Art schools in France: Écoles d'art, Écoles de design, fashion courses, fine arts schools, culinary arts colleges / cooking schools. Find study abroad programs, fashion design schools in France, Paris, UK, London, Italy, Milan, Florence, Spain, Barcelona, Europe..
1. Gastronomicom International French Culinary Academy / Chef & Wine
Courses / Programs
Gastronomicom International French Culinary Academy / Chef & Wine is a leading culinary arts institute in the South of France offering a range of culinary arts certificate and diploma programs to international students from around the world. Located in Cap d’Agde, a beautiful Mediterranean seaside town in the Languedoc-Roussillon region, our courses include cooking and pastry hands-on classes (taught in English); French Wine lessons; Fine Dining & Service courses; practical work experience (internships) and French language courses. You will receive a French Gourmet Certificate or Diploma on completion of your program.
Our ultimate goal is that our students improve both their skills and knowledge of the food, beverage and gastronomy of the region and France, and the French language, but will also enjoy visiting Languedoc-Roussillon, with its historic cities, varying and beautiful landscapes, and the most productive wine region in the world.
Choosing to take classes at our culinary academy will open doors to many jobs in your country and abroad. We know there is a serious lack of qualified graduates in the Food and Beverage Industry in most countries, especially in the field of Gastronomy. All of our teachers boast years of experience at prestigious, high-end Gastronomic Hotel-Restaurants.
Our students in the past have come from the USA, Canada, France, UK, Holland, Belgium, Germany, Norway, Spain, Mexico, Nepal, South Africa, Kenya, Tunisia, Mauritius, Hong Kong, and many more.
Paris American Academy (PAA) is an accredited private institution of higher learning offering bachelor degree, semester abroad and summer programs in Fashion, Fine Arts and Interior Design to students from around the world searching for quality career education in these fields. Established in 1965 by Richard Roy, PAA is located less than a kilometer from Notre-Dame Cathedral in the famous Latin Quarter of Paris, France. All of our programs are taught in English.
During their studies, students can benefit from a French language course integrated into their program. We also offer a four-week English language course for international students and native French students at elementary to advanced levels of English. The course is designed to prepare them for further studies in English-speaking institutions.
The Paris American Academy is registered by the Académie de Paris, as a private institution of higher learning under the 12 July 1875 jurisdiction. Our semester abroad programs are available either during the fall or spring semester, and university credits can be earned on the semester programs for transfer to colleges and universities on both the undergraduate and graduate levels.
International Fashion Academy (IFA) Paris is a leading fashion school located in the historical garment district in the 10th arrondissement in the center of Paris, France. Established in 1982, we offer 3-year Bachelor Degrees in Fashion Design & Technology and Fashion Marketing, and a 1-year intensive postgraduate certificate course in Contemporary Fashion Design.
We also offer graduate programs in the fields of Fashion Business and Luxury Brand Management. All of our fashion programs are taught entirely in the English language.
IFA Paris opened our school in Shanghai, China in 2002, and students on our Bachelor in Fashion Design & Technology degree program are strongly encouraged to study abroad in Shanghai for part of their course. Students on our Bachelor in Fashion Marketing degree spend 10 academic weeks in Shanghai during their second year.
In addition, students can attend POLIMODA which is the top fashion design and marketing school in Italy, as part of the MBA / Masters Program in Luxury Brand Management and as part of the MBA / Masters Program in Fashion Business.
In 2013, IFA Paris will offer 10 scholarships at postgraduate level and 20 scholarships at undergraduate level for programs in our Paris and Shanghai schools. Contact us today for further information on how to apply for this exceptional opportunity.
Laboratoire du Voyage Imaginaire (Laboratory of Imaginary Travels) offers year-round and summer drawing and painting classes & workshops in Paris for adults, artists, art students and children at beginner to advanced levels. Our classes are taught in English and French to students from around the world.
