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Date published: 21 February 2011

OUA is proud to announce that, for the second year running, students can complete a unit while undertaking a study tour in France.

VART2026: Footsteps of the Impressionists is an intensive study tour that provides a unique alternative to traditional learning. Provided by RMIT, this unit examines the principal ideas and movements of art in France from the 1860s to the early 1900s. This tour is offered as a Study Period 2 unit with travel taking place from 24 June - 7 July 2011. Online study and discussion will begin at the start of Study Period 2, so you will be prepared for your tour by the departure date.

This study tour will take you to some of the world's most exciting art collections in galleries and museums in Paris and the surrounding townships. You will examine the work of Impressionist artists and their precursors including Manet, Monet and Renoir, as well as gaining an appreciation of post-Impressionists such as Cezanne, Toulouse-Lautrec and Van Gogh.

Writing, painting, sketching and photographic excursions to the locations that inspired the Impressionist artists to create their masterpieces - such as Claude Monet's famous water-lily pond - are amongst the highlights experienced by the 2010 students who took part in this exciting journey.

This unit is not a requirement for any program of study or degree, but can be studied as an elective for many OUA degrees. To check this with regard to your qualification, contact your course's provider university.

Enrolment closing soon

VART2026: Footsteps of the Impressionists is open for enrolment until 1 April. As the tour takes place during the peak travel season, the ground fee must be paid to RMIT by 4 March to secure your accommodation.

Contact an OUA Student Advisor on 1300 363 652 for more information.