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Creative Courses

Arts University Bournemouth

CREATIVE ARTS SUMMER SCHOOL (14-15 YEARS ONLY)

Arts University Bournemouth

This exciting 2 week inclusive course is fully residential with students experiencing life on a state-of-the art university campus and also in the university accommodation.  It has been specifically designed for young students with a keen interest in the arts, providing them with a stimulating experience to explore creative pathways and develop skills for the future. 

It’s a hands-on course, combines creative teaching with a variety of workshops and practical sessions. Students are encouraged to experiment with a mix of arts subjects, to explore creative style and understanding of the creative process from idea development to finished piece. Through discussions, presentations and creative multi-disciplinary projects, they will produce work for their portfolio and develop skills that benefit current school studies and beyond such as research and analysis, problem solving and working in groups. 

Afternoon creative sessions will take place on campus where students can enjoy a range of pre-planned activities, workshops and entertainment. There are also activities and day trips planned for the weekend.

It’s the perfect course to learn, grow in confidence and have fun all whilst mixing with students from around the globe.

Location: Poole
Ages: 14 to 15     Start dates: 23 July 2018    Duration: 2 weeks
Accommodation: Single en-suite study bedroom
Fees: £3495

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Taunton School - Science, Technology & Engineering

Science, Technology & Engineering

This course is Ideal for those who are interested in modern technology.

With a maximum class size of 15 students, this two-week programme offers a really exciting opportunity for girls and boys, aged 13 – 17, who are interested in modern science and technology.

Three hours of English lessons take place each day, designed to develop students’ proficiency in all four skills areas of the English language: reading, writing, listening and speaking are all afforded appropriate teaching and learning time, along with vocabulary and pronunciation development.

Complementing the English lessons, students have two hours each day of highly practical and hands on tuition in Science, Technology & Engineering. During their studies, students will investigate, experiment, design and even construct a product, thus following a process from an initial idea to its final completion. For example, they may design and build an app, develop a programme, design a product or explore robotics.

Students are able to use the fantastic facilities at Taunton School to support their learning, including a state of the art IT suite, large and well-equipped science labs and outstanding DT workshops with laser cutters and 3D printers.

Organisation: Taunton School
Location: Somerset
Ages: 13 to 17     Start dates: 30 June, 14, 28 July    Duration: 2 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: £2000

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Bosworth Independent College - Film Making

Film Making

Students take General English lessons in the mornings. Each weekday afternoon students will engage in film making workshops, excluding Wednesday when they will take part in a full day excursion. The workshops will cover a variety of elements of film making including planning (pre-production), filming (production) and editing (post-production). Students will cover the use of the camera, lighting and audio equipment and will learn to use professional filming techniques alongside looking at various genres of film. They will aim to capture their
story through camera, lighting and sound, bringing it all together in post-production using professional editing techniques and software. The course includes visual effects workshops including the use of the green screen. Workshops are aimed at students with little or no experience of film making. Finally, students will view their work on the big screen at Bosworth Hall and have a chance to critique and review.

Location: Northampton
Ages: 12 to 17     Start dates: 1,8,15,22,29 Jul; 5 Aug    Duration: 2-6 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - single and shared rooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £1953
3 weeks - £2930
4 weeks - £3966
5 weeks - £4883
6 weeks - £5859

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Wycombe Abbey - English + Theatre & Dance

English Plus Theatre and Dance

For four half days each week the course builds skills in acting, singing, dance and stagecraft. In addition, students have morning English classes in small groups of 12 to 15 and join our other students for two excursions per week as well as participating in the lively social programme every evening. One highlight of the course is a visit to a London Musical show in a West End Theatre. The English plus Theatre and Dance course is taught by subject specialist teachers and is open to all ability levels including beginners. The course is based on the campus of Wycombe Abbey School, located on the outskirts of London on a spacious campus with excellent facilities.

