Summer course in Arts

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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.

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Black & White Printing - The Stop-System (Paris)

Spéos Paris-London Photographic Institute
Campus Full time 15 hours June 2017 France Paris

This workshop presents black & white darkroom techniques, using the Stop System (a visual method invented at Speos) to understand and control the printing process. [+]

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 presents black & white darkroom techniques, using the Stop System (a visual method invented at Speos) to understand and control the printing process. By the end of the week, each participant will be able to judge the quality of a print and produce good black & white pictures. To follow the workshop, a film camera is indispensable. [-]

Summer course From Monday 3rd to Thursday 20th July 2017

University Of Avignon
Campus Full time 3 - 20  June 2017 France Avignon

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

Summer course "French and Theatre" from From Monday 3rd to Thursday 20th 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. [-]

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 in Behind the Scenes and Screens: Edinburgh and London

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

Behind the Scenes and Screens brings together two of the most exciting courses from the University of Edinburgh and University of the Arts London. You’ll have exclusive access to one of the world’s premiere film festivals and some of London’s most famous theatres, and will have the chance to explore both of these spectacular capital cities. [+]

Behind the Scenes and Screens: Edinburgh and London Gain backstage access and exclusive insight into the film and theatre industries Description Behind the Scenes and Screens brings together two of the most exciting courses from the University of Edinburgh and University of the Arts London. You’ll have exclusive access to one of the world’s premiere film festivals and some of London’s most famous theatres, and will have the chance to explore both of these spectacular capital cities. Your first four weeks will be spent in Edinburgh, Scotland’s festival city, where Film Studies and the Edinburgh International Film Festival will introduce you to central concepts of film including criticism, theory, and philosophy. With a Student Delegate Pass to the Festival, you can apply your new critical knowledge by attending a variety of screenings, premieres, and panels. Reflecting on your experience of the film industry, tutorials and writing workshops will help you develop your skills in critical film analysis and commentary. You will then travel to London in luxury, with first class train travel provided for you and your coursemates. The second part of the course offers you the opportunity to engage with theatrical London through an intensive three week programme. From the historic Globe Theatre and the Royal National Theatre, to the innovative and radical Royal Court Theatre, London offers a huge range and variety of performance spaces. Combining practical workshops and discussion groups with site visits, backstage tours and performances, ‘London Theatre: Behind the Scenes’ will give you rare access... [-]

Summer School – How to paint with watercolour

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

Explore and experiment with this exciting and responsive medium. You will have the opportunity to learn about the techniques and methods used by professional artists whilst working in the studio and on location. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Arts 2017. Our lecturers are all practising professional artists and will help and guide you, whatever your level of artistic ability. One-to-one and small group tutorials are included to support you in your studies and you can get specialist advice about progression to higher level courses, if you wish. Course Overview Explore and experiment with this exciting and responsive medium. You will have the opportunity to learn about the techniques and methods used by professional artists whilst working in the studio and on location. Campus: Chelsea Centre Times: Mon -Thu 10:00 - 16:00 [-]

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... [-]

Summer Filmmaking Initiation Campus 2017

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. Good quality accommodation in wider 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. 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... [-]

Summer Course: Fashion Shoot - Nordic Noir

VIA Summer School
Campus Full time 10 days July 2017 Denmark Aarhus

Upgrade your resume in fashion photography and film production, and improve your skills in working visually with a signature Scandinavian twist. [+]

Summer Course: Fashion Shoot - Nordic Noir Upgrade your resume in fashion photography and film production, and improve your skills in working visually with a signature Scandinavian twist. VIA Film & Transmedia invites you to participate in the exclusive winter and summer school Fashion Shoot – Nordic Noir. Over the past few years, the Scandinavian-style of filmmaking, TV series production, fashion and design has become famous and had a worldwide impact. Fashion Shoot – Nordic Noir will upgrade your resume in fashion photography and film production. The focus is a Nordic Noir-styled fashion shoot, supported by film and fashion professionals. It will inspire you to develop your skills and competencies, and introduce you to a new network. Finding yourself in a group of people with the assignment to produce a unique fashion still photo or a short fashion film with the use of professional cameras, models and a makeup artist is an inspiring challenge. We support you all the way with case studies, lectures and feedback and you will end up with a Nordic Noir result to show and to be proud to put in your portfolio. Accommodation You must arrange accommodation yourself. Here are some tips. All participants in the winter/summer school must book and pay for their own lodgings and transport. A number of places to stay in Aarhus are listed below. This list is not in any particular order. Some hotels in Aarhus: CABINN Hotel Aarhus is situated in the centre of Aarhus City Sleep-Inn is also... [-]

Summer Course in Car Design - An introduction

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Torino
Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2017 Italy Turin

