Summer course in Arts

Top Summer Courses in Arts

Arts

A summer course in arts 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.

Read More

Computer Lab (Paris)

Spéos Paris-London Photographic Institute
Campus 15 hours July 2017 France Paris

This workshop is an introduction to the digital imaging techniques necessary to meet current market demands. Participants learn how to retouch and transform digital photos with Photoshop Lightroom and Photoshop. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Arts 2017. The summer program is designed for beginners, amateurs and photography students alike. The various workshops deal with all the major aspects of modern photography: theory and practice, from past to present. This workshop is an introduction to the digital imaging techniques necessary to meet current market demands. Participants learn how to retouch and transform digital photos with Photoshop Lightroom and Photoshop. [-]

Summer Course in Celtic Cultures and Music

The University of Edinburgh Summer School
Campus 4 weeks June 2017 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Scotland and Ireland have long shared a Celtic culture through song, language, literature, and folklore. This course will allow you to discover these Celtic connections, using song and other social and historical resources to trace this relationship over time. [+]

Celtic Cultures and Music Discover the native traditions and cultures of Scotland and Ireland Description Scotland and Ireland have long shared a Celtic culture through song, language, literature, and folklore. This course will allow you to discover these Celtic connections, using song and other social and historical resources to trace this relationship over time. Celtic music is one of the longest enduring of these connections, and one that still thrives today. This course will use song as the main lens to explain the historical, social, and emotional relationship between these two nations. You will explore the Scottish Gaelic, Irish language, and Scots song traditions, using song texts in translation, as well as in the original language. By examining the linguistic and cultural context of these songs, you will delve into the circumstances and influences that have shaped this unique relationship. The course will draw on the outstanding resources of the School of Scottish Studies Archives, which contain the largest collection of Gaelic and Scots songs in the world, as well as on a range of other sources. You will gain a thorough understanding of the main genres, social and emotional functions, and performance contexts, of Scottish and Irish song tradition. You will also be able to consider the role of traditional song today, and the emergence of Gaelic, Irish and Scots song as distinct genres of 'Celtic music' and 'world music'. During your time in Edinburgh, you will be able to explore Celtic cultures in context by visiting a number of traditional music and cultural events across the city. By spending some of the course time in Dublin, you will also have the opportunity to compare and contrast the Scottish and Irish traditions and cultures and consider how these nations have converged or differed throughout history. Who should choose this course? This course will appeal to those who are interested in Scottish and Irish culture and heritage, particularly those studying Celtic Studies, Musicology, Folklore Studies, Irish or Scottish literature, Irish or Scottish history, Irish or Scottish Studies, or social anthropology. Teaching Course format This course will be taught through a combination of lectures and tutorials, using real examples of Gaelic and Scots song, plus other archive materials, to explore the wide-ranging connections and influences between Scotland and Ireland. Academic excursions to cultural and musical events around the city will allow you to gain a deeper understanding of these Celtic traditions in context, and to place the role of Celtic culture in Edinburgh today. Assessment To be confirmed Course Organisers Professor Robert Dunbar is Chair of Celtic and Head of Celtic and Scottish Studies at the University of Edinburgh. His research interests are Gaelic song, particularly in Canada, and the use of sound archives for the maintenance of song traditions. Dr Virginia Blankenhorn is a postdoctoral research fellow in Celtic and Scottish Studies at the University of Edinburgh. Her primary research is in the fields of Scottish and Irish Gaelic song and verse. She helped curate the Joe Heaney online archive (http://www.joeheaney.org) while she was IRCHSS Postdoctoral Fellow at NUI Galway. Learning outcomes To be determined Fees A number of fee packages are available for the Summer School. Full fee information can be found on the Fees page. All fee packages include tuition costs, the social programme, and your chosen accommodation type. Full information on our accommodation options can be found here. Costs are provided per week. To calculate your total cost, select your package type, then multiply this cost by the number of weeks in your course. e.g. A student selecting a Silver package for a 4-week course in July would calculate: £757 x 4 weeks = £3028 To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £125 which can be reclaimed towards your fee package. Please note that study in the UK may incur additional costs e.g. visa application fees. If you submit your application and deposit before 31 January 2017, you can claim our special early bird rate. We also offer a range of special rates for students at our valued partner institutions. Please see our Fees page for more details. Deposit To secure your place at the Summer School, you will be required to pay a deposit of £250 (for credit courses) or £125 (for non-credit courses). This deposit can be reclaimed towards your fee package. The deposit includes a £50 non-refundable application fee. Special rates * A limited early bird offer is available to students who submit their application and deposit before 31 January 2017. If you submit your application to the Summer School before January 31, and your application is subsequently accepted, a 10% discount on tuition fees will be applied to your booking. An increased discount is available to early bird applicants from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. ** Special rates are available for students from valued partner institutions of the University of Edinburgh. [-]

