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Design Courses in Florence, Italy

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Accademia d'Arte e Design Leonetto Cappiello, Florence:
Located in Florence in the Tuscany region of northern Italy, the Leonetto Cappiello Academy of Art and Design provides year-long diploma courses in Visual Design and Interior Design. In addition, we offer a range of short courses and summer courses to students from Italy and around the world.

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Design Courses in Florence:

MASTER 1st Level Graphic Design (600 hours)
This course is designed or those who want a professional career in the fields of Graphics, Illustration, Publishing and Advertising or Graphics and Web Design. In two consecutive semesters, students develop the basic skills necessary for starting a career in Visual Planning. Students learn techniques for creating, processing and layout in lessons that range from drawing and computer graphics to photography. The most important graphics and web software are taught with the help of projections and tutorials in a classroom equipped with the latest generation Apple Mac computers. The course provides extensive practice and exercises and students participate in national and international competitions.

MASTER 1st Level Interior Design (600 hours)
A good interior designer is able to subdivide space, recommend appropriate materials and finishes and help clients choose furniture and furnishing accessories for private homes, offices and public areas. This course offers a valid alternative to university education for anyone who wishes to become an interior designer. The course takes place over two consecutive semesters during which the students develop a theoretical and practical foundation for the profession. The principal software programs for design planning are taught in a computer lab with video-projected lessons.

MASTER 1st Level Digital Communication (540 hours)
The course addresses students who wish to combine horizontal competences regarding digital communication with further, vertical and extremely professionalizing, competences. Thus, the course features a common basic module followed by the possibility to select one or more in-depth modules regarding either Marketing and Social Media or Design and development. Each student may define his/her own course of studies by combining the basic module “digital Basics” with one or two of the in-depth modules “Digital Communication” and “Digital Technologies”.

MASTER 2nd Level Interior Design (300 hours)
The Interior Design Master is the natural conclusion of the Annual Course; the students have the possibility to enhance their competences and gain a further certificate.

One semester to extend and complete your skills, learning how to employ the job method gleaned during the Annual Course. Subjects: Design of display spaces, 3D Modelling, Design of decor elements, Advanced techniques of Digital representation, Analysis of types of furnishing, Digital photography, Graphic processing, Lighting Design, Freehand Design, Applied Graphics and Page Layout, Design.


MASTER 2nd Level Graphic Design (300 hours)
Subjects: Page layout, Layout, Illustation, Digital Photography, Printing techniques, Advanced Web Design. Through a targeted programme of practical exercises, laboratory work, participation in competitions, workshops and focus group meetings with writers, editors and illustrators, the skills necessary to gradually approach the world of employment will be developed.

SPECIALIZATION AND PROFESSIONAL COURSES
(150 hours)
Exhibition Design, Press Graphic, Interior Design, Web Design, Lighting Design

SUMMER/SHORT COURSES (60 hours: 40 hours + 20 hours of Italian language course)

Interior Design, Press Graphic, Creative Painting

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Scuola Toscana, Florence
Courses / Programs
Scuola Toscana is an accredited Italian language school providing a wide range of arts courses with Italian language.

Recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education, we are located in the historical centre of Florence, in the Tuscany region of Italy (approximately 3 hours north of Rome).

Our arts classes consist of small groups, but we also cater for individuals offering private tuition courses. Our Italian arts courses with Italian open the doors for our students from all over the world, in order to get to know each other and their different cultures.

Florence, city of Renaissance, is the ideal place to study arts and culture, and to learn the Italian language. It offers a wonderful richness of art and architecture for our students to discover.

