This four-week course is offered in collaboration with the Freie Universität in Berlin. You will have the chance to explore the art scenes of these two vibrant cities, both from a past and present perspective.
Discover more than 1,000 years of European Art and European Art History this summer. Learn about the Golden Age of Dutch Art and the many social, historical, religious and cultural factors that influenced art production during that time. Find out how life shaped art and how the arts shaped life in Utrecht during the 16th century. Then join our classes from Berlin and go back further in time to medieval times. Learn about the varying circumstances that shaped the production and reception of German art from the Middle Ages through the twenty-first century. The notions of a national identity and its connections to artistic expressions will be an important element of this course and introduce you to political art and the politics of art.
The course is open to participants (graduates and non-graduates) from all disciplines with a keen interest in Art History. No experience required.
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Housing is optional. After the application deadline, you cannot adjust your housing option (with or without arranged housing) in Berlin, i.e. participants who register without housing will then have to find their own housing in Berlin, or students who applied with housing, cannot cancel this after 22 June 2024. In case of cancellation by the participant after 22 June, the service fee (€ 130) as well as the fee for accommodation at Ju-Li Hostel in Berlin (€ 400) amounting to a total of € 530 cannot be refunded. The remaining amount will be refunded according to our regular cancellation policy.
Housing information on Berlin can be found here
Housing information on Utrecht can be found here
The housing costs in Utrecht includes housing, plus an Utrecht Summer School sleeping bag, for you to keep. This sleeping bag also includes an inflatable pillow and matress cover. If you wish to bring your own bedding, please contact us, so we can give you a € 50 discount on the housing fee. Please note that you cannot buy individual bedding items.
The transfer from Utrecht to Berlin is NOT included in the course fee. A travel guide will be visible here, in early 2024. Students are also responsible for their travel from their home country to Utrecht and from Berlin to their home country.