The School of Visual Arts in New York City is offering a masters workshop on design, history, theory and practice in Venice and Rome, geared especially towards professionals. The workshop will start on May 30th in Venice and moves to Rome on June 6th for the last six days. If you're a practicing designer looking to take an enriching vacation, this would be it.
Here's the pitch:
Spend two weeks studying visual communication--especially typography--in Venice and Rome, the birthplace of Western typographic tradition. Study with the best typographers in Italy. Visit the Trajan Column, the Pantheon and the Arch of Titus. Examine inscriptions on Roman buildings and monuments that have long been a typographic ideal. Our workshop in design history, theory and practice is an intensive period of study that enables students to research and analyze the roots of typography, draw type and letters from the classic models while practicing contemporary design with Italian and American designers and design historians.
Applications are due on March 15th, but don't delay! Read more here.