Summer course

University Of Avignon
Campus Full time June 2017 France Avignon

Development of French language skills, in connection with the Theatre Festival of Avignon. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Arts 2017. Summer course "French and Theatre" from June to July 2017. Development of French language skills, in connection with the Theatre Festival of Avignon. Program Minimum level required: Elementary (A2). The course is not suitable for beginners. A specific programme can be offered to a group of beginners, please contact us. French language classes: 30 hours Students are tested then placed into groups depending on their level. Both oral and written skills are covered, after a needs analysis based on the initial placement tests. A range of communicative activities, connected with the Theatre Festival, are carried out (vox pops, interviews, creative writing), as well as an introduction to the theatre plays planned in the cultural programme. Theatre workshop: 15 hours Voice and movement, improvisation, then work from texts. The workshop will lead to a performance, which will conclude the course. French Theatre History: 5 hours In connection with the shows planned in the theatre programme. Visits and Excursions: Guided tour of Avignon, visit of the Popes Palace and the famous bridge "le Pont d'Avignon". One-day excursion in the heart of the Provence is also included. Validation: Course completion certificate. 7 ECTS credits (upon request and subject to regular attendance). Costs 2016: €660 for students under age of 28 (deadline October 1st, 1989); €810 for other applicants. [-]

Steps to the Future — English Summer Programme Innovation

Llandrillo Menai International
Campus Full time 2 weeks September 2017 United Kingdom Rhôs-on-Sea

We are very excited about our themed English Summer Programmes, inspiring young people to think about their futures and sample activities in an exciting and challenging way. With our carefully chosen partners and expert tutors, we are providing a rewarding, fun experience to your young people. [+]

Steps to the Future — English Summer Programme Innovation Llandrillo Menai International has something different to the usual English language summer school, offering the state-of-the-art facilities of one of the largest colleges’ in the UK to groups, enabling young people to sample a career pathway to the future. We are very excited about our themed English Summer Programmes, inspiring young people to think about their futures and sample activities in an exciting and challenging way. With our carefully chosen partners and expert tutors, we are providing a rewarding, fun experience to your young people. Course Title: Innovation Career Focus: Product Design and Development Programme Overview: An introduction to product design and development English Essentials Participants will: complete an initial assessment of English skills carry out all activities through the medium of English prepare presentations with groups of friends to explain your innovation project learn how to communicate with colleagues and pitch your ideas to backers prepare a folder showing off their work during the programme Location: Rhos on Sea campus of Grwp Llandrillo Menai, nestling below the foothills of Snowdonia just 2 km from the sea. English Language Entry Level: Equivalent to Level 4.0 IELTS or above – there is no official certificated requirement for this programme. This is a guide to tell you the level of delivery for maximum enjoyment of the course Cost: From £1100 per two week programme. Your programme begins and ends with your included airport transfers. Cost of flights and visas are not included in costs or services provided. Visa advice and invitations supplied. Programme hosts Llandrillo Menai International is an experienced international education provider of summer and other short programmes; full-time English Language programmes and A Level, IB and Vocational Diploma courses. Located in the beautiful holiday destination of North Wales and near the largest Welsh tourist resort of Llandudno, Llandrillo Menai International is part of one of the UK’s largest vocational colleges called Grwp Llandrillo Menai. This gives access to all the colleges’ state of the art campus facilities, technology and workshops to create a valuable, fun experience for Summer Programme participants. The award-winning Llandrillo Menai International team are always complimented by their groups on the attention given to programme content, the level of care and creating a memorable, fun experience. We are just a three hour train journey from London and one hour’s drive from Manchester and its International airport. Activities Our location is near the beautiful Snowdonia National Park, where the mountains meet the sea and by the coastal resort of Llandudno, which offers the best of the British seaside experience. As well as the English Language and Themed programme, we also include: Visits to World Heritage sites, Tours of the Snowdonia National Park and local beaches, Safe adventure experiences, Picnics and afternoon teas, traditional Punch and Judy show, cinema, shopping excursions. Accommodation At Trinity Accommodation Centre, Llandudno, our trusted partners experienced in hosting groups of young students will receive you. Transport All transport is provided by qualified and licensed drivers in our own fleet of vehicles, includes airport transfers and day to day travel and excursions. [-]