Italy is a center of excellence and innovation in the field of automotive design. IED Torino is based in the automotive capital of Italy; home to such iconic companies as Fiat, Lancia, Pininfarina and Alfa Romeo. This program introduces the fundamental elements and tools for a future car designer as well as an insider’s view of the professional role of the designer and contemporary trends and challenges in the industry. Students will develop a basic skill set necessary for design conceptualization and realization as well as have a grounding in modeling. Students have the opportunity to visit and speak with industry professionals and experience first-hand through site visits and practical training this career path. Industry visits and talks include: Pininfarina, Ferrari, Museum of the Automobile, Cecomp, Model Master and ASC Automotive Safety Centre of Quattroruote. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Arts 2017. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH Italy is a center of excellence and innovation in the field of automotive design. IED Torino is based in the automotive capital of Italy; home to such iconic companies as Fiat, Lancia, Pininfarina and Alfa Romeo. This program introduces the fundamental elements and tools for a future car designer as well as an insider’s view of the professional role of the designer and contemporary trends and challenges in the industry. Students will develop a basic skill set necessary for design conceptualization and realization as well as have a grounding in modeling. Students have the opportunity to visit and speak with industry professionals and experience first-hand through site visits and practical training this career path. Industry visits and talks include: Pininfarina, Ferrari, Museum of the Automobile, Cecomp, Model Master and ASC Automotive Safety Centre of Quattroruote. Schedule: This course meets Monday to Thursday with morning and afternoon sessions for a total of 75 contact hours. Level and Pre-requisites: This is an introductory course and no prior courses or training is required. Students should be very motivated to develop and master basic technical drawing and designing skills. Students should prepare by reading up on the industry – IED Torino can provide helpful information. Learning Outcomes: Development of technical drawing skills (with pencil) in order to complete diverse types of design projects; Understanding and mastery of the techniques of volume and perspective in design; Capacity to develop “creative concepts”; Overview of... [-]

Summer Course in Design Thinking for Business Transformation

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Barcelona
Campus Full time 1 week July 2017 Spain Barcelona

Design Thinking is a human-centric group of work processes and frameworks that help identify, develop and deliver on these concepts creatively and efficiently. [+]

Innovation. Problem-solving. Creativity. Co-Creation. Customer value. These concepts have tremendous impact in today’s business strategy. They are the ingredients that spur new growth opportunities, optimize business processes and create strong connections with customers. They are obvious, yet diffuse.We see these words everywhere we look today. But what do they really define? Are they real? Do they have any real impact on business or are they just a series of trendy words slapped on company slogans, advertisements, and annual reports? Design Thinking is a human-centric group of work processes and frameworks that help identify, develop and deliver on these concepts creatively and efficiently. Real innovation delivers real results. Results in introducing new product-service experiences to create value in a business, in understanding the changing customer expectations or in expanding existing markets. In essence, developing meaningful design solutions through a design thinking approach, co-created with all stakeholders, results in business transformation. This course is designed for the professional who is looking to better define, shape and implement innovative strategies in their respective ecosystems and deliver higher value to their businesses. Objetives - Gain better insights on existing/future customers - Understand customer needs/problems and wants/emotions - Enhance company value by identifying and acting on new opportunities efficiently - How to lead teams through the creative process - Distinguish between experience phase and implementation phase - Prototype fast to clarify concepts and get valued feedback - Validate and sell the ultimate story to stakeholders Methodology Action. Reflection. Learn. This intensive course is built as... [-]

Summer course in Designing the coast of future

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Cagliari
Campus Full time 3 weeks July 2017 Italy Cagliari

The course is aimed at providing a direct and overall knowledge of coastal systems. Researchers and professionals may develop analysis skills and project tools directed towards increasing the response capabilities of coastal regions to the many climatic and anthropic pressures. The course is aimed at providing a direct and overall knowledge of coastal systems. Researchers and professionals may develop analysis skills and project tools directed towards increasing the response capabilities of coastal regions to the many climatic and anthropic pressures. Through the collaboration between professional and technical-scientific profiles, a first-hand experience of the territory and the involvement of local authorities and businesses, students will develop the ability to transform environmental-economic ‘crises’ into opportunities of regeneration, taking on the great challenge of sustainable innovation. The learning by doing teaching method includes, after a first phase on analysis, a concrete project planning phase on case studies: at the end of the course, the participants will be able to lay down solutions capable of making coastal areas “resilient”. The course is divided into three modules (Scenarios for the future, Design for Adaptation and Sustainable design from the sea) and stretches over three intensive weeks. It is structured as a research and project workshop during which teaching activities will be accompanied by events and other activities. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Arts 2017. THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH The Summer course is organized in three modules: 1. The first module, Scenarios for the future, will occupy the first week of the course and will provide the methodological and thematic framework necessary for the two following modules. This module will provide students with the necessary tools to know, interpret and understand the changes occurring today in coastal territories, in view of defining project models capable of rendering these areas resilient to the increasingly urgent transformation phenomena caused by climate change. During the first week, a first phase will illustrate the issues and current situation of Mediterranean coastal areas, followed by lectures on the Scenarios for the future topic, held by professionals and professors, and then by individual and group in-depth studies of the areas chosen as pilot areas for the project planning activities. The two following modules will be carried out in parallel, and will address the topic of the innovative use, in the field of design, of natural materials found in the seacoast environment and transformed through environmentally sustainable techniques, with the goal of increasing the coastal systems resilience. 2a. Design for Adaptation will address the drafting of projects for the construction of innovative and sustainable small-scale architecture for public spaces, capable of responding flexibly to the interaction between human activities and land use, in relation to environmental risk. 2b. Sustainable design from the sea will be dedicated to the creation of everyday design objects with... [-]