Mediums include drawing with colored pens & pencil/ ink, sketching with pencil, watercolor painting, acrylic painting, mixed media & oil painting. We teach you how to make your own "travel sketchbooks", how to illustrate stories, how to develop painting and creative skills in a fun and pleasant way. Subjects and themes include traditional French architecture, modern architecture, modern life, real life, still life, motion, imagination.
Our studio is located in the 11th arrondissement of Paris, a trendy and artistic neighborhood on the Right Bank (North Side) of the River Seine, close to the metro stations Parmentier (Métro Line 3), Goncourt (Line 11) and Oberkampf (serving Line 5 and Line 9). Some classes take place at the studio, while most are outdoor workshops taking place in different areas of the city each time. It is a good way to explore Paris, discovering places that one wouldn't necessarily have gone to using a guidebook or following regular tours.
- 4-hour workshops in Paris
- 3-hour workshops at the Louvre (except for July & August)
- Regular 3-day workshops in Paris
- 5-day painting workshop on the French Atlantic Coast (March 2-7)
- 1-week workshop in Lisbon (April 27-May 3)
- 1-week workshop in New York City (Sept. 21-27)
- 1-week workshop in Tuscany (Oct. 19-25)
- 3-day trips to Giverny & 4-day trips to Etretat (Normandy)
- Painting day-trips in Giverny
- Art Journal Workshops
- 1-day portrait workshops
Private Classes: For groups of 1-5 people
5. Gastro Academy at the French House Party, Carcassonne
Courses / Programs
The Gastro Academy at The French House Party is a high-calibre residential French cookery school near the beautiful and historic city of Carcassonne, in the Languedoc-Roussillon area of South West France. Carcassone is only 50 miles from Toulouse which has an international airport. Ryanair also fly directly to Carcassone from the UK, Ireland, Belgium, and Paris Beauvais international airport.
Gastro Academy provides all-inclusive cooking holidays for individuals and groups from around the world. Cookery classes, taught in English and French, are suitable for anyone passionate about food (from beginners to experienced cooks). Our culinary vacations combine superb accommodation, top-quality food, and award-winning Michelin-star French chefs as course tutors.
We offer scheduled French cooking vacations through Spring, Summer and Autumn, and also tailor-make cookery holidays for groups of 6 or more food & wine enthusiasts, culinary students, hospitality professionals and seniors. Half-day non-residential Chef Encounter courses are available on selected dates during the year.
Recommended in the book “The 100 Best Worldwide Vacations to Enrich Your Life”, French House Party offers superior residential learning courses at an 8-bedroomed house with swimming pool, tennis court and boules pitch.
Residential Cooking Courses:
- Cuisine in Brief: 3-day course (Friday to Sunday) offered at different times during Summer and Autumn 2013.
- Gourmet Explorer: 6-day course (Friday to Wednesday) offered at different times during Spring, Summer and Autumn 2013.
- Advanced Gourmet Explorer: Unique 7-day break offered in Autumn.
Non-Residential Cooking Courses - Half-day courses:
- Chef Encounter: Morning sessions making 2-course lunch
- Chef Encounter Plus: Afternoon sessions making 3-course dinner
Discover the world of culinary arts with renowned chefs! Situated in Argenteuil, in the northwestern suburbs of Paris, Ducasse Education is a leading culinary arts school, run by the world-famous chef Alain Ducasse. We provide intensive year-round and summer culinary programs for French students, international students, practicing cooks and continuing education for professional chefs.
Taught in the English language, all of our cooking courses combine theory with plenty of hands-on training. In our longer programs, you will also have the opportunity to take part in an internship in an authentic French restaurant. Our programs cover not only the essential functional culinary skills, but also in-depth knowledge of products, nutritional value, seasonal availability, appropriate preparation methods and techniques, health and safety aspects, and applicable technologies.
Ducasse Education was founded by Alain Ducasse - the legendary award-winning chef, whose restaurants had a combined total of 19 Michelin stars in 2013. French culinary students and professional chefs alike have benefited from the highest level of instruction at Ducasse Education.
Student Testimonial: "The small class size allowed for close interaction with chef instructors. We used the best products, and made interesting recipes. I found each day to be a unique and rewarding challenge."
