Summer 2020 - Webster Global Art Institute Program (ART 3099) | Webster University

Vienna, Austria

Summer 2020 - 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.

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.

Program Dates: May 25-June 26

ART 3099 Independent Study: Summer Art Global-6 credit hours
Faculty Leader: Brian Zimmerman
Faculty Leader: Seth Weiner 

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.

For a list of program visits and workshops, click here

Program Flyer
ART 3099 Independent Study: Summer Art Global

Program Cost
Program Fee:
 $1,110 includes co-curricular program activities, 3 excursions outside of the Vienna city center-to an art studio, Mauthausen Concentration Camp, and Graz-, guest artist instructors and lectures, classes in a printmaking studio, a welcome and farewell meal, and art supplies. Note: The Program Fee has been updated from $860 to $1,110 in order to include an excursion to Graz.
6 Credit of Webster Tuition: $4,350
Vienna Housing: $1,760
Study Abroad Fee: $275
Application Deposit: $100

Students may be eligible for Webster study abroad scholarships

  • Next Century Leaders Endowed Scholarship Fund
  • Marilynne Bradley Endowed Fund for Undergraduate Study Abroad
  • Dr. Roy Tamashiro Endowed Travel Scholarship

For a complete list of available scholarships along with eligibility and requirements, please reference the Study Abroad website for more information.

Summer Break Scholarship Deadline- March 15th

Application Process
Application Deadline: March 15th

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

- Wednesday, Feb. 19th - 12-12:45 pm VAS Seminar Room 1.5
-Friday Feb. 21st. 3-3:34 pm VAS Seminar Room 1.5
-Wednesday Feb. 26th – 12-12:45 pm VAS Seminar Room 1.5


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