Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Art in France

Program Dates

Summer 2019

Program Cost


Department Contact

Eva Struble


This program is taught by SDSU Professor Eva Struble at the Marchutz School of Art at IAU College in France. It deals with concepts that begin with basic painting principles and a cover a range of painting issues into the advanced level. Assignments will include portraiture, landscape plein aire painting, and painting outdoors in the town of Aix-en-Provence. Beginning, intermediate, and advanced students will work on related assignments at different levels of complexity and sophistication. Some students will encounter assignments for the first time and others will practice familiar assignments with increasing levels of refinement (ie. Plein aire painting). The course includes museum and outdoor painting excursions. Prior painting experience is not required. SDSU has been offering courses at IAU since 2016.

Host Information

IAU College was founded in 1957 and is one of the oldest and largest education abroad programs in Europe. The Marchutz School of Fine Arts is housed within IAU College and has as its mission to develop the student’s capacity to see. Students learn from a myriad of available resources including masterworks, architecture, figure and portrait work, landscape and cityscapes, and conceptual and multi- media design. Students have the opportunity to study fine arts in a region that inspired artist such as Enguerrand de Quarton, Paul Cezanne, Vincent Van Gogh, Claude Monet, Pablo Picasso, Henri Matisse and Alberto Giacometti.
Location: Aix-en-Provence is a small University town in the South of France, home to Paul Cezanne and Emile Zola.

For more information, please contact:

    Giancarlo Taylor
    Director of International Programs
    Professional Studies and Fine Arts
    San Diego State University
    5500 Campanile Drive
    San Diego, CA 92182-4505
    phone: 619-594-0929
    fax: 619-594-6974
    office number: PSFA 223
    email: Giancarlo Taylor

Fall 2018 Office Hours:

    Tuesday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Wednesday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
    Thursday, 2:00pm - 4:00pm
        - and by appointment