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The Venice Programme: A Unique Opportunity

The Venice Programme provides Warwick BA and MA History of Art students with a unique opportunity to study the art of Venice first-hand for a full university term.

With courses taught by Warwick academics who are leading scholars in the field, students have the chance to learn about the art and architecture produced in Venice and her territories from the middle ages until the present day.

Certain modules on both the undergraduate and postgraduate degree programmes are taught exclusively in Venice. Students studying these modules spend the entire term (10 weeks) living and studying in the city.

Great emphasis is placed on the examination of buildings and works of art in their original settings. In addition to weekly classroom-based lectures, there are student-led seminars in churches, museums, galleries and the Biennale (whenever possible).

To place Venetian art and architecture and its display into its broader context, students are taken on a number of out-of-town trips to key centres on the mainland, which may include Padua, Vicenza, Verona (particularly to experience Palladian villas). We've even made it as far as Milan and Rovereto on occasion!

The History of Art Department at Warwick is the only art history department in the UK that offers students this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to live and study for 10 consecutive weeks in Venice.

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