Organisation: Our World English
Location: High Wycombe
Ages: 8 to 14     Start dates: 9, 23 July    Duration: 2 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £2550

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Dulwich College - English + Theatre & Dance

English Plus Theatre and Dance

For four half days each week the course builds skills in acting, singing, dance and stagecraft. In addition, students have morning English classes in small groups of 12 to 15 and join our other students for two excursions per week as well as participating in the lively social programme every evening. One highlight of the course is a visit to a London Musical show in a West End Theatre. The English plus Theatre and Dance course is taught by subject specialist teachers and is open to all ability levels including beginners.The course is based on the campus of Dulwich College, a famous school for boys located in the affluent village of Dulwich on the outskirts of London. This historic school boasts excellent facilities.

Organisation: Our World English
Location: Dulwich
Ages: 12 to 17     Start dates: 9,23 July 2018    Duration: 2 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - single or shared en-suite rooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £2650

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Bosworth Independent College - Arts & Crafts

Arts & Crafts

Students take General English lessons each morning. Each weekday afternoon students will engage in art workshops, excluding Wednesday when they will take part in a full day excursion. The workshops provide a creative focus for those students who have an interest in art and creative design. They will include working with acrylics, pastel, water colours and pencils as well as exploring a variety of skills and techniques
connected with Fine Art. Students will also have the opportunity to explore silk painting, printing techniques,
modroc sculptures, batik, fabric painting and felt making. Workshops can be tailored to meet individual needs and will work for students with some experience or students with little or no experience in Art. All art materials are provided.

Location: Northampton
Ages: 12 to 17     Start dates: 1,8,15,22,29 Jul; 5 Aug    Duration: 2-6 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - single and shared rooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £1785
3 weeks - £2678
4 weeks - £3570
5 weeks - £4463
6 weeks - £5355

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Sidcot School - Academic Sports

Academic Sports

Do you love sport – but also want to find out more about Business in sportScience in sport and Psychology in sport then choose Academic Sports.

This is a sports focused course with a difference! This one-week course combines practical sports with the theory and the academic side.

The academic will cover:
- business,
- sports psychology,
- biomechanics,
- anatomy and nuitrician.

On the practical side you can choose to have specialist coaching in tennis or swimming (this will include life saving skills) as well as enjoying some mountain biking on the Mendip Hills, working on your personal fitness and experiencing a game of golf.

 

Organisation: Academic Summer
Location: Bristol
Ages: 15 to 18     Start dates: 7, 28 July    Duration: 1 week
Accommodation: School boarding house - shared rooms
Fees: £1180

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Arts University Bournemouth

3 WEEK CREATIVE SUMMER COURSES (minimum age 16+)

Our highly practical courses allow you to explore a range of approaches to creative thinking and making in a variety of art forms.  As well as learning about creative techniques and processes, you’ll increase confidence in your artistic abilities, giving you the opportunity to make a more informed decision about your future.

You may be enrolling to improve your arts portfolio, to supplement your university application or because you want to enrich your CV or interest in the creative world. It’s a great addition to further education applications and personal statement. As a result, many of our Summer Course students go onto study successfully at degree level.

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Location: Poole
Ages: 16 to 18+     Start dates: 24 July    Duration: 3 weeks
Accommodation: University Accommodation
Fees: £3495

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Canford School

Dukes International Summer School

The Dukes International summer school is ideal for international students who want to improve their English and experience life in one of the most stunning boarding school campuses in the UK. Canford School has fantastic facilities including 20 tennis courts, an indoor swimming pool, a 9-hole golf course and theatre.  The Academic Programme offers English courses as well as introduction programmes in Business and International Relations. Two immersive courses are also available, English through Football and English through Acting. There is also a general academic Summer Study Programme available with coures in English Literature, History, Science and Creative Writing  A range of afternoon and evening activities are available to all students, along with two full day excursions per week.

Organisation: Summer Boarding Courses
Location: Bournemouth
Ages: 11 to 15     Start dates: 09,23,30 July 2018    Duration: 2,3,4,5 weeks
Accommodation: School boarding house - single and shared rooms
Fees: 2 weeks - £2900
3 weeks - £4350
4 weeks - £5600
5 weeks - £7250

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