In Art we are keen to connect our students with a number of international opportunities, through Study Abroad, international study trips, or projects with our partner institutions.
Art at Reading has a number of well established exchange programmes with universities and art schools across the world, in the USA, Canada, Australia, France and Switzerland. Students in the Department of Art have the opportunity to spend a period of study abroad in one of our partner institutions during the autumn term of Part 3 (History of Art in Part 2). For example undergraduate students can study for one term at the renowned Rutgers University in New Jersey, USA, at the Monash University in Melbourne in Australia or at the University of Ottawa in Canada. Students can also take part in an Erasmus funded exchange to an established Art School in Europe, for example at the École des Beaux-Arts in Dijon, in France or to the F+F School of Art in Zurich. From 2012 our students also have the opportunity to spend one term at the National University of Taiwan University of the Arts and to experience the vibrant culture and art scene in Taipei.
International Study Trips
The Fine Art Society (RUFAS) organises annual trips abroad which are open to all student members. Recently these fun and educational visits have taken students to Paris, Berlin and Cologne.
On History of Art programmes staff and students spend a week-long module at a study centre abroad to allow works of art and architecture to be studied at first hand.
Research Platform in Curating with University for the Arts in Zurich
The Department of Art at Reading and the Postgraduate Program in Curating at the University of the Arts in Zurich have developed a new Practice-based PhD Programme in Curating, one of few models currently offered in Europe. The programme offers established curators, artists, writers and art critics from all disciplines to earn a Doctorate from the University of Reading through a combined theoretical and practical approach. By studying across two departments and two countries students will receive a unique learning experience from two major European Art centres. Students will draw inspiration from Reading's close proximity to London, the hub of international contemporary art, and the vibrant art scene in Zurich.