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Fine Arts

Ranging from practical courses in Painting, Illustration, Film-making or Photography, to Business courses to Art History courses, Fine Arts courses span a wide range of disciplines. Suited to full-time artists, students, working professionals or those with an interest in the subject, Fine Arts classes are open to just about anyone. Some Fine Arts courses may require the submission of a portfolio prior to enrollment to ensure the prospective student has the adequate foundational knowledge or potential for success in the class.

Fine Arts courses are offered at universities and academic institutions around the world, from France to South Africa, the USA to Singapore, Sweden to Vietnam. Offered on a full time or part time basis, universities seek to offer Fine Arts classes to suit the wide range of students' scheduling needs. Often bestowing a diploma or certificate in culmination of the Fine Arts course, universities and schools adhere to industry standards in such programs. In Fine Arts courses relating to business acumen, students will learn the basics to selling, purchasing, promoting and supporting art.

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Professional Curriculum Photography (2 Years)

GrisArt Escuela Superior de Fotografía
Campus 2 years October 2017 Spain Barcelona

Formed by General Professional Course and one of the two paths of image to choose. [+]

Formed by General Professional Course and one of the two paths of image to choose.

First year:

- PROFESSIONAL COURSE GENERAL General Professional Course is the first of the curriculum two years and is intended to start studying photography and looking for a solid foundation, both theoretical and practical. It consists of twelve specialized modules means technical and other reflection that, combined with activities give students the security and autonomy necessary for entry into professional courses. It is a daily dip into the world of the picture, a continued effort to study, practice and review. Same students will become familiar with the photographic activity of town attending exhibitions and conferences, meetings with photographers, curators and art center managers; visiting galleries, foundations, museums, publishers, laboratories, studios, and so on. The good use of all this allows each assess what field of photography you are related to them and direct his own steps. ... [-]


FOUNDATION YEAR

LISAA Paris
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 France Paris

The Introductory Course in Applied Arts (MANAA) takes place over one year. It allows each student to forge solid artistic bases that will be essential throughout their career as a designer. [+]

The Introductory Course in Applied Arts (MANAA) takes place over one year. It allows each student to forge solid artistic bases that will be essential throughout their career as a designer. THREE TEACHING AIMS To reveal the creativity of each student through the learning of fundamental techniques: drawing, colour, composition, volume, perspective and graphic design. To raise students’ awareness of artistic culture in order to bring them the curiosity and open-mindedness required for a qualitative and enduring education. To allow the student to find their place amongst the different design professions and therefore prepare and choose, in complete confidence, which specialisation to follow. PREPARATION FOR COMPETITIVE EXAMS FOR HIGHER EDUCATION FINE ART AND DESIGN SCHOOLS Upon completion of the Introductory Course in Applied Arts, each student will have acquired the necessary skills to apply for the competitive exams for national higher education schools (decorative arts, design…). CONTINUING TO DEGREE COURSES AT LISAA This is a key year for choosing a profession, continuing to degree courses at LISAA in graphic design, interior architecture & design, fashion, animation & video games, or to prepare for competitive exams for higher education fine art schools. Advantages of the Course A large network of alumni Links between different disciplines in order for the students to understand the complementary nature of skillsets Entry Requirements & Application Admission to LISAA Paris is dependent on presentation of a portfolio of personal work and an oral interview. The student’s technical and artistic capability in addition, above all, to their motivation and suitability will be evaluated with regards the specifics of disciplines in the design sector. [-]

Foundation Studies in Studio Arts

Metàfora Art School
Campus Full time 37 weeks January 2017 Spain Barcelona

Metàfora’s art foundation is designed for students on starter’s level who wish to pursue further education in art. Students on this modality are offered a broad introduction to different techniques as well as a fair amount of art history. [+]

Best Course Studies in Fine Arts 2017. “Having an experience is taking part in the world. Taking part in the world is really about sharing responsibility.” Olafur Eliasson Foundation Program in Studio Arts (Starter’s level) – Five studio blocks of 6-7 weeks, optional 1-week block (Madrid), 2 optional exhibition credits What is the Foundation Program? Metàfora’s art foundation is designed for students on starter’s level who wish to pursue further education in art. Students on this modality are offered a broad introduction to different techniques as well as a fair amount of art history. We consider it basic to help students to produce a body of work as extensive as possible, to broaden their horizon and to introduce new ways for working and perceiving art. Metàfora’s Starter’s Level is recognized as a Foundation Course in the UK. [-]

