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ISAD - Istituto Superiore di Architettura e Design:
ISAD has the purpose to offer a high quality education in the field of Architecture and Design. After more than 30 years of experience, Institute is involved in a constant evolution and changing process which allows it to bring up to date whether the address of didactics or lecturers who are presently young professionals actively engaged either in the freelance profession or into the critical or editorial field. A changing which in any case has not injured the original spirit of Institute which goes on to be founded on the work groups, on the presence of lecturers, on the students' social life, on the interchangeable of the experiences and of lecturers as well. The spirit of community, where a good competition does not exclude the collaboration and the mutual exchange.

Interior Design Bachelor's Degree - Three-Year Course
The aim of the 3 year-course is to prepare students to face with skills and sensibility the concrete responsibilities of the profession.

Photo of Design Courses in Milan, ItalyThat’s why during the formation, a significant place is occupied by courses that technically deal with the use of materials and installations, but also the graphic and communicative methods to present and develop the work in a professional way.

ISAD’s Bachelor is proposed as a preparation for the profession of Interior Designer. Aimed at high-school/graduate students, the 3 years-course is accredited by E.A.B.H.E.S..

At the end of the formation, the student acquires a European Degree with 180 ECTS credits. The course is organized by thematic areas regarding both drawing and the techniques of representation, the interior design project, the history of architecture related to the morphology of human habitations, technologies and materials. Each course is developed in workshops that link the theoretical lessons to laboratory work providing immediate feedback and verification with lecturers. Each year is divided in two terms.

The Interior Design projects, essential for the didactic formation and controls of the collateral topics, are annual or biannual. To the didactic activity, during the year, are integrated guided visits to exhibitions, cultural activities, worksites and firms as well as historic buildings of interest to topics being studied.

During the course, all students will make two internships, one during the second year and another one during the third year, in an architecture firms or showrooms, completely provided by ISAD.

The course is in Italian language.


Interior Design Master - First Level Master

Image of Design Courses in Milan, ItalyThe First Level Master, accredited by E.A.B.H.E.S., is open to graduate students in Architecture, Design and Engineering who intend to deepen their own qualification up to the level of details and in interior architecture.
At the end of the course the student earn 60 ECTS credits.

The course relates particularly to the Italian experience and more specifically to the Milan experience and reality. Six workshops deal with specific themes of interior architecture. Each project is organized with the collaboration of a client (agency, public administration, private client) who simulates a real professional condition with the presentation of a precise project program and a final verification of the workshop results.

Besides delivering the widening program, the specialized teaching contributes directly in the activity of the workshops developing parts of the project to which it particularly refers.
ISAD Interior Design Master is under sponsorship of Milan’ Architects Order.

During the course, all students will make an internship in an architecture firms or showrooms, completely provided by ISAD.

The master is in Italian and English language.


Garden Design Master - First Level Master
Photos of ISAD - Istituto Superiore di Architettura e DesignThe First Level Master, accredited by E.A.B.H.E.S. aims to deepen the main aspects that the professional will face during his work experience. At the end of the course, the student will earn 60 ECTS credits.
Particularly the master intends to give:
- a multidisciplinary approach to the project's theme, in connection with the ability of looking at the Environment through different points of view;
- rules of architectural composition and its different project steps;
- a deep knowledge of the botanic world related from time to time to the specificity of the project: Species Recognition, Choose methods of the essences;
- the ability to control levels of sustainability of the project (environmental, social and economic);
- the Garden and Landscape History Theory in order to understand and use the references for a contemporary project;
- the principal techniques of project presentation and communication of it to the clients;
- the knowledge of the technical aspects of projects (irrigators, outdoor lighting, design, street furniture) and normative (architectural features, light pollution, roof garden,...);
- the skill to study “in place” the practice of the project. Through Garden Safari the student will survey built landscapes, nurseries, and visit historical gardens of Milan and Lombardy.

At the end of the course, all students will make an internship in a Garden or Architecture Studio, completely provided by ISAD.

The master is in Italian and English language.


Yacht Design Master - First Level Master
The First Level Master aims to supply technical and normative information needed to learn how to project a boat with extreme freedom and confidence. The study of hull waterlines, of structures and piping plants and onboard systems will permit to plan since from the beginning their appropriate positioning, giving the chance to acquire a fundamental professionalism to express oneself freely in design and style. The course is accredited by E.A.B.H.E.S. and at the end of the course, the student earn 60 ECTS credits.

The master is intended for graduates and graduating in Architecture, Engineering, Design and holders of a diploma in Design Schools. Moreover, it is appropriate a good knowledge of CAD programs.

At the end of the course, all students will make an internship in a Studio or Shipyards, completely provided by ISAD.

The master is in English language.


Ateliers/Workshop
ISAD workshops are a few hours courses, that intend to pursue the theme of interior architecture and design.Picture of Design Courses in Milan, Italy
Lessons are lead by professionals, and often the laboratory project are organized by a collaboration with a costumer who simulated a real professional condition.

Courses have a immediate relation with the project processing, so are open only to those who have a previous experience with projecting skills.

