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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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Graphic Design Program

Florence Classical Arts Academy
Campus Full time 3 years October 2018 Italy Florence

The program is meant for those who would like to make design their profession and for those aiming for a successful career in a design studio, advertising or branding agency and publishing house. One can as well pursue a career as an illustrator or story-board artist in the cartoon/animation film industry. [+]

The program is meant for those who would like to make design their profession and for those aiming for a successful career in a design studio, advertising or branding agency and publishing house. One can as well pursue a career as an illustrator or story-board artist in the cartoon/animation film industry.

What makes it a unique course?

Hands-on training:

Sketches, calligraphy, application of profound knowledge in the field of artistic anatomy and watercolor techniques, including intense training in drawing and painting.

Goals of the program

To prepare individuals for a professional career, capable and fully competent for a wide range of projects in the field of graphic design, as well as production, planning, management and communication.... [-]


Painting & Painting Restoration Course

Accademia Riaci
Campus Part time 2 - 12 weeks October 2018 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.... [-]


London Direct Enrollment - Slade School of Fine Art

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters December 2018 United Kingdom London

This is your chance to live and learn alongside students from the UK and around the world by directly enrolling at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. [+]

Overview

There is something irresistible about London. Maybe it’s the sights like Big Ben or the Tower Bridge that already feel familiar. Or the international character that is evident in every neighborhood, where people of different cultural, ethnic, and socio-economic backgrounds live and work together. Whatever it is that has drawn you to London, don’t look back now—London awaits!

This is your chance to live and learn alongside students from the UK and around the world by directly enrolling at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London. IES Abroad London is dedicated to enhancing your study abroad experience with superior student services and opportunities to fully experience life in London. Our staff in London help you make the most of your experience abroad. London will be your classroom. Involvement in the local community or a student club enriches your learning experiences and provides excellent opportunities for cultural integration.... [-]


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.... [-]


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... [-]


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

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus Full time 2 years October 2018 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.... [-]


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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Course in Architecture - Drawing Laboratory in Kochi - The Sudden Change of the Line

CEPT | Summer Winter School
Campus Full time 7 days December 2018 India Kochi

The Drawing Laboratory will take place in the historically interesting and inspiring settings of Kochi and the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. This workshop is for all those who are studying/working in the field of architecture, design, applied or visual arts. [+]

The Drawing Laboratory will take place in the historically interesting and inspiring settings of Kochi and the Kochi-Muziris Biennale. This workshop is for all those who are studying/working in the field of architecture, design, applied or visual arts. For everyone that likes to deepen his/her drawing skills, but above all seeks to acquire freedom in the use of drawing as a medium of expression, communication, research and to generate ideas! "The sudden change of the line" – the very characteristic property of the medium drawing - will be the common thread throughout the workshop. Working very basically with pencil and paper, drawing is the improvisation tool above all other. It is direct and flexible and ideally suited for visualizing ideas quickly, the starting point. The character of all lessons is that we switch between working from observation and working from imagination, between mobility and utility, content and skills. In the workshop one will work with the different concepts of reproduction, modification, converting, assembling, transformation and representation. We alternately work with pictures, objects, a model and the city itself. On top of that, the inspiring exhibitions of the Kochi-Muziris Biennale as starting point shall be needed. At the end of the course, we will definitely find a striking way to exhibit our work to the public! For all those who like to deepen their drawing skills but above all acquiring freedom in the use of drawing as a medium of expression, research and to generate ideas!... [-]


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 ... [-]

Animation

exMedia
Campus Full time October 2018 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 ... [-]

Course: Study Abroad Italy, Sicily - Semester programs

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

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 ... [-]

Restoration of Paintings on Canvas and Wood

Palazzo Spinelli Group
Campus Full time 3 years January 2019 Italy Florence

The course issues the qualification of Collaborator Restorer in the sector of the restoration of paintings. Over 60% of the three-year programme is practical work. [+]

The course issues the qualification of Collaborator Restorer in the sector of restoration of paintings. Over 60% of the three-year programme is practical work.

Context

Italy is known for its extraordinary artistic and cultural heritage with a network of five thousand museum and archaeological sites and 49 UNESCO “outstanding universal value” sites. These monuments, churches and museums attract tourists that generate about 10 billion euros per year. Our heritage sites are testimony to western culture/civilisation as well as being an extraordinary resource for the country's economy.

Promoting our cultural heritage has led to huge investment in conservation and restoration. The sector, therefore, needs professionals who have comprehensive training in art history (and humanities), technological-scientific subjects and excellent working skills.... [-]


Pre-Art Therapy

North Park University
Campus Full time September 2019 USA Chicago

North Park University’s pre-professional track for art therapy is a sequence of courses and advising that will give you a solid foundation for your applications to competitive art therapy graduate programs around the country. The pre-art therapy track should accompany a major—most often art or psychology—where you’ll also gain a deeper understanding of the mind and the therapeutic nature of creating art... [+]

Pre-Art Therapy

North Park University’s pre-professional track for art therapy is a sequence of courses and advising that will give you a solid foundation for your applications to competitive art therapy graduate programs around the country. The pre-art therapy track should accompany a major—most often art or psychology—where you’ll also gain a deeper understanding of the mind and the therapeutic nature of creating art.

Advising

Pre-art therapy students are advised by faculty in the Art Department, often Kelly VanderBrug. VanderBrug is an associate professor who earned her BFA degree and BA in art history from Calvin College, and an MFA in painting from Washington University. She’ll talk with you about your particular interests in art therapy, and help you stay on track throughout your program at North Park to make sure you are prepared for your applications and interviews for art therapy school.... [-]


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... [-]