- Christian Mantei, USA, Practicing Chef
Culinary Explorer Series – Taught in English or in French:
- Culinary Essentials Summer Program: 7 week skills-building training + 1 week internship in a French restaurant
Culinary Professional Series – Taught in English:
- Ducasse Commis Program: 5-month skills-building training + 3-month internship in a French restaurant
- Ducasse Chef de Partie Program: 3-month skills-building training + 3-month internship in a French restaurant
7. Walnut Grove
Courses / Programs
Walnut Grove, located in Mayenne (3 hours from Paris), north west France, is a Cooking School offering Gourmet Cuisine and Cooking Classes in the beautiful Loire Valley. Experience the reality of gourmet cooking yourself. There is only one way to learn and that is to do it! Top chefs, luxury accommodation, set in France - the home of gourmet cuisine; what more could you ask for?
Your hosts and tutors are acclaimed chefs Maynard Harvey and Benedict Haines, two modern chefs who use the freshest ingredients with an emphasis on distinct flavours and clean, meticulous presentation. Their passion and enthusiasm for cooking will stimulate your own love of food, and their expertise will help you gain confidence and perfect your cooking skills and techniques in the kitchen.
- Learn in a supportive, relaxed & fun atmosphere
- Extensive hands-on time in the kitchen
- Learn professional style presentation skills
- Whatever your skill level enhance your existing abilities
- Individual attention guaranteed.
- Maximum ratio of four guests to one chef
- Absolutely no washing up!
- All classes are in English
French Dining School, located in Kerrouet, St Gouen (1 hour from Rennes), in the Brittany region of North West France, is a Cooking School offering short cookery courses in French, European and Scandinavian cuisine. Menus will vary depending on markets and the season but in general the class will undertake food preparation for full lunch or dinner each day for a maximum of five days to include starter, main course and dessert with wine, expert guidance on specialist areas including seafood, cheeses, meats, sauce preparation, wines, the vegan option, organic cooking and the use of knives and kitchen equipment.
- Three and five day courses.
- Small classes.
- Hands on cooking experience.
- Visits to the best food markets in France.
- Mushroom collection in season.
- Modern European cuisine.
- All classes are in English.
9. Paris College of Art
Courses / Programs
Situated just a minute from the iconic Eiffel Tower in central Paris, France, Paris College of Art (PCA) is a private, degree-granting university offering a range of Certificate & Bachelor Degree art programs in fields that include Art History, Theory & Criticism, Communication Design, Illustration, Fashion Design, Fine Arts, and more. Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the university also offers study abroad programs, summer courses, and university preparation programs.
PCA’s mission is to provide the highest standard of art and design education, taught within an American pedagogical paradigm, while being influenced and informed by our French and European environment. Our international faculty is comprised of 100 leaders in the art, design, and business industries in Europe and courses are taught in English. PCA offers an interdisciplinary education for 300 full-time students coming from 50 different countries.
Paris College of Art is a dynamic forum for exchanging ideas, methods and professional experience. Our students and faculty combine curiosity, experimentation and enthusiasm in the pursuit of learning.
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree Programs:
- Communication Design
- Fashion Design
- Fine Arts
- Art History
- Theory and Criticism
Bachelor of Business Administration Degree:
- Design Management
- The Art of Textiles
- General Fashion Studies
- Illustration Arts
- Management of Design
- Photographic Arts
- Visual Communications
- Studio Arts
- Study abroad programs
- Summer courses
- University preparation programs
10. Ouichef, Normandy
Courses / Programs
Ouichef is a cookery school located in Normandy, France. At Ouichef we offer a range of excellent one day, mid-week and seven day cooking courses. An ideal culinary vacation for those looking for that hands-on, fun and memorable activity holiday.
The cookery programmes on offer will be conducted in English and meet the needs of all, whether you have a basic knowledge of cookery or are a keen amateur or even a professional. Your chef for the programme will be Andy Whitson who has been cooking for thirty years (all his working life) Andy is French classically trained and for the last 15 years has worked as a college senior chef lecturer.