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Diploma Programme

The Vienna Academy is an international teaching institution (with English as the primary language of instruction) that accepts up to twenty students per year in its One to Three Year Diploma programmes. For shorter stays, we offer a Single Trimester (10 weeks), a Half-Trimester (5 weeks) and our Summer Seminar in Italy (3 weeks) for a variety of opportunities to learn the painter’s craft (see below).

Diploma-track students develop two paintings per trimester under the guidance of the two trimester teachers – receiving a direct transmission of the artists’ techniques and spiritual approaches to painting. Thus, the student cycles through six different faculty members each year, keeping the approach to painting lively, fresh and original. Academy Director Laurence Caruana provides continuity through his on-going lectures.

Classes are held from 10 AM – 6 PM, Monday to Friday, with one of the two teachers present at all times. Figure Drawing from the live nude is held every Wednesday from 2 – 6 pm. Teachers also put emphasis on the Promotion & Exhibition of the artist’s work, and an exhibition is held at the end of each half-trimester.

As credit, an internal diploma is awarded at the end of each trimester. The completion of three trimesters leads to our One-Year Diploma; the completion of six trimesters leads to our Two-Year Diploma. Students need not complete their three or six trimesters in one stay, but may come & go to accumulate their credits.

Students on track to our Three-Year Diploma dedicate an additional time to their Masterpiece – a large-scale painting that is supervised by an established Visionary artist. Upon completion, they are recognized by our academy as a ‘Master’ artist and awarded our Three-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 2019-2020.

David Heskin & Aloria Weaver teaching the 2016 Spring Trimester

David Heskin & Aloria Weaver teaching the 2016 Spring Trimester

The Trimester Programme

For those students who cannot attend the full year, we also offer studies for a Full Trimester (10 weeks) or Half-Trimester (5 weeks).

For the Full Trimester, the student enrolls for the Fall, Winter or Spring Trimester (10 weeks) and develops two successive paintings during that trimester  under the guidance of the two successive trimester teachers – at a price that is €700 less than two Half-Trimesters (€3,300 instead of €4,000)

For the Half-Trimester, the student enrolls for the First or Second Half of the Fall, Winter or Spring (5 weeks) and develops one painting during that half-trimester  under the guidance of one teacher – receiving a direct transmission of the artists’ techniques and spiritual approaches to painting.

Classes are held from 10 AM – 6 PM, Monday to Friday, with the teacher present at all times. Figure Drawing from the live nude is held every Wednesday from 2 – 6 pm. Teachers put emphasis on the Promotion & Exhibition of the artist’s work, and an exhibition is held at the end of each trimester.

Trimester students receive an internal diploma as credit that goes towards the completion of the One-Year Diploma (3 trimesters of study) and the Two-Year Diploma (6 trimesters of study). Students need not complete their three or six trimesters in one stay, but may come & go to accumulate their credits.

  • The tuition for a full trimester (10 weeks) is €3,300
  • The tuition for a half trimester (5 weeks) is €2000


See the Academic Year 2019-2020.

Teachers and students of the 2015 Winter Trimester

Teachers and students of the 2015 Winter Trimester

The Seminars in Italy

The Academy offers two seminars a year in Italy, The Easter Seminar at Torri Superiore, and the Summer Seminar called The Visions in the Mischtechnik Seminar. In the hilltop eco-village of Torri Superiore, students and teachers gather for 10 days (Easter Seminar) or three weeks (Summer Seminar) 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 10-day Easter Seminar in Italy (incl. full accommodation) is €1700.
  • The tuition for our 3-week Summer Seminar in Italy (incl. full accommodation) is €2600.
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 a full trimester (10 weeks) is €3,300
  • The tuition for a half trimester (5 weeks) is €2000
  • The tuition for our three-week summer seminar in Italy (incl. full accommodation) is €2600.
  • 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 of the coming academic year.
• 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 Full Trimester or Half Trimester:

• The Balance Payment for the Full Trimester is €2,800: (€3,300 minus the €500 deposit)
• The Balance Payment for the Half Trimester is €1,500: (€2,000 minus the €500 deposit)
The Balance Payment is due by:

• Fall trimester: due August 31st
• Winter trimester: due December 15th
• Spring trimester: due March 15th
• To be paid by bank transfer only.

Deposit to Reserve your Place

Full Diploma Programme 2019-20
(September 16th 2019 – June 19th 2020)
Deposit: €600




Full Trimester or Half Trimester Programme 2018-19


Please Select Trimester



Deposits are non-refundable

 

Balance Payment for the Academic Year 2019-20

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.