Summer course in Art Studies

Top Summer Courses in Art Studies

Art Studies

A summer course in art studies gives students further opportunity to explore their artistic interests and passions. These programs can also assist participants augment their resume broaden depth of experience.

Students may ask, what is a summer course in arts? There are a wide variety of courses that are included in the arts category. They can be the traditional disciplines such as painting, drawing and sculpture, or be digital art or 3D animation, to name just a few examples. Summer arts courses can fulfill an academic requirement or also be purely for pleasure. These programs can provide an opportunity to work with a visiting artist, experiment with a new discipline and stay on track with coursework so students graduate on time. Summer courses are also an ideal time to study abroad.

There are a number of benefits of a summer course in arts; if nothing else it may be easier for students to really focus on the class if they are not taking a full course load during the summer.

The cost for these courses varies depending on the school and where it is located. It is recommended that interested students directly contact the admissions offices for any programs in which they are interested to confirm all registration fees and program costs.

Summer arts courses may increase students’ employment prospects. They provide the time to expand one’s portfolio and hone artistic skills. During a summer class, a student might also discover his or her love for a new discipline, which may lead their career in an entirely new direction.

Art courses are available throughout the year from many outstanding accredited institutions, both domestic and abroad. Online classes may be the most convenient alternative for some students. Our extensive database is a great place to begin your search for a program that best suits your objectives. 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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Art, Architecture and Urban Design courses during Venice Biennale

European Cultural Academy
Campus Full time 1 - 2 weeks Open Enrollment Italy Venice

You love art, architecture and urban design. You want to connect with people that move creative ideas forward right now. Come for one, two or three weeks to enjoy Venice as an insider and have an exciting practical experience abroad. [+]

NEXT COURSE: VENICE BIENNALE REVEALED - BEHIND THE SCENE EXPERIENCE

Dates: May 7-12 or November 18-23, 2019

Classes:

The course connects you with experts of the art market and allows you to experience the reality behind the Venice Biennale and its parallel events.

You will discover the exhibition in conversations with artists, curators, gallerists and, of course, the Biennale team. It is a structured and inspiring experience.

The May programme takes place during the Opening week. The November programme is scheduled during the final week, making it a special experience at the Biennale. Next to the sessions we will visit the Biennale at Giardini and Arsenale, Personal Structures exhibition and the Peggy Guggenheim collection.... [-]


Summer School Course in Street Photography

University of Applied Sciences Europe
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2019 Germany Berlin

The workshop “Faces of Berlin” will focus on street portraiture in Berlin. Besides theoretical and practical aspects related to the topic, students will learn how to approach people on the street and to gain access to them with their camera. Every student will create a personal portfolio of his street portraits guided individually during this process. [+]

The workshop “Faces of Berlin” will focus on street portraiture in Berlin. Besides theoretical and practical aspects related to the topic, students will learn how to approach people on the street and to gain access to them with their camera. Every student will create a personal portfolio of his street portraits guided individually during this process. The emphasis of this workshop is the visual transformation of the individual ideas and the process of editing, selecting and creating a personal approach related to the topic.

This course is for you if you are curious about expounding your vision of portraiture through Berlin's possibilities, you wish to test and sharpen your skills as a street photographer, or you want to expand your portfolio with a specific street portraiture project.Is this course for me? ... [-]

Summer Course in Illustration

Porto Illustration Summer School
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2019 Portugal Porto

Students will participate in a creative and productive atmosphere for two weeks under the guidance of our international awarded team of tutors. Based on a practical approach, students will undergo a personal approach to the creative process, within one of Europe´s most beautiful and oldest cities, in recent years several times awarded Europe´s Best Destination. [+]

INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE

Students will participate in a creative and productive atmosphere for two weeks under the guidance of our international awarded team of tutors. Based on a practical approach, students will undergo a personal approach to the creative process, within one of Europe´s most beautiful and oldest cities, in recent years several times awarded Europe´s Best Destination.

