Skip to main content
Faculty of Communication & Design

Short-term Intensives are immersive experiences that allow students to explore the creative industries in foreign cities. These experiences are often offered as part of a course credit but also encompass non-curricular initiatives. The Short-term Intensives are a great way for students to learn about diverse approaches to creativity and innovation and learn the 21st-century skills of global leadership and creative impact. 

Spring / Summer 2019

Offered To Program/Course        Length      Deadline to Apply
All FCAD

Cortona, Italy

IRH 401: Design Seminar: Italian Design History (1 credit)

Take a walk through history to explore key elements in Italian design. Embark on six experiential field trips to learn first-hand about the Italian approach to design throughout history. 

May 19-Jun 29

Online Form

Feb 1, 2019

All FCAD

Cortona, Italy

CRI 815: Design Solutions Supercourse (1 credit)

Take a walk through history to explore key elements in Italian design. Embark on six experiential field trips to learn first-hand about the Italian approach to design.

Jun 30-Jul 15

Online Form

Feb 1, 2019

All FCAD

Berlin, Germany

CRI 560: Topics in Creative Industries (Creative Industries in Berlin)

An intensive on-site exploration of Berlin as an international creative center exposing students to best practices of social innovation.

Aug 11-Aug 25 Contact Prof. Miranda Campbell
All FCAD

Stuttgart, Germany

CRI 560: Topics in Creative Industries (Trendwatching)

Explore innovative techniques to observe imminent change, predict its impact, and design potential strategies to manage and capitalize on trend changes. Course takes place in Toronto and in part in Stuttgart working with students from Studiengang Werbung and Marktkommunikation, Hochschule der Medien Stuttgart in Germany.

May 1-May 25 Contact Prof. Lorena Escandon
All FCAD

Helsinki, Finland

CDMP 231: Short Filmmaking: On Location (1credit)

This unique working will take advantage of various shooting locations and cultural resources available in Turku, Helsinki and surrounding areas. The course will include lectures, organized visits, technical workshops in After Effects, Premiere Pro and critiques of student work. Interview required prior to registration.

May 5-May 14 Contact Prof. Pierre Tremblay
All FCAD

Hong Kong

HK 360 International Reporting 

Creatie a multi-platform digital feature about democracy in Hong Kong, including a 360 Virtual Reality documentary. The full course takes place May-June.

May 1-Jun 17 Contact Prof. Adrian Ma
All FCAD 

Ghent, Belgium

Honours Class in 3D Printing

Hands-on training on 3D printing technology including sustainable uses in fabrication at Artevelde University in Ghent, Belgium.

Jun 17-Jun 28

Feb 15, 2019

Contact Prof. Martin Habekost

RTA, IMA, MMP, CRI

Los Angeles, USA

RTA 999: RTA in LA

Intense two week bootcamp on the Hollywood television industry with some forays into film, music and new media.  Students pitch their projects to industry insiders.

Aug 11-Aug 23

Dec 2018

Contact Prof. James Nadler

GCM

Ghent, Belgium

Honours Class in Flexible Packaging

Learn about flexible and sustainable design solutions in packaging with top industry experts at Artevelde University in Ghent, Belgium.

Jun 17-Jun 28

Feb 6, 2019

Contact Prof. Martin Habekost

GCM

Stuttgart, Germany

Packaging Technology Summer Program

During this week-long workshop offered by Hochschule de Medien, you will learn everything from colour management in packaging printing to preparation of printing data for use with different subtrates. You have the opportunity to apply your classroom knowledge through use of our state of the art printing equipment and advance from learning to production.

Jul 1- Jul 5 Jul 1-5, 2019

 

RSID

Cortona, Italy

IRN 700: Interior Design VII (2 credits)

Reimagine the 14th-century Girifalco Fortress through creative and experimental design and present your designs to the City of Cortona, ONTHEMOVE Cultural Association, Bank of Cortona, and members of the community. 

May 19- Jul 15

Online Form

Feb 1, 2019

Performance & CI

Hydra, Greece

THF 317: World Theatre and Dance (2 credits)

Apply your creative skills to plan & perform a dance/theatre production on the Greek island of Hydra. 20 students will attend. 

Jun18 - Jul 19 Contact Prof. Peggy Shannon
Performance

Groznjan (Istria), Croatia

Eight acting students will receive acting training on this trip.

Jul 29-Aug 4 Contact Cynthia Ashperger
Performance

Edinburgh, Scotland

Scottish Universities' International Summer School (1 credit)

Five acting students will receive acting training on this trip.

Aug 1- Aug 31  
Performance

Prague

Prague Quadrennial

Up to 10 production students will participate in a conference. 

Jun 6-Jun 16  

 

Winter 2019

Offered To Program/Course      Length    Deadline to Apply
RTA

New York City, USA

RTA 432: Study Abroad

Experiential training on sport media in New York from top professionals and amatures in the industry.

Feb 16 -Feb 23 Contact Prof. Laurel Walzak
RTA

Tanzania

RTA 986: Media for International Development

Feb 15 -Mar 2 Contact Prof. Lori Beckstead and Prof. Berni Lucht
Performance

Perth, Australia

Project: Global Campus Studio (with WAAPA)

International teams comprised of WAAPA Aboriginal Performance students and FCAD School of Performance acting and production/design students collaborate on the development of a new stage play exploring issues of migration, identity, and "crossing borders"

Winter 2019 Contact Peggy Shannon
IMA

Paris, France

Workshop: Paris Flm and Photography Workshop

Explore the history, preservation, and conservation of photographic and film collections working closely with the city’s top professionals in photographic and film collections, institutions, and museums.

Apr 14-Apr 28 Contact Prof. Dimitrios Latsis & Prof. Thierry Gervais
GCM

Las Vegas, USA

Xplor Conference

A learning opportunity on the latest trends in publication design and quality at the annual customer communications conference, Xploration.

Apr 23-Apr 25 Contact Prof. Chris Smyth
GCM

Minneapolis, USA

TAGA Conference

Learn about the latest industry advances and trends, as well as brainstorm with industry experts about solving problems and road blocks.

 

Mar 17-Mar 20 Contact Prof. Jason Lisi & Prof. Martin Habekost