One Year Course in Illustration and Visual Communication

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Online & Campus Combined Full time 1 year January 2017 Spain Madrid

The One Year Courses, which are semi-attendance-based, are directed towards the student’s rapid professionalization, with a prestigious team of active teachers who, as directors of the project, will give students a clear view of the industry, help them to develop their portfolio and discover the best ways of understanding and tackling the disciplines with the best prospects in the sphere of visual production. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN SPANISH Illustration is a powerful instrument of graphic expression and nowadays plays an essential part in contemporary visual communication. In the One Year Course in Illustration and Visual Communication, students will learn to do research, experiment and develop their vision and abilities to become successful professionals, applying contemporary illustration to different spheres of visual communication. Guided by established active professionals, they will tackle the main technical principles, processes and styles of contemporary illustration in a practical way, applying what they learn to their own projects and with real clients, and always seeking to promote their creative potential as illustrators. By the end of the year, students will be able to create complex illustration projects independently, from the conceptual phrase to their subsequent development and materialisation. The One Year Courses, which are semi-attendance-based, are directed towards the student’s rapid professionalization, with a prestigious team of active teachers who, as directors of the project, will give students a clear view of the industry, help them to develop their portfolio and discover the best ways of understanding and tackling the disciplines with the best prospects in the sphere of visual production. The One Year Course in Illustration and Visual Communication consists of 60 IED* credits structured in the following way: An attendance based module(384 hours and 48 IED* credits), whose purpose is to apply in our installations, along with outstanding professionals, the keys of the didactic programme combining study, research and the production of projects. An online and distance module(12 IED* credits), which can be accessed through the e-learning platform of the IED Madrid Campus, which includes the studying of subjects that complement the attendance-based module and the production of the final project. The IED credit is the internal quantifying and didactic validation system of the IED Madrid. Each credit reflects the load of online or attendance-based classes, seminars, study sessions and the achievement of assessment exams. Each IED credit is equivalent to 8 teaching hours for attendance-based modules. For the online modules they reflect a workload of between 16 and 20 hours. STRUCTURE AND TIMETABLE Attendance-based and online modules from January until July. Presentation of the final online project: October. Attendance-based module timetable: Monday to Thursday, from 18:00 to 22:00 h. [-]

Contemporary Printmaking – Intermediate

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Part time 5 - 10 weeks January 2017 United Kingdom London

Contemporary Printmaking covers the intaglio techniques such as etching, monoprint, drypoint, collagraph and focuses on aspects of these to build on the skills taught in the Introduction to Printmaking course. [+]

