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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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6 Results in Applied Arts

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
August 2019
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
July 2019
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 necessary to face professional work in the field of inter ... [+]

Objectives: The main objective of the course is the acquisition by the student of the theoretical, technological and project necessary to face professional work in the field of interior architecture and decoration tools.

Program: The designers take care of the space, light, color, order, proportion ... We deal in reality, the search for an ideal space for a specific function. Research and reflection on the multiple relationships between the subject and its spatial environment will allow designing spaces, prototypes, Interior Architecture elements.

Dirigido a: All those interested in acquiring basic knowledge of interior stylism, based on creative, flexible and practical terms.... [-]

Spain Madrid
July 2019
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid

Drawing is a natural impulse that manifests itself in childhood. In this course we want to take advantage of this drive to experiment with different techniques, materials ... [+]

COURSE LANGUAGE: SPANISH

Drawing is a natural impulse that manifests itself in childhood. In this course we want to take advantage of this drive to experiment with different techniques, materials and formats. We will discover that it is possible to give life to characters and tell stories through drawing and we will see that in order to capture ideas graphically, all we need is our imagination.

goalsEncourage inventiveness in a free environmentEncourage communication through the illustrationArouse curiosity about designExplore different forms of graphic expression

Thanks to the Creative Kids Summer Kids course, students will learn to express themselves and have a great time in an artistic and playful environment.... [-]

Spain Madrid
July 2019
Part-time
1 week
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid

Interior Design and Decoration is one of the Summer Junior Courses of IED Madrid's Junior Academy. Summer Juniors are courses in design, fashion and visual communication ... [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

Interior Design and Decoration Summer Junior Course will allow students to design and decorate spaces.

Thanks to this course, students will learn to define concepts, to represent ideas, to select furniture and other essential items to decorate, as well as finding out how color and materials influence interior design.

Objectives: To provide basic knowledge to understand and decorate spaces, and understand how they relate to objects and people. To customize objects and spaces creatively To learn some decoration methods and techniques.

Interior Design and Decoration is one of the Summer Junior Courses of IED Madrid's Junior Academy. Summer Juniors are courses in design, fashion and visual communication designed specifically for young people between the ages of 14 and 18.... [-]

Spain Madrid
July 2019
Full-time
2 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
July 2019
Part-time
4 weeks
Campus