ITALIC is a residence-based program built around a series of big questions about the historical,
critical and practical purposes of art and its unique capacities for intellectual creativity. This year-long
program fosters close exchanges among faculty, students and guest artists in class, over meals and
during excursions to arts events. All lectures, sections, arts workshops and guest talks, and student creative projects take place in a cluster of on-site seminar and practice rooms. Through
a series of close readings and analyses of canonical works of theater, film, dance, music and visual arts as well as street art, comics, and popular culture, freshmen will live and learn
together in Burbank Hall.