Best Course Studies in Fine Arts 2017. We offer a large range of printmaking courses in London at our Chelsea Centre located jut off the King's Road. We have beginners, intermediate and advanced courses. These are part time courses running during the day and evening. Our lecturers are highly experienced printmaking practitioners offering a unique insight into the printmaking discipline. The techniques you learn will offer exciting ways to build on your skills and reinterpret existing artwork in print form. The unique characteristics of printmaking will open up a new world of image making and unlock your creative potential. Many of our experienced students came as beginners and many have developed a long-term commitment continuing at degree and MA level and also setting up their own studio. Many students say printmaking is addictive once you start! So why not come and try one of our courses. Course Overview Contemporary Printmaking covers the intaglio techniques such as etching, monoprint, drypoint, collagraph and focuses on aspects of these to build on the skills taught in the Introduction to Printmaking course. Combining techniques will be encouraged and you will be directed to follow your own ideas as they develop during the course to increase your confidence as an artist. Regular discussion in class about contemporary artist’s work, their ideas and approach, will help inform projects and your own printmaking practice. Course Description These 4 courses are designed as a year’s programme but can also be taken individually.They are targeting learners who are not yet proficient in their printmaking skills and want to extend their creative and technical knowledge. We start in Term 1 with Monoprint, Drypoint, Collagraph, or Linocut, in Term 2 do a large amount of etching and in Term 3, progress individual projects which have developed during the year. Other techniques may be included where appropriate. Combining techniques is encouraged and the course plan is flexible where possible. Newcomers will join in the class project and be guided through techniques to start them off. More advanced learners can work on their own projects but join in group projects and critiques. The class day to day, will be a mixture of workshop time and structured learning by watching demonstrations and looking at artist’s work relevant to the class projects and your own interests. You are encouraged to find your own themes, preferred techniques and to push these to make creative prints finished to a high technical standard. Informal one-to-one tutorials, group critiques and discussions will support your progress and achievement. Final prints can be submitted for our end of year Printmaking Exhibition at the college gallery in early July when we enjoy a lively Private View evening to celebrate the work created during the year on all our courses. What background and qualifications do you need to join? (Entry Requirements) These classes are aimed at learners who have some experience of printmaking, those who wish to re-fresh their printmaking skills or those who have an arts background in any other visual arts discipline and want to develop their ideas with printmaking. What does the course lead to? These courses give an opportunity to build a portfolio of prints to assist progression to our more advanced printmaking courses or other art courses such as foundation or degree courses. Where will I study? The printmaking studio is at the Chelsea Centre, Hortensia Road SW10, just off the Kings Road, in the Carlyle building on the ground floor, room CG05. How much should I study outside class? It is recommended that you prepare imagery and materials, of your choice, outside the class, so you can use the time in the studio more fully for printing and technical processing which cannot be done at home. A sketchbook documenting your ideas development, technical notes and research is also recommended. Are any course materials online? Once you are enrolled on the course you will be introduced to the college’s virtual learning environment. Here you will find materials and information in support of your studies. What books and equipment do I need? You need to bring: a sketchbook and some art equipment such as pencils, eraser, a range of brushes, Stanley knife, scissors and apron. You will also need heavy duty rubber gloves which can be bought in the studio. What else do I need to buy? What extra costs are there? There is a studio fee of £20.00 per term payable to the tutor which covers basic materials, except paper and plates which you pay extra for as you use them. All materials are available to buy in the studio. Resources We are a well resourced department and have a well equipped printroom. You do not need to source your plates or paper for the course, we have large stocks of different materials which you can purchase from us in small quantities. The studio has excellent light and has specialist facilities for all the intaglio techniques and includes: 2 Rochat presses, bed size 26″x48″ 1 relief press for lino cuts, bed size 16”x20” A UV light exposure unit for transferring images to plates A3 flat-bed scanner to digitise something you have drawn or photographed Mac and PC computers using Photoshop for post production work on images you have shot or scanned in (drawing or photographs) Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Tue 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Sculpture/Painting Certificate

New York Studio School (NYSS)
Campus Full time 3 years September 2017 USA New York

This course is ideal for a student who is interested in gaining/furthering their plastic experience in either Painting or Sculpture. This program, has allowed students to build their portfolio, in order to apply to other programs. [+]

New York Studio School offers students an opportunity to study in a three year intensive studio Certificate Program. The focus and concentration of the Certificate Program allows individuals to hone in on their chosen areas of study: Painting or Sculpture, with Drawing as an integral component of each discipline. Students begin each semester with either a Drawing or a Sculpture Marathon. NYSS's faculty and guest artists are on site each day teaching during the two week Marathons. For the remaining 13 weeks of the academic semester, students work in their studios focusing on their area of choice: Painting or Sculpture. For the first two years Students are placed in an Atelier setting, where they are given a space which allows them to explore and immerse themselves in their main area of study. Each Atelier has a slightly different philosophy and is outlined by the selected faculty member. Students are encouraged to choose an Atelier that best fit for their goals. The motifs for each Atelier may include or lean towards: working from the perception; direct or indirect observation, abstraction or imagination. The faculty members at the Studio School are professional working artists who work with students based on a curriculum designed by the philosophy and practice of the School. During the third year of the program, students are encouraged to work independently and are allocated to a private/semi private studio. The Certificate Program culminates in a Completion Exhibition - with their fellow graduates. Throughout the duration of the three years, students are encouraged to participate in other course offerings including the lunch time lectures, Professional Development Seminars, Peer Seminar Group: Exhibitions of Contemporary Art and the esteemed Evening Lecture Series that hosts some of New York City's most influential artists, writers, critics, and historians. Students will often register and join the Evening and Saturday classes including Sculpture, Painting, Drawing and Watercolor classes for exposure to other faculty members' working methodologies. This course is ideal for a student who is interested in gaining/furthering their plastic experience in either Painting or Sculpture. Ideally, enrollment is for the full three years, though accommodations can be made for the right applicant to attend one or more semesters, depending upon their availability. This program, has allowed students to build their portfolio, in order to apply to other programs. There is no automatic transfer between the Certificate and MFA programs: students who wish to apply for an MFA while enrolled in the Certificate program must apply directly to the program and will be considered as new applicants. Scholarship Financial aid helps provide highly gifted students the opportunity to experience a rigorous education in the visual arts among a talented peer group and under the guidance of internationally recognized faculty. Most New York Studio School financial assistance is awarded on the basis of the student’s documented financial need as demonstrated by completing and submitting the School's Financial Aid Application found on the "Financial Services" page. All students must complete the Financial Aid Application on an annual basis and be in good academic standing to be considered for financial assistance. In addition to scholarships awarded from the School’s endowed scholarship fund, a number of special scholarships are awarded as funding is made available to the School. JANE CHACE CARROLL Scholarships – provides scholarships of $15,000 per year to qualified MFA students for two full years of study. RAMAPO TRUST Scholarships – awarded to continuing or incoming MFA or Certificate students who are over the age of 40 as funding permits. MILTON & SALLY AVERY ARTS FOUNDATION Scholarships – awarded to continuing and incoming MFA and Certificate students. CHARLES CAJORI SCHOLARSHIP FOR PAINTING – annually awarded to one MFA or Certificate student who demonstrates artistic talent and financial need. LCU FUND FOR WOMEN’S EDUCATION Housing Awards – awarded to continuing or incoming female MFA students who make less than $30,000 a year, receive little or no financial support from family members or others, and remain in good standing within their program of study. ABSOLUTE SECRET Endowed Scholarships – awarded to continuing or incoming students based on financial need. HARRIET GLAZIER Endowed Scholarships for Women Painters – awarded to continuing or incoming female painting students based on financial need. HELENA RUBINSTEIN Foundation Endowed Scholarships – awarded to continuing or incoming female MFA students. HENRY WOLF Foundation Endowed Scholarships – awarded to continuing or incoming MFA or Certificate students based on financial need. PETER RIPPON/ROYAL ACADEMY Travel Award – awarded for use in an exchange program between the Royal Academy of Art in London and the New York Studio School. HOHENBERG Travel Award – awarded for use as a stipend for European travel to full-time qualified students who have attended the New York Studio School for a minimum of 4 semesters. To apply, students must submit a description of travel plans and a recent work for inclusion in an exhibition for applicants. The award is determined by a vote of faculty during the exhibition of submitted artwork. Voting faculty are provided with each applicant's travel plans. CHAUTAUQUA School of Art Scholarships – awarded annually to a full-time student enrolled at the New York Studio School during the Spring semester to attend the Chautauqua Summer Program. [-]

