Prague, Czech Republic

Creative Arts Studio

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Information for term Creative Arts Studio

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

Rolling Admissions

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jun 10 – 30, 2018 (3 weeks)

Application Deadline

Rolling Admissions

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Dates: Jul 8 – 28, 2018 (3 weeks)


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Make your mark in the Czech Republic, a burgeoning hub of contemporary art, design, and innovation. 

Perched atop one of Prague’s highest hills, in what was once a legendary seat of Czech royalty, sits one of your summer classrooms. With walls dating from the medieval days, the historical building serves as the CIEE Site and commands sweeping views of one of the world’s most exquisite cities. In the narrow, cobbled streets below are smaller sites for other coursework. In this program you’ll explore both contemporary and historical dimensions of Prague, from digital arts installations to UNESCO world heritage sites. 

Against an old-world backdrop you'll study both traditional and cutting-edge techniques, from wood engraving and linocut to digital production. Each week will focus on a different discipline — Multimedia, Photography, and Design and Graphics — with coursework developed with the Art & Design Institute. After classes, you’ll take your learning to the streets to soak up the culture and visit a range of exhibits to inspire your work.

Window shop in edgy design and fashion boutiques, and visit art museums and photography galleries. Get your fill of fruit-filled dumplings, apple strudel, and elaborate pastries in bakeries and cafes. Make a daily trip to the medieval Astronomical Clock, for an animated show on the hour. Come night time, head to your dorm or hostel to hang with newfound friends and enjoy evening meals consisting of traditional Czech fare: Beef goulash with bread dumplings, pork schnitzel with potato salad, or fried cheese with French fries. For a special treat on the weekends, go out for pancakes or crepes! 


The Take-Aways

  • Portfolio

    Portfolio items including: multimedia motion videos and graphics (1) + photography file (2) + own graph papers

  • Creativity

    Creation of your own graphic work using classic techniques/dry needle/ wood engraving/ linocut

  • Certificate

    A Certificate of Learning in Creative Studio

Location & Culture

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Prague’s growing design and music scene give this historic Eastern European city a modern edge.

This is an exciting time to live and study in the Czech Republic, currently one of the most innovative and fastest growing countries in the region. From advances in 3D printing to digital music technology, Czech “maker culture” is alive and well. Graduates coming out of institutes like the Academy of Art, Architecture and Design in Prague have made waves worldwide.

Set on both sides of the Vltava River, Prague is a magical place of castles, cobblestone streets, and hidden surprises. Nicknamed “the City of a Hundred Spires,” it's best known for its Old Town Square, with Baroque buildings, Gothic churches, and medieval Astronomical Clock. Every day is a history lesson. The CIEE Study Center is located right next door to the majestic neo-Gothic Basilica of St. Peter and St. Paul, and the cemetery where the country's most famous writers, musicians, and scientists are buried.

Prague has a colorful mix of old and new, and offerings to suit a range of artistic tastes. There’s Kafka's house and the Mozart Museum. Chamber music and electronica. Along with classic Neo-Baroque, Neo-Gothic and Art Nouveau buildings, Prague is also famous for whimsical works like The Dancing House designed by Frank Gehry and Czech architect Vlado Milunić.

In addition to major museums for Medieval and Classical art, Prague has several dedicated to Modern art as well. The Veletrzni Palace, part of the National Gallery of Prague, is a grand testament to the city’s respect for the avant-garde. Modern and Postmodern installations can be found throughout the city and in public galleries like the DOX Centre for Contemporary Art, housed in a former factory, and the Leica Gallery Prague for contemporary Czech, Slovak, and international photography. Art students are drawn to the city’s lighting design and technologies festival, design and fashion week, and other edgy events.

Daily Life

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Daily Life

"After my trip with CIEE I have definitely grown in ways I never could if I had stayed in the US."

Learn more about daily life on this program.


  • Housing

    Dorm rooms or apartments on a local campus

  • Local Support

    24/7 Support from your CIEE program leader and in-country CIEE staff members


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Sample Activities

  • Climb the 299 steps of the Petřín Lookout Tower for a panoramic view
  • Visit the Prague Zoo, one of the top rated zoos in the world
  • Go hiking or swimming on group excursions
  • Visit the Prague Castle with the St. Vitus Cathedral
  • Enjoy a cooking class and prepare a traditional Czech meal
  • Spend an afternoon paddle boating on the Vltava river  

Dates & Fees

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Dates & Fees


  • Program open to all current high school students: Freshmen, Sophomores, Juniors, and Seniors. 
  • For scholarship eligibility requirements, please check our Scholarship page.




Application Due

Start Date

End Date


Summer Session I 2018 3 weeks Rolling Admissions Jun 10, 2018 Jun 30, 2018


Summer Session II 2018 3 weeks Rolling Admissions Jul 8, 2018 Jul 28, 2018


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