Semester students enroll in an art criticism seminar and two studio courses in painting and drawing, all held at the Marchutz studio. In addition, students also enroll in a French language course and one elective course, both taken at IAU's School of Humanities and Social Sciences. The art criticism seminar is the unifying element for the Marchutz curriculum. The program includes excursions to Paris and Giverny in the fall, and Venice in the spring.

Marchutz also offers a six-week summer term, held entirely at the studio. Students enroll in painting and drawing classes (six credit hours total) and the art criticism seminar. Students can also choose to enroll in a third course. 

In tandem with the required course work students also have the possibility of creating a 3-credit independent study project in relation to their particular field of study. Students in art related fields of study can fulfill their studio requirements, or art history requirements in the required program as well as integrate a focus in their major through an independent study designed by the Marchutz faculty or at their home institution.

The Marchutz Painting & Drawing Program is suited for students and artists of all levels. Its innovative interdisciplinary approach to the arts combines readings in literature and philosophy with studio art training workshops and excursions.

Students Paint in the French Countryside