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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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Vesalius College

Situated in Brussels, the ‘Capital of Europe’, Vesalius College offers students a unique summer experience. Lasting just 7 weeks, the Summer Session gives students a focu ... [+]

Situated in Brussels, the ‘Capital of Europe’, Vesalius College offers students a unique summer experience. Lasting just 7 weeks, the Summer Session gives students a focused academic programme and the opportunity to experience and explore the best of European culture and travel.

The Vesalius College Summer Programme consisted of courses in Business, Communications, International Affairs, and International & European Law. In addition, there are also a number of internship opportunities available. Students may register for a maximum of 2 courses during the Summer Programme (6 ECTS per course).

Courses

Summer 2019

The maximum course load is 2 courses.

ART101G – Art in Belgium – Leon Lock BUS 102G, The Belgian Brewery Industry in a Global Context: Business, Economics, Culture and Innovation – Sven Van Kerckhoven BUS2113G – Principles of Organizational Management – Munira Aminova BUS243G – Management Control Systems – Kim Adamsen BUS 316G – Business models and Leadership in times of Transition – de Kemmeter BUS 363G – Global Sustainability and Society – Frank Billingsley CMM 214G, Gamification in Politics, Business and Communications: An Interdisciplinary Approach CMM233G – Introduction to Photojournalism CMM 262G, European Film, Culture and Contemporary Visions – Ernest Mathijs & Wouter Hessels INT 381G, Internship LAW 204G, Human Rights and International Criminal Law: The Case of the International Criminal Court – Medlir Mema POL 223G, Ethnic Conflict, Reconciliation and Reconstruction – Medlir Mema POL 225G, Global Terrorism, Counter-terrorism and (De-)Radicalisation – Serge Stroobants POL234G, Economics and Politics of the EU – Mark Corner POL 261G, History... [-]
Belgium Brussels
June 2019
Full-time
7 weeks
Campus
European Cultural Academy

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 ... [+]

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.... [-]

Italy Venice
Open Enrollment
Full-time
1 - 2 weeks
Campus
Porto Illustration Summer School

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 appro ... [+]

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.... [-]

Portugal Porto
July 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
University of Applied Sciences Europe

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 appr ... [+]

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? ... [-]
Germany Berlin
July 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
CEEA European Sreenwriting School Of 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 on ... [+]

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.... [-]

France Paris
June 2019
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
The International Summer School for Teens

You will explore new avenues and techniques as you develop your interest and knowledge of photography. ... [+]

Itinerary

Our photography elective is an excellent introduction to the exciting world of photography.

Our photography elective is an excellent introduction to the exciting world of photography and is ideal for anyone looking to improve their photography skills. During this practical and fun elective, you will receive 36 hours of teaching. Learn how to use your camera, and take amazing photographs. You will explore new avenues and techniques as you develop your interest and knowledge of photography. The practical assignments that you will complete along the way will form the basis of your mini portfolio should you choose to take your interest further.

How to bring together the elements of manual mode to create an evocative image: shutter speed, aperture, and image composition How to choose the right gear, and develop an efficient workflow How to recognize and take advantage of beautiful natural light Work on mini projects and developing a mini portfolio ... [-]
United Kingdom Stirling
June 2019
20 days
Campus
Sorbonne University - Summer School

People coming to Paris are often eager to know the capital, through what connects architecture and urbanism. The overall idea of this cycle is to offer a panoramic view o ... [+]

Dates and schedule

Duration: one week

Week 3: From the 15th until the 19th of July 2019

From 9.30 AM until 12.30 PM and from 2 PM until 5 PM

Attention

Please note that seats are limited.

