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The Florence Institute of Design International:
INTERIOR DESIGN: Our Interior design school in Florence provides an ideal place to study abroad. Interior design is one of the world’s fastest growing professions. Both Masters and Academic level courses of Interiors are offered at The Florence Institute. Our courses use themes and techniques of leading designers in Italy. The interior design school courses give the student knowledge and skills in all areas of interior decoration, furniture design, and Interior design.

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Master of Interior Design in Florence, Italy

The Master of Interior design is perfect for young graduates or professionals working in design interested in attending a specialization course. The objective of the Master is to produce a new professional quality by combining creative and technical skills. The Interior Design Master students will be issued stimulating design problems commonly faced in Italy’s modern society. They will be given the opportunity to examine the fundamentals of design together with more advanced topics such as fabrication, and design detailing. Other professional topics covered will be issues of project management and implementation aspects of interior design.

Master of Graphic Design
Master of Graphic Design in Florence, Italy

The Master of Graphic Design is intended for graduates of specialized schools, young designers, students with professional training and/or experience in: Graphic Design, Visual CommunicationImage of Art and Design Courses in Italys, Interactive Media, Communication Sciences, and Computer Sciences.

Instruction includes the execution of assignments encountered by professionals in the field. The program assists students in developing creative conceptual thinking and group responsiveness, producing sophisticated applications of design solutions, and intensive training in advanced technology.

Academic Interior Design
Interior Design courses in Florence- ACADEMIC LEVEL

Our academic level is ideal for students new to the field of Interior Design. For the entry level student, there are three options, a one year, two year or three year course. The one year course is a basic but intensive two (2) semester course that addresses all of the fundamentals of the interior design profession such as lighting, color, furniture design and space planning. Students with already degress in design may qualify for our Master's level

Interior designers are creative, imaginative and artistiPhotos of The Florence Institute of Design Internationalc. They also need to be prepared and organized. By combining knowledge with aesthetic vision, interior designers work with clients and other design professionals to develop solutions that are functional, attractive and meet the needs of the people using the space. Interior designers must especially know about the materials and products used to create and furnish space. Above all, they specialize in the interaction of texture, color, and lighting while creating human space.

Academic Graphic Design
Graphic Design Courses- Academic Level
Graphic Design students develop an understanding of color and composition, design, typography, and drawing. The one year course is a basic but intensive two (2) semester course that addresses all of the fundamentals of the graphic design profession. Visit our Gallery

Graphic Designers are creative, imaginative and excel in the conception of two dimensional imagery. Graphic design basically is visual problem solving usPicture of Art and Design Courses in Italying text or graphical elements. Graphic designers are leaders in some of today's most dynamic fields such as advertising, publishing, television, and visual communications. They generate the visual presentation and design of goods, including websites, magazines, book covers, corporate stationery, television graphics, and billboards.

Gap Year Art History
Gap Year with the Florence Institute

Masaccio, Donatello, Brunelleschi , Fra Angelico, Botticelli, just some of the many figures that have shaped Florence and that gave birth to the Renaissance which changed the shape of Art History in Italy. Through a combination of lectures and field trips, our Gap year course explores their works, their inspirations and the reasons for their choices – their interactions with Italy's Medici family, the social and political activities of the day and the resulting masterpieces that still inspire us now.

Home to some of the world’s most celebrated art and architImages of The Florence Institute of Design Internationalecture, and the seat of the Renaissance, Florence is one of the most exciting, fun and beautiful cities to spend all or part of your gap year. After school and exams, it provides an opportunity to indulge in the culture of Italy – to learn more about the design, the food, the wine, and the dolce vita, as well as experiencing the freedom and the enjoyment of daily Italian life. Here at the Florence Institute we are located right in the heart of the city, which is ideal for taking full advantage of all Florence’s treasures on your year out.

Gap Year semester course: 14 weeks
Levels: All
Language: English

Architecture Summer Course
The Florence Institute offers architecture courses that teach drawing and observational skills plus an introduction to architectural theory and Italy's history. This course is designed for students with an interest in both the art and architecture of Italy. A majority of the course is conducted in the form of walking tours, where students can learn directly from the architecture of Florence.

FLORENCE OF THE RENAISSANCE

The revolution of art, architecture and culture that we associate with the Renaissance first occurred in the Italian city of Florence. During the Fifteenth century, Florence produced more influential creative genius that any other city of a parallel era. Masters such as Masaccio, Brunelleschi, Michelangelo, Dante and Da Vinci eternally all left their marks on the city and Western culture. Since that time, knowledge of Florence’s history and works has become essential to students of architecture and design throughout the world.

