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  • Locations: Paris, France
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Click for Tuition + Program Fee: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short-term Recommended GPA: 2.75
Living Arrangements: Hotel Liberal Studies Domain: EL
Study Abroad Contact: Dominique Brown How COVID-19 could impact this program or your study abroad plans: Please see the Study Abroad COVID-19 page for more information.
Program Description:

Eiffel Tower Animated in France is a one week long international study program designed for undergraduate and graduate students interested in Animation. The program will include visit to various animation studios in Paris and Vendôme.

During this trip, students will be fully immersed into the rich arts world of Paris both past and present. Through visits to historical sites and important museums like the Louvre and Pompidou participants in the program will come face-to-face with some of the most important and influential art works from the last 1000 years.

Coupled with this will be first-hand experience meeting and greeting with contemporary international independent artists producing some of the most influential animated works in the world. During a guided, day-long visit to animation studios, students will get an inside look into the industry, make professional connections with notable animators and artists, and learn first-hand about the operation of an active, high caliber studios. They will also gain insights into cultural differences between the industry in the United States and Western Europe.

We have the privilege of visiting Cicilic Animation Studio in Vendôme, France, one of the most prestigious animation residencies in the animation world. Ciclic has created animation residencies for international directors in order to support the creation of their independent films. Filmmaker who have completed residency in the past include Ryo Orikasa, Tal Kantor, Paul Mas, Jean-Jean Arnoux , Lwazi Msipha. For more information about Ciclic Animaion please visit:


Naghmeh Farzaneh is an award winning Iranian filmmaker and animator. After finishing her BFA in painting in her hometown, Tehran, she found the stories she had to tell were bigger than the surface of a canvas. In her exploration for a new medium she began her first animated film. In 2011 she immigrated to the United States to continue filmmaking and earned her MFA in Animation at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Over the years Naghmeh has done extensive work in two-dimensional animation, collaborative works with independent artists and filmmakers, and served on the juries of several international film festivals. Aside from directing her independent films she holds clients such as Sesame street, ACLU, TED-ED and Onasis Foundation in her resume. Naghmeh has served on the faculties of the Rochester Institute of Technology, and Hobart and William Smith Colleges prior joining DePaul University.

Amy Lockhart is a filmmaker, animator and artist. Her animations have screened internationally, including the Whitney, NY, British Film Institute, N.Y. Anthology Film Archives, GLAS Animation Festival, Ann Arbor Film Festival, The Ottawa International Animation Festival, Carnegie Mellon, and Hiroshima International Animation Festival. Lockhart has received fellowship at the National Film Board of Canada and support from the Canada Council for the Arts. She has completed residencies at Calgary’s Quickdraw Animation Society, Struts Gallery, and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her drawings, comics and paintings have been published by Fantagraphics (Ditch Life, 2019), Drawn & Quarterly (Dirty Dishes, 2009), and by Colour Code (Looking Inward, 2016). She has been commissioned to create work for Adult Swim (Rick and Morty Exquisite Corpse bumper) and Super Deluxe (Those Shoes).

All students will be enrolled in the following course:
Course GD 390/490: Topics in Animation
Credits 4 credit hours
Term registered Spring 2021
Liberal Studies Domain EL (Experiential Learning)
Taught by Naghmeh Farzaneh and Amy Lockhart
Course description Animated in France is a one week long international study program designed for undergraduate and graduate students interested in learning about the animation industry in France through visiting various animation studios in Paris and Vendôme.
Class meeting times TBD
Please note that although some courses are registered in a particular term, some coursework or final assignments may be due in a different term. E.g. Course registered in winter quarter, but coursework is due in spring quarter once the travel component of the program is complete.

Students will be staying in local hotels.
  • Museum and historic site visit including: Louvre and Pompiduo
  • Animation studio visit incliding: Ciclic
  • Private screening and meet and greet local independent animators based in Paris


All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition (billed at the regular DePaul tuition rate, based on the number of credits enrolled) and a program fee. Please read the program fee details carefully to understand exactly what is included, as this can vary from program to program. If the program fee is posted, be sure to note whether the fee is current or from a previous year (past program fees may serve as a guide until the current program fee is available). If the current program fee has not yet been posted, please check back closer to the application deadline. Please also note the withdrawal policy.

DePaul offers several types of scholarships for students studying abroad, and students should visit the scholarship page early in the application process for information on eligibility and deadlines.

DePaul Study Abroad is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, and this program is currently moving forward in the Summer 2021 term. If the program is canceled prior to departure, students will be refunded 100% of the program fee and withdrawn from any associated classes with no penalty or tuition charges. Study Abroad has also modified the standard Withdrawal Policy, and any students who commit to this program and decide to withdraw 90+ days prior to the program start date will not be charged any withdrawal fees. For more information, go to the DePaul Study Abroad COVID-19 Updates page.

If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Ensure your passport is valid for 6 months after your travel dates. Some programs require travelers to obtain visas. In that case, contact the local consulates or embassies of the countries you will be visiting for up-to-date instructions on how to apply for them. As of this publication, students on the France program who are US citizens DO NOT need a visa. Please note, however, that visa requirements can change.  

DePaul University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or handicap in admissions, employment, or the provision of services. Inquiries regarding this policy should be addressed to the Director of Human Resources, 1 East Jackson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.

Dates / Deadlines:

Thank you for your interest in this program! We are not currently accepting applications. In general, applications open about 6 months before program application deadlines.

This program is currently not accepting applications.