Intensive Programs in the Visual Arts

Print by Rebecca Waterhouse (Mills College, SLC Paris '09)

Students in the SLC Paris Program may take a class in drawing, painting, photography, printmaking or sculpture. Regardless of their area of interest or their level, all students will find a class that suits them among the ample selection of studios available. A four-credit course is composed of two three-hour sessions and at least three hours of independent work per week.

Advanced students who wish to concentrate more than half of their coursework in the visual arts may apply to one of our intensive programs in drawing, painting, photography, printmaking or sculpture.

A typical intensive program (eight credits per semester, for 15 to 20 class hours per week) consists of the following:

  1. Two Art Courses
  2. Research Project
  3. Exhibit Attendance

Students in intensive programs also take one SLC seminar of their choice and a required French language course (see Sample Intensive Programs).

Sample Intensive Programs in the Visual Arts

Sample Intensive Program in Photography

Academic Course

History of Photography 

Art Courses

Black and White Photography
Digital Photography

Research Project

Paris and its Gargoyles


Photography Month, European Museum of Photography, Parisian Galleries

Sample Intensive Program in Printmaking

Academic Course

Eastern and Western Esthetics: Japanese Prints in the 19th Century

Art Courses


Research Project

Monet and Japanese Prints


Giverny, the Guimet and Marmottan Museums

Application Process

All students applying to intensive programs in the visual arts must be approved by and receive initial guidance from the SLC Paris Program Director.

For further information, please e-mail Monique Middleton Paris Program Director.

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Thoughts on the Paris Program

"I wanted to take fashion and costume classes. I also took nude drawing. I loved both classes—great preparation for my senior thesis project!"

–Allison Mandelkorn, Scripps College