Study Abroad in Europe: Art schools in Spain, colleges of design in Barcelona, Madrid, fashion design courses, interior design, graphic design diploma/ degree courses. Escuelas de arte en España, cursos de diseño grafico, diseño interiores, curso de diseño moda, patronaje. Design studieren, design-kurs in Spanien
Founded in 1995, Marbella Design Academy is a leading international design school in Spain, and is state-recognized by the Ministry of Education. We offer 3-year programmes at BA degree level: 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.
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.
Founded in 1999, Metàfora is an international art school in Barcelona, on the northeast Mediterranean coast of Spain. Our contemporary art activities consist mainly of a full-time studio-arts course, taught in English, called “The International Workshop". Artists and art students come from a variety of countries, giving the course its distinctive international atmosphere. You can choose to study from 5 weeks to 2 years, depending on your personal goals and ambitions.
The International Workshop comprises 4 levels, each designed for different student groups: Advanced/Postgraduate Diploma in Studio Arts, Advanced Certificate in Studio Arts, Certificate in Studio Arts and Foundation Studies in Studio Arts. Metàfora's Initial Diploma in Art Therapy can be taken as an integrated part of The International Workshop.
We also offer short-term art courses, in which students can participate in all scheduled classes and activities on the International Workshop. In addition, we provide an intensive summer course in art therapy which is taught in English.
Students get their own studio space in an old industrial warehouse and are offered total immersion in art and culture in Barcelona though studio visits and taking part in gallery exhibitions. Students can choose from a range of classes in different techniques and our team of professional artists is available for personalized tutoring and advice. A visit to Madrid to the international art-fair "ARCO" is included in the course program.
Estudio Nómada is an independent art school / artistic studio work-space in the heart of the vibrant Gothic area in Barcelona on the north-eastern Mediterranean coast of Spain. Our year-round "Nomad Program" is designed for:
- Future art students who want to prepare for art academy or for applying to an art academy
- Art students that want to do an internship abroad in Barcelona
- Professional artists who want to enhance their working process and/or their entrepreneurial skills
The Nomad Program is comprised of workshops and personalized art tuition. All classes are one-on-one or in small groups. Students stay for a minimum of 2 months but preferably for 6 months or more. Classes are in English or Dutch, and we can also arrange Spanish language classes for you. We also offer an Art / Spanish Language Immersion course.
You will be personally guided by experienced artists and will work on personal assignments that we feel fit your needs as an artist. You focus on finding your own professional workflow and become part of a lively and very international artistic community in Barcelona. You will work in a downtown studio complex and at the end of your stay you can exhibit your work in our gallery.
4. Elisava Barcelona School of Design and Engineering
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Founded in 1961, ELISAVA was the first design school to open in Spain and the first to offer a design specific curriculum. Through a successful blend of academic rigour along with open-mindedness and innovation, ELISAVA has long been an open forum for all those who have something new, intelligent and thoughtful to say regarding the creative industries.
ELISAVA is located in a modern 11,000m2 facility with multi purpose classrooms and engineering, photography and computer labs as well as a model and fashion workshop and a reference library with over 9,000 design related volumes.
A wide educational offer in Design, Engineering, Communication, Strategy, Management and Architecture thought covering Official Degrees, Master’s degrees and Postgraduate diplomas and Summer Courses. Degrees and Master's and Postgraduate programmes, transcripts and ECTS credits are awarded by the prestigious Pompeu Fabra University in Barcelona who is an affiliate of ELISAVA.
- Advanced Design and Digital Architecture
- Retail Design
- Photography and Design
- Advanced Design Management: Strategy and Entrepreneurship
- Research and Innovation of Design
- Design for Transport and Mobility
Summer Programmes in English:
- Retail Design Course
- Lighting Design
- Theatre Set Design
- Graphic Design and City Typography
- Information Design
- Sketching the City
- City Photography Workshop
- Event Design & Pop Up Stores
- Furniture Design
- Visual Merchandising
- Interior Design for Retail
5. estudio 61, Marbella
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estudio 61 is a professional art studio located in Marbella, Andalucia in southern Spain. JoeDaisy Studio is a very successful art school in the UK and this is our new studio in Marbella. We are renowned painting holiday and painting courses providers. Our studio is located in the centre of Marbella, so you have everything you need - restaurants, hotels, shops, sea, beach, parks and wonderful Marbella.
You can choose to paint in either watercolour, oils or acrylics. We have all professional art materials on site. You paint in the studio and on location to wonderful places in the area.
We provide excellent art training from Cat Croxford (so good that she was selected to make a painting training video for Oxford University Press), Caroline Hulse FRSA - a Master Painter who trained at one of the best art schools and Alex Croxford BA who is outstanding at drawing and painting.
- 6 week intensive courses in watercolour, oils or acrylics
- Painting holidays
- Summer art schools
- Spring / Autumn terms - one lesson per week for 12 weeks
- 2 day painting weekends
- 4 day long painting weekends
- Painting days
- Tailor-make your own course - you can choose your course duration
- Studio membership
6. The Fashion Institute and Workshop, Marbella
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Located just 15 minutes east of Marbella on Spain's Costa Del Sol, The Fashion Institute & Workshop provides comprehensive weekly tuition in Fashion Design, Pattern Cutting and Sewing. Class sizes are kept small and students can chose to attend from a minimum of 2 hours a week up to a maximum of 12 hours a week.
