Study European theatre, vocal arts and dance, and experience Italian culture.
The Accademia dell'Arte provides an intensive period of training, studying and performing in Italy for students currently studying and training in theatre, vocal arts and dance. Students experience the marvelous tapestry of Italian culture while gaining insight and experience in the world of European performing arts.
The school is located within the grounds of the Villa Godiola, the Accademia’s permanent home on a promontory overlooking the walled city of Arezzo. Student visits to the elegant opera houses, churches and historic piazzas of the region provide further occasions for performance during some of the programs.
Area of study, coursework and performing opportunities vary from semester to semester. A complete listing of the academic programs can be found on the Accademia website (http://www.dell-arte.org).
Language of Instruction
All courses are taught in English. Beginning or intermediate Italian is part of the coursework of most Accademia programs.
Grades will appear on each student's Hendrix transcript, but do NOT figure into the cumulative GPA. Students must earn at least a "C" to be awarded transfer credit.
Cost of Program
Complete cost information can be found on the Accademia website. Program fee includes tuition, room and board. Additional expenses for students include airfare and spending money.
Normally, all federal and state financial aid applies, but Hendrix scholarships do not. However, Hendrix offers a special scholarship opportunity for Accademia dell'Arte applicants. See the Study Abroad Office for details.
The Accademia dell'Arte makes its permanent home in the Villa Godiola on the outskirtsof Arezzo. The Bishop Angelo Ricasoli originally built the villa in 1391 as his personal residence. In later centuries the villa was transformed into a seminary, making it an ideal place for study. The villa is a short walk to the center of Arezzo, combining a rural setting and an urban zone.
The villa includes a large formal garden, two residence halls, a large rehearsal hall, theatre space, classrooms, and indoor/outdoor dining. Meals are taken at the villa.
Students can study at Accademia Fall semester, Spring semester, or during the summer. The Accademia calendar roughly parallels Hendrix’s, with semester start dates a little later.
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