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Florence Design School:
Located close to the center of Florence, one of the fashion and design capitals of Europe, Florence Design School provides intensive art and design summer courses taught in English. As a school of Italian artistic and creative arts we provide a polyhedral environment where students from around the globe can be full immersed in theoretical and practical activities.

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About Us:

• Florence Design School was founded as an entrepreneurial project of the founding members of LABA (Liberal Academy of Fine Arts of Florence), a reality in constant and progressive growth for the last fifteen years in Florence.


Our Philosophy:
• We offer an amazing experience to our students having an unconventional view of Florence but applied to a specific artistic and creative theme.

• Our lessons are taken inside and outside the institute with visits to companies, factories, institutions, studios and museums of Florence.


Our Goal:
• Our goal is to create classes of students to share and transmit Italian knowledge and sensibility in the Visual Arts and Design world.

Intensive Summer Art & Design Courses:

Our basic courses are addressed to students and professionals who have an interest in fashion, design and visual arts world.

- Courses are taught in English. Subjects include:

• Photography           
• Interior Design        
• Visual Arts – Drawing & Painting
• Basic Italian language classes are included as part of all courses


State-of-the-Art Facilities:
The institute offers high-tech laboratories with professional Imac workstations for 2D and 3D modelling, professional sewing machines for fashion design, a dark room for camera development and printing, a wide room for painting activities, and more.

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Address: Piazza di Badia a Ripoli, 1/A, Florence, Italy
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2019-01-24 were from:

Luxembourg, Luxembourg;   Ankara, Turkey;   Russia;   and more.
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The Florence Art Studio
Courses / Programs
Located in the heart of the historic city of Florence, The Florence Art Studio provides intensive art programs taught in English to international students from around the world. We offer customized courses that aim to teach the fundamentals of drawing and painting from life.

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

Our programs 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.

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

Students work within a structured environment, under the guidance of an instructor who personally monitors their progress and development for three hours a day, and the remaining time is structured with other activity.

The 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.
Intensive Art Program:
- Taught in English, Duration 1-4 weeks

Program of academic training divided into six 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 include:
• Bargue Drawing
• Cast Drawing
• Freehand Cast Drawing
• Portrait and Figure Drawing
• Portrait and Figure Painting
• Still Life Painting
Accademia Riaci, Florence - Summer Courses
Courses / Programs
Study art, design or culinary arts abroad in Italy this summer with Accademia Riaci! Located in the heart of the beautiful and historic city of Florence, Accademia Riaci is a leading art and design academy that provides short-term summer art courses, design courses, and culinary art programs.

Course options include Painting, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Shoe Design, Jewelry Making, Interior Design and Ceramics.

Private lessons are also available. In addition, we offer a fully-inclusive summer program, which includes accommodation and cultural excursions.

Summer courses are taught in English or Italian. You have the option to study for 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks or 12 weeks.

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

The student-teacher ratio is kept small to maintain the school's policy that values each students' originality and learning styles.

You will receive tailored, hands-on instruction and extensive career development. Training for effective presentation skills are provided in order to develop each learning artist as a whole.

In addition to our summer courses, Accademia Riaci provides short-term spring courses in culinary arts or jewelry-making, year-round short courses (ranging from 1 week to 24 weeks), semester programs, 1-year courses, 2-year diploma program (taught in Italian only) and 1-year master courses.
Intensive Summer Art, Craft & Design Courses
Study for 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 12 weeks

- Art History 
- Art Management
- Bag Design
- Bag Making
- Ceramics 
- Fashion Business
- Fashion Design
- Glass Art
- Graphic Design
- Interior Design
- Jewelry Design
- Jewelry Making
- Painting & Drawing
- Product Design
- Shoe Design 
- Shoe Making
- Textile Design
- Restoration of Paintings
- Italian Home Cooking
- Italian Language
- Enjoy Italy Course
- English Language

You can combine different courses. Private lessons and intensive courses are also available.
Istituto Italiano di Fotografia, Milan
Courses / Programs
Study photography in Italy this summer with Istituto Italiano di Fotografia (IIF)! Located in the heart of Milan, IIF is a leading photography school that provides quality summer photography courses to students from around the world.

