Info & Tuition

Diploma Programme

The Academy’s core curriculum is based on two and three year Diploma programmes. However, shorter stays are possible. Part-time students may attend one trimester (the 11-week Single Trimester programme). We also offer our popular Summer Seminar in Italy.

Each trimester, students work on two original paintings (while also completing a series of studies) wherein the two trimester teachers transmit their own techniques and spiritual vision.

Over the course of two years, Diploma Students cycle through new pairs of teachers each trimester, painting a total of 12 canvases under different teachers by the end.

Thematically, studies progress from The Humanist Style (the ‘Western’ Canon of Classical Greek & Renaissance Art), to The Hieratic Style (the ‘Eastern’ Canon of Ancient, Islamic & Hindu-Buddhist Art), to Visionary Art (which combines the Humanist & Hieratic Styles throughout history).

Special courses in the Promotion & Exhibition of the artist’s work are held at the end of each year.

Classes are held from 10 AM – 6 PM, Monday to Friday, with one of the two teachers present at all times. All instruction is in English.

Figure Drawing from the live nude is held every Wednesday from 2 – 6 pm.

Diplomas are awarded at the end of the second and third year.

The Two Year Diploma is awarded on the merits of their studio work and trimester paintings.

The Third Year students work full-time on their ‘Masterpiece’ – a large-scale painting that is supervised by an established Visionary artist for recognition as a Master artist, upon completion of which they receive their third year Diploma.

  • The tuition for the academic year is €9,900. Payment may be made in a single deposit or in three trimestrial installments.


See the Academic Year 2016-2017.

 

David Heskin & Aloria Weaver teaching the 2016 Spring Trimester

David Heskin & Aloria Weaver teaching the 2016 Spring Trimester

 

The Single Trimester Programme

For those students who cannot attend full-time, we also offer a part-time study programme. In this case, the part-time student enrolls for a single trimester (Fall, Winter or Spring) and works on two paintings under the two trimester teachers, while also completing a series of studies.
Each trimester, students work on two original paintings (while also completing a series of studies) wherein the two trimester teachers transmit their own techniques and spiritual vision.

Those part-time students who leave after one trimester will receive a credit that goes towards the completion of the Two Year Diploma (which is awarded after 6 trimesters of study). Students may come and go for Single Trimesters over the course of several years to obtain their 6 credits for a Two Year Diploma.

  • The tuition for the single trimester programme is €3,300.


See the Academic Year 2016-2017.

 

Teachers and students of the 2015 Winter Trimester

Teachers and students of the 2015 Winter Trimester

 

The Summer Seminar in Italy

The Academy offers a summer programme in Italy, called The Visions in the Mischtechnik Seminar. In the hilltop eco-village of Torri Superiore, students and teachers gather for three weeks of intensive painting. Participants of all ages, from all parts of the world, soon form a cohesive group through shared activities like chanting, yoga and hikes to the fabulous Swimming Grotto nearby.

You can read more about the summer seminar here:
THE VISIONS IN THE MISCHTECHNIK SEMINAR

  • The tuition for our three-week summer seminar in Italy (incl. full accommodation) is €2450.

 

Andrew Gonzalez teaching the Airbrush at the 2014 Seminar

Andrew Gonzalez teaching the Airbrush at the 2014 Seminar

 

 

Tuition

  • The tuition for the academic year is €9,900. Payment may be made in a single deposit or in three trimestrial installments.)
  • The tuition for the single trimester programme is €3,300.
  • The tuition for our three-week summer seminar in Italy (incl. full accommodation) is €2450.
  • Tuition does not include the cost of materials, which are the responsibility of the student.
  • Payment may be made through PayPal or bank transfer.

 

Enrollment

There is no submission process. Our courses are open to all, regardless of age or previous experience. However, please note that studio space is limited to approximately 20 places per year. Places are served on a first come, first serve basis.

Reservations:

  • Since places are limited, students should reserve their place as soon as possible
  • To reserve your place for the Diploma Programme, you must register with a €600 deposit.
  • To reserve your place for a Single Trimester, you must register with a €500 deposit.
  • The reservation deposit is non-refundable.
  • The deposit is subtracted from your final payment balance.

 

Balance Payment for the Diploma Programme:

• The Balance Payment may be paid in a single deposit or in three trimestrial installments.
• Due date for the Balance Payment (€9,300: €9,900 minus the €600 deposit) is August 31st, 2016.
• Instead of a single payment, students may pay in three trimestrial installments of €3,100 according to the Single Trimester payment deadlines (see below).

• To be paid by bank transfer only.

 

Balance Payment for the Single Trimester Programme:

• The Balance Payment (€2,800: €3,300 minus the €500 deposit) is due by:

• Fall trimester: due August 31st, 2016
• Winter trimester: due December 15th, 2016
• Spring trimester: due March 15th, 2017

• To be paid by bank transfer only.

 

Deposit to Reserve your Place

Full Diploma Programme 2016-17
(September 19th 2016 – June 23rd 2017)
Deposit: €600
Single Trimester Programme 2016-17


Please Select Trimester



Deposits are non-refundable

 

Balance Payment for the Academic Year 2016-17

Payment is required by Bank Transfer. Please email Florence Ménard at office@academyofvisionaryart.com.


Opening Circle of the 2015 Fall Trimester

Opening Circle of the 2015 Fall Trimester

Refund & Cancellation Policy

  • Deposits are non-refundable.
  • Cancellations must be made in writing and sent to the Academy by letter or email.
  • Refunds will not be given once the trimester has commenced.
  • Once a Trimester has started, only in the case of serious medical condition will a refund of the Balance Payment be given in the form of credit for a future course. Otherwise tuition is non refundable.

Conditions

  • Students are responsible for their own transportation, accommodation, visa, and health insurance (See Moving to Vienna for recommendations).
  • The Vienna Academy of Visionary Art reserves the right to make changes in curriculum and faculty when necessary.