• Freshman, Sophomore, Junior, Senior
• 2.5 cumulative GPA
• Good academic and disciplinary standing
• Preference will be given to students who have previously studied French and who have completed Communication Arts 350 - Introduction to Film.
• Language Pre-requisite: None
• Open to UW-Madison degree-seeking students only.


Communication Arts 613: Broadcasting and Film Topics OR
French 299

Classroom Language



Residence Hall

Program Duration

Summer: Late-May - Mid-June

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Summer 2015  12/5/2014
Extended Deadline: 2/6/2015

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

Questions about this program?
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France, Paris
UW Film in Paris

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Paris's love affair with the cinema began in 1895 at the first public screening of a film in the basement of the Grand Cafe. From the 1920s avant-garde, to the New Wave, to the present trends of more international exposure and tackling themes of social cleavages, filmmakers and film viewers have found Paris a stimulating place in which to create and experience films. Today, hundreds of films are shown each week in the cinemas, museums, and cinematheques of Paris.

The UW Film in Paris program in Paris will be led by Professor Kelley Conway, the Resident Director for 2015, who is a faculty member at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Resident Director chosen for this program is from the Communication Arts or French Department, offering extensive knowledge on Film in Paris. Surrounded by a city full of film-lovers, the program offers a unique aspect to studying film. This program offers students the chance to live as a cinephile in Paris for four weeks through film viewing, walking tours of film sites and visits to various art cinemas.