Art schools in Paris / study abroad programs in France: Colleges of design, fashion design, interior design, graphic design, media arts training, fine arts schools, painting classes, performing arts, culinary arts certification, diploma courses, semester abroad programs in Europe..
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
4. Istituto Marangoni, Paris
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Located in the centre of Paris with two other locations in Milan and London, we are a dedicated team at Istituto Marangoni University. Our mission is to prepare a new generation of creative leaders. Our programmes are specially designed for students who are keen and willing to learn advanced techniques in the fashion and design industry.
At Istituto Marangoni we offer sharply defined, fully immersed courses giving you advanced training in some of the most interesting fields of fashion and design. Exciting assigments include choosing the perfect location for an advertising campaign. You will be responsible for organising the fashion show, creating an image expressing the clothings moods and turning it into something unforgettable.
Basic, One-Year and Summer Courses in Fashion Design; Fashion Styling; Fashion Business; Interior Design; Master Programmes are also offered. Courses are taught in French and English with the options of Italian, Portuguese and Spanish for the Summer Courses. We have schools in Paris, Milan and London.
5. Studio Escalier
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Studio Escalier is an independent, private, studio art school and international arts colony, founded in 2001 by Timothy Stotz, Anthony Ryder and Nicole Michelle Tully. We offer intensive art courses to both French and international students in Argenton-Chateau (now Argenton-les-Vallées), a commune in the Deux-Sèvres department in the Poitou-Charentes region of Western France, and drawing programs in Montmartre (18th Arrondissement), Paris. Occasionally, we invite select visiting faculty to offer courses. All course lectures are delivered in English.
Our studio facilities and lectures in Paris, as well as our campus in Argenton-Chateau are not open to the general public. Personal interviews and telephone interviews are not a part of the admissions process. All enrollment and administration is done via the internet.
Our student body has represented 30 different countries, more than 25 major cities worldwide, as well as 35 US states. We enroll anywhere from 25 to 55 students annually, across all programs. The average student age in our intensive courses is 30 years (Approximately 3/4 are age 18-29 & 1/4 are age 30-65), and for our shorter drawing programs & special programs is 44 years.
* Paris Drawing Programs:
- December in Paris - Drawing Program 2011: 20 hours life-drawing and 9 daylight hours at the Louvre per week (3-week program)
- Winter at the Lourve 2012 (9-week Drawing Intensive)
* Special Painting Programs in Argenton-Chateau (3-weeks):
- November 2011
6. Ecole de stylisme Fleuri-Delaporte, Paris
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Fondée en 1949, L’École Fleuri-Delaporte est une école de stylisme qui est localisée sur le Rue de Cîteaux dans le 12e arrondissement de Paris. L'école est une membre du Collège de Paris et est une composante de l’offre de formation de l’ESAFC, Etablissement d’Enseignement Supérieur Technique Privé – Reconnu légalement ouvert auprès de l’Académie de Paris sous le numéro 075 4777K.
Notre méthode unique de construction de la silhouette a été mise au point en 1949, sa pérennité dans un domaine aussi sensible que celui de la mode illustre à elle seule les valeurs de sa pédagogie.
Les enseignants sont tous des professionnels en exercice dans la spécialité qu’ils enseignent ; les dernières tendances, la réalité du terrain, les évolutions techniques et professionnelles sont ainsi divulguées en temps réel.
- Certificat en Création et Style
- Certificat en Création d'Accessoires
- Certification en Création Textile
- Certificat de Fin d'Études
Les certificats de l'École Fleuri-Delaporte peuvent être préparés en formation initiale, continue ou en alternance.
7. Trixter Acting Studio Paris
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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
9. Paris College of Art
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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. 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 BA (Hons) degree courses in interior design, graphic design & fashion design, subject to validation by Middlesex University in London, and taught entirely in English to students from around the world. The courses are quality assured by Middlesex University, and you will receive a Middlesex award on successful completion. Graduates can then continue to study for an additional year in the UK, to earn a Masters Degree at Middlesex University.
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, yet receive a Bachelor of Arts degree awarded by Middlesex University.
Our school is located in a stunning purpose-built facility in Monda, only 15km from Marbella on the Costa del Sol in the South of Spain. Special needs students (individuals with a physical disability) are also welcome.
Besides all compulsory subjects taught in each course, students receive training in professional computer programs, such as Auto-Cad, 3D Studio Max, PhotoShop, Illustrator, InDesign & DreamWeaver.
Students can avail of Free Spanish classes during the academic year in all 3 years, and graduate with a diploma in Spanish. We also offer intensive summer courses in design.