M1 & M2 in LLCER – Specialization in Art and Visual Culture of English-speaking Countries

Art and Visual Culture of English-speaking Countries (Research Team : LARCA – UMR 8225)

This program, the only one of its kind in France, offers students the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of iconography and visual studies applied to the study of painting, photography, plastic arts, multimedia arts, British and American cinema, visual culture, and contemporary practices of images.

We partner with other institutions such as the École du Louvre and the Institut National d’Histoire de l’Art, and we also work alongside museums, foundations and publishers in the artistic sector, both locally and abroad. We will discuss the history and status of images, their connections with cultural institutions, their assimilation into the English language and English-speaking cultures, and their position today.

This program is research-focused and takes place at Université Paris Cité and its partner institutions.
It includes a number of courses relating to discipline-specific methodologies where students can learn to analyze still and moving images in English, and produce in-depth commentaries on esthetics, theories and critiques in English. Students have the possibility of doing an internship in the first year of the program.

All students are strongly encouraged to do an internship in the second year of the program as the seminars will primarily take place in the first half of each semester.

The second year also offers a professional track where the internship and the corresponding report have an equal weighting as the master’s thesis. There are two possible options in the professional track, namely translation/publishing and “cultural landscapes” (i.e., working in a cultural institution or museum in France or abroad). Admission to the professional track is based on the results from M1 and an outline of students’ professional goals and objectives. A meeting on internships is held at the beginning of the year.

Download the 2021-2022 course brochure here

For the external seminar course (UE3) in the first semester of 2021-2022, students are strongly encouraged to choose “Picturing Prehistory in American Art and Visual Culture” taught by visiting professor Jonathan Dentler (USC) of the Terra Foundation. Please contact Catherine Marcangeli, the director for the specialization, for more information.

Download the guidelines for writing the thesis outline in English and French


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