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WFU/Vienna: Flow House - History of Western Art (Summer Session 1)
Vienna, Austria
Program Terms: Summer
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Wake Forest University in Vienna: Flow House
Summer Session I
History of Western Art (ART 103)

Klimt          Flow House

Although Vienna is famous for its music—Mozart, Brahms, and Beethoven all lived and worked home—it was also home to wonderful artists and patrons of the arts.  Vienna’s best loved artist is Gustav Klimt, who was part of a vibrant artistic scene at the beginning of the 20th century visual art collections.  The city’s world class museums have collections that span prehistoric to contemporary art.  Vienna is a culturally diverse and vibrant city. It is home to the Vienna Boys' Choir, the famous Lipizzaner stallions, and countless coffee houses (an integral part of Viennese life). Located in the heart of Europe, students may easily travel east to the Czech Republic, Poland, and Hungary and west to France, Italy, Spain, England, and Switzerland.

In 1998, Wake Forest purchased a three-story villa in Vienna. The acquisition was made possible through the generous donation of Vic and Roddy Flow of Winston-Salem and the House was named in their honor. Built in 1898, the house was formerly the office of the U.S. Consulate.

Flow House is situated in a northwest section of Vienna, one block from the Turkenschanz Park. Located in the prestigious 19th district, the area is well-known for its embassies, diplomatic residences, and distinguished private homes.

Summer Session I: May 17 - June 14, 2014

Academic Program
Most students will take Art 103 History of Western Art, which fulfills the Division III, Fine Arts requirement. Students who already have credit for Art 103 may take Art 291 Individual Study in Art History; specific topics will be worked out with each student but may include Viennese architecture, Northern Renaissance art, or Collecting and Museums in Vienna. 

Art 103, the History of Western Art is a broad survey of European and American art beginning with ancient Greece and ending in the modern era.  About half of our class meetings will be on-site, either in museums or at architectural monuments. The museums of Vienna have collections focused on all the major periods of art, and there are excellent examples of architecture from the Gothic period until the present. We will give special attention to the late 19th and early 20th century, when architects and designers created a modern style called Jugenstil (also known as Art Nouveau) and artists like Klimt and Schiele developed uniquely sensuous and expressive styles.

Flow House can accommodate sixteen students. There are five student bedrooms on the top floor. A classroom, spacious kitchen, library with state-of-the-art technology, dining room, and living room are located on the middle floor. The house is wired for Internet access and students may bring their laptop computers. A three-bedroom faculty apartment is on the first floor. The house contains separate laundry facilities for faculty and students.

The total cost of summer study abroad can be broken down into four categories: 
*Program Fee -
Usually covers room, in-country travel, excursions, some meals and other costs associated with the program.
*Tuition – Students on WFU summer programs pay WFU summer school tuition per credit hour. The summer 2014 rate is $900/per credit hour.

*Airfare (estimated) – Varies per location. Students are responsible for their own airfare unless otherwise noted.
*Personal Expenses (estimated) – These will vary depending on the students' spending habits, cost of living in the destination country, and the number of meals included in the program fee. This may also include visa fees, vaccinations, academic supplies/books and other miscellaneous daily expenses.

Program Fee - $2,721
Tuition (3 hrs) - $2,700
Airfare - estimated $1,700

Personal Expenses - $1,500
Estimated total cost -

Selection Criteria
The faculty director is responsible for the selection of each group based on the following criteria:
*Academic suitability
*Social and emotional maturity
*Interest in Vienna
*Seriousness of the student in pursuing the academic and cultural aims of the program

None. Open to all majors. There is no foreign language requirement.

Students may apply for scholarships through the Center for International Studies.

Contact Information
Dr. Bernadine Barnes, Professor of Art History
Office: 106 Scales Fine Arts Center

House Address
Flow House
Gustaf Tschermakgasse 20
1190 Vienna, Austria
Phone: 011-431-367-0740
Fax: 011-431-367-1442

This program is currently not accepting applications.
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