Contemporary Art Summer & Year-round Courses in Venice, Italy

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European Cultural Academy - Contemporary Art, Architecture & Design Courses:
European Cultural Academy is a Venice-based provider of in-depth art, architecture and design courses - taught in English - for students of all backgrounds from around the world. We offer 1, 2 and 3-week courses in summer, spring, and fall. Courses focus on a range of creative subject including Contemporary Art, Contemporary Architecture, Design: The World Around Us, and more. Many of our courses take place around the Venice Biennial, a prestigious arts festival known as the 'art world's Olympics'. Students are awarded an European Cultural Academy Certificate in their chosen course upon satisfactory completion of the course.

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Why Choose European Cultural Academy?

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•  Learn About Art in the Heart of the Creative World
Venice is the creative capital of Italy. Beyond the classroom, you can immerse yourself in creative and cultural activities. The city offers an extraordinary concentration of facilities and organisations dedicated to culture. 

•  International Atmosphere
Our peers come from all backgrounds and are international, curious and inquisitive minds that are looking to expand their knowledge. You spend afternoons visiting galleries, architecture and design studios and the Venice Biennale, the most prestigious event in Art and Architecture industries.

•  Combination of Theoretical & Practical Courses
The program is a balanced combination of theory and practice. Morning classes take place in historic Venetian palazzos. You meet artists, designers and architects, Biennale curators.

Experienced & Qualified Tutors & Faculty:

Image of Contemporary Art Summer & Year-round Courses in Venice, Italy• Taught by experienced faculty, artists, designers, curators, architects and scholars, our summer, fall, and spring art courses can inspire you to navigate through a very competitive industry.

• Classes are led by renowned academics and leading practitioners. Having workshops and discussions with them in Venice is a unique experience.


Contemporary Art, Architecture & Design Courses taught in English:
Duration: 1, 2 or 3-weeks

• Contemporary Art: Art Break in Italy (March 5-10)
• Contemporary Architecture - Opening Of The Architecture Biennale (May 22-27)
• 3-Day Venice Architecture Biennale Power Course (May 29-31 / July 18-20 / October 4-6)
• Contemporary Art (June 11-16)
• Venice Architecture Biennale (June 18-23 / July 16-21 / August 13-18 / November 12-17)
• Design: The World Around Us (June 25-30 / July 23-28 / August 20-25)
• Contemporary Architecture (July 9-14 / August 6-11)

Student / Expert Testimonials:

Photos of European Cultural Academy - Contemporary Art, Architecture & Design Courses•  "ECA is an awesome experience for the beginners and professionals likewise. Beginners can get first-hand insights into the industry of visual arts premium events, and professionals get access to a wide network and can position their work in a global context."
Lana Aleksic, Curator

•  "Professionals shared the secrets of the trade in an personal setting and we were challenged to try ourselves in a group exercise."
Hisham

•  "The dynamic relationships and idea exchanges with fellow students is so valuable. The course gave me sense of validation and calm regarding the direction of my career."
Jocelyn

•  "The opportunity to learn on the "behind the scenes" of the Venice Biennale was invaluable. It could not have been better!"
Maria

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Address: Palazzo Mora, 3659 Strada Nuova, 30121, Venice, Italy
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