Art and Theater Classes Show Off Their Talents

Tuesday evening, AUCP Art & Theater students shared their talents at the AUCP’s Soirée Jeunes Talents. The theater class put on an adaptation of  « Pinocchio » and « Le Petit Chaperon Rouge » by playright Joël Pommerat, which consists of fables and fairy tales set in modern times. Adapted by AUCP theater professor Jean-Claude Azoulay, the play was an opportunity for students to discover and to showcase their thespian talents, and this, tout en français!

AUCP art students also showed off the drawings, sketches and paintings that they created over the course of the semester under the direction of AUCP Drawing & Painting professor Pamela Morton, sharing the traditional Provençal 13 desserts of Christmas and mulled wine with their host families and friends. Check out the video above!

Theater 309: Theater Arts – Performing in French explores the theories and techniques of acting, allowing students to develop their skills at transforming French dramatic texts from the page to the stage. Students cultivate the many-faceted skills necessary to performing and communicating in a second language: body movements, gestures, position in space, relationship to people and objects, breathing, articulation, intonation, pronunciation of French, as well as improvisation & interpretation.

Art 352: Drawing and Painting cultivates the development of visual and aesthetic perception through a variety of approaches and techniques. The class consists of studio sessions combined with outdoor work, site visits, and sketchbook assignments and students work on still life techniques, portraiture and live models in a multitude of media.

All AUCP classes are taught by highly qualified and passionate local experts and tenured professors from the Aix-Marseille Université and from Sciences Po. Courses cover a wide range of subjects: French language and translation, the literature of women or of travel, contemporary issues in French society, cinema, art history, theatre, studio art, and Mediterranean area studies, and all levels ofArabic. All AUCP courses are given in French. Students rise to the challenge thanks to the integration of French-as-a-second language methodology within each professor’s subject matter expertise. For course offerings in Aix and Marseille, visit the Academics section of the AUCP website.