Art History

May 24 - June 13, 2014

ROME238 Splendors of Early Christian and Medieval Art

This amazingly popular and challenging course explores the art and culture of Rome through the Middle Ages up to the dawn of the Renaissance. Rome, the city of the Popes, played a key role in medieval western civilization and was the center of a long-lasting tradition of pilgrimage to the apostles’ and martyrs’ relics preserved in its many churches. Ranging from the end of Imperial Roman art up to the work of Giotto, this course is intended as a broad survey of medieval art and history with a specific emphasis on Rome. It will take advantage of the city’s abundance of medieval monuments and works of art: mosaics and paintings, sculptures, and religious architecture, which will be analyzed in comparison to the artistic production of the rest of Europe, the Byzantine East and other cultural contexts as, for example, the Islamic world.   This course does fulfill the General Art requirement for Trinity College students.

Students may apply online from the Rome Summer Admissions web page. Once your application is COMPLETE, you receive notice of your acceptance. There will be a REQUIRED pre-departure meeting/materials for all Trinity College students at the end of April 2014. Students and parents will receive information regarding accommodations, pre-departure, payment etc. after acceptance. If you have any questions, you can contact the Office of Study Away or Michelle Kollen, Summer Programs Advisor at 860-297-2387.

2014 Comprehensive Fee: $3450

Looking back, that class was one of the best classes that I EVER took in my academic career. The walking tour component made the class just come alive. We got to see and experience first hand the things that we were studying in our lecture portion. It made the whole experience much more interesting and relate-able, and it was a great way to get out and experience Rome.
-Jim Armillay Class of 2012​


The fee includes:

  • Tuition for one Trinity College credit(4 semester hours)
  • Room (double)
  • Materials
  • Four meals
  • HTH International health insurance

 The fee does not include international travel to and from the program.


Any college or university student in good standing is eligible.  Non-Trinity applicants must submit an official transcript of their undergraduate record. Admissions are on a rolling basis. The number of places is 14.

Application deadline: April 1, 2014.

Payment schedule: A $50 processing fee is required for non-Trinity students with the application. A $1000 nonrefundable deposit is required upon acceptance of admission to the program. The balance of the comprehensive fee is due by May 24, 2014.

For further information, contact:

Michelle Kollen at the OIP -

(860) 297-2387