Short course - Arts and Cultural Management

European School of Economics
Campus Full time 3 months January 2017 United Kingdom London Italy Florence + 2 more

The ESE Professional Programme on Arts and Culture Management at the European School of Economics in Florence is designed to create innovative leaders within the visual arts and culture field. [+]

Best Course Studies in Fine Arts 2017. The ESE Professional Programme on Arts and Culture Management at the European School of Economics in Florence is designed to create innovative leaders within the visual arts and culture field. Upon the completion of the course, students will have the opportunity to enter the pathway of the international art world within, for example, the museum environment and the art market. The programme combines rigorous coursework taught by professional docents and valuable on-site learning opportunities, in order to distinguish students within the public, private and nonprofit arts environment. Intake Dates: January, April, September Modules Offered: Foundation in Art History Art Marketing and Business International Business Decision Making E-Business and E-Commerce Total Course Hours: 144 Mode of Delivery: Each module holds a weekly 3-hour class ttotal 12 hours per week, Monday to Friday) Course Assessment: Mid Term Assessment (30%) Final Assessment (70%) Entry Requirements: Application form High-School Diploma Résumé / CV Intermediate command of the English language (TOEFL / IELTS is a plus) Photocopy of passport / ID document Three passport-sized photographs Non-refundable €50 application fee Maximum Number of Attendees: 30 (In order to provide a unique learning experience with a ratio between Professor to students, no more than 30 students will be admitted into this programme) Internship (optional): Upon successful completion of the programme participants may opt to take a 3-month internship fitted to their profile and career objectives. An assessment with the ESE Placement Officer will determine their eligibility for a placement. Professional Opportunities: The ESE Professional Programme in Arts and Cultural Management has been designed to prepare innovative leaders in the sector of Art and Culture. Upon conclusion of the course participants will be prepared for positions in Art Galleries and Auction Houses, as well as Communication and Marketing Consultants in the art sector like Art Funding Managers, Art Editor and Art Administrator for example. Credits & Recognition: Upon completion of the programme, participants will be awarded an ESE Certification of successful completion of the programme. [-]

Encore express

Kilroy Norway
Campus Full time 5 weeks January 2017 USA Los Angeles

Ready to take your performance skills to a new level? Musicians Institute debuts Encore Express in Summer 2012. An intensive five-week instrument performance program, Encore Express will [+]

