Fall Semester in Florence: What’s Included
CAP along with SRISA offers American University level undergraduate courses taught in English in a variety of areas of study. All classes, with the exception of Italian, are taught in English. Fall 2018 term is 15 weeks long and students enroll in 14-16 credit hours.
- Classes – 14-16 credit hours
- Welcome Dinner
- Student Art Exhibit and Reception
- 1 SRISA Day Trip and 1 SRISA Overnight Trip or equivalent
- Cultural Program Activities and Events
- Access to SRISA Optional Excursions
- On Campus Internet and Library
Classroom Structure & Instruction:
Academic Lecture Classes:
These classes meet twice a week for a total of 3 contact hours per week. Classes combine in-class lectures, discussion and on-site visits and instruction. Most academic courses are reading and writing intensive and will require a minimum of 6-9 hours of work outside of regular class-time.
These hands on courses meet twice a week for a total of 6 contact hours per week. Studio courses combine practical lessons, in-class demonstrations and slide presentations. When possible students go on-site to work or visit exhibits or museums of relevance to the subject being studied. All courses require outside work and in-class critiques, both group and individual. Advanced studio courses may require written assignments and many require students to keep a sketchbook.
Grading and Evaluation:
Students are graded using the American University model of evaluation.