At our school, we organise extra-curricular activities in Italian language: visits of history of art, seminars, video evenings, excursions and more.
Year-round & Summer Holiday / Vacation Programs:

Arts courses combined with Italian language learning include:

- Italian and Art (Renaissance art, fresco painting, drawing techniques, painting on glass, decorating wood, and more..)
- Italian Art History (art and architecture)
- Italian Fashion and Design
- Italian and Photography course
- Italian Culture classes
- Italian Music and Opera course
- Italian Wine and Cooking classes
- Italian Language + Jewellery course
Firenze Arti Visive School of Fine Arts, Florence
Courses / Programs
Located in Florence, Northern Italy, Firenze Arti Visive School of Fine Arts offers special and unique contemporary studio arts, Italian cultural studies, Italian language and art history programs with an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning. Our class sizes are small, often with individualized attention and field study is an integral part of the curriculum.

A key factor that distinguishes Firenze Arti Visive apart from other programs is our emphasis on small classes, on-site learning, and interdisciplinary study. We provide a number of opportunities that will enrich your stay with an authentic Italian experience.

Firenze Arti Visive School of Fine Arts is a unique place where students can become more conscious of themselves and of the cultural reality surrounding them according to their personal ways of observation and communication.

The studio center is housed in a magnificent 15th century Palazzo in one of the most beautiful neighborhoods of Florence.
2D Studio Arts Courses:
- Drawing
- Painting
- Printmaking
- Letterpress

Media Arts Classes:
- Photography
- Video
- Digital Media
- Super8

Art History Courses:
- Italian Renaissance
- High Renaissance
- Contemporary Art History

Italian Studies Courses:
- European Cinema
- Food, Culture & Society
- Creative Writing
- Italian Literature

Italian Language:
- Beginning, Intermediate & Advanced Italian
The Florence Art Studio
Courses / Programs
• Located in the heart of the historic city center, The Florence Art Studio provides short & intensive art programs taught in English to international students and professionals from around the world. We offer customized courses that teach the fundamentals of drawing and painting from life.

• Choose to study for 1, 2, 3, or 4 weeks or longer. 

• Our main intensive program can be divided into six discrete and sequentially progressive modules, each of which can be studied from one week to one month or longer. Alternatively, each module can be taken as a stand-alone course.

• Short workshops throughout the year: Watercolor, Fresco, Still life, Oil Painting, fine arts exam preparation, painting & drawing workshops for those on holiday / vacation in Florence & more. 

• The majority of our students are adult professionals of all backgrounds and levels, from complete beginner to advanced, who are passionate about Florence, the Renaissance, Painting & Drawing.

• Your drawing or painting program is intensively taught in a structured, encouraging environment, with a great deal of personal attention given to each student, through intensive individual training and one on one lessons.

• Our studio is situated on Via Ghibellina, only a few steps from the main historic and artistic places of interest in the center of the city.

Student Review:
"It was wonderful. Not only is the studio a magnificent space to work in, but also Gary is a brilliant instructor. I loved every moment of it." - Penny, UK
Intensive Art Program of Drawing &/or Painting
Taught in English

A program divided into 6 separate modules covering life drawing & painting skills, each serving as the foundation for the next.

Alternatively, you can choose to take any module as a stand-alone course, from one week to a month or longer.

Modules of Study
• Bargue Drawing
• Cast Drawing
• Portrait and Figure Drawing
• Freehand Cast Drawing
• Still Life Painting
• Portrait and Figure Painting

Short Workshops
Watercolor, Still Life, Oil Painting (Paint like Da Vinci: Theoretical + Practice reproduction of Mona Lisa), Fresco, private lessons...
Istituto di Moda Burgo, Milan
Courses / Programs
• Founded in 1961, Istituto di Moda Burgo is a long-established fashion school located in Milan's vibrant city centre.

• We offer high-quality academic year and short summer courses in Fashion Design, Fashion Stylist, Dressmaking, and Pattern Making - taught in English and Italian language.

• We provide 'Normal' and 'Intensive' study options for each course. 'Normal' courses last from 1-2 years, while 'Intensive' options run between 5 months and 1 year.

• Thanks to over 50 years experience in the fashion industry, Istituto di Moda Burgo's methodology and passion for Italian fashion and style has been exported to many fashion design schools, colleges, public and private universities abroad.

• We also offer our 4 main academic-year fashion programs at our school in Rome.

