KPU PARIS/DOCUMENTA FIELD SCHOOL (may/june 2017): *APPLICATIONS CLOSED*

Taken during the Paris/Documenta 2012 Field School, photo courtesy of Kyubo Yun. A majestic view of Paris from atop the Eiffel Tower-- notice the Haussmannized streets and urban planning.

Taken during the Paris/Documenta 2012 Field School, photo courtesy of Kyubo Yun. A majestic view of Paris from atop the Eiffel Tower-- notice the Haussmannized streets and urban planning.

2012 Field School participant Shelly Leroux captures an image of a contemporary art work at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Photo courtesy of Kyubo Yun-- spot him in the cubed mirror!

2012 Field School participant Shelly Leroux captures an image of a contemporary art work at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris. Photo courtesy of Kyubo Yun-- spot him in the cubed mirror!

KPU Paris and Documenta Fine Arts Field School

Visit Paris, France and study its dynamic urban visual environment in connection to the modernist sensibility of the flaneur and the Impressionists while learning about the city through the lens of art history and contemporary studio practices. Then travel to Kassel, Germany to experience DOCUMENTA—the world’s most prestigious contemporary art exhibition, held once every 5 years as a showcase of the best of global contemporary art. This is truly a trip of a lifetime—come join us! Full itinerary of visits to Paris museums, galleries, and key sites of interest related to modern and contemporary art, photography, and film history, including but not limited to: 

Orsay, Louvre, Pompidou, L’Orangerie, Palais de Tokyo, and cinema/photography museums, along with visits to Versailles, Monet’s Garden at Giverny, Eiffel Tower, Arc de Triomphe, Opera House, and several Parisian art districts. Comprehensive tour of Documenta 14 with all access multiple-day pass and tour of Kassel’s cultural attractions.

Complete details and upcoming info sessions and dates can be found at the field school website: http://www.kpu.ca/exchange/field-schools/paris

On the stairs leading to the main Documenta exhibition venue at Kassel, Germany. Photo courtesy of Kyubo Yun

On the stairs leading to the main Documenta exhibition venue at Kassel, Germany. Photo courtesy of Kyubo Yun

CORE COURSES 

3 Credits each (9 credits possible for trip, must take one of ARTH 3100 or FINA 3202 at minimum)

 ARTH 1100: Urban Imaginations-- Cultures of Creativity in Cities                                      ARTH 3100: Paris, The Art and Spectacle of Modern Life
 FINA 3202: Contemporary Open Studio, Modernist Themes 

PRE-REQUISITES
Classes are instructed by KPU Faculty members. Students can opt to enroll in one or more courses. No studio art experience is needed to enroll in ARTS 1100 or ARTH 3100.

Current pre-requisites for ARTH 1100: none. Pre-requisites for ARTH 3100: Any 6 credits of first or second year art history or visual culture courses OR 18 credits of any level university courses OR permission of the Instructor. Pre-requisites for FINA 3202: Any 6 credits of first or second year studio/design/fashion courses OR permission of the Instructor. If you are unsure of your qualifications, please contact us with questions. 

PRICE
Program Fee Projected: $3000 CDN
A $500 non-refundable deposit is required at the time of application. This deposit will go towards your program fee. This fee includes accommodation, city transportation and airport/train transfer, museum/gallery/exhibition and Documenta admissions, and 3 group meals. Flight, personal expenses, most meals and tuition are not included in the fee. Several field school scholarships are also awarded by the KPU Fine Arts Department and other sponsors for qualifying students. 

OUTSIDE APPLICATIONS
Applications from college and university students outside of KPU are encouraged and will be accepted and considered based on the completion of equivalent course pre-requisites. Currently, ARTS 1100, ARTH 3100, and FINA 3202 courses are transferable between some institutions. Scholarships and arrangements for out-of-town students (for the 3-week course work at KPU) are also being made available. Contact Dorothy Barenscott with questions about outside about qualifications. You can also contact the BC Transfer Guide for details: www.bctransferguide.ca

APPLICATION DEADLINE: January 31, 2017

Taking a closer look at Canadian visual artist Geoffrey Farmer's collossal Leaves of Glass installation at Documenta in Kassel, Germany. Photo courtesy of Kyubo Yun

Taking a closer look at Canadian visual artist Geoffrey Farmer's collossal Leaves of Glass installation at Documenta in Kassel, Germany. Photo courtesy of Kyubo Yun


KPU FINE ARTS NYC/Venice Biennale Field school (MAY/JUNE 2015)

Welcome to the blog and information page for Kwantlen Polytechnic University's Fine Arts Department NYC/Venice Biennale 2015 Field School. From May 28th to June 28th, you can visit this page for the collected blog posts introducing each of the participants of the group as they collectively embark on their art adventure and describe their journey. Each post will first appear on my main blog page before being posted here as an image with a link to follow back to the blog. The posts will then circulated via Twitter and KPU's Fine Arts Department Facebook page with the hashtag #kpunycvenice. You can also follow the #kpunycvenice hashtag on Instagram for individual photos and tweets posted by the field school participants.

You can also explore and swipe through a gallery of pictures taken from a selection of the pre-departure studio projects completed by students at KPU for their group exhibition "Talking Back." These pictures are arranged alongside images of the assigned artist and art work from the collection at the Museum of Modern Art in New York that each student has been researching and in dialogue with. Over the next few weeks, each of the dynamic participants of the field school will be revealed to you as they reflect on their experiences and engagement with the art and urban culture that they encounter both in New York and Venice. We invite you to join us and share in the journey! 

 


KPU PARIS/DOCUMENTA FIELD SCHOOL (MAY/JUNE 2012)

More information and details about the Summer 2012 Field School to Paris, France and Kassel, Germany, along with bios of participants can be found HERE or by clicking on the image below. The original blog post describing the trip can be found HERE.

You can also explore the assigned artworks from the collection of the Orsay Museum in Paris that each student was assigned by visiting the course's Pinterest board