- Exhibit Design
- Hotel Design
- Interior Yacht Design
- Model Tecniques
- Product Design
- Photo and Architecture
- Project Portfolio
- Residential Spaces
- Shop Design
- Sketches Technique
- TV Set Design

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Our teachers are all well qualified in the field and are constantly updated on new didactic methods. The many years of experience which distinguish our teachers from many others in the same field allow them to follow and assist the students with attention, competence and capability.

At EUROPASS we aim to create a comfortable, familiar yet professional atmosphere, and all of our staff try to put our students at ease and satisfy every request that they may make. Our large luminous classrooms and sunny balconies provide ideal environments for quiet study, reading or relaxation.
Italian Art Courses - 10 classes per week alongside 20 Italian classes:

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Firenze Arti Visive School of Fine Arts, Florence
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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.

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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
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Media Arts Classes:
- Photography
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Italian Language:
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Accademia Riaci, Florence
Courses / Programs
• Would you like to take the first step towards a new career in the exciting fashion industry, or take an advanced fashion design or fashion business course to improve your job opportunities in this competitive field?

• Conveniently located in the heart of Florence, Accademia Riaci is an international art and design school that provides fashion design and fashion business & marketing courses to Italian students and international students from around the world.

• Taught in Italian with English & Spanish interpretation, our quality courses include professional one-year master courses, one-year / semester programs, internship programs, summer courses, and short courses (including intensive options & private lessons available for students with limited time).

• Taught by experienced and dedicated faculty who are leaders in their respective fields, courses offered at Accademia Riaci also include Bag Making, Bag Design, Shoe Making, Shoe Design, Painting & Drawing, Graphic Design, Product Design, and Interior Design among many others.

Accademia Riaci
 Student Testimonial:
"The teachers are excellent, very knowledgeable, and very devoted. I had a great stay and learned a lot. My skills definitely grew and I will apply them in the future. I spent my free time in culture events in and around Florence."
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Fashion Courses in Florence:
Taught in Italian with English & Spanish interpretation

• One-Year Diploma Course / Semester Programs:
Fashion Design; Fashion Business & Marketing 

• Master Courses: Academic Year & Semester Programs available
Fashion Design; Fashion Business

• Short Courses: Study for 1 / 2 / 4 / 8 / 12 / 24 weeks
Fashion Design; Fashion Business

• Summer Courses: Study for 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 12 weeks
Fashion Design
Italian Culinary Institute
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• Situated in Copanello, just 5 minutes from the beautiful seaside town of Soverato in the Calabria region of Southern Italy, Italian Culinary Institute (formerly Italian Institute for Advanced Culinary and Pastry Arts) is one of Europe's finest chef training academies.

• Founded by Chef John Nocita, ICI presents Italy's most advanced culinary programs for professional chefs, pastry chefs, students, serious home cooks & epicureans. Courses (taught in English or Italian) include full immersion culinary, baking, pastry and gelato programs, with 1-week, 2-week, & 3-month study options available.

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Professional Italian Cooking Courses / Chef Training (in English & Italian)

1-week courses:
• Pastry, Desserts & Specialty Breads 
• Artisan Italian Gelato: Ice Cream Making Technique & Production 
• Artisan Italian Cheese Making
• Traditional Italian Charcuterie: Curing Meats, Sausage Making & Artisanal Salumi
• Foundation of Italian Regional Cuisine: Curing, Pickling & Sun-drying
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2-week course:
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3-month course:
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Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School, Florence
Courses / Programs
• Alchimia is a private professional contemporary jewellery school in the historic city of Florence in Northern Italy.

• We provide academic jewellery design courses at Bachelor's (BFA) degree, Masters (MFA) degree, and 1-year academic courses, as well as short-term, intensive programs including evening classes, weekend courses, 2 week to 3 month courses, and summer study options. 

• Our short courses are available year-round, and have open dates, with individual study programs (max. 5 students) to offer the opportunity to experience contemporary jewellery to both beginners and advanced students.

• Our Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree courses are accredited by the European Accreditation Board of Higher Education Schools (E.A.B.H.E.S.), an organisation that allows all of our students to obtain a European Bachelor’s degree.

• Alchimia’s objective is to teach students to express their creativity through contemporary jewelry, developing high-quality technical and theoretical skills.

• The students of Alchimia are mentored and tutored by a team of experts in jewellery, design, and the visual arts.

• Our mission is to provide students with a supportive and practical work environment. Interaction with our instructors and technicians gives students the conceptual and technical knowledge about contemporary jewellery necessary to prepare them as professional makers, artists and designers.
Accredited Jewellery Degree Programs:
• Bachelor Of Fine Arts Degree in Contemporary Jewellery (2 Years)
• Master Of Fine Arts Degree: Major in Jewellery And Body Ornaments (2 Years)

1-Year Jewellery Design Courses:
• Jewellery Training Foundation (JTF)
• Advanced Jewellery Training

Short Intensive Jewellery Courses: 

• Advanced Jewellery Techniques
• Basic Jewellery & Design
• Resin Jewellery
• Surface Treatment Of Metals
• Experimentation With Materials
• Precious Metals & Alloys
• Textile Techniques With Metal
• Weekend / Summer Courses..
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.

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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.