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SFAI - San Francisco Art Institute:
Located on Russian Hill overlooking beautiful San Francisco Bay, the San Francisco Art Institute (SFAI) is an accredited art school that offers a wide-range of Certificate, Diploma, and Degree programs in art & design fields that include Animation, Art History, Fine Arts, Photography, and more. We provide a variety of undergraduate and graduate options for students from our fully equipped facilities and state-of-the-art technology resources on campus. SFAI emphasizes vision, imagination, intellectual development, hands-on experience, and engagement with the world.

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Why Study at SFAI?


- State-of-the-Art Campus Facilities
Our historic Chestnut Street campus, located in Russian Hill, serves both undergraduates and graduates with fully equipped facilities and state-of-the-art technology resources, a library, galleries, a lecture hall, and a courtyard café boasting one of the best views in San Francisco.

- Experienced Faculty
The faculty encourage students to be self-motivated and self-directed, and provide guidance and support. Artistic, personal, and intellectual development is fused so that the process of making work is a life-enriching experience and prepares students for a creative life.

- Innovative Education
As an institution we continue to be innovators in the field of education. Our new Centers for Interdisciplinary Learning (Art+Science, Media Culture, Public Practice, and Word, Text) provide the framework for cross-disciplinary study, combining studio, liberal arts and art history.

- International Outlook
At SFAI, we are committed to helping international students access additional resources in order to fulfill your dream of attending SFAI. Ninety percent of our alumni who participated in a 2003 survey are either exhibiting artists or are still making art; 62% have gone on to receive their MFAs.

Certificate, Bachelor & Master Degree Programs:

Photo of Arts Degree Courses in San Francisco, California- Bachelor / Master of Fine Arts (BFA/MFA) Programs
- Master of Arts Degrees
- Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Programs
- Pre-College Summer Programs
- Summer MFA Program

Course categories include:
- Fine Arts
- Digital Design
- Film/Video
- Animation
- PrintMaking
- Art History
- Computer Art/Design
- Photography
- Sculpture
- Studio Art, and more...

Prestigious School of Higher Education in Comtemporary Art:
Founded in 1871, the San Francisco Art Institute is one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious schools of higher education in contemporary art. We boast an illustrious list of faculty and alumni in all areas of focus. Most importantly, we have consistently held fast to a core philosophy of fostering creativity and critical thinking in an open, experimental, and interdisciplinary environment. At SFAI, we educate artists who will become the creative leaders of their generation.

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Arts University Bournemouth
Courses / Programs
• Study for 1, 2 or 3 semesters at the UK’s No. 1 arts university!

• Arts University Bournemouth (AUB) is a leading university specialising in arts, performance, design, and media education. Easily accessible less than 2 hours south of London by train, AUB provides study abroad BA (Hons) courses for US / international students & professionals who wish to spend time abroad in pursuit of careers in creative arts, graphic design, interior design, textiles, fashion, makeup, animation, visual communication, event management, architecture, dance, acting, film production, photography, & more.

• Our short study abroad courses are designed for students who want to spend time learning in the UK, developing their creative skills and perhaps gaining credits towards their university degree, but do not necessarily want to spend as much as 2-3 years studying in the UK.

• Students are fully integrated with our full-time BA (Hons) degree students, and these courses can be taken for 1 term, 2 terms, or 3 terms.

• If you can't find the exact course you want, we can design a course tailored to your individual needs. You can join several groups of students on a range of different courses and also receive one-to-one tuition.

• We also provide summer study abroad programs.

"The facilities that the Arts University Bournemouth has to offer are absolutely amazing. First off, the library was one of the most resourceful places I have come across in my entire stay there."
- Orlando, USA, Animation Production
1, 2 or 3 semesters on the following degree courses:

• Architecture
• Animation Production
• Acting
• Costume with Performance Design
• Creative Events Management
• Dance
• Fashion Studies
• Film Production
• Fine Art
• Graphic Design
• Illustration
• Interior Architecture & Design
• MakeUp for Media & Performance
• Modelmaking
• Photography
• Textiles
• Visual Communication
• Visual Effects Design & Production

Further Courses:
• Portfolio Preparation Art, Design & Media (2 terms)

• Preparation for Masters (1 or 2 terms)
Bellus Academy, Poway
Courses / Programs
Located in the city of Poway in northern San Diego County (30 minutes north of Downtown San Diego), Bellus Academy is an internationally-acclaimed beauty career training school. We offer courses in Cosmetology, Advanced Cosmetology, Esthetics, Beauty Therapist Management, Make-Up Artistry, Massage Therapy, and Holistic Health Practitioner, all taught by top educators with vast industry experience.

Bellus Academy is one of the only academies in the nation to provide the advanced training and multiple license programs that can help prepare you for a premium career in the Beauty and Wellness industry. We are dedicated to graduating the top industry professionals by providing quality education. Our programs can educate you for a new career in the booming salon or spa industry in less than a year.
Nationally-Accredited Beauty & Wellness Programs:

- Cosmetology
- Advanced Cosmetology
- Esthetics
- Beauty Therapist Management
- Massage Therapy
- Holistic Health Practitioner
- Make-up Artistry

- We also offer advanced seminars and workshops for industry professionals who are looking to sharpen their skills and learn cutting edge techniques.