The two weeks course will appeal to participants who want to develop their personal visual language and want to experiment new techniques either with traditional mediums, like silk-screening and etching or digital drawing ranging from character design and hand-lettering illustration to Urban Sketching. It is designed for practitioners who have an interest in pursuing a career in illustration, either part or full time. The course will help you to build a strong illustration portfolio, regardless of your background: illustrator, graphic designer, fine artist, visual art students, architects, designers, tattooists, animators.... [-]


CEEA International Summer Class

CEEA European Sreenwriting School Of Paris
Campus Full time 3 weeks June 2019 France Paris

If you love films and TV series and want to write scripts (or already do) ; if you wish to practice your skills in a friendly yet demanding atmosphere, in the heart of one of the world’s most inspiring and beautiful cities... this course is for you !

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CEEA International Summer Class Program

If you love films and TV series and want to write scripts (or already do) ; if you wish to practice your skills in a friendly yet demanding atmosphere, in the heart of one of the world’s most inspiring and beautiful cities... this course is for you !

Our summer class is an intensive 3-week workshop in one of the most prestigious and selective screenwriting schools in France : the Conservatoire Européen d’écriture audiovisuelle (CEEA, European Writing School).

This summer workshop offers a high-quality, hands-on approach to the art of scriptwriting… in a unique learning environment.

The school is located in the stunning 18th century Hôtel de Massa, in the 14th arrondissement. It is right next to the Observatory and just a few streets away from the iconic Luxembourg Gardens, lively Montparnasse area and the Latin Quarter where so many writers, filmmakers and artists have lived, worked and studied.... [-]


Summer school in Russian Studies: Russian language, Politics & Art

Peter the Great St. Petersburg Polytechnic University
Campus Full time 2 - 4 weeks July 2019 Russia Saint Petersburg

Do you want to study Russian language and learn more about the political and cultural life of Russia? Join this Summer School! [+]

Do you want to study Russian language and learn more about the political and cultural life of Russia? Join this Summer School!

Our August module is a perfect possibility for those who would like to start the new academic year having received an impressive kit of credits in Russian Studies and international experience.

St. Petersburg with its rich history and art is a city that inspires, a city you will fall in love with once you visit it. Within this module you will simultaneously:

obtain or advance your Russian language skills; learn about the main political facts and figures of modern Russia; explore St. Petersburg as a “Cultural Capital of Russia” and enjoy diverse extracurricular activities. ... [-]

Art Summer School Course

ISSOS - International Summer Schools For 13-18 Year Olds‎
Campus Full time 3 weeks June 2019 United Kingdom Saint Andrews

The exclusive summer program of ISSOS, offers high school students (aged 13-18) the unique opportunity to combine learning, creative enrichment and action-packed adventure in the world renowned and stunning university town of Cambridge. Students who gain a place at ISSOS will be able to create a personalised three-week program to suit both their academic needs and wider interests, by choosing one academic and one elective program. [+]

The exclusive summer program of ISSOS, offers high school students (aged 13-18) the unique opportunity to combine learning, creative enrichment and action-packed adventure in the world renowned and stunning university town of St Andrews. Students who gain a place at ISSOS will be able to create a personalised three-week program to suit both their academic needs and wider interests, by choosing one academic and one elective program.

Mornings at ISSOS are dedicated to academic study and our high quality academic programs. Classes meet daily for three hours and, unlike other summer schools, we limit numbers in order to guarantee that all our students will benefit from small class sizes and individual attention. Academic Program Options:... [-]


Summer School Egyptologists as museum curators: an immersive training

University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools
Campus Full time 2 weeks September 2019 Italy Pisa

