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Summer courses are traditionally offered as a supplement, enrichment or review of a main academic course. Programs are offered on a variety of subjects, and usually take somewhere between a few weeks to three months to complete.

What is a summer course in applied arts? The applied arts are, like the applied sciences, theoretical practices with practical applications. Examples include architecture, culinary arts and product design. Over the term of the class, one might expect to engage in several long sessions involving a mixture of group work, studio time, field projects, independent study or lectures, depending on the specific focus being explored. Many programs are designed for secondary and undergraduate students to take during the traditional summer break from classes.

Students of a summer course might find that these programs offer smaller class sizes, more interaction with fellow students or more field work when compared to programs offered during the spring or fall terms. This could lead to greater understanding of the subject at hand along with improved personal study habits and deeper relationships with peers.

Summer courses tend to be widely disparate in terms of tuition costs. This could be due to several factors, including the school, the amount of fieldwork or materials required and the level of the classwork. Check with each institution before applying.

Secondary school students might find that involvement in interesting summer courses helps develop a portfolio and show commitment to a focus when applying to bachelor's programs. This increased commitment early in an academic career might accelerate success, even in a competitive field such as the arts. Students at the undergraduate or graduate level could conceivably take an applied arts summer course to broaden their horizons, explore a specific topic in more detail, gain access to a visiting professor or simply speed up the acquisition of a degree. Those who complete a course may become interns, work-study participants or tutors.

This tool can help you find the course that fits you best. 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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Summer School at Bauhaus University Weimar

We will follow the advice of Gropius and the traces of the Bauhaus in our workshop. We will start in the museums with the drafts and products of the Bauhaus pupils and en ... [+]

»BUILD YOUR BAUHAUS«

EXPERIENCE THE BAUHAUS-IDEA AND LEARN MORE ABOUT THE INFLUENCE OF THE BAUHAUS ON OUR LIFE!

The Bauhaus was a school, not a design studio. Walter Gropius wanted to educate a new generation of designers, which is why he wanted his pupils to learn a craft and to work in the workshops. He encouraged them to gain hands-on experience in the workshops. Those experiences seemed to him to be the best way of finding the design for a new century. The objects were not bestsellers from the beginning, but rather stations on the road to something new.

We will follow the advice of Gropius and the traces of the Bauhaus in our workshop. We will start in the museums with the drafts and products of the Bauhaus pupils and end up in the wood workshop, where we will bring our projects to life.... [-]

Germany Weimar
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Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
Kensington and Chelsea College

Explore a range of exciting intaglio and relief printmaking techniques for transferring an image into print media for stunning and dynamic results. The course is a combin ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom London
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Full-time
1 week
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid

The main objective of the course is the acquisition by the student of the theoretical, technological and project tools necessary to face professional work in the field of ... [+]

Every space transmits emotions and makes us aware of the personality of its inhabitants; in it we perceive the passage of time, the traces of life that have transformed it and of course the future possibilities of transformation. In the Advanced Interior Design Summer Course focuses on key points that define and characterize the different spaces. The dialogue between the tangible and intangible; the ambience of the place and what is perceived and can be observed comes from diverse and appropriate spatial solutions as well as from the use of materials, choice of furniture, finishes and textures or lighting solutions, in order to make visible the meanings, the concepts and emotions that space contains.... [-]

Spain Madrid
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Spanish,Spanish (Spain)
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona

The Summer Course in Beachwear Design and Pattern Making has been conceived to prepare professionals in designing and structuring a swimwear collection as well as introdu ... [+]

The swimwear industry is expanding rapidly all over the world, and Spain with Barcelona as one of the hubs is in a leading position thanks to outstanding companies in this field.

The Summer Course in Beachwear Design and Pattern Making has been conceived to prepare professionals in designing and structuring a swimwear collection as well as introducing them to the patterning method.

Through lectures, practical sessions and visits, the student will understand the swimwear market and its competitors, the management and distribution of the retailers and brands, and also how to structure a collection plan and the swimwear design and pattern method.... [-]

Spain Barcelona
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Part-time
4 weeks
Campus