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1. Memphis College of Art
Courses / Programs
Founded in 1936, Memphis College of Art (MCA) is a professional center of art and design education in Shelby County, Tennessee. We are dedicated to preparing individuals for lives of creating, problem solving and critical thinking. We offer Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree programs in photography, digital media, design arts, fine arts with concentrations in painting, photography, sculpture and drawing among others. Memphis College of Art also offers Master of Fine Arts (MFA) and Masters of Art in Teaching and Education.

At the core of the College is its rigorous academic programs. Whether studying at the undergraduate or graduate level, each student is guided through the intellectual and technical aspects of artmaking and discourse. To provide the best experience for learning, small classes (typical studio class size is 12 -15) are prepared and offered by a faculty of artists and scholars, all dedicated to the personal growth and development of each student.

MCA is accredited regionally and nationally by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and is an accredited member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD).
Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree programs in Photography, Digital Media, Design Arts & Fine Arts:

Concentrations include:
- Animation
- Digital Cinema
- Digital Media
- Drawing
- Foundations
- Graphic Design
- Illustration
- Liberal Arts – General Ed
- Painting
- Photography
- Printmaking
- Sculpture
- Sequential Narrative

Graduate Degree Programs:
- MFA in Studio Arts
- Masters of Art in Teaching (MAT)
- Masters of Art in Education (MAArtEd)
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Le Fashion Lab, Atlanta
Courses / Programs
Conveniently situated in Atlanta GA, Le Fashion Lab is a fashion design school providing high-quality fashion design classes and workshops at beginner, intermediate and advanced level.

We offer over 20 classes in subjects that include fashion illustration, sewing, draping, patternmaking and garment construction. In addition, we provide training in industry-standard software, such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and CAD.

To accommodate your busy schedule, we offer evening and weekend classes.

We are a team of fashion design and garment construction experts, anxious to share our knowledge with you.

Nowhere else will you find such quality instruction, in addition to the added benefits of affordability, and conveniently scheduled classes for busy school-going teens and working adults.

Whether you are a high school student preparing your portfolio for admission to fashion college, a college graduate preparing a portfolio for fashion graduate school, a fashion professional seeking additional training, or a fashion enthusiast looking to learn just for the fun of it, we have a course that will meet your learning needs!

Student Testimonial:
"I thoroughly enjoyed my very first fashion design class. My instructor Leslie was terrific, very knowledgeable in what was taught. I would recommend this class to others that aspire to be in the fashion industry"
Short fashion design courses - taught at beginner, intermediate and advanced level in subjects including:

- Fashion & Sketching
- Sewing
- Fashion Illustration
- Draping
- Patternmaking
- Adobe Illustrator
- Adobe Photoshop
- CAD Fashion Illustration
- Advanced Garment Construction
- Advanced Fashion Process/Portfolio
ProMedia Training Nashville
Courses / Programs
If you are searching for an affordable alternative option to an audio engineering degree in Nashville TN, ProMedia Training could be the perfect solution for you! Conveniently situated in the beautiful Cool Springs area of Nashville, we provide hands-on Pro Tools certified training for musicians, producers, recording engineers and singers/songwriters.

Our state-of-the-art Nashville training center has been built from the ground up to provide our students with the best possible training environment. We are the leader in Avid Pro Tools training and certification, accelerated audio engineering, recording, mixing and multimedia training and education, taught by Grammy winning faculty.

ProMedia Training is the premier authorized Avid Pro School having certified more students in Pro Tools than any other organization. ProMedia Training helps you apply your creativity using modern applications so your digital audio production skills match the pace of the industry.

