The Venice Studio Arts program offers studio art coursework in addition to art history and Italian language studies in one of the most artistic cities in the world. Offered in the fall and spring semesters, the Studio Arts program will provide students with rigorous studio and elective courses in graphic design, painting, printmaking, Murano glass, drawing, Italian, art history, and sculpture. Courses are taught either at the Boston University Academic Center, or at the Venice Academy of Fine Arts, by local faculty as well as by visiting faculty from Boston University. In addition to regular class meetings, students have access to studios during the building hours. No background in Italian language is required and all courses (other than First-Semester Italian) are taught in English. During their time in Italy, students are placed in furnished apartments in Venice.