Encore express

Awarding Body:

Musicians Institute

Ready to take your performance skills to a new level? Musicians Institute debuts Encore Express in Summer 2012. An intensive five-week instrument performance program, Encore Express will help you polish your technique and prepare you for the stage. Encore Express offers accelerated programs in:

Drums Guitar Keyboards Vocals Bass

Program starts: July 2

Program Ends: August 3Work closely with an Encore coordinator to choose the best classes and seminars to help you reach your goals. Each Encore Express student will be paired with a private instructor for weekly one-hour private lessons to troubleshoot problems and help them advance in course material. Encore Express students have access to select elective courses in:... [-]


Visual and Creative Arts

Fleming College
Campus Full time 3 semesters September 2017 Canada Haliburton

The Visual and Creative Arts Diploma (VCAD) offers you unique and flexible options for earning a diploma in the visual arts. Choose the learning path that is right for you. It’s your diploma, your way. [+]

Best Course Studies in Fine Arts 2017. The Visual and Creative Arts Diploma (VCAD) offers you unique and flexible options for earning a diploma in the visual arts. Choose the learning path that is right for you. It’s your diploma, your way. VCAD = foundation courses + elective courses Foundation Courses These courses are required to develop the foundational skills for Visual and Creative Arts Diploma candidates: 3D Design Art History - The Recent Century Contemporary Art Investigations Design I Drawing Disciplines Media Explorations I Visual Documentation Business for Artists Concept Development Design II Media Explorations II Portfolio and Presentation 2 General Education Electives Elective Courses The elective courses build upon the foundation courses and focus on studio-based learning and techniques. You can acquire these elective courses through one of two learning pathways: the Specialist Option; or the Generalist Option. Specialist Option Take one of our 15-week Art Certificate programs: Artist Blacksmith Ceramics Digital Image Design Drawing & Painting (Visual Arts Fundamentals) Glassblowing Jewellery Essentials Photo Arts Sculpture Fibre Arts Generalist Option Or, you can obtain your elective courses by taking a Generalist Option. Choose 12 courses plus a two-week capstone course. Study at your own pace, including spring, summer and fall courses (see the Haliburton School of The Arts Calendar for these courses). You can fast-track this program and complete your diploma in one calendar year. Why Choose Fleming This program is delivered at Fleming College’s Haliburton Campus, located in central Ontario's spectacular Haliburton Highlands region and home to the Haliburton School of The Arts, renowned for outstanding arts programming. Designed for visual artists, the contemporary architecture maximizes natural light in the studios, classrooms and common areas. It's the perfect environment to flourish as an artist. Fleming students have unique and flexible options for earning their diploma in the visual arts. Once students have completed their certificate, they can continue their education by enrolling in two more semesters of study to complete their Visual and Creative Arts diploma. Students can continue their arts education through transfer agreements with several universities including Emily Carr University of Art and Design, OCAD University (Ontario College of Art and Design) and Wayne State University, Michigan. The certificate programs are delivered in an intensive format in which two semesters of credits can be completed in only 15 weeks. Each certificate course comprises 32.5 hours of in-class instruction with an additional 15 hours of technician - guided, independent studio time. Faculty members are not only professional artists and designers, but also dedicated teachers who are intent upon the development of your technical skills, creative thinking, and artistic integrity. The 40-year history of the Haliburton School of The Arts is proof of the passion and focus of its faculty, administration, and support staff, whose collaboration provides an environment rich in potential for studies in the arts. Is this You? An interest in art, drawing, and painting is essential to your success in this program. Other abilities and traits that would be an asset include: Oral and written communication skills An open mind Willingness to learn from others An interest in exploring your creativity Ability to commit to the intensive program format Career Opportunities You have started a life long learning experience in the world of art with endless options in your pursuit of a career in the art field. You might continue to pursue a career by taking more advanced studies or work as a studio artist to further develop your talents, become a teacher or work in a gallery, museum or art/craft retail operation. Minimum Admission Requirements OSSD with the majority of credits at the College (C) and Open (O) level, including: 2 College (C) English courses (Grade 11 or Grade 12) When (C) is the minimum course level for admission, (U) or (U/C) courses are also accepted. Mature Students If you are 19 years of age or older before classes start, and you do not possess an OSSD, you can write the Canadian Adult Achievement Test to assess your eligibility for admission. Related Programs Fleming College Visual and Creative Arts Diploma graduates can complete Fleming's Museum Management and Curatorship post-graduate program with just two additional semesters of study. Additional Costs Material fees of approximately $800.00 for the first two semesters. Students should have access to a digital camera for this program. Transfer Agreements Alberta College of Art + Design Emily Carr University of Art + Design Nipissing University Nova Scotia College of Arts & Design OCAD University York University [-]