International Summer Program: Design à la française

RUBIKA
Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2017 France Valenciennes

ISD Rubika’s students are well known for a design methodology that goes beyond aesthetics and/or functionality, into a multidisciplinary approach for all projects. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Arts 2017. International Summer Program: Design à la française 6th – 30th June 2017 ISD Rubika’s students are well known for a design methodology that goes beyond aesthetics and/or functionality, into a multidisciplinary approach for all projects. Every year, student projects receive awards in Europe and the world (for example, 2015 Ferrari’s Top Design School Challenge, 2014’s IF Concept Design awards). Our four-week Design summer program offers a set of intensive courses specifically designed to master creativity and design thinking methods by bringing together advanced sketch and digital rendering techniques in a learning-by-doing environment. During the courses, students will get acquainted with “the french touch” in design, by taking part in two modules: Design practice & emerging trends in design (project based, focus in the French market) Visual Literacy and Digital Product Representation Who can participate? This program offers a set of intensive courses specifically designed for undergraduate students from industrial design, graphic, interior, and/or fashion design. Pre-requirements: understanding of design methodologies and research methods, good sketching skills, a minimum of basic rendering skills, as well as previous experience with Photoshop are required to best benefit of the courses. Ideally (but not necessarily) students would have a first experience digital drawing tablets. Practical information The minimum age required to join the program is 18 years old. The program’s teaching language is English. Specific requirement for each program can be found in the respective description page. Dates and class schedules Classes will be held from Tuesday 6th to Friday 30th June, from 9am to 5pm. No courses will be organized for the participants from Saturday to Monday. Course attendance is mandatory to ensure the students gain the maximum benefit from this program. Some extracurricular activities may take place during the weekends. Package and fees Early bid registration: 21 November to 12 February > €2400 Regular registration: 13 February to 14 April > €2600 The overall price includes: Tuition fees Orientation day / welcome package Visits Closing ceremony & cocktail 4-week Housing Monthly public transport pass (bus, tram) Payment An initial payment of €400 upon registration is required. It is this payment that sets the overall price (early bid or regular). The remaining amount is to be paid online, through your Rubika account on or before April 28th. We will confirm your place on a course once we have received full payment. Initial online payment: €400 Second payment: by April 14th Courses require a minimum of participants to run. In the event of a course being cancelled, participants will receive a full refund. In the event of cancellation by a participant, Rubika reserves the right to retain the full payment. University and Transfer Credit: Rubika adheres to the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS), using credits to measure the student workload required in order to complete a course of module. Upon completion of the summer program, Rubika will provide institutional accreditation and official student transcript in order to facilitate transfer of credits and recognition of the program in your home university or school. Each program is equivalent to 8 ECTS. Visa Please check with the closest French Embassy/Consulate in your country of origin if you need to request a visa to enter France. If you need one, Rubika will provide an admission certificate (upon complete payment of tuition fee) in order for you to obtain a visa from your local French Consulate/Embassy. Please note that visa application and issuing process may take over a month, so consider applying well in advance. Please also note that applying for a visa on time is your responsibility. Information material Rubika’s website and communication materials describe the summer courses run. Every care has been taken to ensure accuracy, however changes might have been introduced after publication, as we are constantly monitoring our courses to evolve and improve. Whilst every attempt will be made to provide the courses and services described, Rubika reserves the right to make changes as appropriate for reasons of operational efficiency or due to unforeseen circumstances. Photographs and recording Each program will be visited by a Rubika photographer once in a while so that the on-going excursions, courses and developments can be documented. Some of these pictures might be used for promotional purposes. The photographs will never be used in a deforming or offending way. [-]

