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Summer School 2020

by Larissa Petryca, on 05 June 2020 15:26:31 CEST

Starting on 15 June through to 3 July, the Summer School offers an exciting range of introductory courses for everyone, regardless of experience. So if you are interested in exploring Studio Painting, Web Design & Development, Financial Crime, Ethics or Digital Photography, then the Summer School is a great way to expand your knowledge base and skills. 

Some of our classes, such as Studio Painting will be taught in hybrid format, so face-to-face teaching at the college and also via our #DigitalCampus. All Summer School courses in 2020 will be taught through the window of the Digital Campus, so it's convenient for anyone who is unable to join us for in-person teaching in Prague. 

Following we spotlight a few of our courses. For information on ALL Summer School courses, or to register for a course please visit our Summer School page here.


Studio Painting

Format: Hybrid Classroom, lectures will be in-person at our studio in Prague and also online via Digital Campus.

Join our maestro painter Franco Hüller, whos works have been shown across Europe in more than 20 solo exhibitions. Explore colours, textures, line quality, shadows, composition and perspective. Discuss the techniques utilised by master painters of the past and present. We will paint using different materials including acrylic paint, watercolour, ink, paper and canvas as well as a variety of experimental media. You will learn how to loosen up your brushstrokes and use mistakes as a powerful tool for your art. 


Learning with Franco via #DigitalCampus or face-to-face in-person teaching will allow you to study painting in a way that is engaging and vibrant. Classes will be combining live demonstrations, individual and group exercises, virtual and real museum tours and one-to-one support from an expert academic tutor and arts practitioner.

How can online studio painting be possible? It is, our students have been attending all art and design classes online without interruption. Franco has adapted his teaching to online instruction through clever use of cameras and conferencing software, giving you a real-time studio experience. You can read about our student/teacher experience here 

Financial Crime

Format: All lectures will be via Digital Campus.

This specialist course is run by our Head of Business School Dr Stefano Cavagnetto, who regularly lectures to European business leaders on topics encompassing Financial Crime. 

The course aims to develop detailed knowledge of the context of global money laundering, international crime and terrorist funding, fraud and financial crime at the corporate levels and develop understanding and skills relevant to the prevention, investigation and detection of such conduct in both the public and private sector.

Particular emphasis will be given to the importance of Knowledge Management, Intelligence Strategy and Executive Leadership in highly competitive environments where too often goals can ‘legitimise’ all kinds of means and how culture can exert a role in relation to what is seen as acceptable or unacceptable behaviour by individuals. 


The delivery strategy of the course besides providing the fundamental knowledge required to have an understanding of the main issues and problems in the field, will also be heavily based on critical scenarios and problem solving emphasising practical learning on real cases. Several activities based on role playing will be specifically designed to accommodate the learning and to facilitate knowledge acquisition of an extremely complex and highly interdisciplinary field of study. 

For those residing in Prague Stefano will also be available for individual face-to-face consultations.


Web Design & Development

Format: All lectures will be via Digital Campus.

This course is suitable for anyone who loves technology, code and design and the technical aspects of modern front-end web development. No previous skills or special software is necessary.

The topics covered will be:

  • HTML5 
  • CSS3 
  • Vanilla JavaScript 
  • Responsive Layout 
  • Web Typography
  • CSS Animation Techniques
  • Working With Media
  • Wireframing
This is a practical hand-on course. Each student will complete web design and coding tutorials that introduce a variety of web development techniques such as: building responsive layouts that work on a range of devices, creating navigation elements, web typography using Google fonts, working with images and video, animation techniques, UI/UX design and wireframing. Course participants will work in an interactive mode, sharing their projects and code, with help and support during the process.



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