Name of Program:

The Origins of Photography



Saint-Loup-de-Varnnes, Charlon-Sur-Saone and Paris, France.
Lacock, Wiltshire, Isle of Wight and London, England.


Professor Christine Flavin,; 227-1405
Melissa Matuscak, DeVos Art Musuem Director,

Course(s) and eligibility:

4-credit special topics Winter 2013 course: AD495. Must have completed prerequisites for AD280 or permission of instructor. Also required: a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA, good academic and disciplinary status at time of program travel.

Term and approximate travel dates:

Winter 2013 course, with travel to occur May 5-19, 2013

Application deadline: 

Admissions on a rolling basis; final deadline February 15, 2012. To apply, download FLSA application from International Programs website: or pick up form from IPO office in 145 Whitman.

Program Snapshot




Students begin the trip with visits to museums and homes of photography’s historic figures in the famed Bordeaux region of southern France. Tours of the region and instruction in photographic composition follow. In Paris, students will visit galleries and museums featuring photographic exhibitions while executing photographic assignments. The program concludes with travel across the English Channel to the southwest region of England and finishes with a visit to the museums and galleries of London. In all locations, students will receive one-on-one instruction in photographing, downloading images, and digital enhancements in Photoshop.

Estimated cost:


Financial Assistance:

For information on individual eligibility for NMU financial assistance, contact Financial Aid at 227-2327.

Interest Meeting Dates


For more information: 

Professor Christine Flavin,; 227-1405
Melissa Matuscak, DeVos Art Musuem Director,
Susan Morgan, Coordinator-Education Abroad,