About the program

The Art, Music, Design, and Science Interactions @ Colombia 2022 program offers undergraduate and graduate students from a variety of fine arts backgrounds, as well as communication, science, and engineering, an opportunity to work on self-proposed research-creation projects, attend lectures, workshops and cultural activities, visit university labs, studios and research-creation centres, make their work known internationally, and to experience the city of Bogota, Colombia.

Dates & course

Dates: July 8, 2022 - July 17, 2022

Undergraduate courses: MUSI 398/EAST 398 undergraduate 

Undergraduate cross-listed courses: EAST 461/EAST 462/FAFS 398

Graduate course:  FAFS 660 / FAFS 860                

Students will seek inspiration from Bogota's rich cultural, history, people and places for their projects and attend research-creation workshops and cultural activities at the host institution, the University Jorge Tadeo Lozano. The program will include visits to internationally recognized places such as Los Andes University, the Cinemateca of Bogota, the Museum of Modern Art - MAMBO, the Museum of pre-Columbian Gold, The National Museum of Colombia, and the Planetarium of Bogota. You will meet students, international artists and academics from several fields. Examples include experimental arts, sound art and music, performance, cyberculture, bio-creation, new architecture, design, media/electronic arts, contemporary art, and much more.

A selection of the students' works will have the opportunity to be presented in a special section of the international and widely known Festival Internacional de la Imagen (a.k.a. ImageFest) 2022. Students will have access to privileged information and opportunities to participate in the ImageFest 2022 activities.

Estimated cost & bursary

Program fee: Concordia will charge program participants 3 credits of Concordia tuition and a program fee $800 to cover workshop and lectures at the University of Jorge Tadeo Lozano in Bogota and accommodations. Students will be staying at LivinnX in Bogota.

Students are responsible for selecting and paying their transportation to/from Colombia; mandatory health and travel insurance; meals; spending money; any required travel documents and other miscellaneous expenses associated with travel. Students also pay for and supply their own materials.

Peter N. Thomson Family Field School Award: The Faculty of Fine Arts invites applications for the Peter N. Thomson Family Field School Awards. The Award offers an amount of $1,300 for thirty (30) eligible Fine Arts undergraduate or graduate students accepted to a Field School hosted by the Faculty of Fine Arts. Please consult the Peter N. Thomson Field School Award webpage for application instructions.

Quebec Mobility Bursary: To offset costs, Concordia International is offering a bursary of $400 to Concordia students admitted to the program and who meet the following eligibility requirements. 

  • You are a Concordia student enrolled in a Concordia Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree program while participating in the program.
  • Undergraduate students must have completed a minimum of 24 credits toward their degree. Graduate students must have completed at least 9 credits towards their degree; these must be credits earned from the current program. Transfer credits, whether internal or external, do not count.

Please note that this bursary cannot be combined with any other in-house mobility scholarship, mobility bursary or mobility award. 

Host institution

The University Jorge Tadeo Lozano, located in Bogota and established in 1954, is perfectly situated in walking distance to many cultural and artistic venues that make up the classes and activities of the summer course. The institution was named after the botanist, scientist and politician Jorge Tadeo Lozano.

Among the notable architecture features of the school are an auditorium, a fine art gallery, a postgraduate studies building and a public square designed by Colombian architect Daniel Bermúdez.

The university also broadcasts cultural activities and content on Bogotá's FM radio via HJUT 106.9 FM, with Classical Music, Opera, Jazz and Rock programming.

Bogota’s altitude is 2,640 meters, and its population is 7. 2 million.  

Application process

All information on this website is subject to change without notice. The program is subject to cancellation at any time and for any reason. 12-16 participants will be selected to participate in the program.

Application Inquiries

Maral Abajian

Registration & Academic Inquiries

Ricardo Dal Farra
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