The Art & Design Department regularly organizes study abroad trips and programs. Experiences have included:
Florence, Venice and Rome with Ellen Wetmore See Art, Make Art!
In one course, 70.295 students participated in a drawing class in which they made a portfolio of small works to take abroad and exhibit internationally. They attended the Venice Biennial, an international printmaking festival of infinitely cool graffiti art and an ancient Roman seaport that looks like an MC Escher drawing. Students experienced everything from their art history courses: the Vatican, the Colosseum, the Botticellis, The David and the rest.
The second course, 79.241, explored Art in Political, Religious and Historic context. \
A group of 7 Sharjah University students joined UMass Lowell students in summer 2015 taking two Digital Media courses.