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Accademia Riaci, Florence:
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.

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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).

Why Study Fashion in Florence with Accademia Riaci?

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- Small Classes: 
We keep our class sizes small to ensure that each student gets the individual attention that they need. We limit our classroom ration to approximately 8 students per professor.

This allows us to respect the diversity of learning styles and artistic potential within our student groups. We focus not only on teaching traditional styles and techniques, but on guiding each of our students to develop their own artistic abilities.

- International Students Welcome:

The diverse background of our students creates a rich multicultural community that promotes the exchange of ideas and viewpoints. Many of our courses available with English, Spanish or Japanese interpretation.

- Outstanding & Professional Instructors:
Our experienced and dedicated faculty are leaders in their respective fields. They are united in their mission to inspire the next generation of artists with their artistic knowledge and unique tradition.

We provide tailored instruction. Our lessons are conducted in close relationship with each student, taking their ability and personality into account, challenging both beginners and experienced professionals.

Fashion Courses in Florence:

Image of Fashion School in ItalyTaught in Italian with English & Spanish interpretation. After the successful completion of a 1 year academic course, students will be awarded a Diploma. 

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

• Fashion Master Courses: Academic Year & Semester Programs available

Fashion Design; Fashion Business

• Short Fashion 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

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.

Our students hone their design skills and techniques in a wide range of traditional and classical arts, and well as in modern design fields, through numerous hours of practical, hands-on training in their major of choice.

In addition, we offer internship opportunities in various fields so students can enhance their professional experience and networks.

Student Testimonials:

Photos of Accademia Riaci, Florence"The teacher helped me to learn, and the teaching technique was very effective. At Accademia Riaci, I have learned different skills and techniques that I never knew before.

I also enjoyed shopping in the beautiful city of Florence. Studying at Accademia Riaci was very nice, and enlightening as I got to meet people from different parts of the world."

- Asafa, Nigeria

"The teachers are excellent, very knowledgable, 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."

-  Svenne, Netherlands

Florence - A Beautiful & Historic City:

Picture of Fashion School in ItalyAccademia Riaci is conveniently located in the center of the old city, just a three minute walk from the Firenze railroad station. We are situated between the famous Duomo and Church of St. Lorenzo.

Located in the heart of the picturesque, pastoral scenery of Tuscany, the city of Florence is steeped in history and culture. The ambience of Florence's past and present seem fused together, giving many visitors the illusion of wandering into a segment of history.

At the weekends, you can enjoy the beautiful coastlines and mountains, or hike the gentle hills that stretch through vineyards and olive trees. There are excellent travel links to other Italian cities, such as Rome, Milan, Siena, and Pisa.

Accommodation Options: 
Accademia Riaci can provide "Student Flats" (shared apartments) for students staying in Florence for up to three months.

Located either within walking distance or a 10-15 minute bus ride away from our campus, these flats come with one or several rooms per apartment.

Other accommodation options are available for students enrolled in a longer course (basic, one-year, master courses). You may choose to stay in a single apartment, residential hotel, or homestay.

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Address: Via de' Conti 4, Florence, Italy
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2024-06-19 were from:

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