Art & Visual Culture

From the great auteurs in European filmmaking to the provocateurs of the contemporary art scene, capture the ideas of intellectual and aesthetic movements. In this program, discover visual culture and artistic expression in Nordic and European settings.

Program Highlights

  • Meet with Danish and European directors and artists to critically discuss the roles of art and cinema in Europe
  • Travel with classmates and DIS faculty on course-integrated study tours to identify subversive artistic expression in post-communist Europe
  • Develop and strengthen your ability to analyze specific works and evaluate how artists are expanding the traditional use of media

Student Profile

This program is right for you if you study art history, fine arts, film studies, or media studies.

One of the great things about my core course is how the professors analyze the art and film in the context of social issues that are especially relevant to Europe and Denmark today. One of our field studies was to Denmark’s Fotografisk Center to view the exhibition ‘End of Dreams,’ a multi-media installation depicting the dangerous route over the Mediterranean taken by the refugees… In this class, we are challenged to think about how (if at all) art and film can transcend their place in museums or theaters to our everyday realities.

-Winnie, Brown University

Core Courses