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  • Locations: Arezzo, Italy
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Emory applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2018 10/02/2017
01/15/2018 04/20/2018
Fall 2018 03/01/2018
08/31/2018 12/05/2018

** Some programs accept students on a rolling admission basis. Students may be notified prior to this date of acceptance into the program.

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Program Description:
Accademia dell'Arte Composite

Hosted by: Accademia dell'Arte
Academic Focus:  Theater, Music, Dance

Approximate Dates:  
  • Fall (Theater and Music only): early September to mid December
  • Spring (Theater and Dance only): early January to early May

Eligibility Requirements:  A minimum 3.0 GPA, good academic standing. This program is designed for performing arts (Theater, Music, Dance) majors and minors.  All students interested in this program should meet with their academic/major advisor. No language prerequisite.

Program Information:  The theater study abroad program in Arezzo is designed for performing arts majors or minors. The program resembles a conservatory in that its principal focus is the practical realization of performance projects. Courses include Italian language; history, philosophy, and literature of Italian theater; design, scene painting, costume design, commedia/ mask; commedia skills; voice and performance; and studio/production. Prior to the start of the main academic program, students will enroll in a four-week language intensive class sponsored by the University of Siena's branch campus in Arezzo.
Each fall in partnership with the Furman University Department of Music, the Accademia dell'Arte hosts a one-semester music program. Students take classes with visiting music faculty from Furman University and with local Italian applied music teachers. Music courses include: Music history, Applied Music Lessons, Conducting, Philosophy of Art and Performance.
Each spring in partnership with the Muhlenberg College & Goucher College Departments of Dance, the Accademia dell'Arte hosts a one-semester dance program. This unique dance program offers students the opportunity to combine high-level studio dance training in technique and contemporary dance choreography with the world of popular Mediterranean dance forms linked to Tarantismo. The program includes special topics and workshops including Feldenkreis and an intensive Butoh workshop. Other courses include Dance Technique and Performance, Tarantismo & Popular Dance, Italian language, and the Philosophy of Art and Performance.
Arezzo is located in the heart of the Tuscan countryside. Throughout its history, the city was among the most important centers of Etruscan civilization as well as home to poets like Petrarch and artists like Michelangelo. But, beyond Arezzo's cultural heritage is the sheer beauty of the city and its eminent livability with its cafes, charming streets, stone buildings, and theaters. Its size and tranquility make it a superb place to experience the authentic rhythms of Italian life. Arezzo has become a modern cultural center in its own right with numerous internationally recognized festivals, concerts, and trade fairs. It is also a growing student center with the location of a new campus of the University of Siena located near the city center.

Courses:  Students are required to be enrolled full-time (15 credits), and most credits will count towards Theater Studies, Music, or Dance. Students are also required to take one Italian language course. Credit and Grade Translation - Accademia dell'Arte
Emory College Study Abroad maintains a list of blanket approved courses. This list specifies how courses taken abroad will transfer back to Emory. PLEASE NOTE: Students may obtain additional approvals for courses that are not currently in the OISP Master Blanket Approval List 

Living Arrangements:  Students live in apartments or residence halls and placements are made on a case-by-case basis. Meals are provided Monday through Friday (breakfast, lunch, and dinner) while classes are in session.

Costs:  A full description of the program costs and billing procedures is available in the budget sheets. Please click here for Budget Sheets: Fall / Spring

Financial Aid/Scholarships:  Students are eligible to carry existing financial aid and scholarships on Emory-approved study abroad programs. For more information about available scholarships, please click here. 

Visa:  Students studying in Italy will require a student visa which will be affixed to a page in their passport. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Kali Quinn by telephone at 716-440-759, or by email at It is imperative that students immediately apply for a passport if they do not already have one or renew their passport if it will expire within six months of the end date of the program.

Program Resources:
In addition to submitting an application to the Emory College Study Abroad Office, students must also submit an application to Accademia Dell'Arte Application and Student Visa Forms:


This program is currently not accepting applications.