Study Abroad/Off-Campus: Montréal: City in Movement
May 21 to June 5, 2013 *Note: Dates and itinerary subject to change
The study trip starts in Toronto and ends in Montreal.
As the only French-speaking cosmopolitan metropolis in North America, Montréal has a rich history and a distinctive position in the world, often perceived as a bridge between Europe and America. As a result, the city possesses a wealth of innovative cultural institutions servicing its population, in both French and English.
The trip is designed to introduce students to this unique creative landscape via a series of site visits and intimate discussions with guest presenters. The focus of the trip will be on Montréal's rich history of experimentation in the expanded field of time-based art. Students will be introduced to a variety of institutions ranging from centers dedicated to the production, distribution and preservation of films and videos to cutting-edge venues dedicated to research and exhibition in the field of new media, video games, performance and installation arts. We will visit museums, galleries, cinematheques, performance spaces, research centers, and artist studios.
The trip is scheduled to coincide with three internationally renowned events: Festival Trans-Amériques, focusing on performance art, avant-garde theater and contemporary dance; MUTEK, a festival of electronic music and digital arts; and Fringe Montréal, a celebration of creativity without limits that includes music, comedy, dance, and theater. We will also spend a day visiting sites and art institutions in Quebec City, the province capital celebrated for its old world charms.
Credits: 3 credits STUDIO and/or 3 credits ARTHI
Frédéric Moffet: Film, Video, New Media, and Animation
Bruce Jenkins: Film, Video, New Media, and Animation
Program fee: Approx. $1,690 (including accommodation, breakfasts, admissions, most ground transport; not including airfare).
PLUS tuition cost per credit:
Undergraduate—$1,278 per credit hour;
Graduate—$1,356 per credit hour.
Fly into Toronto and out of Montreal. Budget at least $550 for airfare if flying from the United States. (Note this is only an estimated figure. Actual fare will depend on many variables including airline, number of stopovers, exchange rate fluctuations, ports of departure and return, and date of ticket purchase).
Online registration begins:
March 5, 2013
Deposit due at registration:
Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 4:15 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., suite 707
Thursday, Feb 28. at 12:10 p.m.
MacLean Center, 112 S. Michigan Ave., suite 608