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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.

If you are interested in developing your skills and knowledge about your chosen craft or art form, whether it be video games or interior design, scroll down and click to read more about Fine Arts courses, today!

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CLASS’ART Intensive Drawing

Paris Academy of Art
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 France Bois-Colombes

The Class’Art is a one-year drawing intensive program designed to provide a strong foundation for students who intend to pursue further studies in academic or professional art schools worldwide or to aid in refining the observational drawing skills of artists with an existing practice. Exercises are designed to foster a rational process for translating visual phenomena with line and value. The rigorous curriculum is centred on the traditional study of plaster casts and drawing from the live model. [+]

The Class’Art is a one-year drawing intensive program designed to provide a strong foundation for students who intend to pursue further studies in academic or professional art schools worldwide or to aid in refining the observational drawing skills of artists with an existing practice. Exercises are designed to foster a rational process for translating visual phenomena with line and value. The rigorous curriculum is centred on the traditional study of plaster casts and drawing from the live model.

Cast Hall Exercises

1) Bargue plate cast copies

Ranging in complexity, this series of copies will be undertaken in graphite to help the student establish a rational block-in process, developing visual tools such as comparative measurement, abstract shapes, and tilts on the picture plane.... [-]


Painting & Painting Restoration Course

Accademia Riaci
Campus Part time 2 - 12 weeks October 2019 Italy Florence

You will start learning from basics of oil painting, watercolor, fresco and other techniques to extend your learning to space structure and understandings of shading, composition, including lectures on art history in order to study Italian art and outdoor drawing, participants will learn both traditional techniques and modern techniques.

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You will start learning from basics of oil painting, water –color, fresco and other techniques to extend your learning to space structure and understandings of shading, composition, including lectures on art history in order to study Italian art and outdoor drawing, participants will learn both traditional techniques and modern techniques. For those who will take two months course, you will learn techniques that can be only mastered in Italy in more thorough fashion. You will feel only Florence will make your environment possible for you to come up with such an inspiration.

Instructors

Our instructors are active in modern art and have very strong insights into traditional painting and have very strong background not only on basic techniques, but also on Fresco and traditional techniques. Their artistic talent is no need to mention, but also they excel in instructing students in exciting manner and are brimmed with artistic power of Italy. We believe these classes can imbue professional artists with strong sense of artistic power.... [-]


Diploma in 2D Animation & Digital Art

Centre for Arts and Technology
Campus Full time 15 months September 2019 Canada Kelowna

Are you an animation fanatic? The kind of person who hates waking up to an alarm clock for school but can always jump out of bed for Saturday morning cartoons? Does “taking notes” in class mean constantly doodling and day-dreaming about far-away fantasy worlds and colourful characters? If so, 2D Animation & Digital Art is the program for you! [+]

Are you an animation fanatic? The kind of person who hates waking up to an alarm clock for school but can always jump out of bed for Saturday morning cartoons? Does “taking notes” in class mean constantly doodling and day-dreaming about far-away fantasy worlds and colourful characters? If so, 2D Animation & Digital Art is the program for you! You could step into one of these exciting and rewarding careers:

Digital Animator Character Designer Storyboard Revisionist Layout Artist Background Artist Illustrator 2D Animation Training College

Animated characters are no longer seen only in Saturday morning cartoons or on the big screen—they’ve worked their way into online games, apps, TV commercials…pretty much everywhere you look! Though media may be ever-changing, our connection with animated characters will always remain. And the way in which those characters are brought to life today remains true to the early days of classical animation…So! Are you ready to take your place at the drawing board?! You will break into the job market with a professional portfolio and demo reel, showcasing your talent and your style to potential employers. A solid grasp of 2D Animation remains one of the key foundational skills many studios look for in hiring animators. Graduates of this program can be found working on some amazing projects, including: Rick and Morty • Rocket Monkeys • Camp Lakebottom • Teen Titans GO When our instructors aren’t in-class with students, they can be found working in the animation industry for animation studios such as: Atomic... [-]


Amsterdam Direct Enrollment - Gerrit Rietveld Academie

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters January 2019 Netherlands Amsterdam

As an Art student, you’ll flourish in the thriving arts environment of Amsterdam, a city known for its ability to embrace expressions of the human spirit. [+]

Overview

As an Art student, you’ll flourish in the thriving arts environment of Amsterdam, a city known for its ability to embrace expressions of the human spirit.