We also have state of the art facilities, and partner facilities in Atlanta GA, Chicago IL, Dallas TX, Miami FL, Las Vegas NV, Los Angeles & San Diego CA, New York and Washington, DC.
- Pro Tools Core Package: Pro Tools 101, Pro Tools 110

- Pro Tools Operator Certification Package: Pro Tools 101, Pro Tools 110, Pro Tools 201, Pro Tools 210

- Pro Tools Expert Certification Package: Pro Tools 101, Pro Tools 110, Pro Tools 201, Pro Tools 210, Pro Tools 310

Individual Courses:
- PT 101: Pro Tools 101
- PT 110: Pro Tools 110
- PT 201: Pro Tools 201
The Florence Art Studio
Courses / Programs
Located right in the heart of the historic city center, The Florence Art Studio provides intensive art programs taught in English to students from around the world. We offer customized courses that aim to teach the fundamentals of drawing and painting from life.

Choose to study for 1, 2, 3, or 4 weeks or longer. 

Our programs can be divided into six discrete and sequential, progressive modules, each of which can be studied from one week to one month or longer. Alternatively, each module can be taken as a stand-alone course.

The majority of our students are adult professionals of all backgrounds and levels - from complete beginner to advanced - who are passionate about Florence, Renaissance, Painting and Drawing.

Students work within a structured environment, under the guidance of an instructor who personally monitors their progress and development for three hours a day, and the remaining time is structured with other activity.

The program is intensively taught in an encouraging environment, with a great deal of personal attention given to each student, through intensive individual training and one on one lessons.

The Studio is situated on Via Ghibellina, only a few steps from the main historic and artistic places of interest in the center of the city.

"It was wonderful. Not only is the studio a magnificent space to work in, but also Gary is a brilliant instructor. I loved every moment of it." - Penny, UK
Intensive Art Program - Taught in English
Program of academic training divided into six separate modules covering life drawing & painting skills, each serving as the foundation for the next.

Alternatively, you can choose to take any module as a stand-alone course, from one week to a month or longer.

Modules / Areas of Study include:
- Bargue Drawing
- Cast Drawing
- Freehand Cast Drawing
- Portrait and Figure Drawing
- Still Life Painting
- Portrait and Figure Painting
Raffles College of Design and Commerce, Sydney
Courses / Programs
Situated in the heart of North Sydney's central business district, Raffles College of Design and Commerce is a registered Higher Education Provider in Australia.

We specialise in providing high-quality bachelor's and master's degree courses and certificate programmes in design, visual communication and animation, and commerce as it specifically relates to the design industries.

While the majority of our students (over 60%) come from Australia, we also welcome international students from all over the world.

Our lecturers are active industry practitioners. And this allows them to constantly teach from a real-time perspective of industry practices. This enables us to produce graduates who will be industry-ready, well-respected and successful in their creative careers.

Formerly known as KvB Institute of Technology, we've been around for nearly 30 years. In 2005, the college joined Raffles Education Corporation, Asia Pacific's premier creative design and business education provider. This means that you can study part of your degree at one of our partner campuses in the Asia Pacific region.
- Art & Design certificate courses

- Bachelor of Arts Degree (Visual Communication): Majors in Animation; Games Design; Multimedia Design; New Media and Digital Film; Photography

- Bachelor of Design Degree: Majors in Fashion Design; Fashion Marketing; Graphic Design; Interior Design

- Master of Design Degree: Majors in Digital Media; Fashion Design; Interior Design; Graphic Design
Dark Horse Institute
Courses / Programs
Dark Horse Institute in Franklin (15 miles south of downtown Nashville), Tennessee, is an audio engineering and music production school providing students with real-world training. We can teach you everything you need to know to get started in the recording industry in 12 weeks. As our school is hands-on, you will be learning from (and working along side) professional producers and engineers who do this for a living-every day of the week. Our goal is to give our students every opportunity to excel in the entertainment industry.

We are thankful to call Taylor Swift, Tim McGraw, Ashley Judd, Keith Urban, Neil Diamond, Jewell, Alison Kraus and many others, clients.
Accelerated Music Production Crash Course:

- 12 weeks
- Real-world recording experience
- Intro to Recording
- Analog Recording
- Digital Recording
- Pro Tools
- Business of Recording
- Studio Recording