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UK: Discovering the Fine Arts in Great Britain summer program

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This College of Fine Arts sponsored program is a unique opportunity to spend three fascinating and challenging weeks in the heart of London. Make sure to check out the  School of Fine Arts webpage  for additional details.

Program dates

May 16- June 7, 2020

Students will need to leave the United States by May 15th in order to arrive on-site by May 16.

Eligibility and selection process

This program is open to students of all majors with a minimum gpa of 2.5. No previous art history background is required for any of the art history courses or ART 300J.  This program also accepts non-OU students.

Students who will be on probation at any point during the program for a conduct offense that took place less than a calendar year from the program start date may not study abroad.  Click here to read the entire conduct policy.

Participation is limited to the first 15 accepted students. Enrollment is on a rolling basis, meaning that the first 15 students who apply and are accepted will attend. We recommend you apply as soon as possible as all spaces may have been filled before we reach the official deadline application date.

Applicants must be matriculated OHIO students. Non-OHIO applicants must have successfully completed high school or its equivalent.

Application deadline: February 15, 2020


Living arrangements

You will live in shared self-catering apartments (flats) in central London just off Russell Square and almost next door to the British Museum.  Each fully furnished flat has wi-fi, a fully equipped kitchen, a TV, dishwasher and large refrigerator.  A laundry room with washers and driers are available for free in your building.

Courses and credits

Undergraduates must take a minimum of 12 credit hours (the maximum allowed is 20 credit hours). graduate students must enroll for a minimum of 9 hours (18 credit maximum).

*Please contact program director with questions on course offerings. Some grad courses may not be listed here.

For guidance only, course offerings included:



The art history course is taught by Jody Lamb.  This course can count for one of the following three options.  Each is a 3 credit hour class. Choose and  sign up for one (1) course only.

  • ART 1100: Seeing and Knowing the Visual Arts. TIER 2 Fine Arts course
  • AH 4900 (undergrads) or AH 5900 (graduate): 19th Century Art in London
  • T3 4603: Cultural Traditions and the Arts. TIER 3 course


  • AH 4930 1-4 Cr. Hr. Indep. Study –Projects Lamb


  • AH 5930 1-4 Cr. Hr. Indep. Study--Projects/Readings Lamb


This course is open to all students.  This is an exciting new course we are offering in London for the first time. Students who take this class do not have to be accepted into the Museum Studies Certificate program.  On the other hand, students can apply to the Museum Studies Certificate program this spring.  If accepted, this class counts as your first required course in this program. 

  • ART 3100:  Museum Fundamentals 1
  • ART 5100:  Museum Fundamentals 1



  • Art 3000J: Criticism in the Visual Arts (Counts as Junior Writing Course)




  • ART 1121:  Introduction to Drawing (for non-art majors)
  • ART 1151:  Introduction to Painting (for non-art majors)
  • ART 2320:  Sculpture: Environments & Actions  Credit Hours:  4.0
  • ART 2720:  Experimental Drawing and Painting
  • ART 2900:  Studio Art Topics
  • ART 2902:  Figure and Gender  Credit Hours:  4.0
  • ART 3310 - Public Spheres & Dissemination Tactics  Credit Hours: 4.0
  • ART 3900:  Studio Art Topics
  • ART 3900:  Book Arts (taught by Haviland) 
  • ART 4900:  Studio Art Topics 
  • ART 4900:  Book Arts (taught by Haviland)
  • ART 5900:  Studio Art Topics
  • ART 5310: Sculpture 
  • ART 5320: Sculpture II
  • ART 6310: Sculpture III
  • ART 6320: Sculpture IV



  • ART 5410:  Graduate Printmaking
  • ART 5420:  Graduate Printmaking
  • ART 6410:  Graduate Printmaking
  • ART 6420:  Graduate Printmaking



  • ART 4930: Independent Study – Projects   (1-4 cr. hrs.)
  • ART 5930: Independent Study - Projects    (1-4 cr. hrs.)

Program highlights

The program includes a half day guided tour of London, and two all day trips: one to Stonehenge and Avebury and another to Windsor and Windsor Castle. 


Undergraduate Summer 2020

Graduate Summer 2020

Find out about scholarships, using your financial aid and more for this program.

Non-resident surcharge waived for this program.

Additional Information on the United Kingdom

To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the  CIA World Factbook

Health and safety 

Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities suggests you follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination.

Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
Refer to the State Department site  for information related to safety and security at this destination.

Also refer to  International SOS  for information related to safety and security at this destination. To log in to the International SOS website, please use the OHIO membership IS: 11BCAS000010.

Requesting accommodation for disabilities

If you plan to participate in an Ohio University-sponsored study abroad program and wish to request accommodation, you should contact the  Office of Student Accessibility Services  to schedule an appointment to complete an  Global Opportunities Disability Accommodation Request Form. We recommend you do this as early as possible to allow sufficient time to determine what accommodations may be made for this program.

Entry and exit requirements 

U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States.  If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now: http://travel.state.gov/passport/passport_1738.html.

Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country. Entry and exit requirements for this country can be found here.

US citizens won’t need a visa or other special documents to enter the UK for the length of this program. You may need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country.  Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program.  Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.

For more specific visa related information please visit OGO's  Visa Information Page.  

Information for NON-US citizens can be found  here .

For more information:

Dr. Jody Lamb
Program Director 
Jennings House
Office: 740 593-1811
Email:   lambj@ohio.edu

Emily Englehart  
Global Programs Coordinator | Office of Global Opportunities  
Email:  eengleha@ohio.edu





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