Continuing Education

Fashion History Crash Course in Paris

From ancient Mediterranean clothing to 21st century fashion, join Dr. Anne Bissonnette (Associate Professor, University of Alberta) in Paris, France, for a journey through the historical development of dress. This two-week course is an immersion into the world of global textiles and apparel and the cultures from which they emerged.

This experience will appeal to people with an interest in history and fashion, professionals in costuming, and to those in the ready-to-wear industry. No prior knowledge is required.

From our accommodations in the heart of Paris, we will venture to explore global fashion. Lectures will occur in the mornings at the Paris American Academy (PAA), within walking distance of the many world-class museums. Afternoons will be invested admiring exceptional artifacts that will allow us to better understand the source civilizations and to contextualize dress.

When: August 7 to 18, 2017

Where: PAA, Paris, France (housing details)

Weekday morning lectures will include dazzling, university-level PowerPoint presentations. Optional afternoon museum visits will complement the morning lectures. This course is not for credit.

Fee: $3100 CAD (approximately $2300 USD) which includes the course fee and 13 nights at the PAA shared apartments (arrival Sunday August 6th, departure Saturday August 19th). 

Flights, meals, travel to and from the museums, and museum entrance fees are not included (average price of museum entry is 15€ or approximately $22 CAD).

Accommodations: Shared studio apartments. Apartments are fully furnished with twin beds, a full bathroom and kitchen (sheets and towels included). Located near the Jardin du Luxembourg, the PAA and the apartments are accessible by metro and bus.

Cancellation Policy: Participant initiated cancellations receive a full refund (less a $20 administration fee) if cancelled at least 30 days prior to the course. If the University of Alberta cancels the course (e.g., insufficient registration), you will be notified by email and your course fee will be fully refunded.

The deadline to register is June 7th 2017


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