Course in Painting

Santa Reparata International School of Art
Campus Full time 1 month November 2017 Italy Florence

Students will be introduced to the technical and theoretical aspects of painting in a variety of medium. Beginning level students will work from still-life, nude models and on-site in the city. [+]

Course in Painting

Course Description:

Students will be introduced to the technical and theoretical aspects of painting in a variety of medium. Beginning level students will work from still-life, nude models and on-site in the city. Lessons will focus on use of color, value, and composition. Intermediate students will continue to build on the skills learned at the beginning level and will start developing their own personal visual language. Advanced students are expected to have mastered the technical aspects of painting and will begin to build a body of work that reflects a personal style and ideas.

Course Structure:

Studio assignments will be augmented by discussions, critiques, illustrated lectures, museum visits and the analysis of historic and contemporary paintings.... [-]


Course - Figure drawing for fashion

First Media Professional Learning Centre
Campus Full time 24 hours August 2017 Singapore

This course aims to help one Aim to provide the foundation for all good fashion illustration through understanding the basic human anatomy of fashion gure proportion illustrating them in different [+]

Course - Figure Drawing for Fashion This course aims to help one Aim to provide the foundation for all good fashion illustration through understanding the basic human anatomy of fashion gure proportion illustrating them in different poses.

 Course Leader

Farah Jones is a Singapore born fashion designer who has been working in the international fashion industry for over 12 years. She has a first class Honors BA Degree in fashion design from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technolgy (RMIT). Farah’s list of professional accomplishments range from designing a wide array of women’s and children’s wear for many new boutiques and large design companies around the world, to managing, buying, marketing and merchandising for retail giants like Esprit, Laura Ashley, Prada, Jean Paul Gaultier and Dolce & Gabbana.

Farah was previously employed by Raffes Design Institute (Shanghai), where she taught Fashion Design and Fashion Production courses to up and coming young designers in the industry. She combines her love for fashion and teaching by taking a hands-on approach to her classes, teaching new and innovative concepts to those who want to be part of the enticing fashion world. She is dedicated to teaching her students how to be true fashion professionals.... [-]


Study Abroad Italy, Sicily - Semester programs

Centre for Italian Studies Babilonia
Campus Full time 1 semester Open Enrollment Italy Taormina - Sicily

Most people do not seem to realize how much Sicily has to offer. Boasting beige pebble and sandy beaches, warm turquoise water, snow-capped volcano Mount Etna, and rich agricultural land, Sicily sits at the center of the Mediterranean. Consequently, every major [+]