Summer Course in Fashion Photography

John Kaverdash Accademia di Fotografia
Campus Full time 60 hours July 2017 Italy Milan

The course offered by the Academy goes beyond theory and after an introduction about studio lighting and shooting techniques, about basics and rules, about language of professionals and make-up art, recreates the professional ambience both within the studio and outdoors, giving students the possibility of using industry professionals to train and improve their skills. This set-up can create an important experiential journey allowing young professionals to gain confidence in managing the set, using high quality equipment not available without substantial investment, directing and interacting with models and having the guidance of professionals who are already present in the industry. [+]

Summer Course in Fashion Photography July 17th - July 26th 2017 The course offered by the Academy goes beyond theory and after an introduction about studio lighting and shooting techniques, about basics and rules, about language of professionals and make-up art, recreates the professional ambience both within the studio and outdoors, giving students the possibility of using industry professionals to train and improve their skills. This set-up can create an important experiential journey allowing young professionals to gain confidence in managing the set, using high quality equipment not available without substantial investment, directing and interacting with models and having the guidance of professionals who are already present in the industry. Students are also introduced to marketing strategies and points of entry for professional practice in fashion photography. Summer Course Programme Introduction to Fashion Photography An introduction to the most famous, important and successful fashion photographers through their own Images Fashion Photography Today: advertising, editorial images, magazines, look book, e-commerce Choices concerning staff, stylists, make-up artists, air stylists, models for the right Image Research and creation of a fashion mood board Studio Lighting Photographic set, levels of equipment and their interaction to create the desired images The photographic set for whole length figures, half-length figures, close-ups of figures (beauty) and specialisations in commercial photography Light in Fashion Photography: natural light and studio light Outdoor shootings Make up in Fashion Photography Styling and trends Fashion shootings: beauty and whole length figures, studio and outdoor shooting with professional models, makeup artist and styling Retouching in Fashion Photography Image editing: students will have produced high quality and a differentiated series of images. With the guidance of the teacher a selection will be extracted to form a professional portfolio Course Schedule From Monday to Thursday 9.00 – 13.00 and 14.00 – 18.00 Friday 9.00 - 13.00 Course does not run on weekends. Pre-requisites Abilities in using Reflex camera manually Required Equipment Memory Card Professional Cameras (both Canon and Nikon) and lenses will be provided by the Institute [-]

FASHION DESIGN COURSES

NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milano
Campus Full time 2 - 6 weeks June 2017 Italy Milan

An inspiring exploration of the Italian Fashion pipeline with lectures by experienced professionals and visits to Milan’s best fashion zones and showrooms. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Arts 2017. Dates: June 28 - July 8 / July 12 - July 22 / July 26 - August 5 NABA Summer School proposes a wide and updated synthesis of NABA know-how, giving a view of the most significant trends and faces of the fashion area: from Fashion Design to Fashion Styling, going through to Accessories and Textile Design, Visual Merchandising and Trend Scouting. NABA Summer School Educational Offer is wide-ranging and diversified: it includes beginner level courses, intermediate level courses and advanced level courses. Students will learn from experienced and skilled Italian and International professionals and will be taught how to research and present a creative idea. Selected visits to museums, companies, production sites and design studios during the courses expose students to the creative and cultural environment in Italy. NABA Summer courses are 2-week intensive research and project experiences distributed along 3 summer sessions. They have been designed in a way that will enable students to combine their courses in a 4 or 6 session thus making the most of their time in Milan and fully experimenting NABA teaching, approach and values. Choose your program of interest from the table below: 1st SESSIONJune 28 - July 8 2nd SESSIONJuly 12 - July 22 3rd SESSIONJuly 26 - August 5 Fashion Design I Fashion Design II Textile Design Fashion Marketing & Communication Fashion Trend Scouting Fashion Design I Fashion Image & Styling I Fashion Image & Styling II Visual Merchandising ... Accessories Design Fashion Image & Styling I ... ... Fashion Photography [-]

Summer in Rome Architectural Sketchbook

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rome
Campus 4 weeks July 2017 Italy Rome

