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1. Accademia Riaci, Florence
Courses / Programs
• Located in the heart of Florence, Accademia Riaci provides summer art courses and culinary arts programs to students from around the world.

• One of the leading art and design academies in Italy, we offer intensive summer programs in fashion, painting & drawing, graphic design, interior design, jewelry making, ceramics, and glass art among many others.

• Our summer art, craft and design programs are taught in English or Italian or Spanish. You can choose to study for 2 weeks, 4 weeks, 6 weeks, 8 weeks, or 12 weeks.

• You can combine different courses. Private lessons are also available. 

• Our courses are all intensive with double lesson hours, allowing you to benefit from a thorough learning experience.

• Students of all levels of experience are welcome to attend - from beginners to experienced, professional artists.

• Students completing our summer art program will work directly with distinguished Florentine artists in studio.

• The academy's faculty are top artists of each field, united by the mission of inspiring next generation artists with unique tradition & artistic knowledge.

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

• You receive tailored, hands-on instruction and extensive career development. If you attend for 2 weeks or more, you may have the opportunity to earn college credit.

• We also organize cultural excursions and art visits so you get to experience the beauty of Florence.
Intensive Summer Art, Craft & Design Courses
Study for 2 / 4 / 6 / 8 / 12 weeks

• Art Management
• Jewelry Making
• Jewelry Design
• Shoe Making
• Shoe Design
• Bag Making
• Bag Design
• Painting & Drawing
• Art History
• Interior Design
• Product Design
• Fashion Design
• Fashion Business
• Textile Design
• Graphic Design
• Ceramics
• Glass Art
• 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.

Specific contact pages
2. Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School in Florence
Courses / Programs
• Alchimia is a private contemporary jewellery school located in Florence, Italy. We provide a wide range of academic, short-term intensive jewellery courses - including our innovative summer workshops and one-on-one courses in contemporary jewellery.

• We offer four short 3-day workshops. Summer courses are taught by experienced jewellery design expert.

• Our intensive jewellery courses are an excellent solution for those who have limited time to study and experiment in the area of contemporary jewellery. Available in summer and year-round, these courses are taught on a one-to-one basis.

• Each student is guided individually to ensure that lessons meet their specific need. Two different types of programmes are offered: technical and conceptual.

• Our short-term courses are aimed at beginners, jewellers wishing to learn specific techniques, teachers, professionals and students who want to have new stimulating experiences in a new environment. 

• In addition to our short-term courses, we also provide Bachelor's (BFA) degree and Masters (MFA) degree courses in Jewellery Design.
Short Courses / Workshops:
• Antique Japanese Inlay Technique
• Creating Jewellery in Resin
• Water And Sand Casting Course
• Metallic Weaving & Wire Textile Jewellery 
• Entropy + Entities
• Chasing & Repousse

Intensive Short-term Jewellery Courses:
Study from 2 weeks to 3 months on a one-to-one basis. Available year-round. Courses include:

• Advanced Jewellery Techniques
• Basic Jewellery & Design
• Experimentation With Materials
• Precious Metals & Alloys
• Resin Jewellery
• Surface Treatment Of Metals
• Textile Techniques With Metal
3. 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
4. School for Curatorial Studies, Venice
Courses / Programs
Based in the heart of Venice, Italy, The School for Curatorial Studies is an ambitious and challenging project that provides a summer course that focuses on contemporary visual arts and practices of exhibition-making.

Taught in English, students participate in weekly activities, artist studio visits, tours of exhibition spaces, networking events and workshops

Promoted since 2004, the project was conceived as a school committed to experimentation and interdisciplinary thinking.

The main goals are to spread the knowledge in the field of visual arts and to introduce the students to the professions related to the art world, focusing on contemporary curatorial theory and practice and contemporary museology.
Summer Course in Curatorial Studies:
- Duration: 450 hours

- Lectures taught in English

- Focuses on contemporary visual arts and practices of exhibition-making

- Students participate in weekly activities, artist studio visits, tours of exhibition spaces, networking events and workshops

- Course is designed to increase students understanding of the intellectual and technical tasks of the curator figure
5. Istituto di Moda Burgo, Milan
Courses / Programs

Summer Study Abroad Programs:
- Fashion, Design & Patternmaking Courses 
- Duration: 2-4 weeks (50 hours or 100 hours + a 4-hour seminar)
- 3 Levels of Study available: Basic, Advanced or Professional
- Private / One-on-one instruction
- Taught in English or Italian language


• Study fashion or design in Milan this summer with Istituto di Moda Burgo, an accredited fashion school in Italy founded in 1961, and an international leader in fashion education.

• We offer academic year and summer study abroad programs for local & international students in the heart of Milan - taught in English or Italian language.

• Istituto di Moda Burgo offers the opportunity to acquire or improve your technical, artistic and professional skills in these in-demand career fields globally.

• Receive intensive, one-on-one tutoring through our short 2 or 4-week summer courses customized to your individual learning style & level.

• Receive an Istituto di Moda Burgo Certificate on completion of your course.

"The summer course helped me to perfect & learn new skills in creating rafting swimwear. The teachers are very helpful and help you achieve your personal learning objectives. The course is fast-paced which is great for those who like to be kept busy."
- Castaneda, California, USA

"The summer program is very comprehensive and I has been able to learn it in a short time. The teacher was very efficient, always available & her explanations were very clear. I'm glad I attended this school."

- Gong, China
2 or 4-Week Certificate Summer Courses
• Fashion Stylist (Design & Pattern Making)
• Fashion Design
• Pattern Making
• Fashion Photography
• Accessories Design
• Jewelry Design
• Shoes Design
• Underwear Design
• Beach Wear Design
• Wedding Dress Design
• Theatre Costume Design
• Underwear Pattern Making
• Beach Wear Pattern Making
• Theatre Costume Pattern Making
• Wedding Dress Pattern Making

Specific contact pages
6. 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
7. European Cultural Academy - Contemporary 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 summer 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

Specific contact pages
8. 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
9. Summer School in Como Italy
Courses / Programs
The "Aldo Galli" Academy of Fine Arts is a private institution in Como, located less than an hour from Milan in the north of Italy. It is legally accredited by AFAM (Alta Formazione Artistica e Musicale), the Higher Education System for Art and Music, part of the university sector answering to MIUR, the Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research. "Aldo Galli" Academy is acknowledged as a high-profile art training institute offering courses in painting restoration on all sorts of material - canvas, tables, frescos, stuccos and stone - and enjoys an excellent reputation both on a national and international level. Students are taught the methodological approaches and skills required for the recovery and maintenance of the different kinds of works and are provided with ample opportunity to acquire substantial hands-on experience, be this in terms of field-work or in the labs, in the innumerable restoration activities commissioned to the Academy itself.
3 Summer Art Restoration Courses held in Italian by instructors who have a good knowledge of English:

1) Painting Restoration: collections of paintings and single paintings;

2) Wall Painting/Stucco Restoration: wall painting and stucco restoration in some sites near Como;

3) Wood Restoration: wooden crucifix, carved frames and painted wooden works.
10. 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)

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