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SIT Study Abroad Czech Republic: Art Studios in Creative Writing, Contemporary Dance & Photography (January Term)
Prague, Czech Republic (Outgoing Program)
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Minimum GPA: 2.5 Experiential Learning: ITR Field Study, URI Affiliated Program
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SIT Study Abroad Czech Republic: Art Studios in Creative Writing, Contemporary Dance & Photography

Explore photography, creative writing, or contemporary dance through an intensive arts workshop, while examining current debates around arts, politics, and society.

Artists are foremost custodians of free expression in the Czech Republic and other Central European young democracies. In this program, you will learn about mechanisms artists employ to engage political debate and promote the values of inclusion and social justice, take part in daily workshops with professional artists, and attend performances, exhibitions, and other cultural events. You may select one of three studio workshops. Photography students will learn experimental photo methods such as photogram, collage and montage, and stop motion animation, with historical roots in the Czech art scene, and prepare their own exhibition at a public art gallery. Creative writing students will write fiction under the guidance of a local novelist, read and critique contemporary Czech fiction and poetry, and present their own work at a final literary evening. Contemporary dance students take part in daily studio work, attend performances, learn about trends in Czech dance, and create a final dance performance. The intensive J-term also includes day trips to regional alternative arts spaces, galleries, and other off-the-beaten track arts initiatives devoted to community building and engaging social justice debates and politics.

This January-term program will run from December 28, 2020-January 15, 2021. Participants will earn three credits.

Program Highlights
  • Develop your skills in photography, writing, or dance under the guidance of top Czech artists.
  • Attend exhibitions, performances, and other cultural events.
  • Explore the intersection of the arts and social justice issues in Central Europe.
  • Gain first-hand experience in the Czech cultural scene and its unique community arts initiatives.

Prerequisites

None, but it is recommended background in the visual arts, literature or creative writing, and contemporary dance, which requires intensive physical studio work.

Program Structure

Prague is a stunning historical city with a dynamic alternative arts scene that provides an ideal laboratory for exploring contemporary social issues and politics of Central Europe through the lens of the arts.

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