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Art, Music, Design & 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 at Universidad Jorge Tadeo Lozano, in Bogota.

About the program

The Art, Music, Design, and Science Interactions @ Colombia 2024 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: May 3, 2023 - May 12, 2024

Undergraduate courses: MUSI 398/EAST 398/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) 2024. Students will have access to privileged information and opportunities to participate in the ImageFest 2024 activities.

Estimated cost

Program fee: Concordia will charge program participants 3 credits of Concordia tuition and a program fee of $975 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.

Available funding

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.


To offset the costs for students of going abroad, Concordia International offers a bursary to students who qualify. To qualify, you must be a Concordia student enrolled in a Concordia Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctoral degree program and approved to participate in the field school. 

  • Field school applicants do not need to submit a bursary application as it is part of the on-line field school application, and you will automatically be considered for the bursary.
  • The bursary will be applied to student accounts. Details on the payment of the bursary will be sent to successful applicants. 

Contact Concordia International if you have any questions on your eligibility for funding.


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

To be eligible to participate in the field school, you must meet one of the following criteria.

  • Be enrolled in a Bachelor’s degree program, with a minimum 2.7 cumulative culmative GPA (CGPA) and have completed at least 24 credits toward your current degree program by the time you leave for the program.
  • Be enrolled in a Master’s degree program, with a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA (CGPA) and have completed at least 9 credits toward your current degree program by the departure date.
  • Be enrolled in PhD degree program, have a 3.7 cumulative GPA (CGPA) and have completed at least 9 credits toward your current degree program by the departure date.

All students interested in applying to this program must attend an information session given by Concordia International prior to submitting an application.

Date: Tuesday February 6, 2024 at 11:00 am.

Zoom ID:

  • Log into the Concordia Mobility portal to access the Concordia Field School Application.
  • Submit the Concordia Field School Abroad Application by the application deadline of February 16, 2024. The application can be accessed through the Concordia International CSEP Mobility Portal.
  • Your application must also include:
    • A copy of your most recent transcript (whether from Concordia or another institution). An unofficial Concordia transcript.
    • A letter of intent of 500-750 words describing why you wish to participate in the Colombia Field School and the kind of work you hope to accomplish while there. You should also make mention of what strengths or contributions you think you will bring to the group.
    • A sample of your creative or scholarly practice. This could be either (or a combination of both):
      • Submit a sample of your work, either artistic or scientific, that will allow the jury to evaluate your profile and the best way to integrate you into the Field School experience (some possible examples: either 2 links to sound art/music work; or 5 still images; or an audiovisual piece; or a research-creation paper; or 3 designs; or 1-2 pages with a scientific or technological report; etc.).
      • A sample of scholarly or creative writing, minimum 5 pages double-spaced.

Note: Each file must be 20MB or less and must be in PDF format.


  • Final admissions decisions will be made by the program monitor, Dr. Ricardo dal Farra.
  • By March 19, 2024, admitted students must make a $500 deposit on their Concordia student account towards costs to hold their position in the INew Music and Media Arts field school. If a student withdraws from the program, the $500 deposit will be credited to their student account and applied against their future tuition.
  • Students admitted to the program will have to attend a mandatory pre-departure meeting held by Concordia International through the following Zoom link: on April 9, 2024 at 11:00 am.

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

Application Inquiries

Maral Abajian

Academic Inquiries

Ricardo Dal Farra

Registration Inquiries

Mary Laliotis
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