Language Requirement: None
Academic Standing by Program Start: Sophomore
Location: Europe, United Kingdom, England
GPA: 2.5
Program Overview

Led by a faculty member in the Department of the History of Art and Architecture, Art and Architecture in London immerses students in the global and culturally vibrant metropolis of London. Through myriad tours and guest lectures, students learn from leading art, architectural and design historians, and museum and gallery professionals. Course readings, discussions, daily field trips, and hands-on interactive projects take full advantage of London as a creative laboratory, allowing students to explore the city’s most exciting art, architecture, and design developments through art historical contextualization, current critical debates, and curatorial considerations.

Dates and Deadlines
Term Year Deadline Arrival Date Departure Date
Summer 2024 03/15/24 07/28/24 08/17/24

Discount for Pell Recipients

To expand access to study abroad, GEO is offering a $400 discount for this program to UO students who currently have the Pell Grant as part of their federal financial aid (FAFSA).

Academic Details

Students will receive 6-credits in total upon successful completion of the program.

Students may opt to receive 4 credits for either ARH 354: Modern and Contemporary Art or ARH 150: Introduction to Visual Culture.

All students will receive 2 additional ARH credits for the specialized course, ARH399: Exhibiting Art/Design in London.

Course Equivalencies

UO students: please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.

Non-UO students: Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

Faculty and Staff

Simone Ciglia (Pescara, Italy, 1982) is Career Instructor at the University of Oregon. His areas of research focus on marginal spaces within contemporary art, including its relationship to agriculture, craft, and utopian/dystopian impulses. He works as a freelance curator and correspondent for Flash Art Magazine, and writes for a variety of publications, including Treccani and Zanichelli.

He has taught at the Academy of Fine Arts in Urbino,  Italy, and was Assistant Researcher at the MAXXI - National Museum of XXI Century Arts in Rome. He holds a Ph.D. in the History of Contemporary Art from the “Sapienza” University of Rome.

Housing Description

You will join a community of residents from many different ethnic and cultural backgrounds, as part of life in one of the University of London residence halls. The hall is located in central London, close to the GEO Centre, the British Museum, and the London Tube.

You will have your own single study and share bathrooms with other residents. All single rooms have a hand basin, fitted furniture consisting of a bed (including linens), desk, chair, and storage for clothes and books. Rooms are fitted with a telephone, Wi-Fi, and data socket.

The residence hall has study rooms, lounges, a computer lab, and laundry facilities available to students. Daily breakfast is included in the program fee and is taken in the hall's cafeteria. Shared refrigerators, microwaves, and kettles are also available in the hall common areas and there are grocery stores and restaurants within walking distance.