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Accademia Italiana, Florence:
Do you want to study fashion in the historic city of Florence, Italy? Conveniently situated in Piazza Pitti in the heart of the city, Accademia Italiana is a top international fashion and design school. We provide a range of undergraduate and graduate fashion programs that are taught in English and Italian. Accademia Italiana also has a campus in Rome. In addition to our fashion courses, we also teach jewelry design, interior design, photography, graphic design & visual communications, drawing and painting.

Fashion Courses in Florence:

3-Year Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Fashion Design:
Photo of Study Fashion in FlorenceIn this course, our students, guided by professionals, learn to make their way in the fashion industry both from the design and from the market point of view. Various kinds of fashion are covered during the school's program (sportswear, elegant, casual, avant-garde, etc.), developing both the design capabilities and the technical ability to produce these garments.

Our bachelor's degree program offers dual qualifications: On successful graduation, you earn a BA (Hons) degree from the University of Wales as well a diploma - advanced level from Accademia Italiana. If you cannot complete the entire study program for any reason, you can request certification of the studies completed. You will receive a certificate of attendance after completing the 1st year exams or a diploma after completing the 2nd year exams.

1-Year Post-graduate Diploma (Masters) Programs:

- Advanced Course (pre-MBA) in Design and Business - Taught in Italian:Starting in October each year, this 1-year program is ideal for students who plan on undertaking one of the creative professions requiring managerial and entrepreneurial preparation. It unites the studies of finance and economics with the design industry, directing its attention at the world of fashion and the production of design objects. On completion, you will be awarded a Graduate Business Certificate.

- Fashion as Art - Taught in English:
Based on the conviction that clothing can be an artistic fact, we offer this 1-year Fashion Design master course with the aim of developing the design capabilities and the professionalism of those students who have already acquired the necessary basic techniques.

2-Year Textile Design Diploma Program:
Textile design is a profession in which creative ability goes hand in hand with technical training. This course covers both the theory and practical side of textile design. The textiles created are sometimes studied for use in fashion design, while others are created specifically for use in furnishings and interior design.

- Semester / Academic Year Abroad Programs for U.S. University / College Credit:
The Accademia Italiana offers semester programs (Spring / Fall), academic year abroad and summer study abroad programs in Florence and in Rome to US college and university students.

Summer Fashion Courses: Image of Study Fashion in Florence- Fashion Design - Intensive
This month-long course is offered in June and July for a total of 90 lesson hours in one month. It aims to introduce you to knowledge of the fashion world and covers various subjects that are fundamental for the designer: fashion illustration, elements of collection, color techniques. The course is completed by seminars, visits and encounters pertinent to the arguments covered.

- Fashion Illustration
This month-long course is offered in June and July for a total of 40 hours of classes per month. The student will learn various techniques of representing the human figure in illustrating fashion for men, women and children, developing a personalized graphic style. Students will learn about the definition of fashion illustration, drawing garments with graphic effects for volume and fabric consistencies.

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Address: Piazza de' Pitti, 15 - 50125, Florence, Italy
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Accademia Riaci, Florence
Courses / Programs
• 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).

• Our arts, crafts and design courses include professional Master programs, One-Year and Semester programs, Summer Intensive programs, and Short programs.

• ubjects offered include Shoe Making & Design, Leather Bag Making & Design, Jewelry Making & Design, Painting & Drawing, Restoration of Paintings, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Textile Design, Fashion Design & Business, Ceramics, Glass Art among others.

• All courses are taught with free English interpretation service.

• We welcome students from around the world. The diverse background of our students creates a rich multicultural community that promotes the exchange of ideas & viewpoints.

• The student-teacher ratio is kept small (max. 8 students) to value each student's originality and learning styles.

• We provide tailored, hands-on instruction & extensive career development along with training for effective presentation skills, and our graduates achieve professional goals in each field.

Student Review:
"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." - Svenne
Arts, Crafts & Design courses in Florence:
• One-Year Course
• Semester Course
• Master Course
• Art Short Course
• Summer Intensive Course
• Christmas Course
• Internship Programs

Subjects include:
• Bag Making (leathercraft)
• Bag Design
• Shoe Making (leather-craft)
• Shoe Design
• Jewelry Making
• Jewelry Design
• Graphic Design / Illustration
• Painting & Drawing
• Restoration of Paintings
• Ceramics
• Glass Art 
• Fashion Design & Business
• Textile Design...
The Florence Art Studio
Courses / Programs
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.

Student Testimonial:
"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

- Main Art Program divided into six separate modules, each serving as the foundation for the next

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

Course Options include:
- Intensive Drawing and Painting Program (all modules)
- 1-4 Week Drawing & Painting Course option
- Customized course in Drawing and/or Painting

Modules / Areas of Study:
• Cast Drawing
• Bargue Drawing
• Freehand Cast Drawing
• Portrait & Figure Drawing
• Still Life Painting
• Portrait & Figure Painting
Scuola Toscana, Florence
Courses / Programs
Scuola Toscana is an accredited Italian language school providing a wide range of arts courses with Italian language.