The Summer School “Egyptologists as museum curators: an immersive training” is an academic programme offered by the University of Pisa in collaboration with the Museo Egizio in Turin. The main objective of the School is to provide a theoretical and practical approach to ancient Egyptian objects as part of a collection. Every object is an accumulation of different stories, both ancient and modern, ranging from its production, use, deposition, discovery, up to its acquisition, conservation and display. The school will offer the unique opportunity to tackle Egyptian objects from all these different angles, from theoretical to more pragmatic perspectives, exposing participants to a variety of museum practices thanks to an immersive experience in a museum environment. [+]

About

The Summer School “Egyptologists as museum curators: an immersive training” is an academic programme offered by the University of Pisa in collaboration with the Museo Egizio in Turin. The main objective of the School is to provide a theoretical and practical approach to ancient Egyptian objects as part of a collection. Every object is an accumulation of different stories, both ancient and modern, ranging from its production, use, deposition, discovery, up to its acquisition, conservation and display. The school will offer the unique opportunity to tackle Egyptian objects from all these different angles, from theoretical to more pragmatic perspectives, exposing participants to a variety of museum practices thanks to an immersive experience in a museum environment.... [-]


Digital Illustration Summer Course

The Florence Institute of Design International
Campus Full time 4 weeks Italy Florence

This intensive four-week program is designed for students of graphic design and advertising or marketing professionals. This introductory course teaches students the process of digital illustration and prepares them for working in various styles. [+]

Overview

This intensive four-week program is designed for students of graphic design and advertising or marketing professionals. This introductory course teaches students the process of digital illustration and prepares them for working in various styles. Realistic and stylized methods of illustration are examined while students work on developing their personal styles.

Faculty

The faculty is made up of both locally Italian and international professors who all speak and teach in English. Additionally, the professors are all professionals working in their field. This is to ensure that the faculty is aware of what is happening in their field so that they do not give their students outdated information. The school’s intimate class sizes allow for each student to receive a premium individualized education.... [-]


Summer Course in Travel Photography: Photographing Rome & Milan

NABA Summer school 2019
Campus Full time 1 week June 2019 Italy Milan Rome + 1 more

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of photography while exploring one of the world’s most historic and beautiful cities: Rome & Milan. [+]

In this course, you will learn the fundamentals of photography while exploring one of the world’s most historic and beautiful cities: Rome & Milan.

Through practical exercises, you will experiment with creative composition, camera controls, lighting, and color films. Faculty will guide you to explore the narrative aspect of travel photography, with a focus on representing places, events, and themes and using storytelling techniques as a tool to communicate your experience and vision. You will also gain familiarity with a variety of techniques for correcting or improving images through the use of computer software.

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Multi-Location Summer - Museums & Beyond: Art & Culture in Paris, Rome & Madrid

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 7 weeks May 2019 Spain Madrid France Paris Italy Rome + 4 more

Why study abroad in one great European city during the summer when you can explore the cultural heritage of Paris, Rome, and Madrid? In this seven-week program, you will explore how art and architecture have affected urban development, life, and culture in three fascinating European capitals, and how museums preserve, develop, study, and display their collections for the benefit of the public. [+]

Overview

Why study abroad in one great European city during the summer when you can explore the cultural heritage of Paris, Rome, and Madrid?

In this seven-week program, you will explore how art and architecture have affected urban development, life, and culture in three fascinating European capitals, and how museums preserve, develop, study, and display their collections for the benefit of the public. Start your program in Paris, where you’ll begin to appreciate how these cities have developed around the central idea of cultural heritage and patrimony. It’s here you’ll start your two cross-Center courses that will then take you to Rome, and finally Madrid for two weeks in each city. Your courses will integrate class time with course-related excursions to art and cultural management institutions, including visits to well-known museums such as the Musée d’Orsay, Vatican Museum, and El Prado.... [-]


Summer Course Contemporary Art and Architecture in Venice

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Venice
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2019 Italy Venice

Gathering visions and original ideas around a specific theme, the Biennale of Venice act as a sort of mirror to look at the contemporaneity in a very original way, both for art and for architectural aspects. “Freespace” is the title chosen by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, but it is also a word to describe the “sense of humanity located at the core of architecture, looking at the essential quality of space and at its embodied power and beauty”. Starting from this statement, the course proposed by IED Venezia explores the relation between space and art, looked from different points of view and prospective, through specific visits and meetings. Aim of the training path is to provide students with knowledges and tools useful to understand the way in which architecture can successfully dialogue with nature and human artistic expressions. [+]

THIS COURSE IN HELD IN ENGLISH LANGUAGE.

