2013 SVA Arts Abroad: Design and Culinary Arts Programs in France and Italy‏


School of Visual Arts

School of Visual Arts (SVA)


Creativity is about more than making—it’s about exploration and contemplation as well. For over 30 years, SVA has offered a range of programs designed to engage and inspire students, educators, and professionals, providing them the opportunity to travel, experience other cultures, and renew their passions. Enroll in one of our design or culinary arts programs, see the world, and be inspired.

Interior Design in Italy: Past, Present and Future
Faculty: Stuart Mager, ASID, and Elizabeth Martin, AIA
May 13–26

Gain an in-depth understanding of Renaissance architecture as you visit museums, palaces, and piazzas to sketch and study, examining how sites have been preserved and repurposed and how time-tested principles inspire modern forms.

Master’s Workshop: Design History, Theory and Practice in Rome
Faculty: Lita Talarico, Steven Heller, Darius Arya, Cristina Chiappini, James Clough, Louise Fili, Mario Fois, Paola Manfroni, Mario Rullo, Mauro Zennaro
May 26–June 9

Combine the study of graphic, book and lettering design with archeology, art, epigraphy—even Italian cuisine—in Rome, birthplace of Western typographic tradition. Attend workshops taught by design professionals, historians, and publishers, while taking time to visit nearby attractions.

Exploring the Culinary Arts on the Italian Riviera
Faculty: David Downie and Alison Harris
June 7–14

Discover the cuisine and landscape of Liguria, home to some of Italy’s best-loved foods, like focaccia, pesto, and ravioli. Visit fishing villages, markets, and trattorias, meeting artisans who keep the country’s culinary traditions alive.

Food Design in France
Faculty: Emilie Baltz
July 6–13

Study in the kitchens of Ecole Supérieure d’Art et de Design de Reims, in France’s Champagne province, where you can explore how ingredients, taste, and service influence our experiences with food. The program also includes trips to nearby distilleries, vineyards, farms and producers.

For complete course descriptions and itineraries, visit artsabroad.sva.edu.