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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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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
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20 days
Campus
Vesalius College

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

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

The Vesalius College Summer Program 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 Program (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 and... [-]
Belgium Brussels
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Full-time
7 weeks
Campus
ISSOS - International Summer Schools For 13-18 Year Olds‎

The exclusive summer program of ISSOS, offers high school students (aged 13-18) the unique opportunity to combine learning, creative enrichment and action-packed adventur ... [+]

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:... [-]

United Kingdom Saint Andrews
July 2020
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design 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 f ... [+]

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.... [-]

Italy Venice
July 2020
Full-time
2 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 Lucca Turin
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Full-time
1 week
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 ... [+]

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21st July - 7th August 2020 (3 weeks)

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.... [-]

United Kingdom Bournemouth
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Part-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 ... [+]

Best Summer Courses in Art Studies 2019/2020.

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 2020
Part-time
4 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
October 2019
Full-time
4 weeks
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
July 2020
Spanish,Spanish (Spain)
Full-time
3 weeks
Campus
Oogieart

Develop an art portfolio suitable for submission to top colleges, visit museums and the studios of NYC based artists and designers. ... [+]

Summer Art Portfolio Intensive Program

June 26 - August 26, 2017 Monday - Saturday from 10am - 6pm

New York Boston Busan

More Beyond Portfolio Prep Develop an art portfolio suitable for submission to top colleges, visit museums and the studios of NYC based artists and designers. Enroll

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South Korea Busan USA Boston New York  + 1 More
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Full-time
2 months
Campus
Berlin Summer University of the Arts

Every summer since 2012, we’ve been opening our doors for workshops across the range of disciplines: Fine and Performing Arts, Design, Music, Creative Entrepreneurship, A ... [+]

Discounts for Alumni and Multiple Bookings: We are happy to see you again and would like to reward you with a 100 EUR Alumni discount of your course fee (or final fee if you register for more than one course). Participants who register for several of our courses will get a 50 EUR discount off the final price.

Information and registration: www.summer-university.udk-berlin.de

Fine Arts

01.07–05.07 Transitions – Drawing and Space

This drawing workshop will explore transition spaces of urban Berlin and experiment with drawing in an open and interpretive manner. The emphasis will be put on practical artistic work in combination with critical discourses. More: https://summer-university.udk-berlin.de/?id=352... [-]

Germany Berlin
Open Enrollment
Part-time
3 - 14 days
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
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Full-time
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
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Full-time
1 week
Campus
RUBIKA

France is the second largest producer of video games in the world, after the USA. Assassin’s Creed, Raving Rabbids, Just Dance, were all created in France. Supinfogame-Ru ... [+]

International Summer Program: Game à la française

6th – 30th June 2017 France is the second largest producer of video games in the world, after the USA.Assassin’s Creed, Raving Rabbids, Just Dance, were all created in France. Supinfogame-Rubika has been recognized as the Best Video Game school in France.Each year, student projects receive international awards (i.e. Unity Awards 2015 for Anarcute ; The imagine cup world 2013, for Seed ; or the Ping award 2015 for Twin Fates). You can now join our school for a four-week summer program specialized in Video game, where you’ll be improving your game design/art skills. The course includes a module on games user research (UX/virtual reality). More details on specific module contents will be made available soon.... [-]

France Valenciennes
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Full-time
4 weeks
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University of Southampton

The games industry needs more designers, artists and creative thinkers. The Games Design and Art Summer School programme introduces what games are, what the games industr ... [+]

Spend your summer becoming part of a world-class university

When you join the International Summer School 2018, you are booking your place to become part of an internationally recognised centre for world-class research, enterprise and learning. Across four weeks, 16 July to 10 August 2018, you will meet many of the students and staff that make the University of Southampton one of the top 1% of universities in the world.

Mixing with students and staff from across the world in the classroom, as you make the most of our modern campus facilities, or while you are relaxing in your comfortable hall of residence, you'll make friends and gain experiences to take home that are unique.... [-]

United Kingdom Southampton
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Full-time
4 weeks
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