Participants of diverse backgrounds and artistic ability will work in situ in diverse venues reflective of diverse periods of art, architecture and history in Rome. This program combines the historic and contemporary context of the locations with the development of the creative process and refining technique and style. Students are encouraged to view their sketchbook as a visual journal and add to it as they see fit to reflect their personal experience. At the close of the program, students will present their portfolio and impressions and reflections on their work and growth. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH Topics covered: Roman architectural history through four main periods (classic, medieval, renaissance and baroque), sketching and drawing techniques, conservation and environmental issues unique to Rome, architecture as a subject, drawing materials and techniques, sketching in situ “en plein air”, use of critique in the learning process and artistic development, creation of a drawing “portfolio”. Level: Introductory [-]

Summer course in Interior and Showroom Design

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Milan
Campus Full time 4 weeks July 2017 Italy Milan

The course introduces the Italian design industry and current trends in interior design to enable students to develop the skills necessary to produce layouts for high"level showrooms and shops with an essential expressive value. During the course, students examine and analyze Italian interior and commercial spaces. “Interior” refers to key spaces for improving everyday living: places to eat, shop, and read and other public spaces. A 360° vision of Italian – in particular, Milanese " reality and design methodology, is made possible by the synergy between lectures and practical training, both of which are supported by workshops and visits to relevant showrooms, shops, and exhibitions. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Arts 2017. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH Level and Pre-requisites: Advanced course aimed at qualified applicants, such as students who have completed at least one year of university and young professionals interested in enriching their personal knowledge and understanding of the field. Applicants need to have mastered representation technique skills such as drawing, sketching and rendering visual communicationskills such as computer graphics and rendering, as well as model making and verbal communication skills. Applicants need to show strong motivation and the ability to work in groups. Learning Outcomes: Acquisition and improvement of theoretical and practical knowledge of Italian interiors and commercial spaces; Acquisition of the knowledge of the latest trends of Italian design.; Understanding and use of Italian research and design methods; Experiential development in formulating designs from a research base, providing for innovation and experimentation; Improvement of more sophisticated understanding of interior design, including how to structure and develop a project following the Italian methodology " brief, concept, design, communication " being able to select the right tools and apply them; Increasing coherence and fluency in expressing ideas, pursuing a narrative yet analytical approach to their work; Acquisition of time organization skills to develop own learning and work independently. Topics Covered: Visual merchandising; History and evolution of commercial spaces; Italian design: contemporary trends; Introduction to light; Interior & shop design workshop. [-]

Filmmaking - Summer workshops

Prague Film School
Campus Full time May 2017 Czech Republic Prague

Covering screenwriting, directing, camera, editing and sound, the four-week summer workshops at Prague Film School are designed to lead the student from story idea to finished short film. Each student writes, shoots, directs and edits his or her own film. [+]

Dates: - June Filmmaking Workshop: May 31– June 27 - July Filmmaking Workshop: June 28 – July 25 - August Filmmaking Workshop: July 26 - August 22 Each participant shoots his or her own film. Covering screenwriting, directing, camera, editing and sound, the four-week summer workshops at Prague Film School are designed to lead the student from story idea to finished short film. Each student has the opportunity to write, shoot, direct and edit his or her film. The first two weeks are classroom and studio-based; screenwriting, directing, camera and editing are covered. The remaining part of the program is devoted towards production and post production of student films. Each workshop culminates with a show-case student film festival held in a local cinema and open to the public. Tuition Fees: 2,660 EUR APPLICATION DEADLINE for Spring 2015 programs: December 8, 2014 for Year and Fall Semester programs: Early-Action Application Deadline: December 8, 2014 Final Application Deadline: February 23, 2015 REVIEW OF COURSES 1) Screenwriting A Confucian maxim holds that rotten wood can't be carved. It’s the same with screenplays - the best directing and the best actors cannot salvage a poor script. Screenwriting classes will teach the most important aspects of dramatic writing in the context of film. Organized around writing assignments, classroom critique and screenings, the sessions will concentrate on such elements as story concept, character, storytelling, format and more. 2) Directing While a quality screenplay provides the basis for a good film, it does not guarantee one. Directing is the art of translating a script to screen. Knowing how to work with actors, work from a storyboard, and breakdown a scene is essential to film production. Here students will receive instruction in directing short narratives, student-produced and other. Classes incorporate hands-on shooting and lecture/screening sessions. 3) Cinematography Students will be instructed in the aesthetics and techniques of the cinematographer’s craft. Principles of continuity, shot sequencing, and technical aspects related to cinematography are taught. The intensive studio classes also cover composition, lighting, camera controls and more. Students will use SONY HDV cameras cameras. 4) Editing This part of the program covers the aesthetic and technical aspects of editing. Understanding storytelling techniques and the basics of dramaturgy is necessary in furthering the creative vision of the director. Technical skills will be taught using Avid editing tools: students will learn to organize source footage, edit sync and non-sync material, trim sequences, edit audio, add effects, titles and more. 5) Sound Design Workshop The sound design workshop will teach the students to plan, record and edit sound in their films. [-]