Student Review:
"I had a great time at this school where I noticed the care with which the subjects are taught. The teachers are precise. I learned in a short time a new method. I'm very satisfied!"
- Francesca
Year-Round / Academic Fashion & Creative Arts Courses:
- Taught in English or Italian language

Fashion Design:
• Normal Duration: 2 years
• Intensive I Duration: 10 months
• Intensive II Duration: 5 months

Fashion Stylist:
• Normal Duration: 2 years
• Intensive Duration: 1 year

Dressmaking Course:
• Normal Duration: 2 years
• Intensive Duration: 1 year

Pattern Making:
• Normal Duration: 1 year
• Intensive Duration: 5 months

We also provide a range of 2-4 week, private summer Certificate courses in a range of fashion & design topics.
John Cabot University, Rome
Courses / Programs
• With two campuses in the heart of historic Rome, Italy, John Cabot University (JCU) is an independent, four-year American liberal arts university that provides undergraduate degrees & study abroad programs to English-speaking students from all over the world.

• We offer Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Associate of Arts degrees as well as semester and year-long study abroad programs, and summer courses.

Our graduates are globally-recognized, and have been accepted at top-tier universities in the U.S. and Europe, and for being employed by well-known international companies.

• JCU is enriched with an international environment. Our diverse student body comprises about 1200 students from over 60 countries from the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe, and from more than 130 U.S. universities.

• Students benefit greatly from culturally conscious views and discussions through which they become well prepared for successful and productive engagements in our fast paced global world.

• JCU is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. All courses are taught in English, have small class sizes with an average of 15 students per class and are taught by faculty of international distinction.

• Whether you are pursuing a four-year degree or are seeking to study abroad, you will do so in the heart of Rome surrounded by the extraordinarily rich offerings of a city of culture, history, art, creativity, business and international affairs.
• Bachelor of Arts Degree Programs (4-years)
• Associate of Arts Degree Programs (2-years) 
• Year-long and Semester Abroad Programs
• Summer Study Programs
• Master of Arts (MA) in Art History

Majors include:
• Business Administration
• International Affairs
• Political Science
• Communications
• Art History
• Classical Studies
• Economics and Finance
• English Literature
• History
• Humanistic Studies
• International Business
• Italian Studies
• Marketing
Accademia del Lusso, Milan
Courses / Programs
• Situated in the heart of Milan - Italy's fashion capital, Accademia del Lusso provides a range of fashion-related Masters programs, 3-year courses, intensive 1-year programs, summer professional courses, and short courses designed to train and prepare the fashion industry’s most sought-after professionals. 

• Available to students from around the world, our courses are taught in English or Italian. Subjects include Fashion Design, Fashion Styling, Fashion Brand Management, and Interior Design among many others.

• Our comprehensive courses allow students to enter the job market as experienced and competent professionals with expert skills and knowledge.

• The Accademia del Lusso’s innovative educational approach comprises two closely interconnected areas of specialization: a technical-creative emphasis and a management emphasis.

• In order to improve the student-to-faculty ratio, the maximum class size is 12 made up of international students.

• Our school was founded with the intention of providing high-level training to motivated young people who plan to build a career in fashion as well as to industry professionals who seek to improve and update their skills. 

Student Testimonial:
"I really enjoyed the time I spent in Accademia del Lusso. The courses that I have attended have helped me to develop my knowledge of the fashion business and to open my mind and see things from a different point of view. The teachers too have been very good to me (with very little exceptions)."
Specialized Fashion Design Courses:
Taught in English and / or Italian

1-Year Masters Programs:
• Fashion Brand Management
• Fashion Communication Management
• Fashion Collection Management

3-Year Courses:
• Fashion Design
• Fashion Brand Management
• Fashion Styling & Communication
• Fashion Design & Modelling

Intensive 1-Year Courses:
• Fashion Product Design
• Interior & Retail Design
• Footwear & Accessories Design
• Visual Merchandising

Professional Short Courses:
• Made in Italy & Luxury Goods
• Specialized Preparatory Courses
• Summer Fashion Courses