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  • Locations: Venice, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Program Description:

What You Need to Know

The Venice Biennale is arguably the most important visual art event in the world. Established in 1895, last year it attracted over 500,000 visitors. It is unrivaled in terms of providing students a living portrait of the global art world. The exhibition is huge, including pavilions for each represented country, dozens of ancillary exhibitions, as well as the curated exhibition. Students in the Intensive will be given the opportunity to meet and interact with artists and curators from around the world, both informally and through a series of lectures and presentations.

Travel and Living

Students arrange and pay for their own round-trip transatlantic flight to Venice. Transportation for program-related field trips are arranged by SU Abroad and are included in the program fee. You'll be housed in shared rooms in hotels/hostels or apartments rented by Syracuse University for the duration of the program. Each evening there is a group dinner prepared by Emily and Cooper.  Additional information will be provided to confirmed applicants.

IMPORTANT NOTE: Do not purchase your airline ticket before receiving written notification from us that you can book your flight. You will have to present this notification if we cancel the program at a later date, and you want to be reimbursed for the cost of the ticket.

*Travel and living arrangements are subject to change.  SU Abroad will provide detailed information prior to the program start date.


Venice Biennale Intensive
TRM 500, 3 Credits, Undergraduate/Graduate

*It is the student's responsibility to confirm with their home school/college that the course(s) taken as part of this program will satisfy their degree requirements.


Cooper Battersby and Emily Vey Duke teach in the Transmedia Department at Syracuse University.  They are dynamic and engaging professors who work in multiple disciplines and exhibit nationally and internationally.  In 2012 a book about their work was published by Pleasuredome and the Museum of Contemporary Canadian Art, titled The Beauty is Relentless: The Short Movies of Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby.


 Depart US  May 15, 2019
 Program begins:  May 16, 2019
 Program ends:  May 27, 2019 
 Application deadline:  February 20*

*Applications received after February 20 will be considered if there is still space in the program.


 UNDERGRADUATE (3 credits)
 Tuition  $3,891 (2019 rate)
 Program Fee  $1,650
 Total  $5,541
 GRADUATE (3 credits)
 Tuition  $4,860 (2019 rate)
 Program Fee  $1,650
 Total  $6,510

Additional Financial Information: We estimate that students should budget accordingly for the following expenses:

Air travel: $1,700
Personal: $400
Meals: $400

These figures are for expenses not covered in the tuition or program fee and are paid out-of-pocket.
*Please note that there may be additional fees associated with this program if a visa is required.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.