DESCRIPTION
Thecourse teaches drawing and observational skills together with a general overview of architectural history. The program is designed for students with a strong interest in Italian art, interior design and architecture. This course is excellent for students of all levels. People with a general interest in Architecture and Design, but have no immediate plans to pursue a degree are also encouraged to enroll. If you are currently an architecture student in your home country, please state so on your application.

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OBJECTIVES
An introduction to basic architectural principals. Exploration of elementary building concepts, form, surface, and space. Basic understanding of the urban context and how elements of the city relates. On site observational analysis. Developing basic sketching and drafting skills in various media. A majority of the course is conducted in the form of walking tours where students can learn directly from the architectural works.

Architecture Options : 4 weeks
Levels : All Levels
Language: English

Furniture Summer Course
FURNITURE DESIGN COURSE

The purpose of the short course is to develop students’ knowledge and skills related to all aspects of furniture design from design, to development to production of prototypes. During the 4 week program, students study presentations of materials, history, theories, and detailing of Italian and International furniture.

DESCRIPTION
The short course teaches furniture design skills together with a general overview of furniture history. The program is designed for students with a strong interest in Italian furniture design, interior design and industrial design. This course is excellent for students of all levels. People with a general interest in Furniture Design, but have no immediate plans to pursue a degree are also encouraged to enroll.

ITALIAN LANGUAGE
We also combine the Furniture Design courses with Italian language for 3hrs per week – a chance to build confidence and understanding of one of the most beautiful languages in the world. A development of knowledge of the language can help you to enjoy the culture and customs of Florence and Italy even more.

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The Florence Art Studio
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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.

We also offer short workshops throughout the year including Watercolor, Still Life, Fresco and Oil Painting, private lessons, weekend classes, holiday & vacation programs, and preparation courses for entrance exams to Fine Arts schools.

Review:
"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

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

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- Intensive Drawing and Painting Program (all modules)
- 1-4 Week Drawing & Painting Course option
- Customized course in Drawing and/or Painting
- Open Drawing Sessions with Live Model
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• Cast Drawing
• Bargue Drawing
• Freehand Cast Drawing
• Portrait & Figure Drawing
• Still Life Painting
• Portrait & Figure Painting
Istituto Marangoni, Milan
Courses / Programs
Welcome to Istituto Marangoni University. We offer Fashion and Design Courses in Milan, Paris and London. Every year over 2,000 students from all over the world meet at Istituto Marangoni to pursue a shared dream: design and fashion. It is here in Milan at one of the Europe's leading creative schools that young, talented individuals find the expertise they need to become professionals in their field.

It is learning how to take advantage of the richness of the past that is the optimization of all components of a project. To be a good designer, you should acquire a keen understanding of people, cultures and belief systems. Upon acquiring the skills we teach you, you will finally be able to implement your own projects, manage collaborators and consultants effectively and jumpstart your career in any fashion company, including your own.
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Art Courses Italy
Courses / Programs
Art Courses in Italy in Rome, Florence, Milan. The aim is to promote all aspects of the teaching of Italian Art. Thanks to 'Art Courses in Italy', located throughout Italy, it is possible to take an Art and Painting course in Italy, the very place that inspires and directs the imagination creatively. With our highly professional courses taught by professors who will support you at every step, you can learn to recognize the different painting techniques, the latest innovations in the fields of fashion and design, learn to express your ideas through art, shape your imaginative creations and make the models you've designed. Accommodation with families, apartments, mini-residences, hotels.
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Accademia del Lusso, Milan
Courses / Programs
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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.

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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
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Professional Short Courses:
• Made in Italy & Luxury Goods
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• Summer Fashion Courses
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:
• Chef Training + Restaurant Internship
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Further Food & Beverage Courses:
• Italian Home Cooking classes
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Italian Culinary Institute
Courses / Programs
• 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.

• Each of our culinary arts programs include quality hotel accommodation, meals with wine, course materials, culinary travel, market visits, and more!

Student Reviews:
"Life changing experience. They approach all culinary endeavors paying due respect to the ingredients being used"
- Mark, USA

"Studying at ICI was among the most amazing experiences of my life. I attended courses both as a student and was then invited to be an assistant to Chefs John and Nic. Not only did I get a Great Education but the setting overlooking the Ionian Sea was absolutely marvelous and breathtaking."
- Charles, USA

"Attending ICI was the best investment I have ever made for my future. Not only did we learn everything about authentic regional Italian cuisine and become better industry professionals, I learned how to taste and trust my palate. Chef John is a true master and will always be a mentor to me."
- Mike, USA
Professional Italian Cooking Courses / Chef Training
(Short & intensive culinary courses taught in English & Italian languages)

3-month course:
• Master of Italian Cuisine

2-week course:
• The Evolution of Italian Cuisine

1-week courses:

• Foundation of Italian Cuisine
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• Pastry, Desserts and Gelato course
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