Studying art in Italy

Surrounded by 16th Century decorations on the palace walls of their Rome art studio, CAAD students critique their poster designs
Photo by Megan Bean

MSU students in a College of Architecture, Art and Design study abroad program are finishing their time in Rome, Italy, after arriving in late June. Based at the University of Arkansas Rome Center, 14 MSU architecture, interior design and art students have been experiencing the epicenter of ancient, classical and modern creative heritage while earning credit for a poster image studio course and art history course taught by MSU faculty Jamie Burwell Mixon and Ben Harvey. The group also spent three days in Florence with additional guided field trips and visits to historic sites and museums. The courses will culminate with an exhibition of student and faculty work on campus this spring. Study abroad courses have become a common stepping stone included in many MSU students' collegiate experiences. Click here for more on MSU study abroad opportunities. For a photo album featuring more of the CAAD students' recent time in Rome, click here.