Art & Design Courses in Florence, Italy

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Accademia Riaci, Florence:
Established in 1983, Accademia Riaci has been dedicated to providing students with exceptional cultural and educational experience abroad. The school is located in the historic city center of Florence, Italy, a few steps from the “Duomo” (Florence Cathedral). We specialize in giving professional hands-on training in several artistic fields, and we customize the programs according to the preferences, needs and levels of each student. Our arts, crafts and design courses include professional Master programs, One-Year and Semester programs, Summer Intensive programs, and Short programs. All courses are taught with free English interpretation service.

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One-Year / Semester Courses (offered in Italian, English or Spanish)
Photo of Art & Design Courses in Florence, ItalyInitially designed for international students, the courses provide a wide range of knowledge and technique even beyond the field of arts. The volume of lessons, volume of subjects and homework will be enough to challenge each student. 

The course will provide you the concentrated learning from basic to higher technique and equip each student with a high level of skill. There is certain consideration for the student who has limited knowledge of Italian language.

A diploma will be granted to the student who is passed the final examination. You can choose to study for just one semester if you have limited time. One-year courses are available for the following subjects.

Image of Art & Design Courses in Florence, Italy- Jewelry Making
- Jewelry Design
- Shoe Making (leather-craft)
- Shoe Design
- Bag Making (leather-craft)
- Bag Design
- Interior Design
- Graphic Design / Illustration
- Fashion Design
- Fashion Business & Marketing
- Textile Design
- Painting & Drawing
- Restoration of Paintings
- Ceramics
- Glass Art
- Furniture Making & Restoration 


Atelier Course:

Students on this course will have the same curriculum as the one-year course with participation in weekly art visits and monthly Art Stage, but without basic art lessons.


Master Courses in Art & Design (offered in Italian, English or Spanish)
One-year or semester study options available

The Master courses are available to students who have completed any of our Basic Courses or One-year Courses; students who have graduated from a four year college or university and studied in the design field, or anyone with sufficient working experience in their chosen field who wants to complete further advanced study. 

In this course, students are expected to learn further advanced art and the highest level of studies. There will be an examination to be qualified to take this course.

The examination includes 12 portfolios. A diploma from Accademia Riaci will be presented to those who pass the final examination. Master courses are available in the following subjects:

Photos of Accademia Riaci, Florence- Jewelry Making
- Jewelry Design
- Shoe Making (leather-craft)
- Shoe Design
- Bag Making (leather-craft)
- Bag Design
- Interior Design
- Textile Design
- Graphic Design / Illustration
- Painting & Drawing
- Restoration of Paintings
- Ceramics
- Glass Art


Masters Courses in Arts & Design Management (offered in Italian, English & Spanish)
One-year or semester study options available.

- Arts Management
- Design Management 
- Event Management
- Restaurant Management


Art Short Courses
Study for 1 / 2 / 4 / 8 / 12 / 24 weeks.

Picture of Art & Design Courses in Florence, ItalyWith both standard and intensive study options available, these courses are open to students of all levels of experience with a passion for art and design.

You can choose from the following list of majors: 
Shoe Making, Shoe Design, Bag Making, Bag Design, Jewelry Making, Jewelry Design, Interior Design, Product Design, Architectural Design, Furniture Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Textile Design, Fashion Design, Fashion Business, Painting & Drawing, Restoration of Paintings, Ceramics, Glass Art, Bookbinding, Flower Arrangement, Art History, Italian Language, English Language.

Private lessons are also available.

Summer Intensive Courses (housing included)
Study for 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 12 weeks

Our summer courses are intensive courses that allow students from around the world to learn Italian Arts in Florence. 

Images of Accademia Riaci, FlorenceStudents of all levels of experience are welcome to attend - from beginners to experienced, professional artists.

You can choose from the following list of majors: 
Shoe Making, Shoe Design, Bag Making, Bag Design, Jewelry Making, Jewelry Design, Interior Design, Product Design, Architectural Design, Furniture Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Textile Design, Fashion Design, Fashion Business, Painting & Drawing, Restoration of Paintings, Ceramics, Glass Art, Bookbinding, Flower Arrangement, Art History, Italian Language, English Language. .

If you attend for 2 weeks or more, you may have the opportunity to earn college credit.

Christmas Courses
Study for 1-5 weeks. All courses are taught in English or with an English interpreter.

Choose from the following subjects:
Painting & Drawing, Art History, Jewelry Making, Jewelry Design, Italian Home Cooking; Italian Language.

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Address: Via de' Conti 4, Florence, Italy
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