London & Paris - FAH287H5S: European Art of the Nineteenth Century

Paris & London

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The Course: FAH287H5S

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: London and Paris Winter Reading Week

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 recieve payment due dates at the time of accpetance. 



First Instalment                       


Second Instalment Due


Third Instalment Due


Fourth Instalment Due


Fifith Instalment Due will be announced in January 2020

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).