- We constantly update our programs so that graduates can remain competitive in the field
Gnomon School of Visual Effects, Hollywood
Courses / Programs
Located in the heart of Hollywood, Los Angeles, Gnomon School of Visual Effects is an innovative training facility that stresses the importance of creativity in computer graphics. We provide a range of Visual Effects & Animation Certificate Programs in fields that include Entertainment Design, Digital Production, Professional Studies, and more. Whether you're a student or a working professional, Gnomon has educational options to help you reach your goals as an artist in the entertainment industry.

At Gnomon, we know that it is not the technology that drives results, but the artist. Therefore, our instructors are industry professionals with traditional backgrounds who started using the technology to bring their imaginations to life. Gnomon's entire curriculum has been developed, tested and is taught by some of the most recognized CG professionals working in the industry.
Visual Effects & Animation Certificate Programs:

- Entertainment Design
- Digital Production for Entertainment
- Entertainment Design & Digital Production
- Maya Fast Track
- Professional Studies
- Online Classes
- Master Classes
OC PRO Makeup Academy, Orange
Courses / Programs
Conveniently situated in Orange CA, OC Pro Makeup Academy provide a range of make-up artist training classes. Taught by highly-trained and skilled instructors, our make-up courses include lots of hands-on, one-on-one instruction which is the ideal way to get the most out of the learning experience and ensure that you are able to put your new skills to use as soon as possible. Our comprehensive courses, top-notch instruction, and affordable rates are just the right combination to make your talent shine, allowing you to bring out the inner beauty of any subject!

At OC Pro Makeup Academy, we believe that hands-on training is the best way to learn. This is why we keep our classes small, with a maximum of six students. Working closely with our instructors, you'll be able to highlight all the natural beauties of any face, focusing on enhancement and creating a new, natural look for your clients. You will have access to the full professional kit including spatulas, makeup, shadows, brushes, etc..
Makeup artist training courses:

- Bridal Makeup
- Glamour Makeup
CMC School, Yucatan - Color Reading / Chromatology Workshop
Courses / Programs
Psychic ability practitioners, medical professionals & color therapy healing enthusiasts living in California may be interested in this unique short program in Mexico:

• Develop your psychic ability with Divination through color in the abundantly colorful and spectacularly scenic state of Yucatan in Mexico!

• Chromatology or Chromatics is the study of color, and at CMC School in Yucatan, we offer an exciting and highly educational chromatology, divination & color reading workshop (taught entirely in English) to develop your psychic ability and enable you to make color readings.

• Today, color therapy (also known as chromotherapy) is used extensively by interior designers, fashion designers, beauty therapists, holistic and healing therapists, doctors, mediums, and artists to enhance the power of color and color combinations.

• CMC School is owned by U.S. citizens from Texas, and we are excited to welcome tourists and alternative adventure travelers to our new destination workshop in Progreso Beach, a tranquil & picturesque location just 30 minutes north of the city of Merida (renowned in many articles for its safety, architecture, food and voted the #1 place to retire in Forbes Magazine!).

• Our programs appeal to professionals, therapists, vacation seekers & travelers from the neighboring border states of CA, TX, AZ and NM, from across the U.S., local students from Mexico, as well as international students from Europe, Latin America, The Caribbean, and around the globe.
Chromatology Workshop - Fall 2018:
• Learn how to develop your psychic ability through color, and how to do divination readings by utilizing the power of color.

• Divination is the art or practice of seeking to gain an insight into future events by gathering hidden knowledge through interpretation.

• Chromatology (also called chromatics) is the study of color - which has an enormous impact on our mental, emotional, physical, spiritual body.

• Learn how color influences our perception, and study color for its healing qualities.
Art Center College of Design, Pasadena
Courses / Programs
Located in Pasadena, Southern California, Art Center College of Design provides a range of quality undergraduate and graduate programs in the fields of art and design. We offer a Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) in Photography and Imaging.

Our faculty of accomplished photographers will guide you in your development, helping you articulate your ideas and specific intentions within the larger context of image making’s future. Our state-of-the-art traditional and digital labs support a wide variety of photographic processes. You will be able to stay abreast of the continuous technical transformations impacting photography, including the ways images are captured, enhanced and distributed.

Pasadena is conveniently located only 10 miles northeast of downtown Los Angeles and is one of the primary cultural centers of the San Gabriel Valley. Our college is easily-accessible for students living in South Pasadena, Altadena, Highland Park, Eagle Rock, Temple City, San Gabriel, San Marino, Arcadia, Sierra Madre, La Cañada Flintridge and other locations throughout Los Angeles County.
Bachelor of Fine Art (BFA) in Photography and Imaging

Modules include:
- Writing Studio or Writing Studio Intensive;
- Critical Practice
- Imaging
- Fine Art Photography
- Composition
- History of Photography
- Still Life
- Architecture
- Location Lighting
- Stock Photograph
- Portfolio Development, and more...