FAH287H5S - London & Paris Group

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The Course

Surveys major developments in European art and architecture from the late eighteenth through the end of the nineteenth century, including Neoclassicism, Romanticism, Orientalism, Realism, the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Impressionism, Post-Impressionism, and Symbolism. Artistic responses to political change, urbanisation, capitalism, colonialism, the Academy, and the Salon will be explored as well as changing constructions of gender, race, class, and national identities through visual media. [24L, 12T]

Exclusion: FAH208H1, FAH282H1, FAH245H1
Recommended Preparation: FAH101H5/FAH105H5/FAH202H5

The Trip

Ignite your passion for nineteenth-century European art and architecture. Absorb a wealth of knowledge and be inspired by what London and Paris have to offer.

The institutions and sites you will visit house a diverse range of artworks exemplifying the different schools of thought and styles of art that FAH287H5S introduces in the classroom.

Over the course of 10 days you will travel, learn about the development of European art, and share your passion with your classmates and Professor Alison Syme.  

Activities include:

  • Studying masterpieces of British art in the Tate Gallery;
  • Exploring decorative art at the Victoria and Albert Museum;
  • Visiting landmarks of world architecture in London and Paris;
  • Encountering the treasures of the Louvre first hand;
  • Discovering Impressionist art the Musée de l'Orangerie and the Musée d'Orsay;
  • Attending special exhibitions in both cities;
  • Enjoying a variety of other artistic forms such as ballet and theatre.

Why Participate

  • Explore some of the finest collections of art in the world;
  • Learn about the development of European art by immersing yourself in the rich history that Paris and London offer;
  • Develop visual literacy and critical thinking skills through encounters with artworks in a variety of media;
  • Appreciate iconic works of architecture;
  • Discover two of the most vibrant cities in Europe;
  • Add international travel and learning experience to your resume;
  • Bond with fellow classmates and the professor through your mutual love for art.


Estimated cost of International Component 2019-2020: CAD$3650-3950

*The amount posted is currently under review by the University Business Board. Approved amounts will be confirmed in March 2019. 

What is Included: Flights, transportation, accommodation, meals and in-country activities associated with the course. Funding Available!

What is NOT Included: Course fees, fees associated with travel insurance, trip cancellation insurance, additional optional tours/activities while abroad, visa applications, medical exams, vaccinations, and any other additional costs.

Funding 2019-2020

  • This experience is offered with the generous support of the Office of the Dean, which means; bursaries will be awarded based on demonstrated financial need (not linked to OSAP) as shown in your funding request in your UTM Abroad application.
  • Read more about funding here!
Please Note: You will receive payment due dates at the time of acceptance. 

Important Dates

The most up-to-date information will always be sent via email. See below for session dates, payment dates and form submission dates.

To submit forms and/or payments use the links below:



Due with Application

First Instalment - $250               

Sunday, October 20, 2019

Second Instalment Due - $950

Post-Acceptance Form Due

Visa Letter Requests Due

Sunday, November 3, 2019

Third Instalment Due - $950

Sunday, November 8, 2019

Orientation Session & Optional Social

Sunday, November 24, 2019

Fourth Instalment Due - $950

Pre-Departure Form Due

Sunday, February 2, 2020

Fifth Instalment Due - TBD

Friday, February 7, 2020

Pre-Departure Session

Friday, February 14 –
   Sunday, February 23

Travel Dates

Friday, March 6, 2020

Post-Trip Session

Friday, March 13, 2020

Post-Trip Survey


Need to know

  • The cost and itinerary are subject to change;
  • Students must be enrolled in FAH287H5S and will be required to abide by the corresponding UTM Abroad application requirements and deadlines to participate in the international experience; 
  • Payments can be made over five installments. Fees must be paid in full by the required deadlines;
  • To prepare for the trip, students attending will participate in a mandatory pre-departure and safety abroad sessions.

Sample Itinerary

The itinerary is subject to change based on availability and requirements of the program.

Location: London, England 

Accommodation: Hotel 

Transportation: London Tube and Buses 

Meals: Local restaurants 

General Summary:  

The trip will begin in London, England where students will arrive at the iconic Heathrow airport before students will head to Tate Britain to view modern and contemporary art. The next day will give the group the opportunity to tour the National Gallery in the morning and the National Portrait Gallery in the afternoon. The day will end with a walking tour past the Palace of Westminister with free time given to students so that they can explore the Imperial War Museum or the House of Commons. The next day will be spent touring the British Museum with a focus on the Wallace collection before students will enjoy a night of cultural experience at either a play, the ballet, or an opera. 

Location: Paris, France 

Accommodation: Hotel 

Transportation: Bus, Eurostar Train, and Metro 

Meals: Local restaurants 

General Summary:  

The day will start with a trip to the Victoria and Albert museum where students will browse resources for the study of architecture, fashion, photography, sculpture, painting, design, and more. The day will end with an evening Eurostar train to Paris. The first full day in Paris will be spent at the Louvre and then the group will tour Musee de l’Orangerie. Free time will be given to students where they can tour nearby sites (options include Le Palais RoyalArc de Triomphe du CarrouselTuileries GardenPont des Arts). The next day will be spent at Musee d’Orsay before students are given a free afternoon to explore the city. The day will end with a trip to the Opera (Palais Garnier).