The China Experience: China Art and Culture
NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR SUMMER 2019. SEE HOW TO APPLY TAB FOR MORE INFORMATION.
The China Art and Culture program will combine the study of Chinese traditional art and contemporary art genres in which China has become a major international influence. We will study at the Tainan National University of the Arts in Taiwan and China's leading art college—the China Academy of Art, in Hangzhou China, as well as other venues, to develop firsthand knowledge of the interaction between China's cultural history and its emergence in the international art scene. In addition to formal study of Chinese Art history and culture, we will learn the techniques and styles of art that are associated with traditional and contemporary art practices both in Taiwan and China. We will visit museums, galleries and artists' studios and learn from current Chinese masters in both traditional and contemporary media. We will receive lectures from distinguished Chinese professors. We will interact with artists' and students in Taiwan and China to gain essential insights into the nature of our own individual cultural identities. All majors are invited to participate. No prior art experience is required.
ART 3535-145 — China Art and Culture — Studio Art — 3 credits
ART 3536-145 — China Art and Culture — Art History — 3 credits
All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OiED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Evening workshops are also available. For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here.
Billable Program Cost: $5,426.26
Includes: airfare, in-country program transportation, lodging, international health and evacuation insurance, program events, all meals, and OIED/CCS administrative fee.
Estimated Additional Student Cost: $ 560.00
(Summer tuition not included. See below for estimate.)
Estimated costs include but are not limited to: visa ($210), health/wellness ($100), and personal expenses ($250).
Undergraduate summer tuition for 2018 is estimated at $975 for 6 credits.
*A visa is required for U.S. citizens entering China and Taiwan
. Non-U.S. citizens may also need to apply for a visa before entering China and Taiwan
** Tuition and fees for summer program are not included in this cost. Please go to this link
and scroll down to "Study Abroad Rates" to determine what tuition and fees you will be charged based on your individual status. Please note that summer tuition and fees are updated during the spring semester.
Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control. Further details about Appalachian's withdrawal/cancellation policy can be found at this link.
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If you plan to use any form of financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships) to participate in a short-term, faculty-led education abroad program, we strongly recommend that you take the following steps before applying to the program:
- Complete your FAFSA for the academic year in which the program is offered. Please be mindful of Financial Aid deadlines!
- Visit the Office of Financial Aid's website at http://financialaid.appstate.edu/study-abroad. Read all the information carefully and print the Study Abroad Agreement Form for the appropriate term that you are requesting an increase in financial aid due to studying abroad.
- Go to the Office of Financial Aid on the second floor of the JET Building to discuss your financial aid eligibility with Kim Overcash or Laura Sullivan PRIOR to applying to the program.
The international component of this course will run from 5/20/19 to 6/11/19.
Hui Chi Lee
Assistant Professor, Art Department
Hui Chi Lee, an assistant professor in studio art, focuses on drawing, painting, and mixed media. Her works have been exhibited in Asia, Europe, and across the United States, including among others, the Kaohsiung Fine Arts Museum, Taiwan; TAG bxl gallery, Belgium; San Diego Art Institute’s Museum of Living Artist; and, the Museum of Fine Arts at Florida State University. Since 2012, Hui Chi Lee has led groups of university-level students to various cities and universities in China to study studio art techniques, traditional Chinese art, and contemporary culture.
Professor, Art Department
Mike Grady is a painter, writer and educator. He has also worked as an art school administrator, art therapist and psychological counselor. Grady has taught art at the college level for 40 years, and has a special interest in Asian art and philosophy as well as the application of art and creativity to areas of health, social change, and organizational development. Mike Grady's artwork combines gestural abstraction with traditional Chinese aesthetic concepts to create free-flowing painted images that represent the interconnection of human energy (chi) to the environment.
Grady has lectured and exhibited internationally. He holds a BFA from the Boston Museum School and Tufts University and an MFA from Pratt Institute. Grady has studied and taught at the China Academy of Art, in Hangzhou, China. He has also taught at the Boston Museum School, San Francisco Art institute, Academy of Art University, JFK University and Appalachian State University.
How to Apply
- CONTACT THE FACULTY DIRECTOR TO DISCUSS THE PROGRAM
- SUBMIT YOUR ONLINE APPLICATION
- Log in to AppalNET/Banner Self-Service.
- Select the "Direct Link to Web Self-Service" using your AppState username and password.
- Select the Student Tab.
- Scroll down and click on the "Faculty-Led Study Abroad Application Packet*" link.
- Select the program-specific application form from the programs drop-down menu.
- Fill out, save, and submit the online application.
- PRINT, SIGN, AND DATE THE PAPER APPLICATION FORM
- PAY THE NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT
- Walk to the Office of Student Accounts, located on the 2nd floor of the John E. Thomas building.
- Give the name and term of your program to the Cashier who will look up the deposit charge on your account (e.g., Poland COM Summer 1).
- Pay the non-refundable deposit by check, cash, credit card, or money order.
- BRING YOUR SIGNED PAPER APPLICATION TO OIED
- Walk to the Office of International Education and Development (OIED), located on the 3rd floor of Plemmons Student
Union, Suite 321.
- OIED will make your enrollment official upon reception of your signed paper application and verification of deposit payment.
All students are strongly urged to attend a Faculty-led Study Abroad Financial Workshop prior to submitting the signed application to OiED. These workshops are held throughout the semester. We will answer your questions about program payment schedule, cancellation policy, financial aid and other funding sources, financial planning, and other related topics. ALL WORKSHOPS WILL BE HELD IN THE PLEMMONS STUDENT UNION. Evening workshops are available on 9/6, 9/21, and 10/26. For workshop dates and to register for a workshop, please click here
You will NOT be enrolled in the program until you have completed all 5 steps above.
You are strongly encouraged to share the information contained in the Faculty-Led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form with your family and loved ones (including the Student Handbook), before submitting your application.
DEADLINE TO SUBMIT YOUR APPLICATION:
Programs are open until full. If a program is full, the Faculty-led Education Abroad Program Online Student Application Form for that program will be deactivated and you will no longer be able to apply. The application deadline is 3/15/19 at the latest.
Appalachian reserves the right to cancel or alter the program format or to change costs in case of conditions beyond the university's control.