Summer 2019 - Webster Global Art Institute Program (ART 3099) | Webster University

Vienna, Austria

Summer 2019 - Webster Global Art Institute Program (ART 3099)

Vienna, Austria

Program Description  
The Webster Global Art Institute held in Vienna, Austria is a five-week long immersive experience in art production, research, art history and cultural exchange. It is meant to provide a studio art-focused and professional art practice experience that works to emulate a studio residency in a new local. Classes are based at the Webster University Vienna campus with designated art studios throughout the city. Students will be creating artwork, visiting with professional artists and learning from their new environment through museum visits and cultural exploration. There will be class critiques over artwork produced, class discussions about exhibitions, studio visits with local artists and will conclude with an exhibition of student made artwork. Studio projects will focus on drawing, printmaking, sculpture and site-specific artwork.

Students interested in the Vienna Global Art Institute may also want to consider attending the ArtForum 58th Venice Biennale (ARHS 2000 for 1 credit), a 1-week program in Venice, Italy from July 1-July 7. It is possible to attend both, for a total of 6 weeks abroad during the Summer of 2019 and a wonderful experience in the international art scene.

Program Highlights

  • Explore one of the most culturally and artistically important cities in Europe
  • Work alongside professional artists in drawing, sculpture and printmaking
  • Visit historical sites to gain understanding and context of local history by visiting World War II Mauthausen work camp.

Syllabus: Coming soon.

Program Dates: May 27-June 28

ART 3099 Independent Study: Summer Art Global-6 credit hours
Faculty Leader: Brian Zimmerman
Course goals are to; prepare students for professional residencies, expand students understanding of their place in the world, be immersed in another culture to better reflect on their own, see and create art in another context, work with practicing artists and better understand their future interests and potential profession.

There are no specific prerequisites for the course, but previous experience in art making and self-motivation are strongly encouraged. Students will earn 6 studio elective credits.

Elective credit for students at large. In the Department of Art, Design, and Art History these credits can be used as studio art credits.

Program Flyer
Webster Global Art Institute Program (ART 3099)

Program Cost
Study Abroad Fee: $275 (covers international insurance & ISIC card)
Program Fee: $840 includes entrance into all museums and site visits, 2 excursions outside of the Vienna city center one to an art studio and the other to the Mauthausen Concentration Camp, guest artist instructors and lectures, classes in a printmaking studio and ceramics studio, a welcome and farewell meal, and art supplies. 
Tuition: $4,350
Housing: $877

Students may be eligible for Webster study abroad scholarships. Please reference the Study Abroad website for more information.

Summer Scholarship Deadline March 15

Application Process
Application Deadline: March 15, 2019

To apply, follow these steps:
1) Ensure you meet the study abroad eligibility requirements
2) Start an application via the Webster online application system
3) The application will ask you to fill out a number of forms, pay the $100 study abroad deposit*, write a brief statement of purpose, submit a passport copy and a passport sized photos.

*The $100 application deposit is refundable to if ALL of the following conditions are met:

1) Student attends the program
2) Student completes the pre and post-study abroad surveys
3) Student does not have any outstanding program charges.

Information Session
Webster Global Art Institute Program

Thursday, February 28
Visual Art Studios Seminar Room 1.5

Wednesday, March 6th
Visual Art Studios Seminar Room 1.5


Vienna Global Art students
Vienna Global Art student demonstration
Vienna Global Art sculpture class