MUSEUMS & ART COLLECTIONS IN SPAIN
This course is designed to introduce students to some of the great art collections of Spain but also to the most avant-garde and unique museums of the country.
Students will learn about the origin and development of some of the most famous art collections (both public and private) in Madrid, Málaga and Barcelona. They will also learn about some of the most recent and exceptional centers where the building and the collection may be equally important; this is the case of the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao or the City of Arts and Sciences in Valencia.
This course proposes an immersion in the world of museums, not only art collections, but all centers of science & culture as well. It has a strong practical component and students will have the opportunity to visit different sites, museums, exhibitions, and galleries, while conducting meetings and interviews with museum administration personal, and curators. This course is designed for a general audience and students do not need to have a specific training in art or art history.
The structure of the class is defined in three different modules:
Online Sessions: It is a two-week program where students cover the content of the course online through synchronous daily class meeting with the professor and classmates in real time. Students will do individual as well as collaborative work on specific topics and projects.
Bridge Sessions: Students will come together twice a month to continue working in their collaborative projects. Classes will also include specific advising sessions, workshops, roundtables and activities with guest speakers and business professionals.
Onsite immersion session: As a conclusion of the program students will participate in a two-week immersion program in Madrid, Spain. This capstone experience will allow participants to enjoy a full direct learning, visiting all cultural and historical sites subject of study as well as meeting all partners, experts and guest that participated in the previous part of the program.
Teaching methodology combines classroom sessions on streaming and virtual site visits with the use of other of digital technologies, including filming, photography, virtual and augmented reality reproduction, or web and app, design among others so students can enjoy the best experience from home.
We use Zoom and Google Class for teaching support.
Length of the program: two weeks online program+ two weeks immersion experience in Spain
Calendar and sessions:
Session I: June 15th- 26th (January immersion dates program will be announced)
Session II: July 6th -17th (January immersion dates program will be announced)
Cost of the program:
Online Module (25h): * 500€ *
Bridge Module + Immersion Experience: 1.800€
Full Program (Three modules): 2.200€
Optional college credit available for students registered for the full program. Check firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.
* You are welcome to complete the online part only.
Language of instruction: English/Spanish
Site: Alcala de Henares / Madrid (Spain)
Full program includes:
Infinite Spur Certificate of Attendant
Personalized advising and onsite orientation
Accommodation (double rooms)
Cultural activities and excursions
24/7 local support