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Berlin

Dates

June 6 – July 6, 2018

Cost

$4,125 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Graphic Design, Typography & Book Arts, Digital Media, Curatorial Studies

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2017: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15, 2018: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

Based in Berlin’s vibrant and centrally located Prenzlauer Berg district, the KIIS Berlin program affords participants a unique chance to explore Germany’s thriving capital, art, culture, and history. Classes are divided between formal classwork, field workshops, and guided excursions that provide students direct contact with the city, its streets, and its heritage.

Language Requirement: None. All courses are taught in English. 

Accommodations: Hostel/Hotel, 3-4 people per room.

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 14 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 courses.

ART 331 Visual Thinking - Visualizing Berlin

Prof. Leslie Friesen

Capture your reactions to Berlin’s history and culture through photography, sketches and reflections during excursions. Then translate that into design pieces, incorporating visualizations (maps, diagrams, charts, timelines) and narrative, which enhance the understanding of this place. 

ART 430 Graphic Design - Typography & Poster

Prof. Leslie Friesen

You’ll immerse yourselves in Berlin’s treasure trove of design, with a special focus on typography — found in signage or on cemetery headstones, or created by Berlin-based type designers — and use it as the source for poster designs. 

ART 491 Topics: Curatorial Studies - Constructing Space Berlin

Prof. Becky Alley

We will investigate interior and exterior features of art galleries and museums, sacred spaces, civic spaces, memorial sites, and green spaces throughout the city, responding both critically and creatively to explore its layered context.

ART 496 Topics: Book Arts - Memorials and Memory

Prof. Becky Alley

Students will create handmade books from items gathered, with particular emphasis on monuments and memorials as points of departure for further exploration of site, memory, and the nature of materials as containers of meaning.

ART 496 Topics: Street Scenes - Digital Photo and Zine

Prof. Doreen Maloney

Investigate Berlin’s streets, monuments, and markets with the lens of a camera. Shooting both still image or video to create a portfolio or zine that transcends the snapshot. No prior coursework in art is necessary.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

What's Included

Program Cost: $4,125 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Airport Transfers in Berlin

Accommodations

Breakfast

Groups Excursions & Transport

Berlin Metro/Bus Pass

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, some museum entrance fees, passport fees ($135), one meal per day + personal expenses (approx. $600), independent travel ($500, optional) and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

No Group Flight

Estimated Cost: $1,700 – $1,800

The Berlin program does not offer a group flight option. You will purchase your own round trip airfare.

You must plan to arrive in Berlin by 11:00 am on June 7. Flights to Germany are typically overnight flights which means you must depart the USA by June 6. The Berlin program concludes on July 6, 2018. Return flights from Germany to the USA are typically the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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Description

Dates

June 6 – July 6, 2018

Cost

$4,125 + airfare
Scholarships & Financial Aid

Subjects

Graphic Design, Typography & Book Arts, Digital Media, Curatorial Studies

Deadlines

Dec. 1, 2017: Apply Early & Save $100
Feb. 15, 2018: Regular Deadline 

Program Overview

Based in Berlin’s vibrant and centrally located Prenzlauer Berg district, the KIIS Berlin program affords participants a unique chance to explore Germany’s thriving capital, art, culture, and history. Classes are divided between formal classwork, field workshops, and guided excursions that provide students direct contact with the city, its streets, and its heritage.

Language Requirement: None. All courses are taught in English. 

Accommodations: Hostel/Hotel, 3-4 people per room.

OrientationMandatory orientation on Saturday, April 14 in Bowling Green, KY. See Orientation for more information.

Courses

All courses are taught in English and are 3 credit hours. You may enroll in 1-2 courses.

ART 331 Visual Thinking - Visualizing Berlin

Prof. Leslie Friesen

Capture your reactions to Berlin’s history and culture through photography, sketches and reflections during excursions. Then translate that into design pieces, incorporating visualizations (maps, diagrams, charts, timelines) and narrative, which enhance the understanding of this place. 

ART 430 Graphic Design - Typography & Poster

Prof. Leslie Friesen

You’ll immerse yourselves in Berlin’s treasure trove of design, with a special focus on typography — found in signage or on cemetery headstones, or created by Berlin-based type designers — and use it as the source for poster designs. 

ART 491 Topics: Curatorial Studies - Constructing Space Berlin

Prof. Becky Alley

We will investigate interior and exterior features of art galleries and museums, sacred spaces, civic spaces, memorial sites, and green spaces throughout the city, responding both critically and creatively to explore its layered context.

ART 496 Topics: Book Arts - Memorials and Memory

Prof. Becky Alley

Students will create handmade books from items gathered, with particular emphasis on monuments and memorials as points of departure for further exploration of site, memory, and the nature of materials as containers of meaning.

ART 496 Topics: Street Scenes - Digital Photo and Zine

Prof. Doreen Maloney

Investigate Berlin’s streets, monuments, and markets with the lens of a camera. Shooting both still image or video to create a portfolio or zine that transcends the snapshot. No prior coursework in art is necessary.

All KIIS course credit is awarded by Western Kentucky University. Prior to your KIIS program, please speak with your home campus academic advisor and/or study abroad office to determine course equivalencies. Grades will be transferred to your home institution in mid-August after the completion of the program. Course offerings are subject to change according to enrollment. For more information, visit Transcripts & Grades.

Program Excursions

What's Included

Program Cost: $4,125 + airfare

Earn up to 6 Credit Hours

Airport Transfers in Berlin

Accommodations

Breakfast

Groups Excursions & Transport

Berlin Metro/Bus Pass

Security Evacuation Protection

Medical Insurance

To help you budget, keep in mind that you are responsible for the cost of your textbooks & materials, some museum entrance fees, passport fees ($135), one meal per day + personal expenses (approx. $600), independent travel ($500, optional) and any fees from your college/university.

Although KIIS tries to foresee all possible expenses in formulating program fees, please note that dramatic fluctuations in foreign currency valuations and/or airline surcharges may affect the total cost of the program.

No Group Flight

Estimated Cost: $1,700 – $1,800

The Berlin program does not offer a group flight option. You will purchase your own round trip airfare.

You must plan to arrive in Berlin by 11:00 am on June 7. Flights to Germany are typically overnight flights which means you must depart the USA by June 6. The Berlin program concludes on July 6, 2018. Return flights from Germany to the USA are typically the same day. Visit Flights and Passports & Visas for more information.

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