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


Communication Arts 613: Broadcasting and Film Topics OR
French 299

Classroom Language




Program Duration

Summer: Late-May - Mid-June

Application Deadline(s)

TermApplication Deadline
Summer 2016  1/29/2016

Future durations will be posted at a later date.

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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 summer 2016 program will be led by Program Leader Professor Kelley Conway from the Communication Arts department.

Surrounded by a city full of film-lovers, the program offers a unique perspective for 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.