Teen Summer Filmmaking Workshop / 1 week

HandsOn International School of Filmmakers
Campus Part time 12 - 15 hours August 2017 Malta Sliema

The Teen Film Camp is a fun filmmaking workshops in a green screen studio that promise to teach and inspire students to create their very own short movies. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Arts 2017. Have fun this Summer making movies… During the filmmaking workshop, students use professional equipment in a professional studio set up to understand and learn working in a green screen filming studio. During their stay each student will produce a creative fun short clip that can only be achieved in a studio. What You’ll Learn Learn about the Film/Media Industry & the various stages of production Visual Storytelling Shooting with HD Cameras & Professional Equipment Basic video editing & techniques What You’ll Create An original short film [-]

Summer Course - Summer Shot (1 week Summer Camp in June 2017)

Musicians Institute
Campus Full time 1 - 2 weeks June 2017 USA Hollywood

Get a taste of what your life could be like playing music—all day long! Spend a whirlwind week or two in Hollywood on MI’s state-of-the-art college campus, where you can get deeper inside the music industry and have an unforgettable summer experience. [+]

Summer Course - Summer Shot (1 week Summer Camp in June 2017) A TOTAL MUSIC IMMERSION EXPERIENCE Get a taste of what your life could be like playing music—all day long! Spend a whirlwind week or two in Hollywood on MI’s state-of-the-art college campus, where you can get deeper inside the music industry and have an unforgettable summer experience. Hit the stage, the studio or the workshop while learning from award-winning teachers and clinicians. JOIN A BAND + PERFORM ON STAGE WRITE & RECORD SONGS + PRODUCE BEATS BUILD A GUITAR SCHEDULE Pick one week or two—it’s up to you! WEEK 1: JUNE 19-23, 2017 WEEK 2: JUNE 26-30, 2017 COST The cost of a one-week session is just $1,500. Get an additional 10% discount when you sign up for both weeks! PROGRAMS You’re welcome to choose one of the programs below for each week you attend Summer Shot. BASS Bring your bass to Hollywood, and improve your groove in any style from funk to punk. Sessions Include: Rhythm Section Workshop: Group performance and chart reading Bass Playing Technique: Covers correct posture, hand position, picking, and muting Studio Recording: Performing in the digital recording environment Fretboard Basics: Applying scales & harmony to the bass neck Additional style-specific seminars will be included Previous seminars have included Upright Bass, Funk, Punk, Hard Rock, Metal, and Slap Bass DRUMS Grab your sticks and drop some fresh beats while spending a week at MI’s state-of-the-art Hollywood campus. Sessions Include: Developing Your Groove: Improving sense of basic rhythms Applying Techniques: Advanced rudiments in a variety of styles Contemporary Drum Concepts: Examples of important rock drummers Music Minus One: Sequenced tracks and basic chart reading Additional style-specific seminars will be included Previous seminars have included Timekeeping, Polyrhythm and Double Bass, Jazz, Chartwriting, and Recording GUITAR Bring your axe to Hollywood and spend a week taking your skills to the next level. Sessions Include: Guitar Performance: Ensemble workshop, chart reading, setup & stage presence Guitar Technique: Performance styles & techniques Additional style-specific seminars will be included Previous seminars have included: Guitar Effects, Funk Guitar, Metal, Shred, Blues, Slide Guitar and Jazz KEYBOARD Sessions Include: Keyboard Technique: Exercises for scales, patterns, and arpeggios Groove: Group performance focusing on rhythm Improvisation: Blues/jazz chord progressions and tonalities Additional style-specific seminars will be included Previous seminars have included: Chord Voicings, Blues Keyboard, Funk, Sound Design, and Songwriting VOCAL Develop the