Travel is a life-changing experience for our students. Exchanges and field schools bring students into new landscapes, urban fabrics and the lives of others across the globe. Students become translators of experience, interpreters of culture, manipulators of material and ambassadors of the arts — both on site and when they return home.
Exchange and study abroad
Concordia fine arts students who want to study at another university will be impressed by the many connections we have to leading fine arts schools and universities around the world. We believe that Travel should be part of everyone's time at Concordia and we encourage you to enrich your degree by spending a term, or up to a year, in another country. Our visiting-fee-paying student exchange options don't only apply to international universities : if you want to study at an institution anywhere outside Quebec, we can help arrange that, too!
At Concordia, the Faculty of Fine Arts is a leader in developing field schools. More than study trips, these are intensive, place-based studios and carefully structured courses. These Summer Field Schools allow students to travel, learn and earn credits in another country under the supervision of a faculty member of the Faculty of Fine Arts. Field schools are a collaboration with the Faculty of Fine Arts and Concordia International. Students enroll in them through the Faculty as they would any regular course.
Apply for an award that supports students travelling to a Fine Arts Field School
Students in the Faculty of Fine Arts are eligible for up to $1300 through the Peter N. Thomson Family Trust to help fund their field school.
2023 field schools
New Music and Media Arts @ Mexico
Offers students from a variety of fields an opportunity to work on self-proposed projects in sound/media/contemporary/experimental art, and electronic music.
Art, Music, Design, and Science Interactions @ Colombia
This 3 credit program will allow students to be immersed in Colombia’s cultures, stories, architecture, intensity, speed, and beauty, through research-creation workshops and cultural activities.
Bread & Puppet Theatre
A ten-day program working at the Bread and Puppet Theater, culminating in a new performance under the direction of the Theater’s founder, Peter Schumann.
Concordia in Prague
A 3 credit performance design course centered around the eleven-day Prague Quadrennial of Performance Design and Space festival. Students will view and analyze the work of designers for live performance from around the world.
Visiting the Faculty of Fine Arts
If you are not a Concordia student but you want to join us in the Faculty of Fine Arts, we have options for you to spend time with us. Concordia is one of the top places to study the fine arts in the world, located in one of the best cities for students in the world.