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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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• 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
Tuscan Wine School
Courses / Programs
Tuscan Wine School, located in Siena, Italy, offer wine tasting classes in Tuscany. The classes are "crash-courses" and are insured to give you some great background information and take you through high quality wines with a down-to-earth approach. Learn to read the label, learn about the appellations (locally, denominations) and the uniqueness of terroir, learn about native grape varietals, and how to taste... All of this in only a few hours... So, see you soon over a glass of good Italian wine!

This is your opportunity to get to know Tuscan and Italian wines better. Have fun while learning about the great Italian wines in a relaxing atmosphere with lots of interesting information, and yummy tastings.
- The Italian Wines
- The Tuscan Wines
- Winery Courses
- Private Classes
- Wine Classes in English, German, French, Dutch
- Group Classes
- Summer / Winter Classes
Florence Culinary Arts School
Courses / Programs
• Study Italian cuisine in the heart of Florence with Florence Culinary Arts School. We provide a wide range of Professional Chef courses year round and in summer, with long-term and short-term study options to students from around the world.

• In addition to our complete culinary training programs, we also provide short specialized courses and custom Italian Home Cooking programs.

• You will cover a range of recipes - from traditional to modern dishes. In addition, you will be exposed to the latest international culinary trends, as well as acquiring up to date information on culinary business practice.

• Our graduates are now playing active roles in diverse fields in the Italian culinary business worldwide. Our students gain hands-on culinary experience in Italy.

• What better place to learn about food than Florence - the capital of Fine Arts. The city is well known worldwide for its artistic heritage, but is also prominent in the field of gastronomy.

• Florence is blessed with a wide variety of ingredients, as Tuscany is known as the heart of Italian culinary tradition.

• Students in all of our courses are encouraged to learn from various experiences, not only to study in the school, but to go out and discover the wonders of Italian food.
Italian Cuisine Professional Chef Courses:
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Further Food & Beverage Courses:
• Italian Home Cooking classes
• 1-Day Short Cooking courses
• Restaurant Internship course
• Italian Language + Restaurant Internship
• Barista course
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• Sommelier course
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European Cultural Academy - Art, Architecture & Design Courses
Courses / Programs
• Experience Venice, Italy and the Venice Biennale together with like-minded students from all over the world with immersive and creative art & design courses from the European Cultural Academy (ECA).

• The aim of the ECA is to enhance knowledge and advance your career in architecture, art, design, and other creative industries.

• Our participants come from all backgrounds and the course is open for anyone with an interest in arts, architecture and culture.


• For more than a decade, we have helped creative communities to increase visibility, build connections and make a lasting impact on their careers.

• You and your peers are immersed in an inspiring environment led by renowned faculty and industry experts. Gain new skills to create greater impact with your work immediately.

• Prominent professors in related fields ensure a solid academic component and will enable you to gain a wider perspective.

• Our faculty includes artists, designers, curators, gallerists, architects and scholars that will help you to build necessary skills and enable you to navigate through an opaque and very competitive industry.
Contemporary Art, Architecture & Design Courses in summer, spring & fall - taught in English:

• Join for 1 week to focus on a particular topic

• Join for 2 weeks to cover wider field of subjects

• Join for 3 weeks for in-depth all-round experience and extra opportunities

Course Options:
• Contemporary Art
• Contemporary Architecture - Opening Of The Architecture Biennale
• Contemporary Architecture
• Venice Architecture Biennale
• Design: The World Around Us
• 3-Day Venice Architecture Biennale Power Course
The Florence Art Studio
Courses / Programs
The Florence Art Studio offers custom-made, intensive art courses in drawing and painting for students of all levels and backgrounds in the heart of Florence city center.

Taught entirely in English, our intensive Art Program is divided into 6 separate modules covering drawing & painting skills, with each module 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.

We help students achieve their goals in the most time-effective way possible through intensive individual training and one on one instruction.

Our students learn how to learn, be patient, disciplined, and objectively self-critical to transform every small obstacle or challenge into a rewarding lesson.

We seek students wishing to learn for self-improvement only. We do not offer academic credit, but we are affiliated with the British Institute of Florence, an accredited institution by the Tuscan government.

Student Testimonial:
"I enjoyed learning how each artist accomplished their work while learning the history as well. I highly recommend this type of art education to anyone interested in becoming an artist or if you already are and want to hone your skills.”
- Kelly Schlegel, Art Student, New Mexico, USA
Intensive Drawing & Painting Courses - Taught in English

- Main Art Program divided into six separate modules, each serving as the foundation for the next

- Can also choose to take any module as a stand-alone course

Course Options include:
- Intensive Drawing and Painting Program (all modules)
- 1-4 Week Drawing & Painting Course option
- Customized course in Drawing and/or Painting

Modules / Areas of Study:
• Cast Drawing
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Istituto Marangoni, Milan
Courses / Programs
Situated in the heart of Milan, Italy's fashion capital, Istituto Marangoni provides a comprehenisve range of 3-week Short Introductory Fashion courses as well as 2-week Advanced Programmes to students from all over the world who are interested in fashion and design. Courses are offered in Summer, and throughout the year. Topics include Fashion Drawing, Fashion Image, Fashion Production, Kidswear Design, Pattern Cutting, and Fashion Retail Management among many others.

During our Short Introductory courses, students become familiar with various fashion disciplines and more specific aspects of their chosen subject. Each course allows you to grasp the basic principles of the subject. In our Advanced courses, students learn specific technical skills and methodologies, as well as those relating to project proposals and the development of ideas.

At Istituto Marangoni, students find the motivation and skills to grow and become fashion designers of excellence who are capable of operating in a vast array of professional environments. We help students find the tools to interpret and guide and grow through study programs which are constantly updated to become highly skilled professionals in the fashion industry at the highest creative, organizational and business levels.
3-week Short Introductory Fashion Courses:
- Fashion & The Cities
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- Basics of Fashion Image
- The Business of Fashion
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- Fashion Drawing
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2-week Advanced Programmes:
- Kidswear Design
- Fashion Film Storytelling
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