dynamic range and power of your natural singing voice, and hit the stage with your own band! Sessions Include: Vocal Technique: Proper breathing, warm-ups, practice habits & vocal health Sightsinging: Music notation, scales, rhythms and melodies Vocal Performance: Rehearsal techniques with a live band, charts, and set-lists Additional style-specific seminars will be included Previous seminars have included: Blues Vocals, Rock, Jazz, Extreme/Metal, Country and Folk GUITAR BUILDING In just one week, you’ll customize, assemble and oil finish an electric guitar—and then it’s yours to take home! Sessions Include: Plan & Cut Body: Using machine tools and handcrafting to create a headstock Electronics: Covers controls, pickups, soldering and wiring Hardware & Assembly: Install pre-selected hardware, learn techniques for set-up and fine-tuning Finish the Neck: Sanding, applying grain filler, staining and oil finish RECORDING Use professional recording gear to record, mix, and edit a band while learning to be part of a creative audio engineering team on a dub stage and in studios. Sessions Include: Logic and ProTools 101: Basic concepts of recording/editing on a digital audio workstation Tracking, Overdubs & Edits: The elements of recording a song Mixing: Fader balance, automation, EQ & compression Prior seminars have included Beat Production, Film Mixing, and Live Sound DJ / PRODUCING Sessions Include: Beat-matching: Learn to beat-match on the latest gear from Pioneer and Technics Beat-making and Remixing: Produce original compositions with the latest production software DJing with Serato DJ and Traktor: DJ techniques with Digital Emulation Software Turntablism: Learn about the art of scratching with vinyl, CDJs, and Serato Sound Design Workshop: Using software synths to create your own instruments and samples INDEPENDENT ARTIST Learn how to write, produce, and market your original songs with a crash course in how to get your music heard. Sessions Include: Songwriting: Song structure, style, lyrics, and melody Digital Music Production: Audio technology, keyboards and software Video Scoring: Composing musical backgrounds for video DIY Promotion: How to make fans and market your work Project Advising: Get assistance from music business experts Additional style-specific seminars will be included. Prior Seminars have included: Artist Development Making Money with Your Music Performance and Stage Presence Artist Branding/Marketing Networking in the Music Business [-]

Summer School – Explore Printmaking

Kensington and Chelsea College
Campus Full time 1 week July 2017 United Kingdom London

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 combination of structured teaching and informal workshop time. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Arts 2017. 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. Many students say printmaking is addictive once you start! So why not come and try one of our courses. Course Overview 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 combination of structured teaching and informal workshop time. You will learn to work in the light and well-equipped studio with specialist facilities and develop your ideas and imagery into a portfolio of creative prints. The course is a combination of structured teaching and informal workshop time. There is a studio fee of £7.50 payable to the tutor which covers basic materials, except paper and plates which you pay extra for as you use them. All materials are available to buy in the studio. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Mon-Thu 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

Summer School Art and Museum Management

Il Sole 24 ORE Business School
Campus Full time 12 days October 2017 Italy Milan

A two-weeks international intensive program for students and professionals interested in acquiring direct knowledge and experience of the Italian excellence in Art and Museum Management. [+]