The Gerrit Rietveld Academie is a progressive, innovative art and design school that values the productive interplay between theory and practice, between research and experimentation. With a philosophy that stresses independence and creativity through a highly-individualized curriculum, the GRA wants you to be self reliant and highly motivated—qualities you’ll need to be a successful professional artist.

Within the GRA’s unstructured group studio environment, you are not given assignments or syllabi, but receive individual coaching from Academie tutors.... [-]


Higher Degree Training Cycle in 3D Animations, Games and Interactive Environments

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus Full time 2 years October 2019 Spain Madrid

Aimed at those young people who seek to develop their professional activity in the field of audiovisual production (film, television and video), videogame, 2D and 3D animation, interactive and non-interactive multimedia, as well as in advertising and related companies with internet and the new media. [+]

COURSE LANGUAGE: SPANISH

Are you impressed by the effects and animations you see in the cinema and would you like to know how they were made? This curiosity can become a profession and take you far into the animation and video game industry.

With the Higher Level Training Cycle in 3D Animations, Interactive Games and Environments , Videogames specialist, you can acquire the necessary knowledge to give life to interactive multimedia projects, generate virtual spaces and 2D and 3D animations, control postproduction processes and monitor the effects of edition. And all this while you start in the exciting world of video game design and know the latest tools needed to develop applications and games on any platform.... [-]


3D Animation for Television and Cinema Course

Inter-Dec College
Campus Full time September 2019 Canada Montreal

Create stories, characters, futuristic landscapes and special effects straight from your own imagination! The 3D Animation program at Inter-Dec College is designed for [+]

3D Animation for Television and Cinema Course

Create stories, characters, futuristic landscapes and special effects straight from your own imagination!

The 3DAnimation program at Inter-Dec College is designedfor students who want tomaster digital animated effects for the film and television industry using the latest professional software such as Nuke, Softimage, Photoshop, Mudbox, Combustion andZbrush.

As a graduate, you will find work as an animator, modeller or concept artist with organizations that specialize in creating and producing high-tech multimedia.

Several Inter-Dec College graduates have worked on great film productions like The Lord of the Rings, Final Fantasy: Spirits Within, 300 and Frank Miller’s The Spirit, as well as video games like Halo 3.... [-]


Course : Explore Animation

FutureLearn
Online Part time 4 weeks Open Enrollment United Kingdom UK Online

Learn animation techniques, including stop-motion, 2D, CGI and pixilation, with award-winning animators, in this free NFTS course. [+]

Whether you’re a budding animator or a fan of animation who wants to understand more about what happens behind-the-scenes, this free online course from the internationally acclaimed National Film and Television School (NFTS) will have something for you.

Over four weeks, our team of award-winning animators will take you through their approach to telling stories and demystify their own animation technique.

Each week, our contributors will use examples from their own work, as well as the animated films that have influenced and inspired them, to enable you to explore different forms of animation:

1 - Stop motion or stop frame animation.

2 - 2D or cel animation.

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Animation

exMedia
Campus Full time October 2019 Germany Cologne

Animation is seen as an evolving concept to evolving art form, required by the handwerkliches- and design skills as well as have the will to experiment and artistic venture. [+]

Animation is seen as an evolving concept to evolving art form, required by the handwerkliches- and design skills as well as have the will to experiment and artistic venture.

Each image form that involves movement, can be treated here. This includes all forms and materials of the visual arts, and its relation with other artistic disciplines such as theater or dance. Also a link to 3D animation is seen.

