School

Anna Fillipova, May 15, 2015

Its never too late to study. The worst thing about studies is the lack of time. In order to help those of you who have the necessity for studying we have prepared some information about universities, schools and courses providing programs that last from 4 days to 4 years.

Intensives

There are different kinds of intensive trainings for illustrators. While some of them remind you of a disco at a summer camp, others make you feel as a recruit training. One needs to measure his/her internal motivation to choose the right course. A lot of illustrators mix business with pleasure using intensive programs as a cause for a holiday. That’s why most of suck programs are organized in summer. 

Basel School of Design, 4 days

The workshops start on June, 23.

For example, Basel School of Design has an interesting program of 4 days’ workshops guided by the professors and visiting lecturers of Basel School (like Gregory Vines). Apart from lectures and practical training there are also tours of some important places for designers. This program will suit those who want to blow off steam, inspire for a new working year and mix with their European colleagues. 

 

Британская высшая школа дизайна, 8 days

In 2015 the program starts on July, 10.

The cost of the studies is 50000 Rub


If you want to practise instead of watching the Swiss landscapes, you shouldn’t miss the intensive training program in British Higher School of Art and Design, which takes place twice a year in Moscow. The course is suitable for both novices and “old hands”. They teach modern approach to drawing, composition, the choice of technique (digital and handmade styles). The students draw under the guidance of Victor Melamed, who is very good at teaching, and other successful Russian illustrators. Most of the time is given to practical work, students are supposed to make at least 3 illustrations a day. 


Summer courses

Parsons The New School for Design, 18 days

The course starts on July, 6.

The courses cost $2 850.

If you have much spare time in summer and you want to make an effective use of it, you should choose summer educational programs. Almost every school of design provides such courses. When students go on holidays, teachers have time to share their knowledge with those who have the desire, but don’t have the fortune to spend on studying abroad. There is a good course for beginners at Parsons The New School for Design in New York. The classes take place in Greenwich Village, one of the most bohemian areas in NY. Parsons offers some academic courses in drawing a human’s body which may be useful for every illustrator. However, there are some more up-to-date  courses where the art of working with colors and the essentials of typographics are taught. While studying, every student creates a portfolio consisting of advertising illustrations, animation boards, editorial drawings. 

 

London College of Fashion, 30 days

The course starts on July, 6.

The courses cost $2 850.


If you have much spare time in summer and you want to make an effective use of it, you should choose summer educational programs. Almost every school of design provides such courses. When students go on holidays, teachers have time to share their knowledge with those who have the desire, but don’t have the fortune to spend on studying abroad. There is a good course for beginners at Parsons The New School for Design in New York. The classes take place in Greenwich Village, one of the most bohemian areas in NY. Parsons offers some academic courses in drawing a human’s body which may be useful for every illustrator. However, there are some more up-to-date  courses where the art of working with colors and the essentials of typographics are taught. While studying, every student creates a portfolio consisting of advertising illustrations, animation boards, editorial drawings. 

 

Higher education

London College of Communication, 3 years

The studies cost £15 950 and the open house is June, 20.

For those who decide to study for a good long while, there are some places to get a BA or MA in the subject. The first and the most famous one is Central Saint Martins. But if you are interested not only in a well-known name, but in good education, you should pay attention to other colleges from the University of the Arts London. According to curators of UAL, most of the wannabe students of the most famous art college of Europe have to go to other colleges of the university after the interview. LCC (London college of communication) is not less prestigious and respectable in professional sphere than St.Martins, and it’s a great place to study illustration

 

Rhode Island School of Design, 4 years


RISD has been heading the list of the best art schools in the world for many years. The competition is cut-throat, only 27 percent of those who had got a decent portfolio of 12 works at the least by the time they took the exams finally enter the university. The first year students spend developing their drawing skills and their “creative intelligence”, which makes an illustrator of a person-who-draws-well. One may read the detailed description of the subjects as a novel. Tours of RISD for the entrants take place every summer weekend.