Channel your inner Godard or Truffaut and break the rules of conventional filmmaking. Create original, experimental works while living in the City of Lights.
One of the most captivating cities in Europe, Paris retains its timeless legacy as an artistic, intellectual, and literary pacesetter. The Eiffel Tower, symbol of the city, dominates the skyline. North of the Seine, the Right Bank is home to monumental buildings, grand boulevards, and major museums, including the Louvre and the Centre Pompidou. The Left Bank (rive gauche) invokes a Bohemian and intellectual atmosphere with its university communities, cafés, restaurants, jazz clubs, and chic boutiques. NYU Paris is located in the Latin Quarter, the thriving historic and intellectual heart of Paris where students have the opportunity to benefit from the numerous cultural, artistic, and academic institutions of this celebrated neighborhood.
In this program you will become familiar with the unfamilar. As you screen avant-garde films from some of the greatest French experimental filmmakers, you will learn the language of French experimental cinema. You will understand how the filmmakers have challenged conventions and then bring those techniques into your own films.
Field trips include visits to le Musee de Louvre, Jeu de Paume Museum, Musee d'Orsay and the Cinematheque Francais, as well as contemporary video art galleries.
"There seemed to be no better way to explore Experimental Film than by watching the pioneering works of various French artists in one of the most art-rich cities in the world." - Peter Pascucci
You will enroll in the following two courses for a total of 7 units.
Student Arrival: Saturday, June 22, 2019
Student Departure: Saturday, August 3, 2019
Arrival and departure dates are subject to change.
- Tisch Film Majors: Sight & Sound: Film and Sight & Sound: Studio (or Sight & Sound: Documentary), Production Safety & Set Protocol (FMTV-UT 101)
- NYU Non-film majors: Sight and Sound or Fundamentals of Digital Filmmaking
- Visiting Students: College Level Experience in Film Production
The summer 2019 application will open in September 2018.
Application: Please read the following admissions information before starting your application.
- Undergraduate summer 2019 tuition: $10,157
- Registration and Services Fee: $903
- Program Fee: $649*
- Lab fee: $590*
Single (shared suite): $2,561*
Shared Double: $2,016*
- CSI Insurance $155*
- Students are responsible for arranging their own transportation to/from the program.
*Estimated rates from summer 2018.
Visit the NYU Office of the Bursar for additional information on tuition and fees.
Scholarship and Financial Aid
There are opportunities for financial assistance to study abroad.
Please review the Scholarships and Financial Aid for Study Abroad page for more information.
Visit the NYU Paris website for housing options and descriptions.