Since the Fall of the Wall in November 1989, Berlin has awoken and risen from decades of post-war slumber to become one of the top art cities in the world. Berlin: The Fall + Rise of an Art City is a course designed to give students access to some of the most engaging art world experiences the city has to offer. Student travelers will come away from the course with a greater awareness of the rich history of this dynamic city as well as a deeper understanding of the inner-workings of the contemporary art world.
The course will provide creative and intellectual inspiration for its participants through tailored experiences in the Berlin art scene. Participants will be led on a day-long city tour, In Search of the Miraculous, in which eight artist-guides share their unique vantage points on the city they live and make work in. Students will experience the vitality of Berlin through multiple artist’s studio visits, meetings with art gallery owners, artist-run project spaces, a hands-on work-shop, a tour of a private art collection in a former WWII bunker, and visits to contemporary art spaces and museums such as Hamburger Bahnhof, KunstWerke, and Berlinische Galerie.
Through shared meals and daily excursions in the city, the course creates a community among travelers. A typical day starts with a meet-up over breakfast to review any readings, a brief period allotted for updating blogs or sketchbooks, then out the door for the art adventure of the day. Following the daily excursion, students will spend the remainder of the day exploring and discovering the city on their own or with the group.
|Education Abroad Advisor||Hannah Fischer|
|Get Started||Attend an Ed Abroad 101 Session|
|Faculty Leader||Tia Factor, Senior Instructor|
|Travel Dates||June 20-30, 2018|
|Areas of Study||
|Required Pre-Departure Meetings||Yes|
|Language of Instruction||English|
|Host Country Language||German|
|Class Standing Eligibility||
|Minimum GPA Requirements||Undergraduate: 2.75
|Language Requirement||No previous language requirement|
ART 399/499: Berlin: The Fall and Rise of an Art City- 4 credits
|Tuition & Fees||Additional Estimated Costs||Total Estimated Costs|
• 4 credits
• Breakfast every day; first and last dinners
• Local transportation
• Entrance for course-related excursions
• Education Abroad service fee
• International Health Insurance
• International round trip airfare
• Additional meals
• Personal spending money
Please note, all students enrolling for PSU credit are charged an additional PSU Rec Center Fee. For a current listing, please refer to PSU Fees.