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Art & Design Summer Course

Art and Design Summer School

If you are aged between 15 and 18 and interested in pursuing further studies in Art and Design, our weekly art and design programmes will provide you with a broad introduction to the subject. Weekly programmes are available in Photography, Painting & Drawing, Jewellery, Graphics & Illustration and Interior Design.

About the course

  • Intensive classes with professional artists (30 hours per week)
  • Evening social activities included
  • 1 full day excursion included per week
  • No English lessons included - international students will require a good level of English.

Course information

Age: 15-18
English Language level: IELTS 3.0+
Course length: 1 to 6 weeks - you choose how long you would like to stay
Lessons per week: 30 hours of art classes, plus optional excursions and evening activities
Entry dates: July, August
Fees: £1,175 per week (Summer 2017) - (includes accommodation, meals and airport transfer fees)

What will I study?

This course is designed to provide you with a broad working knowledge of a range of specialist disciplines within art and design. It is ideal for students serious about pursuing further studies or a career in art and design. With direction from professional artists, classes are intensive and students are encouraged to produce a high standard of work in a different specialist area each week.

International students should have at least an intermediate level of English and can choose to combine their specialist weeks with separate weeks of Intensive English.

For 2017 you can choose between :

Photography: Digital & Film

You will use Cambridge as your inspiration to create an image portfolio. You will learn how to use different cameras and settings for best effect.

  • During the digital photography component you will learn to manipulate and print digital images on a computer before printing electronically.
  • During the film photography component you will learn all about taking and developing your own photographs from initial concept to printed image, including wet processes to develop film in black & white in the darkroom.  If you have your own digital SLR or traditional film SLR camera, please bring it with you.

If you have your own digital SLR or traditional Film SLR camera, please bring it with you.

Start dates:

  • Sunday 2nd July 2017 to Sunday 9th 2017
  • Sunday 9th July 2017 to Sunday 16th 2017
  • Sunday 16th July 2017 to Sunday 23rd July 2017
  • Sunday 23rd July 2017 to 30th July 2017
  • Sunday 30th July 2017 to Sunday 6th August 2017

 

Painting & Drawing

Using wide range of mark making techniques in different materials you will explore contemporary painting and drawing using Cambridge as inspiration and being guided by your expert tutor.

  • Learn to draw from life, still life, objects, models and outside in different media, using shade, perspective and line.
  • Learn to use a variety of media such as watercolour, acrylic, pastels, using Cambridge as your inspiration.

Start dates:

  • Sunday 2nd July 2017 to Sunday 9th 2017
  • Sunday 16th July 2017 to Sunday 23rd July 2017
  • Sunday 30th July 2017 to Sunday 6th August 2017

Jewellery

Create contemporary jewellery using a range of techniques and materials.

Start dates: Sunday 9th July 2017 to Sunday 16th 2017

Graphics & Illustration

Using both traditional and digital techniques you will explore contemporary communication design and narrative Illustration, producing either a finished piece of graphics or illustrative work.

Start dates: Sunday 23rd July 2017 to 30th July 2017

Interior Design

Learn core skills and techniques such as measurement, drawing, modelmaking and working with light, colour, atmosphere and special effects.

Start dates: Sunday 6th August 2017 to Sunday 13th August 2017