Advanced booking: 20% discount for subscriptions made within May 15th 2017 A two-weeks international intensive program for students and professionals interested in acquiring direct knowledge and experience of the Italian excellence in Art and Museum Management. GOALS AND PROFESSIONAL OPENINGS A full immersion program that offers interaction and up-close exposure to the Italian unique system of creativity, know-how and innovation, its excellence and best practices. The program provides the technical and managerial skills to operate in the Art & Museum fields. The faculty is composed by both academic and professional experts. TARGET The summer school is suitable for students and professionals who would like to strengthen their knowledge and expertise in Museum and Art Management as well as prepare for their own entrepreneurial ventures. The course is taught entirely in English. A SUMMER SCHOOL IN ROME, ITALY Rome is the ideal venue for an intensive summer school on Art and Museum management. It is home to some of the world’s most extraordinary artistic masterpieces ever realized, not to mention the Vatican City. It is also a hub to easily explore the rest of Italian artistic venues. Besides, Rome is a modern European capital hosting international political, artistic and business events. PROGRAM The summer school offers a combination of: Classroom and project works on the following topics: - The world of art: the sector structure and characteristics - The Museum: management and development - Marketing of cultural services and sitesi - Art and culture’s strategic communication - Technology and multimedia - Project management of an exhibit or a cultural event Lectures by experienced managers and professionals of the sector Field visits to museums, factories and cultural attractions SCHOLARSHIPS The Business School grants a full cost scholarship to a deserving candidate who will support the staff as class tutor. Scholarship application open until June 19th 2016. CONTACTS For more information contact us at: Tel. (+39) 06 3022 3857 adriana.anceschi@ilsole24ore.com [-]

Summer Filmmaking Initiation Campus 2016

FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Campus Full time 5 weeks June 2017 Czech Republic Prague

The five weeks will transform your view of filmmaking and perhaps make you decide to pursue your dream of a lifetime. Plus you will fall in love with Prague and find new friends. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Arts 2017. Are you pondering what to do in the summer? Are you creative, witty and bold? Do you wish to gain a brief yet comprehensive experience in the fields of directing, cinematography, sound design and editing, and experience an A-class film festival with the accreditation of a film pro? The five weeks will transform your view of filmmaking and perhaps make you decide to pursue your dream of a lifetime. Plus you will fall in love with Prague and find new friends. Such has been our experience every year.Our summer course may also serve as your summer university activity; the content of the studies is defined in ECTS credits and upon graduation students obtain a Transcript of Records. So what are you up to, one thing after another? Good quality accommodation in the city center: Students live collectively yet everyone in their own room. Kitchenettes are available, as is a vast array of tasty meals from various outlets in the vicinity. The walk to FAMU leads through the most beautiful part of old Prague. Many cultural and social activities right after your arrival: These include for example a welcome dinner and basics of Prague’s genius loci. An introductory photography exercise where the quality of your camera does not matter (a mobile telephone is enough) – what matters is a fresh idea and understanding the assignment. Shooting on a 16 mm film: A collective assignment, individual shoots, a collective composition, and individual experience. Guest lectures: These are the cornerstone of our entire summer workshop. We try to expose students to various opinions and methods of pro filmmakers throughout the course. A magnificent week in Karlovy Vary that is just the bomb: A beautiful spa town where we go to its A-class film festival. Industry accreditations open doors to workshops and industry events for students and enable them to see just as many great films a day as they can take. Then the fun ends and hard work begins. Students get to make the final film in a group, with each member participating in screen writing, consulting, and pitching. Students learn hands-on filmmaking skills under the leadership of experienced experts in the field – you will experience a leap in the initiation to digital cinematography. Shooting a project under the cinematography, sound design, lighting, and production supervision of the FAMU team. Editing and postproduction phase Final showing in the presence of everyone who participated in the summer workshop program A magnificent farewell. Our summer school concept is based on a simple principle – thorough theoretical and hands-on preparation for the shooting and collective honing of the work from the idea to completion result in above-average outputs, as we have had the opportunity to see every year. The priority is room for individual creative growth, strengthening creative abilities and skills of the craft, and close student-tutor cooperation. Yes, the workshop is intense in terms of both time and energy, but it works. And don’t worry – we have incorporated some leisure time for you in the schedule. The maximum capacity of the Summer School is limited to 16 participants, minimum age of 18. If you wish to enroll please observe the two following dates – an Early Bird gets a discount! Early Bird applications: March 1, 2016 Admission announcement: by March 13, 2016 Tuition fees to be paid by March 31, 2016 Regular admission deadline: April 1, 2016 Admission announcement: by April 15, 2016 Tuition fees to be paid by April 30, 2016 When does FAMU SUMMER FILMMAKING INITIATION CAMPUS 2016 take place? Arrival: June 24, 2016 Adaptation and introductory modules: June 25 – 26, 2016 Workshop program dates: Prague: June 27 – July 3, 2016 Karlovy Vary: July 4 – July 8, 2016 Prague: July 9 – July 28, 2016 Departure: July 29, 2016 [-]