Spring, Summer and Fall Semester programs are available. Students studying for a semester are required to take a minimum of 2 language courses. No previous language study is required. Students with previous study are given a written and oral placement exam on the first day of classes and placed in the level that corresponds to their proficiency. Since faculty meet weekly to evaluate students' progress there is flexibility for a student to be advanced should the student's learning have accelerated in the immersive language environment. Students earn 3 credits for each course (45 contact hours). Among courses offered: - ITA101 Elementary Italian Ito ITA302 Superior Italian 2 - Roots of Italy: Art History of Sicily - History of Mediterranean Civilizations in Sicily - Sicilian Writers in the Italian Literature: From Pirandello to Camilleri - Camilleri's Commissario Montalbano: Detective Stories in Sicily - Cinema of the Mediterranean Through the Italian Lens - Archeology: Methodologies and Discoveries in Eastern Sicily - Many Manifestations of Italian Culture - Sustainable Foods Systems in Sicily - Mafia: a Regional, National or Global Issue? - Geology of Volcanoes of Mediterranean WHY STUDY IN SICILY Most people do not seem to realize how much Sicily has to offer. Boasting beige pebble and sandy beaches, warm turquoise water, snow-capped volcano Mount Etna, and rich agricultural land, Sicily sits at the center of the Mediterranean. Consequently, every major European dynasty claimed Sicily leaving a trail of historic artistic, architectural and cultural remains visible on every corner in every town on this Mediterranean island. J.W.Goethe wrote about Sicily in his book "Italienische Reise" (Italian Journey) back in 1786: "Without Sicily, Italy cannot be fully understood. It is here one finds the key to all things". Syracuse ruled over the Mediterranean Sea and over Italy up to Tuscany, influencing first the Etruscans and then the Roman culture. It was so powerful in the Mediterranean Sea that Athens was obliged to defend its supremacy in the Greek world in different wars. Many of the legends, described in Homer's Odyssey take place in Sicily, between the Aeolian Islands and the Volcano, Mount Etna. Agrigento, with its magnificent temple, was described by Pyndar as "the most beautiful town for mortals". Catania, among many, gave birth to Caronda, the first man in the world who understood the importance of having law in a written form to guarantee democracy. Palermo, where the Arabs left beautiful traces of their vast knowledge in science and architecture and where the Arab culture mixed with the German culture of the court of Frederik II by leaving beautiful palaces, churches and chapels with breathtaking mosaics and columns. In Fine Arts the contribution of Sicily has been enormous. Since the Middle Ages, when the language and the poetry of the court of Federico II was about to become the national language, before Dante and his magnificent Comedy put a end to the controversy. Sicily has contributed with 2 Nobel prizes in literature: Quasimodo and Pirandello. Most of the school of literary realism was Sicilian: Verga, Capuana, De Roberto. And still in the contemporary scenario Sciascia, Bufalino, Consolo, and Camilleri are best sellers. Don't be misled with the question of dialect. Every region in Italy, from North to South, has its own "incomprehensible" dialect. In fact, in Italy we can say that we all live in a sort of bilingualism: our National language, spoken all over the country, and our local dialects, spoken locally in every region from the Alps to Sicily. WHY STUDY IN TAORMINA Taormina is full of history and culture. Nestled on the summit of Mt. Tauro, Taormina boasts amazing views of the turquoise Ionian Sea and Homer's mythical Mount Etna. Its narrow medieval streets are peppered with buildings representing the many civilizations which have been inhabitants since its early Greek beginnings. The Greeks, fathers of Italian and European culture, established the first colony in Italy here in the Bay of Naxos. The town is like a treasure chest of history: walking along its main street, Corso Umberto, a maze of narrow staircased streets and small beautiful squares, you find Theatre and Gymnasium of the Greek Age, Odeon and Baths of the Roman Age, traces of the Byzantine domination and beautiful buildings in which the Arab and Norman cultures melt together in a memorable sense of beauty. The 2500+ year old Greek Theater, only steps from campus, hosts contemporary and classical concerts, opera, ballet, plays and events as well as an International Film Fest ongoing annually since the 1950's. In addition to the social and cultural events offered at school, students enjoy the beauty and enjoyment of the pristine beaches of Taormina and Giardini Naxos. The warm, clear water beaches provide relaxation after class and weekend fun. WHY STUDY IN THE CENTER FOR ITALIAN STUDIES “BABILONIA” Classes are held in the nationally registered architectural treasure, "Casa Silva", an historic villa, just 200 metres from the Greek Theatre. Built in the early 19th century the campus grounds are a botanical garden filled with citrus trees, Mediterranean plants, centuries old palms, monkey puzzle trees as well as many other exotic plants and trees. The gardens of Babilonia provide a relaxing environment to join classmates for a coffee or lunch from the cafeteria or update Facebook with the campus WiFi connection. Babilonia serves as a cultural center for the local community so students have the opportunity to mingle with the local residents The Center for Italian Studies BABILONIA hosts book presentations by authors, a cine-forum, art exhibitions in its 1,000 square metres of botanical garden. Additionally, live theatre performances and jazz and classical live concerts are offered. Students from around the world enrol in courses at Babilonia enhancing the academic and social environment. The study abroad experience is enriched by students making both local and international friends. [-]

Course - Classical Animation

Vancouver Film School - VFS
Campus Full time 1 year March 2017 Canada Vancouver

Classical Animation focuses on telling a story through movement using traditional animation and Flash. By learning the cornerstones of animation, you develop an understanding [+]

Best Course Studies in Fine Arts 2017. Classical Animation focuses on telling a story through movement using traditional animation and Flash. By learning the cornerstones of animation, you develop an understanding of motion, weight, balance, colour, and design, as well as the discipline and intensity required for studio work, as you take your animated short films from concept all the way to completion. What You Will Learn From character design to 2D animation to using digital tools, what you will learn in Classical Animation will allow you to create two professional-quality short films. Animation & Art To tell a story in animation, you need a full understanding of movement, performance, colour, design, and effects. Storyboarding Creating and interpreting storyboards is a key part of the creative process. Character Design The characters you design put a face on your story: a vital step in creating compelling animation. Flash & Digital Tools Learn Flash while creating a complete short film, as well as digital ink & paint techniques for classically animated films. Start Dates: - January 5, 2015 Wait-list - May 4, 2015 - August 31, 2015 Program Requirements: - Successful completion of the VFS Foundation Visual Art & Design program. or - A visual art portfolio of your work that includes still-life drawings, life drawings, and character sketches (maximum 12 pieces). You Graduate With: - A Diploma in Classical Animation. - A mastered demo reel of your final project. - A traditional art and animation portfolio. - Access to the VFS Alumni Directory and Job Board. [-]