Initially learning how to construct a simple basic pattern made to your own measurements, we progress to the construction of a sample to check the fit and cover the actual sewing techniques needed. Your own preferences for areas of study and speed of working will dicate where we go from there but Ladieswear, Menswear & childrens wear can all be covered as well as the correct use of machine and equipment.
With a complete understanding of the industry and an absolute passion for fashion, we don’t just educate, we aim to create innovative and confident designers and artisans who are totally confident in their subject.
So whether you aspire to produce beautiful, unique and exciting garments for yourself and family, or you’re ultimately hoping to launch your own range of clothing, we will be there to guide, develop and totally inspire you.
Areas of study on offer include :
- Using Sewing Machines
- Using Overlockers-
- Pattern Blocks
- Pattern Cutting for Fashion Design
- Fashion Design
- Recycling Garments
- Fabric Print Design
- Working with Knitted fabrics
The following are also available by special arrangement:-
- History of Fashion
- Design Fundamentals
- Sketchbooks & Moodboards
- Trend Research
- CAD Software
- Costing & Sourcing
- Business Start up...
7. Barcelona Photography Courses
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At Barcelona Photography Courses, we offer a variety of courses & master classes through English that teach you all about the fundamental principles of great photography. Our photography courses take place in Central Barcelona at various locations in the city. Barcelona is situated on the north-east coast of Spain, approximately 500 km east of Madrid and 300 km north of Valencia. Our courses are led by experienced and passionate professionals who are always on hand to support you.
Our short courses last approximately 4 hours and focus on the technical and creative aspects of photography. Our balance of theory and practical exercises will ensure you have a solid understanding of how to use your camera and take great photographs, so that when the next unforgettable moment comes along, you will know how to take control and get the most out of it.
Our master classes are perfect to start your photographic skills in areas such as portrait, documentary and nature photography. We focus on the theoretical side and give you some pro tips that will super charge your photography skills. We also build on the theory with a highly practical element and provide individual guidance and coaching.
Photography courses: Short courses and theme-specific master classes (English is the language of instruction):
- Short Photography courses
- Portrait master classes in photography
- Documentary master classes in photography
- Nature master classes in photography
- Individual tuition (private classes) in photography
8. Imaginarte. Fine Arts Academy
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The Academy of Fine Arts Imaginarte is an art school in Valencia in the south-east of Spain. We offer painting holidays for adults, intensive weekend workshops as well as a range of fine arts classes that can be taken during your spare time on your business or leisure trip. Some of our workshops are also suitable for children over the age of 5.
The Academy of Fine Arts Imaginarte was created with the idea of providing a place, a method, and atmosphere… where it could be possible to develop imagination and self-expression through fine arts. Our classes and workshops include training in such disciplines as painting, drawing, sculpture, handicrafts, airbrushing and much more.
Imaginarte offers you a nice and relaxed atmosphere, where you can explore your creativity, learn new techniques and enhance your skills. No previous knowledges is needed, nor any special skill. Just tell us what you would like to do and we will adapt the teaching to your needs, your knowledge and your learning expectations.
You put the will to learn and we put the knowledge and the teaching methods so you can get the best out of yourself, without any hurry or unnecessary stress.
Fine Arts Classes and Intensive Workshops:
- comic and illustration
- kids and youngsters
- Outdoor Painting and Drawing
- The Color Factory
- Art, Gesture and Emotions
- Drawing the Human Figure. Proportions, structure and movement
- Drawing the Human Face. Portrait, comic, illustration
- Learn to Draw in 5 days
9. Davinci Escola D'art
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DAVINCI school of art, was founded in 1974, is located in the Gothic Quarter in Barcelona. Davinci school of art has a national and international cultural projection in the city of Barcelona, where the potential of emerging artists has always been well represented. Davinci art school is open all year long. The goal of the center is to promote personal growth in the fine arts, training in the academic as well as creative fields, interdisciplinary work in all of the workshops, and relationships between professionals and students. Additionally, the center strives to encourage group work, exhibitions, performances, conferences and other events in the city.
All of the specialities in the field of fine arts are available. For all these specialities, we offer year long courses, intensive courses, and creative workshops. Moving around several specialities is also possible. Exam preparation courses, private classes, and summer intensive courses also.
10. El Enclave Academia de Arte, Madrid
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Located in the heart of Madrid, Spain, El Enclave Academia de Arte is an art school offering a painting and drawing workshop and short painting and drawing courses. We welcome students from all over the world, our tutors study each particular case and design a personalized program before you arrive.
Our painting and drawing workshop is a great platform for arts learning and development, offering customized programs that guaranty suitable learning for all needs, from beginners to advanced students. In the workshop we work with all types of drawing and painting media, as well as with the diversity of styles that the current art context may gather. Therefore, our students have the option to learn from the most traditional to the most contemporary and boldest processes and techniques.
For students who wish to go in a more specialized and professional direction we provide advanced programs that are meant to consolidate and promote their art proposals. These programs include research works, team meetings, tutorials, portfolio creation and exhibitions promoted by the Academy.