Content and form are developed in parallel: from traditional narrative forms and documentary to pure abstraction, from the teleplay for performance.

The presentation will be included in the design process. The sole production of canvas or screen is no longer selbverständlich.... [-]


Rigging course

Escola de Cinema de Barcelona
Campus Part time 4 months March 2019 Spain Barcelona

Rigging is meant by the creation of the skeleton of a 3D model (joints, muscles and bones) needed for the animator can move and position their characters correctly. It is a fundamental for the character or 3D object can act realistically in the animated work before the animation step. The "rigging" is one of the specialties most valuable in the complex process of 3D animation. [+]

It is understood by Rigging the creation of the skeleton of a 3D model (joints, muscles and bones) needed for the animator can move and position their characters correctly. It is a fundamental for the character or 3D object can act realistically in the animated work before the animation step. The "rigging" is one of the specialties most valuable in the complex process of 3D animation.

To whom it is addressed To all those students, technicians or animation professionals with basic knowledge of Autodesk Maya program who wish to specialize in the office of Rigger through learning the tools necessary for creating a Rig. Course Objective To provide students with the necessary for the creation of rigs that provide optimal usability tools animator. For this, the student must assimilate specific techniques "Rigging" as: facial rigging, creating joints, blendshapes and controls generation tools, IKs and FKS learn the basics of skinning and deformation of expressions. Methodology Completely practical computer work individually and in a small group. Agenda ... [-]

Intensive concept art

COCO - Escuela Europea para la Comunicación y Las Artes Visuales
Campus Part time 60 hours January 2019 Spain Alicante

Basic professional training to develop your main ideas of characters and scenarios. [+]

Basic professional training to develop your main ideas of characters and scenarios.

Agenda

BLOCK 1 FOUNDATIONS

Fundamentals of Drawing I

Lace and Composition Value and Volume in Chiaroscuro.

Fundamentals of Drawing II

Types of perspective. Freehand perspective.

Fundamentals of Drawing III

Introduction to Anatomy Construction and synthesis of the Face Proportion of the human body Dynamic postures and perspective Anatomical study of characters Character analysis cartoon style Simplification and disproportion

BLOCK 2 GRAPHICAL REPRESENTATION TECHNIQUES

Graphical Representation Techniques II

The color. Theory and Application

Digital drawing

Bitmap illustration with Adobe Photoshop ... [-]

3D Animation Course

Rocket Sky 3D Animation School | ONLINE
Online Full time Part time September 2019 Canada Saint John Edmonton + 1 more

Rocket Sky is an online mentorship and life-long animation club that trains and develops passionate, career minded [+]

Learn to Animate Completely online. Our feature film mentor/ instructors and students are located all over the world, working out of the Rocket Sky online campus. WHY STUDY AT ROCKET SKY?

Rocket Sky is an online mentorship and life-long animation club that trains and develops passionate, career-minded artists into professional-quality character animators.

THE ROCKET SKY APPROACH

The Rocket Sky Learning System was born out of years of professional production experience, and years of professional education experience. We focus on classical animation principles and basic fundamentals and apply them to the 3D software. This simple approach develops the art and the artist. Repetition is the mother of skill, and by utilizing our unique mentor-style approach to learning, small and large project-based assignments and the focus on fundamentals rather than software, Rocket Sky students become skilled in all the facets of this allusive art form, and ultimately will be able to produce the highest quality portfolio work to showcase these skills.... [-]


Course - 2D/3D Character Animation

VanArts
Campus Full time 1 year September 2019 Canada Vancouver

A recent survey of the "Top 100 Schools for Animation, Gaming and Design" by Animation Career Review ranked VanArts as #1 in Western Canada [+]

