Educational vacations for adults in Italy: International fashion college in Florence offering short summer courses in Italian leather design, fashion events & PR. Fashion portfolio classes taught in English for international students/ Americans, summer abroad in Europe.
IED Florence: Located in the heart of beautiful Florence, Northern Italy, IED Florence is an international design school that provides 4-week fashion summer programs taught through English. Our courses are a perfect solution for those who desire to combine their spare time during holidays with a stimulating new experience in fashion and design. Following a precise methodology and guided by professors, who are all professionals from the chosen field, students will experience the development of a project specific to their interests.
4-week Fashion & Design Summer Courses (taught in English)
Italian Leather Design Covers fundamental elements of leather design and color while developing an understanding of the various processes involved in the production of handcrafted leather goods. Under the guidance of a master craftsman, students learn about the development of the art and application of traditional techniques. Students will complete at least one complete piece as their final project.
Topics covered: - Leather creation - Tanning techniques - Different types and functions of leather - Leather accessories - Textile patterns for accessories - Free-hand drawing - Illustration and drawing techniques for leather accessories...
Fashion Events and Public Relations This program focuses on the basic skills and methodologies employed in developing and producing successful events specifically for the fashion industry. Students will divide their time between traditional classroom lecture with their instructors and site visits to Italian fashion retailers and museums. Students are expected to work outside of class in small groups and individually both for regular assignments as well as the final project.
Topics covered: - Principles of public relations - Fashion communication and writing - Event planning and management - Branding use of public relations via press kits - Corporate sponsorship...
Graphic Design and Portfolio Introduces the development of Italian graphic design utilizing lectures, case studies and site visits to design studios, exhibitions and workshops with industry professionals. Topics include basics of design, image management, layout and animation using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop, which prepare students for a final project that conceptualizes a future “ imaginary” Florence.
Topics covered: - Semiotics - Historical background of graphics and design - Introduction to typography and page layout - Color analysis and management - Fundamentals of Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator - Use of layers, colors, text tools,
Messors Workshops - Cultural Heritage Preservation and Restoration in Italy
Courses / Programs
Messors Workshops offers 16-day summer Art Restoration Workshops on Fresco and Canvas, based in the rich cultural and historical setting of Altamura in Puglia (Apulia), a region in Southern Italy. Altamura is located in the province of Bari, 45 km / 27 miles south-west of Bari, close to the border with Basilicata.
The Frescoes are part of the rupestrian settlements (underground habitations) located in the Alta Murgia area in the Puglia region of Italy. Canvases are provided by local churches and private collections.
Program director Tonio Creanza encourages a 'hands on approach to restoration', and each participant has the opportunity to work directly on a fresco, statue or painting, experiencing the process of restoration as it unfolds.
Participants will also review the completed and restored works of past projects: 17th century wood statues used in Religious processions, decorative paintings and stone reliefs of Francis Ford Coppola's Palazzo Margherita in Bernalda, exterior and interior frescoes, paintings in both private collections and that of the church.
The courses provide a practical focus, allowing students ample opportunity for participation in restoration technique, and are complemented by seminars in Art History, Geomorphological Studies and Iconography.
Additionally: Art, Culture & Culinary Italy Summer Program 2018 (in Puglia)
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
Koiné - Italian Language Centre in Rome provides an Italian language summer school on the beach in Rossano, a beautiful town of Calabria, a region in Southern Italy, south of Naples. We provide transfer from Lamezia Terme Airport (also in the Calabria region) to Rossano.
The summer / vacation program includes 2-weeks of intensive Italian classes and visits around the historical centre of the Bizantine Rossano, the Corigliano’s castle and the Sibari’s escavation. During this time, you can enjoy popular local feasts, the typical food, the popular music and local good wine.
Our teaching methods are based on a communicative and humanistic-affective approach to allow our students to learn a foreign language. Students actively practice the four fundamental functions of language: listening, speaking, reading and writing.
Our Italian language tutors are DITALS educated at University for Foreigners of Siena and members of APIDIS (Italian Teachers for Foreigners Professional Association) with significant teaching experience. Their work is based on the passion and love for their own language and culture.
Located in the heart of Florence, Italy, Web Technology Academy (WTA) is a fast-paced, 4-week study-abroad summer program designed to help students learn the art of eCommerce. All classes are taught in English. WTA offers three main course topics over four intensive weeks; Choosing products and services to sell online, Build your own e-commerce business from start to finish, and Advertising your website and making money online.
At Web Tech Bootcamp, we believe students learn better when they have real world projects and a limited amount of time to complete them. At the end of four weeks, hard-working students will have the knowledge to take the first step toward financial independence through their own eCommerce business.
Topics / modules include:
- Selling on Ebay
- Importing and exporting products
- Inventing and manufacturing your own products
- Social Media for the web
- Internet marketing techniques
- Photo and video production techniques
- Graphics design
- Creating Viral Video Marketing Campaigns
- Crowd Funding
• Enhance your knowledge and understanding of authentic Italian food with a summer cooking course in Florence, the culinary heart of Tuscany!
• Conveniently situated in the city center, Florence Culinary Arts School (FCAS) provides year-round and summer Italian cooking courses to international chefs, tourists and beginners from around the world.
• Our summer course has 2, 4, 6, 8 and 12-week study options with students staying in local Florentine apartments.
• What better place to learn about food than Florence - the Italian capital of Fine Arts! The city is well known worldwide for its artistic heritage, but is also prominent in the field of gastronomy.
Design summer programs by Nuova Accademia Di Belle Arti Milano - NABA
Courses / Programs
NABA (New Academy of Fine Arts), located in Milan, Italy, offers a wide choice of short summer courses at both introductory and intermediate levels in the fields of Fashion Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Fashion Styling among many others. Each course is two weeks long and students can combine an introductory course followed by an intermediate course for a total of four weeks study. All courses are taught in English.
The Summer Programs propose a wide and updated synthesis of NABA know-how, giving a view of the most significant trends of the market, of industrial creation processes, of artistic and social expression, of Design, Fashion, Graphic and Communication, together with the opportunity to experiment with a topical project theme, under the guidance of renowned professionals and in cooperation with big companies.
We offer two - four week summer courses in the fields of Interior Design; Product Design; Graphic Design; Fashion Design; Fashion Marketing; Fashion Styling; Fashion Accessories; Landscape architecture among others.
U.S. university students can register for NABA courses through West Virginia University's Office of International Programs and Office of Extended Learning and will be awarded WVU credits on some programs which may at the option of their home institutions be transferred.