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.

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

Musicians Institute
Campus Full time 1 - 2 weeks June 2018 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... [-]

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

University Of Avignon
Campus Full time 3 - 20  June 2018 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. [-]

English Literature

Cambridge Immerse
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2017 United Kingdom Cambridge London + 1 more

Cambridge Immerse is a unique two week residential educational experience with a diverse and enriching curriculum, designed and taught by Cambridge University and Oxford University tutors. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Arts 2017. Overview of course Session 1: July 23rd 2017 – August 5th 2017 Session 2: August 6th 2017 – August 19th 2017 Residential in a central University of Cambridge college Classes designed and taught by University tutors A variety of carefully planned skills workshops Dedicated university and subject specific advice Inclusive of all excursions and extracurriculars Diverse range of international participants Participant Assessment Certificate of Participation Summary Cambridge Immerse is a unique two week residential educational experience with a diverse and enriching curriculum, designed and taught by Cambridge University and Oxford University tutors. Tutorials and seminars are taught by experts in an optimal learning environment that stimulates academic enquiry; yet the carefully planned schedule ensures that the programme not only meets the academic needs of the participants, but also provides a unique insight into the university city through an abundance of extracurricular activities. The Cambridge Immerse English Literature course is both challenging and engaging, with students learning in small groups to ensure that each student’s needs are addressed. In addition to covering material that is studied at the A-level and IB-level, students are also taught advanced university-level topics in a way that is approachable and easy to understand. The Cambridge Immerse English Literature course is perfect for those considering studying English at university level. The course focuses upon equipping students with the skills that are vital to studying English Literature at university: in particular, the ability to form logical, coherent and eloquent arguments, and to... [-]

SUMMER FILMMAKING PROGRAM

ESRA - École Supérieure de Réalisation Audiovisuelle
Campus Full time Part time 4 weeks September 2017 France Paris Nice Belgium Brussels + 4 more

This program introduces students to directing, shooting, and editing a short movie (3 to 5 minutes length). [+]

Our summer programs offer eligible students from all the world the opportunity to engage in challenging academic work in the company of peers who share their exceptional abilities and love of learning. All faculty at ESRA are recognized teachers and working professionals. Our focus is on rigorous academics and learning but also on the social experience that results from bringing international students together. This program introduces students to directing, shooting, and editing a short movie (3 to 5 minutes length). Students learn to write their scripts, how to use digital filmmaking equipment during workshop sessions and go into production. It introduces students to every step from the creative idea to the finalization of a short movie project. During the first two weeks of the program, courses cover the theoretical approach of storytelling and narrative structure, visual grammar, light and image and students develop their own script during workshop sessions. During the last two weeks of the program, students direct, shoot and edit a three to five minute short movie. This program features lectures, screenings and discussion of classic movies, practical workshops and field experience. The program lasts 4 weeks and can be divided into two parts of 2 weeks that can be taken individually during the month of July. It is available in Paris and Nice in France and in Brussels Belgium. [-]

Summer Course in Film Studies & the Edinburgh International Film Festival

The University of Edinburgh Summer School
Campus 4 weeks June 2018 United Kingdom Edinburgh

Film Studies and the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) introduces students to central concepts of film study and includes exclusive access to the Edinburgh International Film Festival. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Arts 2017. Film Studies & the Edinburgh International Film Festival Become a film industry insider with exclusive festival access Description Film Studies and the Edinburgh International Film Festival (EIFF) introduces students to central concepts of film study and includes exclusive access to the Edinburgh International Film Festival. Weeks One and Four will introduce you to film theory including film criticism, genre, national cinemas, director-centred approaches, identity, socio-politics and related philosophical issues. In Weeks Two and Three, you will have the unique opportunity to apply the knowledge you have aleady gained to to a variety of selected festival films and events, beginning with the Opening Night Gala. With your Student Delegate Pass, you will have access to iction feature films, documentaries, film retrospectives, industry and In Person events, including UK or World premieres at the EIFF. After each screening, you will take part in tutorials where you can apply key concepts in film theory and criticism when discussing the film. You will also have the opportunity to work with local students at the Festival in Week Three, who will be participating in the An Insight into the EIFF course provided by the University of Edinburgh's Centre for Open Learning. Writing workshops throughout the course will give you the opportunity to develop your film criticism and journalism. The University of Edinburgh also runs Postgraduate programmes of Film Studies. Teaching Course format Week 1: Introduction to Film Study the first week of the course will introduce you to formal... [-]