Course - 2D/3D Character Animation

A recent survey of the "Top 100 Schools for Animation, Gaming and Design" by Animation Career Review ranked VanArts as #1 in Western Canada and #11 worldwide.Awesome assignments, inspiring instructors and the opportunity to produce really cool films, knowing it’s your skill that makes the action come alive; that’s what awaits you at VanArts.Everyone knows Vancouver is an incubator for animation talents. You’ll be in the heart of animation country. 2D and 3D animators at VanArts animation school learn their craft while developing meaningful industry relationships. You’ll focus exclusively on the skills you need to break into the animation sector you desire, either 2D or 3D. Either way, character animation is paramount in your studies and you will graduate as a specialist in character animation. Students choose VanArts because, in their own words, the animation school just feels right. Small classes, personalized attention and cross collaboration on special projects – VanArts animation school positions you for immediate success.You’ll be mentored by animators who’ve worked with top studios like Disney, Industrial Light & Magic and Dreamworks. You’ll live and breathe industry concepts like animated character performance, story and visual language, with a working knowledge of Maya in the 3D stream. And your animation school diploma is backed by your professional demo reel and portfolio, so you’re ready to get the job you want.Next Start Dates... [-]


Course - Figure drawing for fashion

First Media Professional Learning Centre
Campus Full time 24 hours August 2019 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 FashionThis 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.... [-]


Think Tank's Online Program

Think Tank Training Centre
Online Full time Part time 16 months February 2019 Canada Canada Online + 1 more

The Think Tank Online program is designed to train working artists for the CG industry in the following roles: - Environments for games (immersive real-time environments) - Hard surface modeling for film (robots, mechs, ships, etc) - Character modeling for games (characters that star in video games) - Organic modeling for film (living elements for film – characters, creatures, animals, organisms, etc) - Texturing and look dev for film (including texturing of assets) How It Works: Our program focuses on asset creation and is four full terms - 16 months in total, each term is 14 weeks. The first term is Foundation and anyone can apply, however, you must meet the system requirements. Upon completion, you then move on to choose your career specialty for the Intermediate and Advanced semesters. You do not need to know your specialization prior to applying as you can discover your abilities while working through the Foundation term. The final semester is the one-on-one Mentorship. Throughout the program, you will have access to our online learning portal where you connect with other students and working industry professional mentors. Here you can ask questions, share portfolios, receive professional art direction and feedback – all online! Program Highlights: - 16 months of training - Pay per term or all at once - 5% off when you pay for all four terms up front - Director-derived curriculums that allow for job focused demo reels - Weekly live lesson and Q&As with seasoned industry professionals - Access to Think Tank’s comprehensive resource centre - Live one-on-one mentorships Prerequisites: - Windows desktop computer, webcam, headset and the time to focus and work hard - 18 years of age or high school diploma [+]

Stemming from the success of our campus program, our online program is a full 4 terms (16 month total) with each term 14 weeks in length. Term 1 Foundations, anyone can apply (if the candidate meets the system requirements, etc.). Upon completing this term, you then move on to choose your career specialty in ONE of the following disciplines;

Environment for Games Hard Surface Modeling for Film Character Modeling for Games Organic Modeling for Film Texture & Look Development

*All required software is provided and licensed for you! (Maya, Photoshop, etc.). You do not need to know your specialization prior to applying as you can discover your abilities as you work through our Foundations Term.... [-]


How to draw from the model: In Context

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Part time 10 weeks April 2019 United Kingdom London

In a critical and supportive environment, this course will encourage the development of individual expressive interpretation when working from the life model. Through a series of drawing activities and exercises this course will focus upon developing the necessary skills [+]

Our Painting & Drawing Courses aim to provide something for everyone.

For the beginner who wants to learn about a new expressive medium or for the more experienced practitioner who wants the chance to experiment and find constructive criticism. Our courses allow for beginners and experienced practitioners to work together exploring different painting materials, techniques and subject disciplines.

Drawing is an essential skill that underpins all of our artistic and creative endeavours. Drawing allows us to be expressive and descriptive, to explore and to communicate. We offer a range of drawing classes that will allow you to investigate drawing practice with guidance and support. Our drawing courses are grounded in established practice but embrace innovation and experimentation.... [-]