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PART-TIME ART COURSE

NEW!

NEW! Part-Time Art Course

Our Studio Arts Program is available in a flexible Part-Time format.

Now you can choose:

  1. Your focus: learn new Art Techniques / develop your personal Artistic Discourse
  2. Your schedule: morning / afternoon classes (depending on availability)
  3. Your accreditation: with / without* ECTS credits

Students who take the Part-Time option as a vocational course can mix and match the two types of Part-Time Blocks as they prefer.

FULL-TIME

1 ACADEMIC YEAR / CALENDAR YEAR
= 5 Blocks (6-7 weeks per Block)
= 60 ECTS credits

PART-TIME

ART+TECHNIQUES
(4 weeks per Block)
Take 5 Blocks
+
PRACTICE & DISCOURSE
(6-7 weeks per Block)
Take 5 Blocks
=
60 ECTS credits

Students who wish to obtain the 60 ECTS credits of an academic year on any level, are required to take a total of 5 ART+TECHNIQUES Blocks + 5 PRACTICE & DISCOURSE Blocks. These can be taken over an extended period of time.

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    Part-Time Course conditions

    Working space, no studio

    Students on the Part-Time Course have no studio space or permanent workstation at Metàfora, but are welcome to store materials and work in progress in a specially designated area. Outside class hours, the part time students can work on personal art projects in designated classrooms.

    Student Visa is not applicable

    Please note that Metàfora’s Part-Time option does not qualify for a student visa, which is available only for studies over 25 hours per week.

    I learned things I had never done before:

    …Sculpture casting, photography, installations etc. I had done painting before, and managed to do some in Metàfora as well, but not so much because I was so inspired about what else to do…”

    Tilde Engstroem, Denmark

    Part-Time Block content

    ART+TECHNIQUES

    This modality covers 5 ECTS of a Full-Time Block (12 ECTS) and spans over the first 4 weeks of the Block (see here for course dates, typical week and scheduled classes).

    3 weekly Tools & Techniques classes:

    • Choice of max. 2 weekly Tools & Techniques classes offered each block*
    • Choice of max. 1 of the weekly drawing classes offered each block (life drawing or drawing)*

    + Other activities:

    • Technical consultations in Paint Labs and Sculpture Labs
    • Recent Art History / Critical Theory (in person class, or recorded)*
    • Possibility to sit in on the Presentations / Discourse reviews at the end of every block.

    * Mandatory classes for students interested in gaining ECTS credits to pass to the following level on the Studio Arts Program.

    It is necessary to fill in the application form of the course. Once submitted, the applicant will be asked for a short interview, where they can ask questions and resolve any doubts.

    This interview is optional for students applying for the Part-Time ART+TECHNIQUES Block.

    PRACTICE & DISCOURSE

    This modality covers 7 ECTS of a Full-Time Block (12 ECTS) and spans over the entire 6-7 weeks of the Block (see here for course dates, typical week and scheduled classes).

    Tutorials, workshop and presentations:

    • Weekly tutorial with a designated In-house Tutor*
    • Choose 1 Tools & Techniques class OR a “Thinking and Making” workshop (depending on the program level)*
    • Artwork presentation at the end of each block.*

    + Other activities:

    Presentations / Discourse reviews

    The Part-Time student on this modality is expected to present a finished art work at the end of each block. This entails booking a space in which to present their artwork.

    Course Levels

    Students who apply for PRACTICE & DISCOURSE Blocks are admitted into the different levels (Foundation, Certificate and Diploma) according to their previous experience and level. Students who apply for a Part-Time course on Foundation level are not required to present a portfolio as part of the application.

    It’s a very special place to be,
    where you really get out what you want…

    … you can tailor your own studies to meet your needs and goals.”

    Melle Skärfstad, Sweden

    Course Dates

    2022-2023 Part-Time OPTIONS


    DATES

    ART+TECHNIQUES

    4 weeks / 5 ECTS

    PRACTICE & DISCOURSE

    6/7 weeks / 7 ECTS

    BLOCK 1 5th to 30th of Sept 2022 5th of Sept to 14th of Oct 2022
    BLOCK 2 17th of Oct to 11th of Nov 2022 18th of Oct to 25th of Nov 2022
    BLOCK 3 16th of Jan to 10th of Feb 2023 16th of Jan to 22nd of Feb 2023
    BLOCK 4 6th to the 31st of Mar 2023 6th of Mar to the 19th of Apr 2023
    BLOCK 5 24th of Apr to the 19th of May 2023 24th of Apr to the 7th of Jun 2023
    Summer Block Not available 3rd to 27th of Jul 2023

    I love Barcelona, really.
    I’ve made so many friends…

    …Plus the culture, the food, the strange traditions…
    and it’s well connected to the rest of Europe!
    I am making the most of my stay here.”

