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  • Locations: London, United Kingdom
  • Program Terms: January Term
  • Program Cost: January Term
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Class Standing: 1 - First Year, 2 - Sophomore, 3 - Junior, 4 - Senior
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.0 Subject Areas: Art History
Housing Options: Hotel Language Prerequisite: None
Non-UST Students: Contact for application information Internship Available: No
Service Learning: No Program Sponsor: UST
Program Description:
Brilliant! Art in London
Introduction to Art History in London


Program Highlights
  • The course is directed by Dr. Craig Eliason and Dr. Heather Shirey, St. Thomas Department of Art History, St. Thomas faculty members with extensive experience in London.
  • Visit cultural sites throughout London including the Tower of London, St. Paul’s Cathedral, King’s Cross Train Station, Tate Britain, the British Museum, Westminster Abbey, and the Victoria and Albert Museum. The course also includes a day excursion to Oxford.
  • Prerequisites: None.
  • Fulfills: Fine Arts core, Human Diversity core, Writing Across the Curriculum core, Art History major/minor ARTH110 requirement
Academic Overview
Course Description
Through a series of case studies, this course examines the importance of art as cultural expression across time and from a global perspective. In each course section, students will analyze the style, subject, and patronage of works of art as we explore art’s relationship to religion, ideology, society and economy, gender roles, and the interaction of cultures.  This course focuses on London’s rich cultural offerings, allowing students to have direct encounters with artifacts from cultures all over the world, past and present. Museum and gallery visits, experiences with architectural sites, and meetings with contemporary artists are coupled with lectures, discussions, and student-led activities for an engaging exploration of the city and its art.
Program Structure
This course will allow students to gain a broader understanding and appreciation of art and material culture in relationship to society. Students will learn to apply art-historical knowledge and skills to solve the problems that real-world art historians face, such as the ethics of collecting and displaying art objects. Our studies will allow us to examine structures of power and their impact on the creation and consumption of works of art, all while experiencing London as a diverse, multicultural city.
20%     Presentation: Architecture in London
20%     Presentation: British Painting and Social Change
20%     Museum Analysis: Museums and Collecting
20%     Project: Street Art/Mural Proposal
10%     Attendance & Participation
10%     Reflection Journal
Location and Tentative Dates
January 4         Depart Twin Cities
January 5         Arrive in London, welcome dinner
January 5-30    Lectures, discussions and site visits in and around London
January 30       Depart London for Twin Cities
Click on the Budget Sheet link above for detailed cost information.
Total Cost Includes: Tuition, transportation and course arrangements as indicated, hotel accommodations and some meals.
Housing and Meals
Students will live in comfortable student housing in a central London neighborhood. Each apartment is equipped with a kitchenette and wireless internet. Some group meals are included. Students will be provided with information on grocery stores close to housing and low-cost restaurant options in the area.

Application Procedures & Deadline
Select the Apply Now button at the top to start your online application.
  • Log in using your St. Thomas username and password.
  • Complete all application materials by the application deadline. Students are encouraged to apply during the priority enrollment period, April 1-10, 2019. Applications will be accepted after April 10 for programs with space still remaining until the final application deadline of October 1, 2019.
  • Download and read Short-Term Off-Campus Policies and Procedures.  You are responsible for reading, understanding and abiding by its content.
Priority Application Deadline: April 10, 2019
Final Application Deadline: October 1, 2019
Financial Aid/Scholarships
Students studying abroad during J-Term are generally only eligible for additional loans to help finance their study abroad costs. Please review Financial Aid for Study Abroad. Scholarships may also be available from St. Thomas and some Other Approved Programs. Please refer to our Scholarships webpage for details and review Short-Term Off-Campus Policies and Procedures for additional financial aid information.

For more information
On course content, contact:      Prof. Craig Eliason at 651-962-5595,
                                                 Prof. Heather Shirey at 651-962-5572,

On application procedures or logistical information, contact:

Office of Study Abroad | University of St. Thomas
Murray-Herrick 212 | 651.962.6450 | |

This program is currently not accepting applications.