Interested in pursuing a degree in France? Learn more about IAU's degree-granting branch, The American College of the Mediterranean

Bachelor's and Master's Programs

The American College of the Mediterranean

The American College of the Mediterranean (ACM) is the degree-granting branch of the Institute for American Universities (IAU), and shares faculty, facilities, student support services, and infrastructure with IAU. The mission of The American College of the Mediterranean is to provide excellence in international education, inspire intercultural awareness, and prepare students for success in a global community through the study of European and Mediterranean history, languages, cultures, and contemporary issues. It does so through a unique combination of courses, internships, and curricula, that combine to create American-style undergraduate and graduate degree programs in an international and cross-cultural setting. 

ACM is pleased to offer the following undergraduate and graduate degree programs at its Aix-en-Provence campus. Additional information can be found on The American College of the Mediterranean website.


Undergraduate 

ACM leverages its liberal arts and business studies offerings with its international identity and strategic location to provide students with an exposure to European and Mediterranean countries in this four-year, 124-credit BA degree. The majors and minors at The American College of the Mediterranean reflect the site-specificity of our campus in Southern France and the Mediterranean and build upon ACM's academic tradition as a leader in international education. ACM offers six different bachelor's programs, as well as the option to self-design a field of study from a wide range of course offerings. The flexible and individualized curriculum allows students to design their own major, in conversation with their academic advisor, to fit individual academic interests. 

Majors Minors
  Art History   Art History
  Business Administration   Business Administration
  Communication Studies   Communication Studies
  French Studies   Environmental Science
  History   French Studies  
  International Business   History
  International Relations   Hospitality Management  
  Management   International Business 
  Marketing   International Relations  
  Painting   Liberal Studies  
  Political Science   Mediterranean Studies  
  Psychology   Peace & Conflict Studies  
  Visual Arts   Philosophy 
  Wine Studies   Political Science
  Self-Designed Field of Study   Psychology
  Religious Studies
  Visual Arts
  Wine Studies


Graduate

  • Master of Fine Arts (MFA) in Painting or Sculpture: The Marchutz School of Fine Arts is proud to offer a two-year MFA degree program in painting or sculpture in Aix-en-Provence, France. The 60-credit program is conducted in English and accepts artists of diverse interests and backgrounds. The program combines daily studio work, seminars, museum studies, field studies throughout Europe, professional internship opportunities, and a low-residency option. Please Note: Sculpture will be offered beginning in the Fall of 2019.

  • Master of Arts in Art History (MAAH): The Master of Arts in Art History degree at ACM is a one-year program stemming from IAU's academic tradition as one of the first American institutions abroad to create a full studio art and art history curriculum founded on the rich art and art historical traditions of the south of France and, in particular, Aix-en-Provence. Its defining characteristic resides in the educational principle that any art-related study should combine in a holistic manner the three disciplines of art history, studio practice, and critical studies. The artistic traditions of the south of France and the Mediterranean Basin will naturally serve as the intellectual backbone of the Masters of Arts in Art History.

  • Master of Arts in French Studies (MAFS): The Master of Arts in French Studies at ACM is a one-year program that offers students the unique opportunity to earn an American MA degree in a Fr­ench-speaking environment. Situated in Aix-en-Provence, France near the Mediterranean coast, ACM’s program unites mainland French with the Francophone countries of North Africa, ensuring that students are exposed to the rich diversity of the French language and culture.

  • Master of Arts in International Relations (MAIR): The Master of Arts in International Relations is a one-year program leveraging ACM’s strategic location in Southern France. The founders of the Institute for American Universities had this in mind when they constructed a curriculum based in Political Science and International Relations. The Humanities and Social Sciences have always played an important role at IAU and ACM, and will naturally serve as the intellectual backbone of the Master of Arts in International Relations.

  • Master of Arts in Media Studies (MAMS): The Master of Arts in Media Studies at The American College of the Mediterranean provides students with a broad and interdisciplinary formation commencing from core training in communication theory and media research methods. The program leverages the site-specificity of its European campus with close ties to Spain and North Africa and combines theory and practice in order to prepare students for success in fields such as public relations, brand management, public affairs, nonprofit management, education, and research. The program emphasizes ethical, culturally-sensitive, and socially-responsible communication.

  • Global Masters in Business Administration (GMBA): The Global Masters in Business Administration is a 46 credit-hour, one-year master’s degree leveraging ACM’s strategic location in Southern Europe. The program builds on the historic academic tradition of the Institute for American Universities, ACM’s parent organization, as one of the first American institutions abroad to prepare those aspiring to careers in international business and diplomacy.  With our principal campus in Aix-en-Provence, France and satellite campuses and programs in Spain and Morocco, ACM is well positioned to prepare students for the many challenges of the global economy today with an emphasis on Europe, North Africa, and the Mediterranean.