About The Program: NEU Photo Dialogue
This is a unique opportunity for students to live, work, study and become a part of the culture in one of the most extraordinary and beautiful cities in the world, Venice Italy.
This Dialogue of Civilizations program through Northeastern University offers 8 credits; 2 photography courses, Photo Basics or the more advanced Photo 1 and History of Art in Venice. By enrolling in two of these courses, students fulfill their diversity requirements, art elective or digital art requirement. The program accepts students from all levels of photographic experience, majors from the Department of Art + Design and students from outside the Department. All students applying for the program will be interviewed prior to acceptance. The program runs for 4 weeks during the summer 1 semester.
This photographic Study Abroad Dialogue program was started in 2006. Andrea Raynor a full-time faculty member at Northeastern University, was the director of the Venice Program from 2009-2011. Andrea Greitzer a part-time faculty member at Northeastern, has been teaching in Venice since 2008. In 2012 Andrea Greitzer became the director of the program. Art History is taught by Dr. Krystina Stermole a Venitian resident who holds a Ph.D in Art History from Queen’s University, Canada. Two teaching assistants, who are chosen with past experience in the Venice Dialog, also join the program.
The City of Venice is a wonderful and unique place to learn photography, with beautiful and challenging locations, art festivals, boat races and a tremendous variety of activities and events. The city is diverse and distinctive, the streets, campos and canals hold numerous photographic opportunities. The History of Art in Venice takes place in numerous settings throughout the city, meeting in churches and piazzas where the art was originally created, as well as visiting the museums and galleries of the city.