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Art Studio in Paris and the French Riviera

UC Davis Summer Abroad is an academic program that aims to enhance students’ education by incorporating both traditional lectures with experiential learning outside of the classroom setting.  Students will earn 8* quarter units in four weeks; therefore, students should expect rigorous academic course work that is enriched by both the program’s location(s) and activities. Auditing is not an option. 

Students on Summer Abroad programs earn regular UC Davis course credit which may be used to fulfill degree, major, minor, General Education (GE) requirements. UC Davis students can use Summer Abroad courses to fulfill their academic requirements as listed in the General Catalog. Students from other campuses should consult with the academic advisors from their home campuses to determine whether courses taken on our programs may be used to fulfill their specific academic requirements. 

See Academics to learn more about applying Summer Abroad coursework toward your major/minor/General Education requirements. 

* Semester students who will apply for Summer Financial Aid should contact Summer Abroad to inquire about enrolling in an additional unit.

Syllabus

Art Studio in Paris and the French Riviera - Draft Syllabus (PDF)

Courses

Art Studio (ART) 103B. Intermediate Drawing: Color (4 units)

Studio—6 hours. Study of drawing composition in color media. Pass 1 restricted Art Studio majors. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL

Or for advanced students who have taken ART 103B:

Art Studio (ART) 105A. Advanced Drawing: Studio Projects (4 units)

Studio—6 hours. Exploration of composition and process in drawing. Emphasis on the role of drawing in contemporary art and on drawing as an interdisciplinary practice. Pass1 restricted Art Studio majors. May be repeated for credit one time. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL. 

AND

Art Studio (ART) 198 Directed Group Study (4 units, P/NP grading only)

This course includes participation on excursions and tours and attendance to guest lectures. Students are often asked to write reflective pieces. Assignment topics vary by program.

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Find full course descriptions in the UC Davis General Catalog. For more information on prerequisites for UC Davis courses, visit the Academics page.

Prerequisites

Summer Abroad will be enforcing the completion of ART 2 or ART 7 for ART 103B & 198 OR ART 103B for ART 105A & 198 (or campus equivalent) before departure. Prerequisites can only be waived by individualized consent of instructor—please contact the instructor if you wish to discuss. Failure to complete unwaived prerequisites can result in administrative withdrawal and fees owed accordingly.

Art Studio (ART) 103B and Art Studio (ART) 198:

Art Studio (ART) 2. Beginning Drawing (4) Studio—6 hours. Introduction to drawing using various black and white media to articulate forms and organize space, with reference to historical and contemporary works. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.—F, W, S, Su. (F, W, S, Su.)

OR

Art Studio (ART) 7. Beginning Painting (4) Studio—6 hours. Introduction to techniques and concepts in the practice of painting. GE credit: AH, VL.—F, W, S. (F, W, S.)

Only for advanced students who have taken ART 103B:

Art Studio (ART) 105A and Art Studio (ART) 198:

Art Studio (ART) 103B. Intermediate Drawing: Color (4) Studio—6 hours. Study of drawing composition in color media. Pass 1 restricted to Art Studio majors. GE credit: ArtHum | AH, VL.