Yes a topic for the non-americans among us, for the ones that can only dream to study at TAD or overseas.
As do i, but getting there is a whole different story.
We are looking for reachable 'replacement'-schools to fill the void and look-a-like Sterling Hundley's, places where we can cultivate ourselves to the max, instead of sitting behind a computerscreen dreaming of amazing workshops...
Well maybe i'm the only one doing that, but i know there is a great search for schools in Europe on this site and it is not being answered.
So if you match the profile, please share your experience!
What & where in Europe did you study?
Would you recommend it, what did-and didn't you like?
For me and many others it would be a great help!
Yes, it would be nice to read about people's experiences. I'm especially interested in art schools located in Southern Germany (that is, Bayern), Austria (e.g. Vienna) and Northern Italy (e.g. Milan). Any private schools that happen to be of interest? Ateliers? I'm focused on learning traditional drawing and painting techniques. Also looking for short, alternate courses to combine artistic studies and travelling. Meanwhile I will continue to look through the older discussions...
Same here, I'm a Master in Product Development/ Industrial Design. But I am looking for a concept design school to push my drawing skills to the next level. Basically something like the Feng Zhu school of design, but in europe
did you find something interesting? I'm also interested in gaining more drawing and painting skills in Europe any helpful thread you found so far?
^ Last time I checked, most of German schools don't accept students right away, you had to complete at least 1 year locally and than transfer.
Sorry I can't elaborate more, since I've pretty much given up on European schooling (Britain looked like one of the best options, ungodly expensive though, esp. when they had different pricing for EU and non-EU students, I'm outside of European Union.)
on the fourth day of glitchmas my painter™ gave to me
four random crashes, three broken brushes, two system hangups & one corrupted workspace
I'm from the Estonian Academy of Arts. Tuition is government tax money paid if you make the competition (1in2 to 1in10 applicants depending on area of study), for those who did well enough in the competition to get accepted but fell behind the line tuition is 2170-1275€ per year. School has a 3+2 Bologna system (except architecture which is 5 yrs straight skipping Bachelor's) Schoolwork is in Estonian except some Master's courses I think which require Estonian or English, but we have a lot of Erasmus people and from other programmes so it's quite multicultural if you live in the dorms (together with the Academy of Music and Performing arts). Rent is 87€ per month + water/electricity/heating/maintenance in a double room, twice that in a single. Dorm is very recently renovated but rooms aren't very big.
However, it's not a digital arts school per say even though we have graphics, architectures, industrial design and animation that do a lot of digital work and there are electives of digital nature. There are better and not so good teachers (my painting teacher just clapped hands at everything and everything was "cool in it's unique way" and my colour theory showed up drunk off his ass several times) but you have the environment, community and means to learn.
The school is lacking a permanent and central building atm, it is being built, and is thus scattered around the partly medieval old town of Tallinn. Kinda takes away from the school spirit but quite inspiring and lively surroundings (oh yes, outdoor drawing with tons of tourist ogling at you)
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This may be a long shot, but are there art schools in Germany and/or Italy that concentrate around computer design or concept art?
And is there some kind of a special way to ask for scholarships in colleges abroad? I still can't find anything according to that matter *shrug*
About the situation in Germany: "Art school" here usually means ART school. It's for those who want to become the next Jeff Koons or Tracy Emin.
I'm sure there's not a single art school in Germany that is like a classical-academic atelier like those on the ARC website. If there was such a school I'd have attended it.Ateliers? I'm focused on learning traditional drawing and painting techniques.
You'll however find some pretty good private academies with an emphasis on illustration and drawing skill (for example, the Bildkunst Akademie or the Akademie Leonardo, both in Hamburg). Though they're so few they can be counted on one hand.