Tuscania Program and Curriculum
Academic Programs: Fall Semester, Spring Semester, and two Summer Sessions (June & July).
The Lorenzo de' Medici Tuscania Campus offers courses to students from all over the world in Italian language, art, art history, archaeology, history, Italian culture, the culinary arts, and various other fields of study. No previous knowledge of Italian is required. The language of instruction is English, with the exception of the language classes. Classes are small, with strong emphasis placed on student-faculty interaction. Taking advantage of the local environment, many courses focus on the Etruscan civilization.
A 2.75 GPA, official transcripts, one letter of recommendation, and a statement of purpose are necessary for admission to the program. In addition, students must be 18 years old.
The Tuscania Campus LdM program is based on a full immersion concept. Because of the town's small size and its geographic location, students live and study in a fully Italian and a more traditional small community-based environment. Integration in the community is fundamental to the program, encouraging students to create relationships in a cultural context.
Students register for one or two 3-credit courses per Summer Session.
For a complete list of scheduled courses, please consult the following website:
Subject areas are listed below:
SCHOOL OF ARTS AND SCIENCES
The School of Arts and Sciences includes the following subject areas: Archaeology and Classical Studies, Music, Cinema and Theatre Studies, Sociology, and Writing.
SCHOOL OF CREATIVE ARTS
The School of Creative Arts includes the following subject areas: Culinary and Nutritional Arts, Painting, Drawing, and Mixed Media, and Photography.
SCHOOL OF ITALIAN LANGUAGE AND CULTURE
The School of Italian Language and Culture includes the following subject areas: Italian Language and Culture and Italian Language (Elementary, Intermediate, Advanced).
TUSCANIA ARCHAEOLOGY FIELD SCHOOL (6 credits; July - Summer Session II ONLY)
Exclusively offered at LdM Tuscania, explore major features of Etruscan culture and the methodologies utilized in classical archaeology. Play a full role in the excavation of an Etruscan necropolis near Tuscania, currently in phase three of its exploration. Work under professional supervision and in collaboration with students from the University of Florence. By examining material evidence, so abundant in this region, you will learn about the lives of the ancient Etruscans from archaeological evidence and literary sources.
Lorenzo de’ Medici is committed to helping students realize their potential, providing high quality education that will enable students to interact successfully with the community worldwide. - LdM Mission