Program

People coming to Paris are often eager to know the capital, through what connects architecture and urbanism. The overall idea of this cycle is to offer a panoramic view of Paris through five major historical periods of its development:

From the origins of Parisii to the birth of the ancient city Nathalie Ginoux, History of art and archeology, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Medieval Paris Rose-Marie Ferré, History of art and archeology, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université The Haussmannian Paris Jean-Baptiste Minnaert, History of art and archeology, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Paris in the 20th century Jean-Baptiste Minnaert, History of art and archeology, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université Paris of today and tomorrow. From urban consumption areas to knowledge spaces. Patrizia Ingalina, Geography, Faculty of Arts & Humanities Sorbonne Université ... [-]
France Paris
July 2019
Full-time
1 week
Campus
BAU International Academy of Rome

The contamination of Art and Science has proved to be successful in many domains over the centuries and it has reached its peak in the Renaissance, that infact has always ... [+]

“From the Idea to the Product” Are you born to be an artist…or an entrepreneur? It is a common preconception that Art and Science belong to parallel universes, despite of the fact that when it comes to decision making and problem solving, the human brain does not process information by algorythms ... The contamination of Art and Science has proved to be successful in many domains over the centuries and it has reached its peak in the Renaissance, that infact has always been a model for innovation, “even better than Silicon Valley today”, in the opinion of researchers such as Eric Weiner.

As the debate about how to classify Management and Entrepreneurship, whether in the field of Sciences or in the field of Arts, has been endless and still left unsolved, and in the meantime generations and generations of people get stuck in this dilemma and sometimes, even lost, when they have to make a decision about their career…this year we will give our contribution to the research on this topic with a Certificate Program created in collaboration with Campus Citta’ del Sapere and Centro Sperimentale di Arte Contemporanea IS.Ca.PI, which aims at providing a full immersion experience in the daily life of the Renaissance Artist.... [-]

Italy Rome
July 2019
Full-time
2 - 6 weeks
Campus
SAMIAD

This course is a great way to learn English and also experience a wide range of different sports, games, arts and crafts. From football to murder mystery games, painting ... [+]

English + Multi-Activity

Samiad’s core programme for 2019 is our award-nominated English plus Multi-activity programme.

This course is a great way to learn English and also experience a wide range of different sports, games, arts and crafts. From football to murder mystery games, painting to baking and swimming to rope climbing, students will improve their communication and team-building skills whilst also refining their English language ability at the same time.

Students will study 15 hours of English Language tuition per week run by highly qualified EFL teachers, whilst our structured afternoon and evening activity schedule will be run by our experienced Samiad activity leaders with an industry leading staff to student ratio of 1:6.... [-]

United Kingdom Nottingham
July 2019
Full-time
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
ISSOS - International Summer Schools For 13-18 Year Olds‎

Use the inspiring campuses and surrounding areas of Cambridge and Yale Universities as a playground of visual stimulation, ISSOS is the best place to learn or advance you ... [+]

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 towns of Cambridge in the UK or New Haven, Connecticut in the United States. 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:... [-]

United Kingdom Cambridge USA New Haven
July 2019
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
IES Abroad

You will immerse yourself in French language study and the culture of the Midi region of France. A highlight of this program is the language-intensive lunches that take p ... [+]

Overview

The charming Provençal town of Arles, with a 2,000-year-old Roman arena at its center, is famous for its beautiful architecture and its association with Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne, and Picasso. Many dance, music, photography, theater, and folklore festivals take place in and around the city throughout the summer, making it a vibrant location for summer study in France.

You will immerse yourself in French language study and the culture of the Midi region of France. A highlight of this program is the language-intensive lunches that take place at local restaurants, where you practice your French with IES Abroad professors and staff while enjoying the wonderful cuisine of Provence. Fridays are reserved for course-related activities and excursions, such as cooking classes, concerts at the Arènes d’Arles, a Van Gogh walking tour, theater workshops, and more.... [-]

France Arles
June 2019
Full-time
6 weeks
Campus
University of Pisa Summer & Winter Schools

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 Egi ... [+]

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.... [-]

Italy Pisa
September 2019
Full-time
2 weeks
Campus
The Florence Institute of Design International

This intensive four-week program is designed for students of graphic design and advertising or marketing professionals. This introductory course teaches students the proc ... [+]

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.... [-]

Italy Florence
Full-time
4 weeks
Campus
Arts University Bournemouth - Summer Courses

You will have the opportunity to work with industry-standard equipment in our dedicated animation studios including professional standard armatures and light boxes. Our t ... [+]

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Bournemouth
July 2019
Part-time
3 weeks
Campus