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UCLA Extension Visual Arts offers individual courses in design, user experience, art history, photography, and fine art. In addition, we offer certificate programs in Design Communication Arts, Print, Web, and Photography. The majority of our courses are open enrollment.

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  • City Series: Rome

    We are excited to announce a new art history course, with instructor Mary Beth Carosello. City Series: Rome is a unique blend of art [...]

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City Series: Rome

We are excited to announce a new art history course, with instructor Mary Beth Carosello. City Series: Rome is a unique blend of art history and cultural history. Topics covered will include urban design, architecture, artistic movements, and each culture’s impact on today’s world. Classes will also include museum field trips to view key works.

Often in a survey course, the amount of material to be covered means that each topic is dealt with quickly. This class will delve deeply into the rich history of the city, from a variety of different angles.  The first part of the class will look at the city of Rome from its earliest incarnation as an ancient Republic to its development into the capital of a far-reaching empire and its subsequent fall. The second half will explore the “rebirth” of the city in the 1500s looking particularly at the work of Michelangelo and Raphael. The class will conclude with a look at Rome in the 1600s and the dynamic art and architecture created in service of the Counter Reformation.

Mary Beth Carosello

Mary Beth Carosello

We hope you’ll join instructor Carosello for a fresh look at this historic city!

To enroll: https://www.uclaextension.edu/pages/Course.aspx?reg=258556&qe=true.’

Unknown, Head of Hippokrates, Roman, 2nd century

Unknown, Head of Hippokrates, Roman, 2nd century

Unknown, Statue of Hercules, Roman, 100 - 199

Unknown, Statue of Hercules, Roman, 100 – 199