„Programme in English“ is for the expatriate community in Munich as well as for anyone who would prefer to learn using English rather than German. We offer a wide variety of courses, seminars and workshops on a multitude of topics.
All courses can be booked either online or by telephone. For more details see >> Registration and Advice. Please note: your online registration can now be completed either in German or in English (see course details in order to choose your preferred language).
Yoga is not a "one size fits all" discipline, but a body of knowledge and tools that need to be carefully tailored to suit each one of us. In this class, movement and breathing will be brought in tune with gentle poses that will be practiced according to the student's ability, using aids such as yoga blocks, belts and blankets. Pranayama (breathing technique) and meditation will be introduced. All levels of experience are welcome.
Qigong as part of traditional Chinese medicine can harmonize and strengthen body, mind and spirit. For this, gently flowing movements are combined with calm breathing and mindful relaxation and imagination exercises. With regular practice Qigong is easy to learn and suitable for all ages. There are no special physical requirements. In the course the basic principles of Qigong are practiced.
Successful projects primarily include personnel who are able to lead and motivate teams. A major requirement of any successful team is excellent communication skills. How is it possible to develop a team from a group of employees and what is your contribution to such a team? In this seminar you will learn, via theoretical stages and practical exercises, exactly which processes should be heeded, which developmental phases a group needs to traverse to become a successful team, how tasks can be skillfully delegated, how to motivate employees and how to resolve conflicts. This seminar is in alignment with international standards of project management (PMI). It is a part of the Project Management Course of Lectures which completes the examination for certification as Project Manager (P440565 or P440566) but can also be visited as a standalone course. Requirement: Basic knowledge in project management.
In this walk through the neighbourhood of Schwabing at "Münchner Freiheit", you will begin to capture the essence of what you see, be it architecture, people or details. Your instructor will help you eliminate distractions and see and capture subjects with a more creative eye. During this walk you will practise setting up compositions, looking to all corners of the frame. The photo tour will give you the opportunity to practise what you learn.
Have you ever wanted to get a taste of jewellery making? This workshop will teach you how to make a silver charm of your design. Almost anything can be made from sheet metal into a pendant to wear around your neck, including initials, flowers or animals. Please come with some images to start the creative process! This class will include instruction on sawing, piercing, filing, texturing and soldering; silver and a range of cords can be bought directly in the workshop.
In this course we explore how the immediate and highly visual language of cinematic writing can help us express and shape our own stories, as well as the vivid life of our emotions and dreams. The language of film forces us to select and imaginatively transform moments, memories, and feelings into concrete images and action. Whether we’re capturing our world in a montage of moving images, in close-up or with an eagle’s eye view, the possibilities are limitless. Flash-forward, flash-back, past/present/future: The stirring and scenic world of film places us in an ever-present now.
This course aims to develop an understanding of the role of drawing combined with a personal and expressive use of various watercolour techniques. Through practical demonstrations and exercises, we will investigate both traditional and experimental working methods including how to use colours effectively. Individual tuition for all levels from beginners to the more experienced course participants.
Our main focus is "The Camera". During this course you will become familiar with all your camera's most important functions and how to use them. You will also gain the technical know-how to start making the most of your digital SLR and develop a creative approach to photography as well as learning how to set the menu correctly to get the best technical results. We will go on location to shoot our pictures then evaluate them later in class.
Are you curious to understand more about how to draw faces? The human body and the human face all have their own symmetry. Learn how to visually analyze the proportions and how to apply them in your drawings. Based on ideas in Betty Edwards’ book "Drawing on the Right Side of the Brain", you will discover drawing techniques which trick the brain into seeing better. These techniques can help improve realistic drawing skills, the drawing of faces, as well as improve one’s understanding of perspective. Even beginners can use this method to achieve surprising results.
Have you always dreamed of painting and creating your own art? Realise your vision and start painting now! In this course you will learn or revise fundamental techniques and, with guidance, transfer your ideas to paper. The result will be as varied as its creators. Acrylic paints are most suitable for this course, however, if you would prefer to work with other materials, please feel free to bring them along.