Recognised by the Italian Ministry of Education, we are located in the historical centre of Florence, in the Tuscany region of Italy (approximately 3 hours north of Rome).

Our arts classes consist of small groups, but we also cater for individuals offering private tuition courses. Our Italian arts courses with Italian open the doors for our students from all over the world, in order to get to know each other and their different cultures.

Florence, city of Renaissance, is the ideal place to study arts and culture, and to learn the Italian language. It offers a wonderful richness of art and architecture for our students to discover.

At our school, we organise extra-curricular activities in Italian language: visits of history of art, seminars, video evenings, excursions and more.
Year-round & Summer Holiday / Vacation Programs:

Arts courses combined with Italian language learning include:

- Italian and Art (Renaissance art, fresco painting, drawing techniques, painting on glass, decorating wood, and more..)
- Italian Art History (art and architecture)
- Italian Fashion and Design
- Italian and Photography course
- Italian Culture classes
- Italian Music and Opera course
- Italian Wine and Cooking classes
- Italian Language + Jewellery course
European Cultural Academy - Art, Architecture & Design Courses
Courses / Programs
• Experience Venice, Italy and the Venice Biennale together with like-minded students from all over the world with immersive and creative art & design courses from the European Cultural Academy (ECA).

• The aim of the ECA is to enhance knowledge and advance your career in architecture, art, design, and other creative industries.

• Our participants come from all backgrounds and the course is open for anyone with an interest in arts, architecture and culture.


• For more than a decade, we have helped creative communities to increase visibility, build connections and make a lasting impact on their careers.

• You and your peers are immersed in an inspiring environment led by renowned faculty and industry experts. Gain new skills to create greater impact with your work immediately.

• Prominent professors in related fields ensure a solid academic component and will enable you to gain a wider perspective.

• Our faculty includes artists, designers, curators, gallerists, architects and scholars that will help you to build necessary skills and enable you to navigate through an opaque and very competitive industry.
Contemporary Art, Architecture & Design Courses in summer, spring & fall - taught in English:

• Join for 1 week to focus on a particular topic

• Join for 2 weeks to cover wider field of subjects

• Join for 3 weeks for in-depth all-round experience and extra opportunities

Course Options:
• Contemporary Art
• Contemporary Architecture - Opening Of The Architecture Biennale
• Contemporary Architecture
• Venice Architecture Biennale
• Design: The World Around Us
• 3-Day Venice Architecture Biennale Power Course
John Cabot University, Rome
Courses / Programs
• With two campuses in the heart of historic Rome, Italy, John Cabot University (JCU) is an independent, four-year American liberal arts university that provides undergraduate degrees & study abroad programs to English-speaking students from all over the world.

• We offer Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Associate of Arts degrees as well as semester and year-long study abroad programs, and summer courses.

Our graduates are globally-recognized, and have been accepted at top-tier universities in the U.S. and Europe, and for being employed by well-known international companies.

• JCU is enriched with an international environment. Our diverse student body comprises about 1200 students from over 60 countries from the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe, and from more than 130 U.S. universities.

• Students benefit greatly from culturally conscious views and discussions through which they become well prepared for successful and productive engagements in our fast paced global world.

• JCU is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. All courses are taught in English, have small class sizes with an average of 15 students per class and are taught by faculty of international distinction.

• Whether you are pursuing a four-year degree or are seeking to study abroad, you will do so in the heart of Rome surrounded by the extraordinarily rich offerings of a city of culture, history, art, creativity, business and international affairs.
• Bachelor of Arts Degree Programs (4-years)
• Associate of Arts Degree Programs (2-years) 
• Year-long and Semester Abroad Programs
• Summer Study Programs
• Master of Arts (MA) in Art History

Majors include:
• Business Administration
• International Affairs
• Political Science
• Communications
• Art History
• Classical Studies
• Economics and Finance
• English Literature
• History
• Humanistic Studies
• International Business
• Italian Studies
• Marketing
Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School, Florence
Courses / Programs
• Alchimia is a private professional contemporary jewellery school in the historic city of Florence in Tuscany, 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 weekend courses, 2 week to 6 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 Contemporary Jewellery and Body Ornament (2 Years)

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

Short Intensive Courses in Jewellery Making: 
• Advanced Jewellery Techniques
• Basic Jewellery & Design
• Resin Jewellery
• Surface Treatment Of Metals
• Experimentation With Materials
• Precious Metals & Alloys
• Textile Techniques With Metal
• 3-day intensive Weekend Courses
• 1-week Summer Jewellery Courses
Updated: 2020-05-18
Updated: 2020-05-18