Cultura Carioca – Rio Design Experience

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Rio de Janeiro
Campus Part time 60 - 60 hours September 2017 Brazil Rio de Janeiro

Cultura Carioca: Rio Design Experience will present Rio beyond the post-card. We will show that, in the midst of all the beauty and chaos, there are creative professionals and individuals that are transforming carioca culture into design, fashion, architecture and Carnival - and they are doing so in a unique way. We will understand how Rio happens through the eyes of those who make Rio happen. We will experience the carioca way through the best of our design. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN PORTUGUESE AND ENGLISH The course counts with the support of professionals and experts from various fields to present how all that takes place. Besides that, participants will got to the field to get to know how these professionals and individuals work and create solutions. It will be 60 hours of activities during two weeks of intense exchange and lots of walking through the city. Classes will take place in different times of the day (morning, afternoon and night), depending on what is more adequate to the activity at hand. The programme will present themes and projects in Design, Fashion, Architecture, Art and especially Creativity as a way of living. We will talk Fashion showing the carioca lifestyle as a mix of boldness and lightness with a tropical take. We will bring Design to the conversation and discuss aspects such as the collective and everyday solutions of the city - things that carioca’s are so used to, they don’t even realize how unique they are. We will discuss Urban Mobility solutions that makes reach the most isolated places in the city, the architecture of the past, present and creation of a city in the middle of nature. In a fluid language, we will show creative, urban and social solutions where they take place. The course is dedicated to presenting Rio de Janeiro as a city with a point of view of its own towards Design and Creativity. Through a programme that includes themes such as Fashion,... [-]

Architecture of Soundscape Berlin

TU Berlin Summer & Winter University
Campus Part time 4 weeks July 2017 Germany Berlin

The summer course Architecture of Soundscape Berlin is inspired by Berlin’s rich and stimulating urban milieu. It provides aesthetic and technical appreciation of urban soundscape and aims to teach highly effective design tools, techniques and processes. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Arts 2017. Topic The studio focuses on the design of spatial objects through sound. It explores the intimate connection between two predominant human senses, seeing and hearing, and how they augment each other. 18 hours of class sessions per week, 5 ECTS credit points The studio addresses three major areas of exploration: How to perceive, sample and represent an urban place through sound as spatial qualities. How to translate one medium into another through drawings, models and construction in an analogical process. Construction and installation of “performative” objects that promote innovative design tools, techniques and processes. Target group Students of architecture, design, and media who are interested in design processes, techniques using multimedia digital tools and coding. Academics and professionals of architecture, design and media who are interested in experimental design tools, techniques and processes Learning Goal/Output From the course, students will gain working knowledge and skills of understanding urban conditions based on sonic and visual elements of real-world environment. The participants will learn how to interchange, adapt and translate between one type of medium and another using graphic, tectonic and algorithmic tools and techniques, and physical construction. Course Components Week 1-2: Lectures& discussions, field work, sound sampling & montage This phase of the studio consists of lectures, a workshop, tours and activities to identify, collect and compose the elements of Berlin’s soundscape. The students will start working with handheld digital sound recorders provided by the instructor. We will conduct a field investigation of specific places... [-]

Summer course - Oxford Architecture Programme

Oxford Royale Academy
Campus Full time 2 weeks June 2017 United Kingdom Oxford Yarnton + 1 more

The Oxford Architecture Programme will introduce aspiring architects to key concepts and theories, whilst at the same time providing an insight into what future study or a career in architecture will entail. This architecture summer course is two weeks in duration and takes place in the architecturally fascinating city of Oxford. [+]

Overview The Oxford Architecture Programme will introduce aspiring architects to key concepts and theories, whilst at the same time providing an insight into what future study or a career in architecture will entail. This architecture summer course is two weeks in duration and takes place in the architecturally fascinating city of Oxford. ORA also offers this course in London. For students aged 13-15, ORA offers an Introduction to Architecture course. Academic Content With ORA’s Oxford Architecture Programme, students will learn the principles of design, mapping, spatial planning and analysis essential to portfolio development. They will also be introduced to the basic concepts of construction and engineering that will underpin their future careers in and studies of architecture. On this dedicated architecture summer programme in Oxford, students will consider the modern role of the architect and space in our built environment, honing the key spatial thinking and verbal communication skills required for the creation and planning of all aspects of building design projects. Students will also develop the practical and technical skills essential for project design, as this course aims to introduce students to architectural drawing and model construction in manual and digital formats. These skills will then be put to the test in a final group-based design portfolio competition, allowing students to pair their theoretical and technical understanding with team-oriented skills developed over the programme. Students should have a keen interest in and will have ideally studied Mathematics, Physics and/or Art and Design, but advanced knowledge is not required. The... [-]

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. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Arts 2017. 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... [-]