Description

This course will give you the opportunity to develop your own visual language for urban art, through understanding and experimenting with graffiti, one of its most iconic expressions.

As wild, anarchic, and cutting-edge as graffiti might appear, graffiti writing has its roots in clearly defined typography strategies that, over decades, have become more and more stylistically diverse. The main innovation of graffiti writing is its unique way to distort and invent new letters and apply them to various surfaces and contexts: a new communication form in public space.

THIS COURSE WILL BE HELD IN BERLIN

Come and enjoy the most dynamic capital city in Central Europe, with its vibrant culture, cuttingedge architecture, fabulous food, intense underground parties, and tangible history.

Over the past 20 years, the city has become a giant lab of cultural experimentation, thanks to an abundance of space, cheap rent, and a free-wheeling spirit that pushes boundaries and encourages new ideas.

Top international performers grace its theatre, concert, and opera stages, with international design and art world stars making their home in this multicultural metropolis, which maintains its high international standing without giving up its laid-back, artsy, and bohemian lifestyle.

REQUIREMENTS

This course is addressed to students who already have a basic understanding of visual design principles and wish to apply them in the context of urban art.

  • All classes are held in English, so a fluent understanding of the English language is required.
  • Please carefully read the course descriptions before applying to a course. The schools are not responsible if you choose a course level that is not suitable to your background and skills.
  • We will accept bookings from students 18 years old and older. If you are 16 or 17 but show a strong motivation to take introduction-level or experience-level courses, we will consider your application on the condition that your parents or legal guardians send a written declaration of responsibility.
  • We recommend that you bring personal equipment to use in class, such as your laptop, sketch pad, etc. Suggested items will be listed in your welcome materials, which you will receive prior to the beginning of the course.

SUGGESTED COURSES

If you wish to extend your summer studies , you can combine this course with:

APPLICATION

Please refer to the table below to discover the fees for two or four-week session in Berlin.

€ 1,395two-week session (45 hours of class time over 9 days)
€ 2,665four-week session (90 hours of class time over 18 days)

Housing fees vary depending on the selected options (kind of room, distance from school, Air Conditioning, etc.).

€ 350 – 750two-week session
€ 700 – 1,500four-week session

Please contact the following email to receive the application form: summerschool@btk-fh.de.
Then follow their instructions to submit your application.

Applications will be accepted until and not later than three weeks before the course begins, depending on the availability of places in each course.

Thinking globally, cultivating individual talents, growing through trial and error, and working in teams—these are the guiding principles of BTK.

Known as a meeting point for the creative inventors and designers of tomorrow, BTK thrives in that exciting space between art, design, and technology: across disciplines and international borders. In this environment, students are empowered to work together with creative minds from across the globe to develop their ideas, design the newest innovations, and fulfill their artistic potential.

All BTK programs are state-accredited, and faculty, students, and alumni have won many international prizes, attesting to the school’s highest quality.

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