Courses in Art Architecture and Urban Design during Venice Biennale

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Venice Biennale Exhibition Hermann  Nitsch
Venice Biennale Exhibition Hermann Nitsch
Palazzo Bembo, classroom for European Cultural Academy
Palazzo Bembo, classroom for European Cultural Academy
Venice Biennale Exhibition
Venice Biennale Exhibition
Venice biennale Course
Venice biennale Course
Venice Biennale Education
Venice Biennale Education
Venice Biennale education
Venice Biennale education


You love art, architecture and urban design? You want to connect with people that move creative ideas forward right now? Experience Venice and the Venice Biennale as an insider together with like-minded students from all over the world.

One or two week programs that run from May until November. Choose your focus: Venice Biennale revealed, Creative Entrepreneurship Contemporary Architecture or City Lab Venice.

Morning classes take place in historic palazzos located in the centre of Venice. You spend afternoons visiting museums, design studios and the Venice Biennale, the most prestigious art and architecture event in the world. Each program includes workshops in the city with architects, designers and curators.

We collaborate with internationally acclaimed professionals. Program's coordinator is James Taylor-Foster, contemporary curator at ArkDes, former Editor-at-Large at ArchDaily, co-curator Nordic Pavilion of the 15th Venice Biennale.

  • Enrich your perspective on current trends in Design, Architecture and the Venice Biennale and feel as an insider.
  • Become more confident and understanding whether it is a leisurely exhibition visit or an important business meeting.
  • Get exclusive insights and practical skills in a short period of time.
  • Expand your network of international professionals and create exciting connections.
  • Enjoy famous Lido beach, sunset prosecco on a palazzo balcony and a boat ride on the Grand Canal.

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Yes, I recommend this program

A good practical course

Ok, so I did a program in Contemporary Art last year. Maria, the Academy director, got to know that I am looking for a job after my Masters, she put me in touch with one of the lecturers and I got a job at a big Art Fair. Super excited! So can definitely recommend the course because of the networking opportunities. In general,I had a very good experience in Venice. We visited museums, local galleries and art residences. You get a pretty good understanding of the art market and current trends.

What would you improve about this program?
It is intense! They could give us a little bit more time to discover Venice.