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Cuba: Landmarks Series

In The Art and Culture of Cuba, the group will study significant monuments, museum collections, and other cultural sites in the city of Havana and in Central Cuba. Participants will be able to individualize their learning experiences by focusing on one or multiple options, photo/moving image/sound/visual diary with drawing and collage, which will culminate in related but different final projects.
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Course Description

The Art and Culture of Cuba is part of the Landmarks series of study abroad programs sponsored by the TCNJ School of the Arts and Communication and the TCNJ Center for Global Engagement.

Students will travel on a round-trip flight to Havana from Miami. Cultural destinations and events will be planned daily. Back at TCNJ the students will show their art in an exhibition in the student gallery.

Students will explore the process of creating a visual diary and can choose between drawing and collage or photography or video and sound to express ideas visually. No experience in art making is necessary. Students become skilled at the techniques of drawing or digital photography, sound recording and basic video as well as the process of creating a visual story.

As the course progresses, students will immerse themselves in the city of Havana and environs; they will visit neighborhoods of cultural and historic import, view renowned examples of architecture, study works of art that are housed in its collections, and attend music and dance performances. Several excursions are planned from Havana including the historic city of Santa Clara in the province of Villa Clara, home of Finca La Coincidencia, Ediciones Vigia and the Che Memorial, Santa: the mausoleum which houses the remains of Che Guevara.

Program Information

Course: AAH 260 Landmarks: The Art and Culture of Cuba

Liberal Learning: Literary, Visual and Performing Arts

Dates: January 5- 18, 2017

Program Directors: Elizabeth Mackie, Professor of Art, & Liselot van der Heijden, Associate Professor of Art

Eligibility: No prerequisites, no language requirements, or GPA restrictions. Open to all students (including current first-year students)

Winter 2017 Program Fee: $5,102.64 View budget sheet


Please contact the TCNJ Center for Global Engagement at, 609-771-2596.

Please review our refund, cancellation, and withdrawal policy statement should a student not be able to participate in the program.