In this class we will further develop the skills necessary for creating unique and unforgettable characters. We will concentrate on different categories of characters - heroes, beauties, monsters, q-characters, animals, robots, aliens etc. By practical training we will emphasize the importance of anatomy, lines, shading, texturing and overall "personalization" of the characters. Taking "The basics of concept art and character design" class first is desirable, but not obligatory.
Schüler*innen und Studierende erhalten 20% Rabatt auf die Kursgebühr.
In this course you will become familiar with the traditional Japanese "Bento box". The "Bento" is a dosage form in which various dishes are served in a special box. We will prepare a Dashi broth with various spices, sushi, tempura, miso soup and so on. In addition, you will learn about the cultural background of the well-known Japanese Bentos. You will receive many tips and tricks regarding preparation and how the locals serve their Bento box. At the end of the day everyone will devour their homemade Bento box. Bitte mitbringen: Geschirrtuch, evtl. Schürze und eine kleine Vorratsdose.
Immerse yourself, for a weekend, in painting. Switch off and free your mind from the daily grind. This is a course for all those who already have a little experience with acrylic painting and are familiar with the basics. The focus will be on your own works. We will discuss the appropriate composition of the picture and analyse which technique is best suited for developing your painting style. The group atmosphere creates a positive support, especially as it gives us a different perspective on our own pieces.
By making a piece of jewellery (a ring, bracelet, pair of earrings or a pendant), beginner goldsmiths will learn the basic goldsmithing techniques such as soldering, filing and sawing. Intermediate goldsmiths will have the opportunity to learn new techniques by designing and creating their own ideas. In this course we will mainly work with silver. You are welcome to bring your own silver and stones, however, it will be possible to buy silver and a variety of semi-precious stones directly in the workshop.
This Mediterranean cooking class is perfect for anyone who loves the beautiful flavours that come from the Mediterranean. Together we will explore this famously fresh and fragrant cuisine and learn how to cook balanced dishes using an abundance of vegetables and herbs as well as fish, meat and grains. With the Mediterranean Sea extending from Portugal to Lebanon, between northern Africa and Southern Europe and reaching to the Middle East, this varied cuisine is characterized throughout by the refined use of olive oil, herbs and spices. Enjoy the tasty as well as healthy cuisine of the Mediterranean and look forward to a culinary journey that awakens a real vacation feeling. Please bring: tea towel, apron and small plastic containers.
Are you looking for a job in Munich but not sure how to ensure your search is successful? In this seminar you will learn which important dos and don'ts exist in the German job market. We will also talk about how you can identify suitable companies that will benefit from your qualifications. You will work out how to compile a German application portfolio that includes all necessary elements such as an application letter and a CV. Last but not least you will obtain helpful information regarding the job interview itself.
Explore basic illustration methods and materials to create colourful and realistic images. Develop skills which will allow you to have a different and unique approach to the text being illustrated, depending on the literary genre and the age of its readers. We will discuss basic design and colour theory and look at some techniques of watercolour and drawing which will give you more control over your image and level of detail. This course is excellent for anyone who is always striving to draw or paint more "realistically".
A professional software tool such as MS Project offers an effective and flexible support for the successful planning and control of projects. Here you will learn the fundamentals of how to administer processes and resources and how to monitor projects with the use of MS Project. Features such as View; Tables; Filters; Masks; Reports and Cost administration will be demonstrated. The coursebook is included in the price. Requirements: Basic knowledge in project management and PC skills This seminar is in alignment with international standards of project management (PMI). It is part of the Project Management Course of lectures which completes the examination for certification as Project Manager (P440565 or P440566) but can also be visited as a standalone course.
Bavarian dishes are hearty soul food, making very simple regional ingredients into tasty, satisfying culinary experiences. We are going to prepare some simple varieties of bread and potato dumplings, some Spätzle - serving it as Käsespätzle (Bavarian Mac & Cheese), and an original Krustenbraten (roasted pork and crackling) from Bavarian pork. For other side dishes we will make some healthy Krautsalat (slaw) and of course Kartoffelsalat (potato salad). To finish off we will make Apfel- and Topfenstrudel.