Gap Year - French Art and Civilisation in Paris

Gap Year - French Art and Civilisation in Paris

Our year-long program is aimed at students who want to experience living in Paris and learning about French history, culture and the arts. Some students are humanities majors but the courses are aimed a filling general requirements for non-humanity majors as well. Taught in English the programme offers an unparalled variety of topics, ranging from general introductory courses to more specialised, in depth studies. Based at the Institut dâ??Etudes Superieures des Arts premises in the heart of Paris, students are within easy access of all the major Parisian monuments and a stoneâ??s throw from the Louvre, the most important theatre in Paris, the Comedie Française or the centre of the luxury trades. During their stay in Paris, students are encouraged to explore all aspects of Parisian life, and the course programme is structured to give students time to explore this most beautiful of cities. Short excursions are included in the programme; in addition there are a range of opportunities for extra-curricular activities outside the course timetable. Whether starting or needing to improve their French, everyone is given the opportunity to learn both in class and in daily conversation. Courses to be taken: French Culture and Civilisation French Language French History French Art and Architecture The Tradition of French Landscape Painting: From The Renaissance to The Impressionists French Literature The History of French Cinema Paris in The Age of The Impressionists The French Touch: Art Heritage, Culture and Branding

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Semester Program French Art and Civilisation in Paris

Our semester programmes are aimed at students from all countries, who want to experience living in Paris and learning about French history, culture and arts as well as the professional skills of the cultural management consultant, dealer or collector. Each semester starts with a month-long induction of intensive French classes and introduction to French culture. After that, while continuing French studies, students choose two additional specific options, ranging from art history, French literature or philosophy, twentieth-century cinema and literature. The autumn semester includes a special option in the business of the art market while in the spring semester, we offers a special option in cultural events management. All these courses are taught in English. Students fluent in French may opt for courses from the range of IESAâ??s undergraduate programmes in art history, cultural management or art business. As part of each semesterâ??s programme, there are excursions offered on the weekends: a day trip to the Palace of Versailles and a weekend trip either to Normandy or the Valley of the Loire. There are also many evening excursions to the galleries and cultural events in Paris.

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Italy has always been synonymous with good food and wine. The simplicity of our cuisine and especially of our sweets, breads and desserts is truly unique and cannot be paralleled by cuisines of other cultures. Regional differences and quality ingredients make it unequaled, along with the centuries of refining and perfecting the recipes of master bakers and pastry chefs. From rustic breads to festival sweets, Italian life is dominated by local specialties that mark each tradition: chocolate Easter eggs, Quaresimali cookies, zeppole, biscotti and gelato.The Baking and Pastry program is structured to give students an understanding of Italian Culture as well as the technical means to become professionals in the Baking and Pastry field. Certificate Program may be taken for one semester or one year. The one year program consists of two semesters, each offering a set of core classes and intensive weekend seminars. Students can attend one single semester and obtain a transcript for credits, or complete the full year program and receive a Certificate in Baking and Pastry. Upon completion of the Baking and Pastry Certificate, students may continue their studies in the second year of the Culinary Arts Certificate.

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