    Tracy Evans, Canada

    Fees and Discounts

    ART+TECHNIQUES

    (4 weeks - 5 ECTS)

    495€*

    Original price: 550€
    Reservation fee: 390€
    Studio Space: not available
    Award scheme discount: 55€

    *See below for details and conditions

    PRACTICE & DISCOURSE

    (6/7 weeks - 7 ECTS)

    693€*

    Original price: 770€
    Reservation fee: 390€
    Studio Space: not available
    Award scheme discount: 77€

    *See below for details and conditions

    Accomodation:
    Accommodation is not included in the fees.

    Tuition:
    Please refer to each of the two Part Time options for details.

    Personal studio space:
    Students on the Part Time option have no studio space or permanent workstation at Metàfora, but are welcome to store materials and work in progress in a specially designated area. Outside class hours, the part time students can work on personal art projects in designated classrooms.

    Student visa:
    Metàfora’s Part Time option does not qualify for a student visa, which is available only for studies over 25 hours per week.

    Materials:
    Basic sample materials are available in all Tools & Techniques classes at no cost for the students.
    Materials needed for the individual studio practice runs on the student’s account.

    Payment conditions:
    Please see here for the entire list of Metàfora’s payment conditions

    Defer the beginning of a course or change course:

    If the student wishes to postpone his/her start in the course or change to another course, the amount paid for reservation of registration and registration remains valid for a maximum of 12 months counting from the beginning of the course in which the student originally enrolled.

    During this period, the student may opt for other courses (subject to admission and availability of places). In the event that the price of the new course does not coincide with the course chosen initially, the student will pay the difference. If the chosen course has a lower value than the one paid, the remaining amount will be saved for another Metàfora activity, for a maximum of 12 additional months. In no case will the amount paid to date (or part of it) be returned.

    To postpone the start of the course or change to another course, it is essential that the student inform Metàfora by written notification at least 6 weeks before the beginning of the course for which he / she originally enrolled.

    Involuntary interruptions of studies:

    In case of accident or illness during the course, studies may be interrupted for a maximum period of 12 months. It is essential to present a medical certificate in this regard. During this time the acquired economic commitment remains valid without any surcharge.

    Voluntary interruptions of studies:

    Once the course has started, there is no possibility of returning the tuition fee (or part of it) if the student wishes to cancel or postpone his/her stay at Metàfora.

    In case a student decides to interrupt the studies voluntarily, he/she loses his place in the course and must comply with the acquired financial commitment. In no case will interrupting the course voluntarily leaves the student exempt from the financial commitments contracted.

    If the student wishes to resume the studies in the future, he/she must restart the application and enrollment payment procedures again.

    Payment conditions:
    Please see here for the entire list of Metàfora’s payment conditions

    Reservation fee:

    When a  student submits an application to Metàfora’s Studio Arts Programs, he/she will be prompted for a brief online interview. Once admitted to the course, it is essential to pre-enroll by paying the reservation fee.
    Metàfora does not guarantee the place without the payment of the reservation fee.

    This payment will not be refunded under any circumstances.

    For Metàfora’s Studio Arts Programs, a letter of admission is required to pay for the reservation. Upon being admitted, the participant will receive an invoice in which the amount and a payment term are specified. If this deadline is not met (and Metàfora does not receive notification of the delay in writing), the student may lose the place and go on to the waiting list.

    If the student wishes to cancel or postpone their registration, said payment will remain valid for a maximum of 12 months, counting from the beginning of the course in which the student originally enrolled (see “Deferring course start”).

    Tuition payment:

    The remaining tuition fee for Metàfora’s Studio Arts Programs must be paid at least 15 days before the start of the course.

    If the student does not make the remaining payment within this period, they may lose their place in the course and go on to the waiting list. For bank transfers it is essential to send proof of payment to Metàfora within the deadline.

    Once the course has started, there is no possibility of returning the enrollment (or part of it) if the student wishes to cancel or postpone his / her stay at Metàfora.

    The remaining tuition fee can be paid in installments. Please see the section “Paying in installments” for details.

    Payment conditions:
    Please see here for the entire list of Metàfora’s payment conditions

    What is Metàfora’s Award Scheme?

    Metàfora is a small independent institution and we understand that for some students funding is a difficult issue. For this reason we give out our Award Scheme discount to students who need it on their first academic year at Metàfora.

    When do I have to pay the reduced fees?

    To be eligible for the Award, the reservation fee, plus the remaining fees or the first installment (if the student has opted for this) must be paid six weeks in advance of course start. If the student is admitted closer to course start than six weeks, the fees must be paid in maximum one week from the moment of admission.
    If the fee is not paid by the due date, the Award Scheme reduction will be disesteemed and the student must pay the unreduced fees of the course.

    Can I get the discount for several studio blocks?

    The Award Scheme is available only once per student. This means that, unless the student initially has indicated the number of single blocks for which he/she wants to signs up,  the following single studio block he/she signs up for will not carry the possibility of the discount.

    Can I get the discount as a continuing student?

    A continuing student is someone who has already spent one academic or calendar year on the course. The following courses are substantially discounted and are not eligible for the Award scheme.

    Click here to open the application form for Metàfora’s Award scheme