UA in Spain Art and Art History May 2019

Study in Spain with UA Art and Art History in May 2019! Study Abroad with UA Art in Spain

Contact Jason Guynes for more information or to add your name to our list for 2019’s trip to Spain.

Program Overview

The Department of Art and Art History at the University of Alabama is hosting a study abroad experience in Spain scheduled for May 6 through May 20, 2019. The program begins in Madrid and ends in Barcelona. It will be based in the medieval city of Toledo, a world heritage site, with excursions to Madrid to visit the Prado, Reina Sophia, Palacio Real, and Thyssen-Bornemisza Museums, an excursion to El Escorial to tour the palace, monastery and museum, and to Segovia to tour the Alcazar and cathedral. The program includes a two-day excursion to the cities of Granada and Cordoba visiting the Alhambra and the Mesquita. Activities conclude in Barcelona with tours of the Sagrada Familia and Casa Mila. The program will be guided and courses taught by UA professors Dr. Tanja Jones and Jason Guynes. Up to six credit hours may be earned in studio art and/or art history courses with some work required prior to and after the trip.

Accommodations and Meals

Participants will reside in centrally located, 3 star hotels throughout the program. Accommodations are based on shared occupancy of 2-4 persons per room (separate beds). Single accommodations are available for an additional charge. Also included are daily breakfasts and welcome and departure dinners.

Courses

Students may register for two classes with up to six (6) credit hours awarded. Typically, students will register for one studio course and one art history course. Registration for classes will be handled on an individual basis in an effort to best meet the educational needs of the student. Studio courses include: any level of drawing or painting, or directed studies in studio art. ART 208/408 Special Projects: Study Abroad Studio will be offered in the areas of Drawing and Painting. Art history courses offered are ARH 363 Masterpieces of Spanish Art and ARH 467 Topics in Renaissance and Baroque Art (W). Some course work will be required prior to and after the trip.

Program Costs

The cost of the UA Art and Art History in Spain program will be determined and published soon.

Program costs include all in-country transportation; accommodations as described above, daily breakfasts, welcome and departure dinners in Spain, specified museum and site entrance fees, and international health and emergency insurance. Students must arrange their own airfare or other travel to arrive in Spain during program dates.

All meals, other than breakfasts and specified dinners, are at the participant’s own expense. Participants should budget additional funds for art supplies or personal expenses such as souvenirs or independent travel, based upon individual spending habits.

Payment Schedule and Deadline

Payment schedule will be published soon.

Financial aid may be applied to this course. If interested in applying for financial aid, please contact a financial aid officer at your earliest convenience. This course is part of the UA summer interim schedule of courses. Space is limited to 25 participants.

For additional information, please contact:

Jason Guynes, Chairperson
Department of Art and Art History
205-348-9944
jguynes@ua.edu

TENTATIVE PROGRAM ITINERARY

dates and schedule subject to availability upon receipt of enrollment and deposits

Day 1 – Sunday, May 6, 2019
Morning: Arrive in Madrid, meet CISabroad On-site Program Coordinator at the airport, and transfer to accommodations in Toledo
Afternoon: CISabroad Logistics and Health & Safety Orientation
Evening: Group Welcome Dinner
Meals: Dinner
Transportation: Airport to accommodations (one group transfer via private coach); accommodations to dinner (walking)

Day 2 – Monday, May 7, 2019
Morning: Enjoy a guided walking tour of Toledo’s historic city center, to include the Cathedral of Toledo
Afternoon: Spend the afternoon on self-guided visits to sites in Toledo, using the Toledo Tourist Bracelet
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Accommodations to visits (walking)

Day 3 – Tuesday, May 8, 2019
Day: Take a day trip to Madrid for a self-guided visit to the Museo del Prado and a guided tour of Madrid’s Royal Palace
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Toledo to Madrid (train); to visits in Madrid (walking and public transportation)

Day 4 – Wednesday, May 9, 2019
Day: Enjoy a day trip to El Escorial and Segovia in Toledo, to include an audio-guided tour of the Monastery of El Escorial an a guided visit of the Alcázar de Segovia
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Toledo to El Escorial/Segovia (private coach)

Day 5 – Thursday, May 10, 2019
Day: Free day in Toledo
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: None

Day 6 – Friday, May 11, 2019
Day: Check out of accomodations in Toledo and transfer to Granada with a stop in Córdoba for a guided visit to the Mezquita de Córdoba along the way
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Toledo – Córdoba – Granada (private coach)

Day 7 – Saturday, May 12, 2019
Morning: Enjoy a guided tour the Alhambra (Palace and Generalife)
Afternoon: Free afternoon to explore Granada
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Accommodations to visits (walking)

Day 8 – Sunday, May 13, 2019
Morning: Check out of accommodations in Granada and transfer to Toledo
Afternoon: Free afternoon in Toledo
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Granada to Toledo (private coach)

Day 9 – Monday, May 14, 2019
Day: Free day in Toledo
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: None

Day 10 – Tuesday, May 15, 2019
Day: From Toledo take a second day trip to Madrid for a visit to the Museo Reina Sofia and the Museo Thyssen for self-guided tours
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Toledo to Madrid (train)

Day 11 – Wednesday, May 16, 2019
Morning: Check out of accommodations in Toledo and transfer to Barcelona
Afternoon: Free time in Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Toledo to Barcelona (train)

Day 12 – Thursday, May 17, 2019
Morning: In Barcelona, visit the Sagrada Familia for a UA faculty-led tour
Afternoon: Visit the Casa Mila for a UA faculty-led tour
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Accommodations to visits (walking and public transportation)

Day 13 – Friday, May 18, 2019
Day: Free day in Barcelona
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: None

Day 14 – Saturday, May 19, 2019
Day: Free day in Barcelona for last minute exploring, shopping, and packing
Evening: Farewell dinner
Meals: Breakfast, dinner
Transportation: Accommodations to dinner (walking)

Day 15 – Sunday, May 20, 2019
Day: Check out of accommodations and transfer to the airport for flights home
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation: Accommodations to airport (one group transfer via private coach)