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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, Tuscany, 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 short 3-day workshops to a maximum of one week. 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 / 3-day workshops to max. 1 week.• Electroforming and plating techniques (2 days)
• Water, sand and stone casting (3 days)
• Exploring pigments and gold leaf on metal (3 days)
• Blinking lights: Antique Japanese inlay technique, Nunome Zogane (3 days)
• White&Gold Summer workshop (5 day course).

Intensive Short-term Jewellery Courses:
2 wks to 6 months on a one-to-one basis. Available year-round. 

• Advanced Jewellery Techniques
• Basic Jewellery & Design
• Experimentation With Materials
• Precious Metals & Alloys
• Resin Jewellery
• Surface Treatment Of Metals
• Textile Techniques With Metal
3. 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.

Short workshops throughout the summer: Watercolor, Fresco, Still life, Oil Painting, fine arts exam preparation, painting & drawing workshops for those on holiday / vacation in Florence & more.

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

Short summer workshops: Watercolor, Fresco, Still life, Oil Painting, fine arts exam preparation, painting & drawing courses.
4. Language and Music for Life, Summer Camp in Florence 2025 (Program in the UK for 2024)
Courses / Programs
• Founded in 1997, Language and Music for Life offers International Summer Music and Languages Courses in Europe for music students and professionals.

• Join us in Florence this summer for an exciting and prestigious Musical Summer Course with optional language programs for adults & teenagers aged 17+ (unless agreed with LMFL).

• Our classical music & jazz program and voice tuition is aimed at students and professionals who are highly motivated musicians with advanced levels of musical knowledge.

• Taught by internationally renowned professors, mostly at master class level, the LMFL program includes instrumental and voice tuition, master classes, chamber music, composition, music theory, choir, & orchestra conducting classes.

• Private music lessons / one on one tuition is available for many subjects / instruments.

• We also offer music tuition for already-constituted chamber music groups.

• All students must be at advanced level in at least one discipline, other choices can be at lower level. Rentals are available for cello & harp.

• Quality language classes in Italian, French or English, taught by native speakers.

Review:
"LMFL is a musical experience any musician should go through, whether amateur or professional.

As a student you are challenged in all fronts, from the personal front to the collective one, where not only must you play your instrument or compose with the best of your skills, but also manage to work as a team to accomplish excellence."

Alonso, Mexico
Musical Summer Course 2025:
- Specialised course by world renowned faculty for Advanced Level students, amateurs, professionals
- 2 weeks for adults & youth (aged 17+)


• Instrumental Tuition: Piano, Piano Jazz, Violin, Viola, Cello, Harp, Bass Clarinet, Flute, Oboe, Brass, Saxophone, Percussion.
• Vocal tuition: classical & jazz
• Orchestra conducting
• Music composition
• Opera workshop
• String orchestra
• Jazz sessions
• Entrance audition prep
• Music tuition for already-constituted chamber music groups

Choice of Italian, French, English language courses.

Specific contact pages
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. 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
7. European Cultural Academy - Contemporary Art, Architecture & Design Courses
Courses / Programs
Established in three historic palaces in Venice, the Academy offers short art and architecture courses for professionals, students, and art lovers. We believe in the power of education to help people thrive creatively and professionally. We would like to show that there are many ways to succeed in the art industry. Join our programs created in collaboration with the Venice Biennale,  the University of Oxford, and other prestigious institutions.

We offer our students a unique perspective on the city of Venice thanks to our network of professionals (architects, designers, artists, gallerists, and La Biennale di Venezia team), we guide them in discovering the hidden gems of the city and give them access to the most exclusive art shows and events.
Contemporary Art & Architecture courses taught in English.

ART COURSES:

. Venice Biennale revealed - behind the scene experience 
 
2 intakes Apr 21-25, 2022 and Nov 10-13, 2022

. Contemporary Art 
  August 8-19, 2022 

ARCHITECTURE STUDIOS:

. Sustainable Healthy Cities - (re-building for the future)
  in cooperation with Kellogg College, University of Oxford
  June 27th -July 8th, 2022

. Designing for Architectural Brand 
  in cooperation with United Arab Emirates University 
  July 11-22, 2022 

.Venetian Architecture 
 in cooperation with The Bartlett School of Architecture
 August 1-12, 2022

Specific contact pages
8. 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.
9. 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
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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