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  • Locations: Berlin, Germany
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:
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, the most important art city in Europe. Participants will be led on a day-long city walk, In Search of the Miraculous, in which seven 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, a project space tour and engagement with the annual Project Space Festival, a hands-on creative workshop, tours of three private art collections, visits to contemporary art spaces and museums like KunstWerke, Hamburger Bahnhof, Berlinische Galerie and others.
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 for a “check-in” and review of any readings, 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.

Tuesday, Feb 5, 2019
12:30 - 1:30pm
Art Building, room 140

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Wed, Feb 6, 2019
12:30 - 1:30pm
Art Building, room 140

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Faculty Leader Tia Factor, Adjunct Instructor, School of Art and Design
Travel Dates August 5 - 15, 2019
Areas of Study
  • Art History
  • Art Practice
  • Fine Arts
  • Graphic Design
Required Pre-Departure Meetings Yes, to be scheduled when all students are confirmed
Course & Credit ART 399/410: Berlin: The Fall and Rise of the Art City

4 undergraduate credits
Language of Instruction  English
Host Country Language  German
Housing Hostel in the city center
Class Standing Eligibility
  • Sophomore
  • Junior
  • Senior
  • Post-Baccalaureate
  • Graduate
Minimum GPA Requirements Undergraduate: 2.75
Graduate: 3.0
Previous Coursework None required
Language Requirement No previous language study required
Application Requirements
  • 2 short essays
  • Unofficial Transcript
  • 1 Letter of Recommendation (submitted electronically via VikingsAbroad)
  • Interview
  • $50 application fee
$3,090.00 $1,850.00 $4,940.00
  • 4 undergraduate credits (ART 399/410)
  • Accommodations in either a hostel
  • Welcome and Farewell meals
  • Unique artist studio visits, many of which are not open to the public
  • Experiential art workshops
  • Museum & Art Studio Visits
    • Boros Sammlung, a private collection of contemporary art, comprised of works by international artists dating from 1990 to the present. Different facets of the collection are on display in a converted bunker in Berlin. 
    • Sammlung Hoffman, a private, contemporary art collection, updated annually, focusing each time on a unique keyword. The artwork spans multiple mediums and generations.
    • Julia Stoschek Collection, a private collection of contemporary international art with a focus on time-based media.
  • Local transportation
    • Metro card for use during the program in Berlin
  • Ed Abroad Service Fee
  • International Health Insurance for the duration of the program
*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.

*Application Fee: All applications include a $50 non-refundable fee due on the application deadline. Students who do not intend to complete a program application are required to withdraw before the deadline, otherwise, the $50 application fee will be assessed to the students' account. 

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