Our two-week summer session "Photography and Fashion" is taught entirely in English.

Offered in collaboration with Istituto di Moda Burgo Fashion Institute, this unique course combines the key concepts of both fashion and photography.

It aims to provide you with introductory technical photography skills and knowledge of fashion photography. You will gain a well-rounded understanding of the role of the fashion photographer within the industry, as well as an insight into the business of fashion. 

With more than 20 years of experience in providing comprehensive photography training, IIF is dedicated to helping each of our students to develop their own personal style that captures reality and conveys meaning.

We keep our class sizes small to ensure that you get the individual attention you need.

Student Testimonial:
"Great course and in-depth immersion in the fashion world. Offers different views of the fashion photography world: model agencies, fashion magazines, fashion stylists, make up artists, fashion marketing, show rooms, etc. There are also interesting practical sessions." 
- Igor, Italy
Summer Photography Courses - Taught in English
- Photography and Fashion: 2 weeks / 60 hours
- One-to-one / Private Photography courses
- Personalized Photography courses (for individuals or companies)

Photography Courses in Italian:
- 2-year Professional Photography Diploma Course
- Photography Evening Classes taught at basic-advanced levels
John Cabot University, Rome
Courses / Programs
• John Cabot University (JCU) is an American institution of higher education in Rome, Italy offering summer study abroad programs to college students from the US and over 60 other countries worldwide.

• Our mission is to provide an educational experience that is both firmly rooted in the American tradition of the liberal arts and solidly international in orientation.

• JCU’s summer study abroad program is the premier and most affordable study abroad experience in Rome. There are two summer sessions available, please contact us for information on the exact dates.

• Students can choose from a fascinating range of three-credit courses that will allow you to grow intellectually under the guidance of first-rate international professors who bring the sites, sounds, and culture of Rome into their teaching.

• In addition to courses in Art History and Studio Art, JCU also offers courses in Business Administration, History & Humanities, English Language & Literature, Political & Social Science, and more. Credits from JCU easily transfer, allowing you to stay on track for graduation.
3-credit Summer Courses (Taught through English)

Categories include:
• Art History & Studio Art
• Business Administration
• Business, Management, and Marketing
• English Language & Literature
• History & Humanities
• Italian Language and Cultural Studies:
• Law
• Mathematics, Natural Science & Computer Science
• Modern Languages & Literature
• Philosophy and Religion
• Political & Social Sciences...
Accademia del Lusso, Milan
Courses / Programs
• Study fashion in Milan this summer with Accademia del Lusso! Conveniently situated in the heart of Milan's fashion district, Accademia del Lusso is a leading provider of year-round and summer fashion-related courses. Subjects include Fashion Styling, Fashion Design, and Visual Merchandising.

• We welcome students from around the world to participate in our 6-week courses. You can choose to study in English or Italian. Class sizes are limited to a maximum of 12 students to ensure that everyone gets the individual attention they need.

• Our 4-week fashion courses are designed for those who already work in the fashion industry, and wish to get advanced, specialist training in a specific area. Our courses aim to develop their skills and enhance their professional profile so that they can progress in their career.
4-week Professional Fashion Summer Courses:

Taught in English or Italian

• Fashion Brand Management

• Fashion Design

• Fashion Styling & Visual Merchandising

• Fashion Marketing & Merchandising
Updated: 2019-01-28
Updated: 2019-01-28
Link Campus University, Rome
Courses / Programs
Link Campus University offers a range of study tours, open to foreign and Italian students of all ages. What’s a study tour? With us you can study and live an unforgettable holiday, immersed in unique locations for their beauty, history and magic. Enjoy the privilege of choosing a complete study tour. Something unique, like you. The summer courses organised are held from June to September in the following locations: Roma, Città della Pieve(Umbria), Montescaglioso (Basilicata).

The academic lectures are held in the morning. The afternoons are free or dedicated to practical activities and excursions in which the subjects are analysed from “hands-on” point of view. The courses have a duration of 3 days up to a maximum of 2 weeks. In some cases - as specified in the course credits are awarded, subject to the ECTS (European Credit Transfer Scheme).
- Arts & Archaeology
- Arts / Performing Arts
- Italian Language and Culture
- Italian Cooking and Flavours