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
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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 2014, 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 2014.
- Gourmet Explorer: 6-day course (Friday to Wednesday) offered at different times during Spring, Summer and Autumn 2014.
- 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 comphensive programs cover all of the essential functional culinary skills. In addition, they provide in-depth knowledge of products, seasonal availability, nutritional value, appropriate preparation methods, health & 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 weeks of skills-building training + 1 week internship in a French restaurant
Culinary Professional Series – Taught in English:
- Ducasse Commis Chef Program: 5 months of skills-building training + 3 months internship in a French restaurant
- Ducasse Chef de Partie Program: 3 months of skills-building training + 3 months internship in a French restaurant
7. Marbella Design Academy
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Calling students from France and internationally! Founded in 1995, Marbella Design Academy is a leading international design school in Spain, that is state-recognized by the Ministry of Education. We offer 3-year programmes: Higher Education in Design in Interior Architecture, Graphic Design & Fashion Design. Taught entirely in English, these programmes are approved and validated by Middlesex University in London. Graduates can apply for an additional year in the UK, to earn a Masters Degree at Middlesex University.
Students from all over the world have come to Spain to study at the Marbella Design Academy. This is a great opportunity for students interested in these career fields to study in English in beautiful, sunny Spain at a lower cost than in the UK. We also offer an intensive 3-month Foundation Course and various summer courses. Graduates have a near 100% employment rate.
Marbella Design Academy is located in a stunning purpose-built facility in Monda, only 15km from Marbella on the Costa del Sol in the South of Spain. The building has been approved by the Ministry of Education as living up to all the latest demands and facilities required for a modern design school.
Besides all compulsory subjects taught in each course, students receive training in professional computer programs, such as Auto-Cad, 3D Studio Max, Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, DreamWeaver and more.
Students can avail of Free Spanish classes during the academic year in all 3 years.
3-Year Higher Education in Design programmes at BA degree level: Approved and validated by Middlesex University in London, UK
- Interior Architecture
- Graphic Design
- Fashion Design
Foundation Course (3 months/12 weeks)
If you do not have a High School Diploma, you can qualify for the Higher Education in Design programmes by completing this Foundation Course. Starts in March & September.
Summer Courses 2014 (2-5 weeks)
Fashion Design, Interior Decoration, 3D MAX, 3D Printing, InDesign, AutoCad, Illustrator, Photoshop, Photography, Screen Print.
8. Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art
Courses / Programs
Deepen your knowledge. Extend your reach. Welcome to the PASCA experience.
Welcome to the Pont-Aven School of Contemporary Art (PASCA), an international fine arts institution located in the historic artists' colony of Pont-Aven, in Brittany, France. Our 15-week semester programs and two advanced summer intensives are designed to encourage artistic expression, personal growth, and a broader understanding of the connection between human history and your life as an artist. In our program you’ll study, work, and travel to the art and cultural centers of Europe.
Join students from all over the world, and take part in a unique opportunity to develop advanced conceptual and cultural skills gleaned from living and working in an atmosphere of lively discourse, guided studio instruction and cultural immersion.
Painting, Drawing, Printmaking, Photography, Sculpture, Installations, Conceptual Art Courses
9. Trixter Acting Studio Paris
Courses / Programs
Conveniently located in the Porte Saint-Denis area in the center of the 10th Arrondissement in northern Paris, Trixter Acting Studio is a film training studio that specializes in the teaching of acting, directing, screenwriting, production and more. Trixter offers film courses and workshops throughout the year, led by renowned coaches from around the world. Our programs include a Method Acting workshop, as well as an intensive Drama Center program.
Trixter was created to meet a need: to train actors, directors, screenwriters as well as other industry professionals such as casting directors and agents around a common approach and vocabulary. This organisation aims to bring together, at European level, various players in the audiovisual sector so they can create original projects or adaptations.Trixter's first mission is training, which is why we bring in speakers from around the world to offer original and unique workshops.
ESAFC (École Supérieure d’Art Françoise Conte) located in the lively Bastille area of Paris, France, is a fashion design school offering a 3 year diploma in Textile and Surface Design. The textile surface designer has an essential role in the world of fashion. They forecast fashion phenomena and define on-coming trends. They seek to obtain the fibers, materials, patterns and colours for the different fields of application. Throughout the course, students undertake a number of work placement internships which are an indispensable complement to their studies.
ESAFC is located in the Bastille, gare de Lyon, Faubourg Saint-Antoine neighbourhood, in the heart of a lively area of Paris, with nearby galleries and designer stores.
Subjects covered in the "Certificate of Textile and Surface Designer" (3-year diploma program):
- Drawing and plastic expression
- Live model sketching
- Painting study
- Textile design
- Fashion and home trend
- Computer-aided design
- Fashion and home accessories
- History of costume