Arezzo Physical Theater Program

The Accademia dell’Arte is an internationally recognized institution providing students of theater, music, and dance the opportunity for an intensive semester of study with world-renowned masters of their craft. The first half of the program comprises daily training in movement, extended vocal techniques, and Italian language. Intensive workshops follow studies in Commedia and an introduction to performance topics, including mask-making and clown.

Program Curriculum

In addition to participating in local excursions, students will be guest artists in participating in a professional workshop with Accademia faculty in Venice or Naples. Students may also have the opportunity to see professional performances, as well as present their own work generated throughout the semester.

Required Courses

Students enroll in the following five courses:

  • CFA TH 314 Voice and Performance (3 credits)  Syllabus
  • CFA TH 326 Commedia dell’Arte (3)  Syllabus
  • CFA TH 328 Extended Performance Topics (3)  Syllabus
  • CFA TH 330 Philosophy of Art and Performance (3)  Syllabus
  • CAS IT 113/114 Beginning Italian Language I/II (4) Syllabus/Syllabus

Program Details

Program Dates
  • Spring Semester: late January to early May

Please note that this program is only offered during the spring semester.

  • Upon successful completion of the program, students earn sixteen Boston University credits. Students must enroll for a total of sixteen credits.
  • Students live in Accademia dell’Arte-sponsored accommodations in the Villa Godiola Residence Halls. The villa includes double and triple rooms with private bathrooms, a large rehearsal hall, a “black box”-type theater space, internet point and wireless, a large formal garden, and enclosed grounds.  Meals are provided on-site whenever classes are in session.
Application Deadlines
  • Spring Semester: October 1

Download a description of the Arezzo Physical Theater Program.

Program Staff

The Boston University Arezzo program is administered by staff at Boston University and at the Accademia dell’Arte. A program manager oversees the admissions and pre-departure procedures, and maintains contact with students prior to their arrival in Arezzo. The Boston office also houses administrative personnel who are responsible for everyday operations. In Arezzo, the staff comprises of a director and administrative, academic, and housing personnel.