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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
CU Denver Faculty-Led Global Study
Minimum GPA:
Class Eligibility:
Undergraduate Students
Academic Department:
Visual Arts
Number of Credits:
Program Advisor:
Catherine Bogle
Course(s) Offered:
FINE 3130 & FINE 3135
Faculty Leader:
Carol Golemboski, William Adams
College of Arts & Media
Program Description:


  • Learn nineteenth century techniques to create stunning photographs of Florence, Pisa, Luca, Siena and Chianti.
  • Immerse yourself in Italian culture and enjoy amazing Italian cuisine.
  • Construct a camera obscura to see an incredible view of the streets of Florence.
  • Experience world-famous works of art like Botticelli’s Birth of Venus and Masaccio’s Trinity.
  • View Florence through fifteenth century optical devices standing in the same locations as the artists and architects who invented them.


Photography in Florence investigates the relationship between artistic theories, historic works of art, and early photographic processes in the unique setting of Florence, Italy. Students shoot negatives with large format cameras in a variety of beautiful and historically significant locations. They then print these negatives using 19th century photographic processes, such as albumen and salted paper printing.

The seminar course stimulates a dialogue that relates photography to the specific offerings of Florence as an artistic and cultural center. Through tours of regional museums, churches and historic sites, students gain insight into the origins of photography in Florentine experiments and artistic practices of the early Renaissance.


Course Information

  • 6 Credits
  • FINE 3135 & FINE 3130

Course Requirements

  • FINE 1150
  • FINE 2155 (recommended)
  • FINE 3630 (recommended)





  • Includes: Tuition and fees, shared accommodation, entrance fees, some meals, ground transportation & health insurance
  • Not Included: Airfare, most meals, personal expenses

Faculty Leader


This program is directed by Carol Golemboski and ?Bill Adams?. Contact them at and

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid

CU Denver students may be able to use their existing financial aid for Global Study programs. Note that Winterim programs are considered part of spring term financial aid. For more information and to discuss your personal aid package, schedule an appointment with the Financial Aid Office.


CU Denver Global Study Scholarship

CU Denver students participating on a CU Denver Global Study program during the Maymester, Summer, or Winter terms are eligible to apply for this scholarship from the Office of Global Education. Awards range from $500- $1,000. Apply here.

CU Denver Global Study Scholarship

We encourage you to seek additional scholarships for which you or your program may be eligible. See if your academic department or college/school offers study abroad scholarships, or visit the following websites to learn about external funding:

This program is currently not accepting applications.