Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Professional Studies and Fine Arts

Art in France

Program Dates

June 23 - July 15, 2018

Program Cost


Department Contact

Eva Struble


In this program, students develop skills in working with text and image, as well as various modes of inquiry such as problem-posing, conceptualizing, and critical-thinking. This course will also focus on the cultural, social, and technological aspects of art and design along with the role of the cultural producer in raising awareness and fostering collective action. No previous art experience is required. The course fee covers fees, housing, and most meals (airfare is not included). For more information on this program, please attend the information session on Tuesday, November 14 at 12:00 p.m. in the Summit Room.

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 2017 Office Hours:

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