Study Abroad in Paris, France
Paris has been the centre of royal patronage since the Middle Ages, gradually replacing Italy as the primary source of artistic influence from the age of Louis XIV to the twentieth century. For the student it also offers a variety of major museums, whether the Louvre, Musée d’Orsay, the Musée des Arts Decoratifs and the Musée Carnavalet, or town houses and chateaux such as the Musée Rodin or Louis XIV’s royal chateau of Versailles. For many, Paris is the cradle of Impressionism and the foundation of the avant garde: it is the city of Manet, Monet and Renoir as well as of Picasso and Duchamp, the Eiffel Tower and the Centre Pompidou. Our courses offer students a wide range of choices, from the early history of royal patronage to the most modern galleries and exhibitions. Our courses on photography and painting allow you to see this city as the early photographers of the twentieth century explored it. In addition, all our programmes offer privileged visits to dealers and galleries to show you the contemporary art market as well as the great museum collections.
Spend the summer in three of Europe’s most exciting art centres or choose one programme for a month of intensive study. Choose to study languages, art history or the practicing arts in the combination that most suits you: for credit or for pleasure, full-time or ‘a la carte’.
SAMPLE TIMETABLE IN PARIS Monday-Friday 9am -12pm Old Masters - Plein-air painting 1pm-4pm Contemporary Art -Photography 4.15pm-7.15pmFrench classes 100 (beginners) - French classes 101(advanced beginners) - French classes 201(intermediate)
CLASSES OFFERED IN PARIS In Paris, students choose 2 courses and may gain 6 credits over the programme 5. FRENCH LANGUAGE (3 credits) 6. OLD MASTERS: FRENCH ART FROM 1500 TO 1900 (3 credits) 7. MODERN AND CONTEMPORARY ART: FROM THE IMPRESSIONISTS TO TODAY (Taught in French) (3 credits) 8. PHOTOGRAPHY IN PARIS: SHOOTING LIKE THEMASTERS (3 credits) 9. PLEIN AIR PAINTING (3 credits)
Program Cost: $ 4,650
DATE: June 15 to July 9th, 2015