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. [+]

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.... [-]

Filmmaking - Summer workshops

Prague Film School
Campus Full time May 2018 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. [+]

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

Arles Summer - Study in Provence

IES Abroad
Campus Full time 6 weeks September 2017 France Arles

You will immerse yourself in French language study and the culture of the Midi region of France. A highlight of this program are the language-intensive lunches that take place at local restaurants, where you practice your French with IES Abroad professors and staff while enjoying the wonderful cuisine of Provence. [+]

Overview The charming Provençal town of Arles, with a 2,000-year-old Roman arena at its center, is famous for its beautiful architecture and its association with Van Gogh, Gauguin, Cézanne, and Picasso. Many dance, music, photography, theater, and folklore festivals take place in and around the city throughout the summer, making it a vibrant location for summer study in France. You will immerse yourself in French language study and the culture of the Midi region of France. A highlight of this program are the language-intensive lunches that take place at local restaurants, where you practice your French with IES Abroad professors and staff while enjoying the wonderful cuisine of Provence. Fridays are reserved for course-related activities and excursions, such as cooking classes, concerts at the Arènes d’Arles, a Van Gogh walking tour, theater workshops, and more. Quick Facts Center: IES Abroad Arles City: Arles Country: France Program Credits: 6 credits Language of Instruction: French Language Prerequisites: 4 or more semesters of college-level French Program Dates After you are admitted, refer to the Travel Dates section of the Predeparture Information in your MyIESabroad account before booking travel. Summer 2017 Arrival: Thursday, June 15, 2017 Departure: Saturday, July 29, 2017 Academics Our mission is simple: to provide you with the best study abroad program possible—which includes the highest quality academic and cultural experiences. We offer unique courses that explore French Language and other topics through an in-depth and hands-on approach. Our world-class professors enhance your academic experience and provide you with new perspectives... [-]

Summer Course in Illustration

Porto Illustration Summer School
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2017 Portugal Porto

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

Best Summer Courses in Arts 2017. INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE Students will participate in a creative and productive atmosphere for two weeks under the guidance of our international awarded team of tutors. Based on a practical approach, students will undergo a personal approach to the creative process, within one of Europe´s most beautiful and oldest cities, in recent years several times awarded Europe´s Best Destination. The two weeks course will appeal to participants who want to develop their personal visual language and want to experiment new techniques either with traditional mediums, like silk-screening and etching or digital drawing ranging from character design and hand-lettering illustration to Urban Sketching. It is designed for practitioners who have an interest in pursuing a career in illustration, either part or full time. The course will help you to build a strong illustration portfolio, regardless of your background: illustrator, graphic designer, fine artist, visual art students, architects, designers, tattooists, animators. During the course the participants will visit the city with the guidance of local experts, knowing the history and cultural past, as well as the traditions of the local people. What you need to bring Students need to bring a laptop (preferable with a mouse) and some basic drawing materials (pens, pencils, brushes, portable watercolours...). The Porto Illustration Summer Academy will provide sketchbooks, papers and all other necessary materials. Who we are Porto Illustration Summer Academy is devoted to the study and practical research of illustration area. We aim for excellence in class and to... [-]

Kid Summer Fashion Design Courses

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Campus Part time 1 week June 2018 Spain Madrid

The summer holidays are a perfect opportunity to learn and create. The course Fashion Design Summer Kids offers an immersion attractive fashion world, which will help smaller, aged between 9 and 13 years, to know themselves and the environment around them. [+]

