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Courses are classes designed to give students instruction in specific areas of study. Institutions of higher learning typically offer classes with explicitly stated admission requirements and course durations ranging from a few days to several months.

What are courses in decorative arts? The decorative arts field generally encompasses works of art that are both pleasing to the eye and serve a purpose, so courses tend to focus on aesthetics as well as practical techniques. Classes can cover a variety of mediums and topics, including glass craftsmanship, wall art, decorative shelving, functional pieces, and tapestry.

Students of the decorative arts often gain several marketable skills, including problem solving, aesthetics, and an eye for functional design. Problem solving helps individuals meet the practical needs of their art, and general aesthetic and functional design skills ensure a balance of beauty and efficiency.

The cost to take a course in decorative arts depends on many factors. Hands-on courses requiring more materials could cost more, while short courses in art theory may carry a lower price tag.

Far from embodying the stereotype of the “starving artist,” many students of the creative arts go on to have lucrative careers. Graduates of decorative arts courses may find work as interior designers, wall-art appraisers, museum curators, auctioneers, and more. These individuals may also wish to pursue careers as teachers of higher education in order to pass on their art knowledge for even more impact. Decorative artists often excel as cultural art historians and gallery assistants. They may be suited to managerial positions as well.

A wide range of schools across the globe offer courses in decorative arts. Students can benefit from hands-on instruction in the classroom, but schools may also offer online courses for increased flexibility. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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5 Results in Decorative Arts

ITECOM Art Design NICE

The designer is the person that you take to restructure a space or place to live. It should be next to an open and creative mind. Its mission is to enhance the identity o ... [+]

Duration of training: 2 years - 3 options

Title RNCP certified Level III

The designer is the person that you take to restructure a space or place to live. It should be next to an open and creative mind. Its mission is to enhance the identity of the place and beautify the space.

Option Home Makeovers

In total harmony with the environment, the interior decorator feeds an original attention to the realities of life. It has an open and creative mind, it aims to enhance the identity of a place. He can combine colors, structures, different styles ... The whole universe of your living space is recreated in its inner and outer atmosphere.

Concept, design, decoration, design, decorations represent the focus areas for this multidisciplinary profession: set design, design of spaces, visual concept, materials, light, atmosphere ... This course is taught as a culture and as an art. The interior designer dresses and sets the value of the concept. It represents the most beautiful harmony between design & functionality.... [-]

France Nice
September 2019
French
Part-time
2 years
Campus
Accademia Riaci

Stained-glass work seen in many churches in Italy continued to enchant people. You will make this stained glass art directly from local artists. It is possible to make al ... [+]

Stained-glass work seen in many churches in Italy continued to enchant people. You will make this stained glass art directly from local artists. It is possible to make all forms of stained glass work, such as wall decoration, lamp, stand-cover, jewelry box, mirror decorated with stained glass, depending on the length of your participation in these classes. we will instruct you from the beginning, especially for those who never had a previous experiences.

Instructors

Our stained glass instructors are reputable artist themselves and their various types of work represent their sensibility with feelings. They are displayed in important churches and residential homes in Florence and are excel in exercise their instructions.... [-]

Italy Florence
October 2019
Part-time
2 - 12 weeks
Campus
Kensington and Chelsea College

This course aims to extend techniques and develop personal work and visual identity through individual guidance and support. It is suitable for those who have completed a ... [+]

We offer a large range of kiln formed glass and architectural stained glass courses in London at the Kensington Centre. The following courses are part time courses.

These courses range from introductory to advanced level so whether you are a beginner, or already have some experience, we will have a course suitable for you. We have designed our courses to inspire and challenge you and develop your glass knowledge, skills and practice.

Our practical approach will develop your confidence, creativity and imagination. You will be encouraged and supported to find your own individual identity as designers and makers whether you are planning a career in glass or simply enjoying learning your craft.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Part-time
8 - 10 weeks
Campus
Kensington and Chelsea College

Extend your skills or learn to make ‘fused’ and ‘slumped’ kiln formed glass items in the kiln, as well as the traditional techniques of copper foiling and stained glass. ... [+]

We offer a large range of kiln formed glass and architectural stained glass courses in London at the Kensington Centre. The following courses are part time courses.

These courses range from introductory to advanced level so whether you are a beginner, or already have some experience, we will have a course suitable for you. We have designed our courses to inspire and challenge you and develop your glass knowledge, skills and practice.

Our practical approach will develop your confidence, creativity and imagination. You will be encouraged and supported to find your own individual identity as designers and makers whether you are planning a career in glass or simply enjoying learning your craft.... [-]

United Kingdom London
Request Info
Part-time
8 - 10 weeks
Campus
International Career Institute

ICI gives you the opportunity to learn interior decoration and design conveniently and quickly. More importantly, you will learn all the skills needed to become successfu ... [+]

ICI gives you the opportunity to learn interior decoration and design conveniently and quickly. More importantly, you will learn all the skills needed to become successful in the field since our course is developed with acclaimed professionals in the industry.

Course Outline Introduction to Interior Design and Decoration Elements of Principles of Design Functional and Decorative Use of Colour Lighting Effects on Colour Planning a Harmonious Decorative Colour Scheme for a Client Light and Colour I Light and Colour II Light and Colour III Decorating Styles How to Decorate (Step by Step) Building Systems and Components Materials Furnishings Interior Planting Job Seeking Skills Starting Your Own Interior Design Business Career Prospects ... [-]
United Kingdom London
Open Enrollment
Full-time
Part-time
Online