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Studying in Aix-en-Provence, which is located along the Mediterranean Sea, allows students to experience the culture of the south of France. The mild climate, famed cuisine and the arts give the Mediterranean region a distinct feel, unique from anywhere else in the world. While the city of Aix offers access to traditional French culture in an intimate setting, it still maintains the charm and elegance of a large metropolis. The Marchutz School of Fine Arts studio is situated on the outskirts of Aix-en-Provence along the historic Route de Cezanne. The program is open to students of all majors, skill levels, and backgrounds. It offers an immersive experience in painting, drawing, art history, and art theory, with excursions to Paris, Giverny, Venice, and the Vaucluse. Students can also study Business, Humanities, Social Sciences, and French Language at IAU College.


Area(s) of Study

  • Architectural Interior Design
  • Economics
  • Government
  • Philosophy
  • Architecture
  • English
  • Humanities
  • Psychology
  • Art Education
  • European Studies
  • International Relations And Gl
  • Religious Studies
  • Art History
  • Fine Arts
  • Liberal Arts
  • Studio Art
  • Business Administration
  • French
  • Management
  • Undergraduate Studies
  • Communication
  • French Civilization
  • Marketing
  • Writing
  • Communication Studies

Sponsored by IAU COLLEGE - A UT Affiliate

Academic Information

The Marchutz School of Fine Arts offers courses in art history, creative writing, archaeology, painting and drawing, photography, architectural design, sculpture, and more. Students in the Fine Arts Core Program will enroll in an Art Criticism Seminar and Painting and Drawing Studios, with flexibility to take an elective and French.


IAU courses are taught by experienced and credentialed faculty. They employ interactive teaching styles while creating an active and exciting learning environment. IAU faculty have developed curriculum and course content that is academically rigorous and rewarding. Spring applications must be submitted to IAU by 10/1.

Language(s) of Instruction

French and English


Service Learning/Internship

  • Service Learning - No
  • Internship - No


COVID UPDATE: Due to the enduring effects of the pandemic, students are currently being placed in student residences instead of homestays. Meals (lunch and dinner) and laundry service are not included. However, students will have a kitchen and all necessities in order to cook meals. (last updated 3/16/22)

Open To

Students from all colleges and schools

Program Cost

IAU Aix offers a 20% tuition discount for all UT Austin students. Budget reflects the discounted rate. Budget below is a sample and includes everything a student will need except money for extensive personal travel.


- Spring
  • Program: January 20, 2024 to May 5, 2024
  • Instructional: January 24, 2024 to May 3, 2024
  • Final Deadline: October 1, 2023
- Summer Whole
  • Program: June 4, 2023 to July 17, 2023
  • Instructional: June 7, 2023 to July 14, 2023
  • Final Deadline: February 15, 2023
- Fall
  • Program: September 2, 2023 to December 14, 2023
  • Instructional: September 6, 2023 to December 13, 2023
  • Final Deadline: March 15, 2023

Application Code


Program Coordinator

Ellen Birch

Additional Resources

Program Website
Program Dates
Int Travel Safety for Students

Next Step

1) View mandatory advising videos Explore: Education Abroad 101 and Explore: France & Belgium. Attend a live Q&A if you have questions. 2) View Ready to Apply video. 3) Self-authorize your application via the Get Started link below and apply! Videos and Q&A events found here:

Program information above is subject to change