The summer holidays are a perfect opportunity to learn and create. The course Fashion Design Summer Kids It offers an immersion attractive fashion world, which will help smaller, aged between 9 and 13 years, to know themselves and the environment around them. Students will discover the secrets of the work of a fashion designer through images, games and crafts. Fashion Design is one of the courses Junior Summer Kids Academy IED Madrid. The Kids Summer Courses are designed for all those young age included between 9 and 13 years who want to develop their creative side and become familiar with the design and new technologies during the summer. These courses last a week and are taught from 26 to 30 June, with classes Monday through Friday from 10:00 to 14:00 hours. The total duration of the course is 20 hours. Course contents: Students will learn the techniques of drawing and color, learn about History of Fashion, will come into contact with fabrics and sewing and eventually create their own designs using the technique of modeling on a mannequin. Thanks to the course Kids Summer Fashion Design students learn to express themselves and have a wonderful time in an artistic and playful environment. [-]

Graphic Design Summer Course

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

The four-week course is an intensive introduction held in Florence for those interested in starting their studies of graphic design. The graphic design process, theory, and application are covered. It is also a great opportunity for working professionals in the fields of marketing and advertising to expand their knowledge and skills of visual design. [+]

Best Summer Courses in Arts 2017. Overview The four-week course is an intensive introduction held in Florence for those interested in starting their studies of graphic design. The graphic design process, theory, and application are covered. It is also a great opportunity for working professionals in the fields of marketing and advertising to expand their knowledge and skills of visual design. The course is a great tool for those interested in graphic design to get a feel for the profession. 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. Location The school is located in the picturesque city of Florence. Florence is a living influence of some of the most influential architects and designers such as Brunelleschi, Da Vinci, Dante, and Michelangelo. FIDI is a unique school partially thanks to its incredible location. Classes have the opportunity to witness the historical masterpieces through walking tours with their professors and learn about art history on site. [-]

Summer Course in 2D Cartoon Animation

Laureate Design Universities - Summer courses
Campus Full time 2 weeks July 2017 Italy Milan

The course covers the process of creating a successful short movie: storyboarding, scriptwriting, drawing, design, animation, acting, and timing. [+]

Summer Course in 2D Cartoon Animation The course covers the process of creating a successful short movie: storyboarding, scriptwriting, drawing, design, animation, acting, and timing. You will be both the director and the animator of your own movie, thus tackling all the challenges that normally arise while making an animated short. Requirements This course is suitable for students with some background in animation and for students who have completed one or two years of university studies in art and design. [-]

Summer Filmmaking Initiation Campus 2017

FAMU Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague
Campus Full time 5 weeks June 2018 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 Drawing Venice - New interpretations of the classic city

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Venice
Campus Part time 4 weeks July 2017 Italy Venice

Drawing Venice: New Interpretations of the Classic City is not a simple sketchbook course, it’s an opportunity offered to students coming from all around the world to meet, experience and represent a unique city in a very original way, deepening the knowledge of its historical and contemporary context. Drawing Venice is a path of practice and study able to combine past and future, classic architecture and new trend in the Arts field. The aim of the course is to provide the students with skills and technical competences, pushing them to develop a personal style, thanks to the guide of specialized lecturers. Highlights of the course include lectures related to the15th International Architecture Exhibition promoted by Venice Biennale, visits to the most interesting Museums and Art Foundations in the city. [+]

THIS PROGRAM IS TAUGHT IN ENGLISH The Summer course in Drawing Venice: New interpretations of a classic city brings together students of different creative and artistic backgrounds to capture Venice through a classic sketchbook course which connects the past and present examining the architectural, natural and social realities that make up the urban context of one of the most famous city of the world. The classes will combine the historic and contemporary context of the drawing venues with the development of the creative process and refinement of personal technique and style. To achieve that goal the course will have a duration of 75 hours, shared through work-on site around the city, frontal lesson (in class), and study visit to Museum and to to the main venues of the 2016 Biennal of Architecture. The attendance is from Monday to Thursday and will follow a specific Calendar scheduling lesson in the morning or in the afternoon section, depending on the specific activities requested. The students will learn and develop basic drawing skills, including composition, form and perspective, with a focus on the creative and artistic conceptualization of their ideas. [-]

Summer Course in Car Design - An introduction

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Torino
Campus Full time 4 weeks June 2018 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... [-]