Gathering visions and original ideas around a specific theme, the Biennale of Venice act as a sort of mirror to look at the contemporaneity in a very original way, both for art and for architectural aspects.

“Freespace” is the title chosen by Yvonne Farrell and Shelley McNamara for the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, but it is also a word to describe the “sense of humanity located at the core of architecture, looking at the essential quality of space and at its embodied power and beauty”.

Starting from this statement, the course proposed by IED Venezia explores the relation between space and art, looked from different points of view and prospective, through specific visits and meetings.... [-]


Introduction to Animation Summer Course

Arts University Bournemouth - Summer Courses
Campus Part time 3 weeks July 2019 United Kingdom Bournemouth

You will have the opportunity to work with industry-standard equipment in our dedicated animation studios including professional standard armatures and light boxes. Our tutors will guide you through the application and use of post-production software to give you an understanding of editing techniques and creative post-production processes. [+]

About

Explore the animation process and produce your own animated short film.

Course highlights include:

12 Principles of Animation Narrative and Storyboarding Drawing Techniques and Development Scriptwriting and Storyboarding Cut Out Techniques Stop Motion Puppets Pixilation Traditional 2D Animation Layout and Background Creative Post Production Editing Film screening and critique

Gain an insight into the world of animation and production design by exploring hand-drawn techniques, cut out and stop-motion, as well as develop observational and design skills through exercises in sketch, cinematic storytelling, storyboarding, scriptwriting and idea pitching.

Through a series of workshops, seminars and practical sessions you will be introduced to the 12 principles of animation in theory and practice, explore the fundamentals of animation through 2D animation exercises, and learn traditional and contemporary techniques.... [-]


Interior Design and Decoration Summer Junior Course

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2019 Spain 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 designed specifically for young people between the ages of 14 and 18. [+]

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.... [-]


Summer School Animation

GOBELINS - L'école de l'image
Campus Full time 2 weeks September 2019 France Paris

France is today the third largest animation producer in the world and the European leader. French artists and studios create and develop full-length feature films, TV series, commercials, short art-house films, special effects, video games and other emerging forms of audiovisual expression. [+]

Understand what makes for successful Character Animation !

France is today the third largest animation producer in the world and the European leader. French artists and studios create and develop full-length feature films, TV series, commercials, short art-house films, special effects, video games and other emerging forms of audiovisual expression. Graphic and animation styles, narrative modes and characters are quite varied, but all reveal a certain French touch that is recognised and appreciated around the world. Indeed, many young French talents are sought after to work in studios around the world. Such creativity in animation has been the specialty of GOBELINS, l’école de l’image for 40 years.... [-]


International Summer Program: Animation à la française

RUBIKA
Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2019 France Valenciennes

France is the third largest animation producer in the world, and Europe’s biggest, and Supinfocom Rubika has stood up throughout the years as one of the top 4 Animation Schools in the world, bringing multiple award winning student animations every year. [+]

International Summer Program: Animation à la française

6th – 30th June 2017

France is the third largest animation producer in the world, and Europe’s biggest, and Supinfocom Rubika has stood up throughout the years as one of the top 4 Animation Schools in the world, bringing multiple award winning student animations every year. In 2016, the animation « La Legende du Crabe Phare » was awarded the Siggraph award as best student project.

You can now join our school for a four-week summer program specialized in Animation, where you’ll be developing a character and making it come to life in 3D modeling. You will be tutored by professionals in animation, who will be able to transmit the “French touch” of their specific fields.... [-]