Postgraduate Degree in Illustration

Bau Design College of Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Spain Barcelona

This postgraduate degree considers and delves into illustration as a relevant element in contemporary visual communication. Its presence in the media spreads into different areas and colonizes new supports. [+]

Postgraduate Degree in Illustration This postgraduate degree considers and delves into illustration as a relevant element in contemporary visual communication. Its presence in the media spreads into different areas and colonizes new supports. Illustration is also a valuable means of artistic expression and a universal language in which to disseminate ideas with multiple applications and functions: from the adorning of opinion and information to the encouragement of reading. The professional area in which illustrators will develop their professional activity comprises different areas of communication: advertising, the Press, literature, design, application to products, new audiovisual formats. In this postgraduate degree the students will delve into the functions of illustration and its main fields and applications as well as into the figure of the illustrator and the value of the work of illustrators as providers of information, trend-setters, critics, historians or graphic witnesses who leave proof of something that took place at a particular moment. GENERAL OBJECTIVES The purpose of this postgraduate degree course is to analyse the different fields, uses and applications of illustration that the market needs, as well as to delve into technical and conceptual aspects to reach the student's own language. SYLLABUS This programme is made up of 8 modules that describe the different categories and functions of illustration, and concludes with a final project. In the modules the students will develop theoretical and practical contents with the creation of illustrations for the different areas of this profession. The modules will be imparted by teachers, all of them well-known professionals in the illustration sector. They will suggest exercises from their own experience in their own fields: narrative, trends, new media, product, Press, comic, etc. The modules will be completed with interventions, lectures and talks which, occasionally and throughout the course, will be given by working illustrators who are specialized in the different sectors of illustration. Module I - Illustration in the press. Module II - Illustration of trends. Module III - Children's illustration. Narrative and literature. Module IV - Advertising. Graphic campaign. Module V - Scientific illustration. Module VI - Packaging. Module VII - New media and formats. Module VIII –The employment market. CAREER OPPORTUNITIES Illustrator in different fields: Press, narrative and literature Technical and scientific Fashion and new trends Packaging and Advertising. FACT SHEET Edit: 6th Edition Qualification: Postgraduate Degree in Illustration accredited by the Universidad de Vic-UCC. Students without un Credits: 30 ECTS School period: Group A: From October 19th 2015 to May 2016. Group B: From October 20th 2015 to May 2016. Final Project Presentation: June 2016 Timetable: Group A: Mondays and Wednesdays from 16h to 19h. Group B: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 16h to 19h Mode: On-site Language: Spanish Price: 3480 € Access: Graduates. Undergraduate degrees in Fine Arts and Design, and those related to the following professional categories: interior design, graphic design, industrial design and arts applied to clothing. Professionals from the sector without specific training but who can demonstrate professional expertise. Applicants will undergo a selection process for acceptance on the course. Observations: Intensive Spanish course for foreign students willing to apply to the Master degree (optional course). From Sept. 10th to October, 2nd; from Monday to Friday (4h/day) – 395€. [-]

Course - Strategic Creativity

ERAM Crossmedia College
Campus Full time September 2017 Spain Barcelona

Creative people often feel somewhat guilty if asked about how they managed to come up with something because they simply “saw” it. It seemed obvious to them after a while. This is due to their ability [+]

Course - Strategic Creativity

 (To be opened in Sep. 2015)

Creative people often feel somewhat guilty if asked about how they managed to come up with something because they simply “saw” it. It seemed obvious to them after a while. This is due to their ability to 1) associate prior experiences and 2) synthesize them, creating different ones. The reason they are able to do this is that they have had more experiences or have thought more about them than other people. Unfortunately, this is not common. Many people in our industries have not enjoyed diverse experiences which means they don't have enough “dots” to be able to connect them. They end up designing solutions that are too "linear", without a broad enough perspective with regards to the challenge before them. As Steve Jobs told Wired magazine in February of 1995: "The broader our understanding of the human experience, the better design we will have."... [-]