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Boston University London Art History Program with the Courtauld Institute of Art
London, England (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Fall Semester
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Program Sponsor: Boston University Study Abroad 
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Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
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Program Type: Study Abroad (semester) Language of Instruction: English
Time Away: Fall Semester Housing options: Apartment (Shared)
Program Adviser: Francesca Schenker
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Please be reminded that you may need to meet different deadlines when applying to this program: 

  • Program deadline: January 26, 2020
  • Princeton application deadline: April 26, 2020
     

The University

The London Art History Program with the Courtauld Institute of Art offers something truly unique to serious students of art: a semester of art history at Britain's preeminent art institute, the world-renowned Courtauld Institute of Art at the University of London.

The BU/Courtauld program includes a 4-credit seminar, Modern British Art and Design, taken prior to the beginning of the Courtauld semester at the BU London Academic Center. This seminar allows students to:
  • Gain an additional 4 credits, and complete a full semester course load
  • Prepare for the Courtauld academic experience
  • Live in London a month longer than they would if they enrolled directly at the Courtauld

Academics

The BU/Courtauld program includes a 4-credit seminar, Modern British Art and Design, taken prior to the beginning of the Courtauld semester. This seminar allows students to:

  • Gain an additional 4 credits, and complete a full semester course load
  • Prepare for the Courtauld academic experience
  • Live in London a month longer than they would if they enrolled directly at the Courtauld

Required Courses
Students in enroll in CAS AH 320 or CAS AH 388, and CAS AH 300.

CAS AH 320 Modern and Contemporary British Art and Design (4 credits)
The course provides an overview of Modern and Contemporary British Art and Design through the critical historical and aesthetic evaluation of art works and the institutions that house them within London’s permanent collections and temporary exhibitions.

CAS AH 388 British Painting from Holbein to the Twentieth Century (4)
This course provides an introduction to British painting, and it is intended for students who have a major or minor in art history. The structure of the course is broadly chronological, covering the sixteenth century to the end of the nineteenth. The course offers students the unique opportunity of studying the artworks in London galleries and museums. Enrollment is limited. Donnellan.
Syllabus

CAS AH 300 Frameworks for Interpretation: Historiography and Display (6)
An introduction to some of the key philosophical theories, particularly aesthetic theories, that inform the history of art. Taken at the Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London.
 

For a full list of courses offered, see here.
 

Eligibility

For Princeton approval, participants must have at least a 3.0/ B average for the fall and spring semesters prior to the semester of study abroad. All students must enroll according to, and remain in compliance with, the Boston University Study Abroad Course Load Policy. Preference given to juniors and seniors.

Academic Calendar

  • Fall Semester: Late August to mid-December

Please note: This program is only offered during the fall semester.

Housing

  • Accommodations are apartment-style suites in BU’s own housing in the centrally located South Kensington neighborhood. All residences are approximately a 15-minute walk from the BU London Academic Center. Bedrooms consist of doubles, triples, and quads and all bedrooms come with an en-suite bathroom. Limited single rooms are available on a space-available basis for a supplemental fee.
  • Fully equipped kitchens are available within BU housing. Kitchens are shared between approximately 6–14 students.
  • Students are responsible for budgeting their own cost of meals. Board isn’t included in this program.
  • BU London does not have dining hall facilities, but there are ample grocery stores, restaurants, and other amenities in the immediate area surrounding the residences.
  • All buildings are within walking distance to local transportation, including the London Tube and bus systems.
  • Coin-operated laundry facilities are located in the basements of all residences. Cost of laundry is not included in the program fee.
  • Students have access to the BU London Library for research and printing purposes. For recreational and social activities, students may take advantage of the BU London Social Programme as well as the clubs and societies of Imperial College London.
  • WiFi is available throughout all the BU buildings.

Money Matters

Students who receive financial aid at Princeton continue to receive Princeton financial aid for the approved costs of study abroad programs during the academic year. For detailed information about financial aid, program fees, and billing for study abroad, please visit the Money Matters section of the Study Abroad website.
 

Passport and Visa

Students must have a passport valid for at least six months after the end of their study abroad program.  For information on obtaining or renewing a US passport, please consult the US State Department Passport Website.
 

Application Process

In order to apply, the appropriate study abroad adviser from Princeton must review your qualifications and nominate you for the program. 
  • Please contact BU Study Abroad for additional application instructions. Notification of admission begins after the application deadline.
  • Late applications will be considered if approved by both Boston University and the Courtauld Institute of Art. Applicants seeking to apply after the January 26 deadline should send a request to Program Manager Corey Smith (coreys@bu.edu).

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Fall Semester 2020 04/30/2020 05/04/2020 TBA TBA
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