$3,000 A. Anthony Tappé Fontainebleau Prize
The Fontainebleau Schools, France
July 5, 2012 - August 9, 2012
*Info Session on Wednesday February 8, 2012 from 6-7 pm in 100 Mass Ave, Room M400*
Each year, the BAC and Anthony Tappé provide one scholarship for an exciting study abroad program outside Paris, France. Selection is based on academic and practice standing, with preference given to advanced students of Architecture with excellent academic records and portfolio.
During the past 80 years, the Fontainebleau Schools have brought together different artistic disciplines in order to explore new ways of seeing, thinking and making architecture. The presence of a Music School gives a unique opportunity for the Fine Arts students to explore relationships between architecture and music, develop collaborations with musicians, and to attend rehearsals and concerts. Studio spaces in Fontainebleau and on the Chateau grounds offer inspiring places to develop design proposals and installations.
At the Fontainebleau Schools of Music and Fine Arts, students have the opportunity to come in direct contact with the work and the theories of European architects, artists and theoreticians (primarily French). The core curriculum includes architecture, landscape, painting and sculpture with possible courses in photography, fresco painting, stained glass and mosaic.
Students are required to accomplish projects in at least three disciplines. Numerous field trips are organized to acquaint students with the finest masterpieces of French art and architecture, both historic and contemporary. Classes and workshops take place in and around the magnificent Chateau of Fontainebleau. The various buildings and gardens of the Chateau provide an outstanding and inspirational setting.
For additional information, please visit http://www.fontainebleauschools.org.
To apply, students must submit the following:
1. Current Portfolio
3. An essay of no more than 500 words discussing the importance of your participation in the Fontainebleau Architecture Program to your educational goals
Deadline to submit is Monday, March 26th at 7 pm. Submissions should be turned in to the Education Department on the 2nd floor at 320 Newbury Street. This deadline is the same as the submission deadline for the scholarships for the summer program to Paris. Please clearly indicate which award you are applying for on your submission materials.