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Liberal Academy of Fine Arts, Florence:
The Liberal Academy of Fine Arts, located in Florence, Italy, is a Polytechnic for the Arts recognized by the MIUR (Italian Ministry of Universities and Research), offering diploma, professional and masters degree courses in Painting, Graphic Design, Multimedia, Photography and Restoration. We are a Polytechnic for the Arts where technology merges with technique for a new concept in aesthetics. Besides the Academic Courses the Academy also runs Professional and Liberal courses in many disciplines.

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Masters Degree Courses:

-Professional Cinematography:
The Masters course in Professional Cinematography of the Laba and the Movie & Sound is a top level artistic training for graduated from related subjects. The aim of the course is the preparation of a technical-professional figure able to provide the author the different expressive possibilities that cinema allows.

The program is divided into two phases. The first is devoted to intensive hands-on instruction demonstration, practical trainings of all the technical aspects of filmmaking, cinematography,Photo of Fine Arts Courses in Florence, Italy camera operations, directing, sound recording, editing and film producing.

The second phase of the program is the production period during which every student writes and directs his or her own film in 35mm. Students are separated in groups and each group becomes a rotation crew for each of the projects. In this way a student not only has a show reel but also works in crew positions on his or her colleagues film and gains invaluable experience rotating in the principal production positions as writer, director, producer, director of photography, assistant camera, gaffer, sound recorder or editor.

At the end of course the final films are celebrated in a screening open to cast, crew, friends and family. All students who successfully complete the master receive a copy of his or her final film in 35mm.

- Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies:
The aim of the Visual Arts and Curatorial Studies Masters course, thanks to the cooperation between the LABA of Florence and the EX3 contemporary art centre, is to support artists and curators in their professional integration in the contemporary art system through the study of specific theoretical subjects related to the more current artistic languages and  the different players in the artistic system. Practical “on the job” experience will be offered in cooperation with artists, curators, and cultural operators. 

The Masters course offers top level training for students who have already obtained a 1st level or a 2nd level Diploma in Liberal arts or Humanities (based on Arts), Media Studies, Cultural heritage, Fine Art Academy, Architecture. This Masters course in designed to improve and deepen theoretical and technical competences in visual arts and curatorial studies. The course helps to prepare students to excel in their professional life as artists, cultural operators and curators, through a strong basic training and offers creative support to the highest international professional standars.

A six-month course, equal to 60 ETCS (European Credit System). The course begins in January and ends in June/July. Curricular lessons will be held from Monday to Friday (afternoon/evenings). Extracurricular activities will be offered in conjunction with  the events of the EX3 contemporary art centre. Saturdays may eventually be used for lessons lost, missed due to other activities (internships, workshops, etc.).

- Jewellery Design:
The Master in Jewellery of the Laba and the Lao is a top level artistic training for students who already got a 1st level or a 2nd level Diploma in subjects related to the design-fashion. It is a six-month course, equal to 60 ETCS (European credit System).

The main objective of this Master program is to give the students an advanced specialistic learning in a very important craft and industrial field. In fact, the main part of the European goldsmith production is realized in Italy. The aim is to combine the goldsmith art and the jeweller’s craft with the new technologies of modeling, uniting the use of traditional techniques to the instruments of our times, such as the design, the goldsmith technologies (industrial as well), computer design (two-dimensional and three-dimensional CAD modeling).

The course wants to improve and deepen the theoretical and technical capacities in the jewellery and jewel design. This Masters course wants to prepare students to a brilliant entrance in their professional life as artists, jewel designers/creators, through a strong basic training and a creative support according to the highest international professional standards.

- Interior and Living Design:
The Masters course in Interior and Living Design of the LABA is a top level artistic training course for students who already have got a 1st level or a 2nd level Diploma in subjects related to the Interior and Living Design field.
Lessons will be held in English language.

The aim of the course is to improve, and deepen the theoretical and technical capacities in the Interior and Living Design circle. This Masters course wants to prepare students to a brilliant entrance in their professional life through a strong basic training and a creative support, according to the highest international professional standards.

This is a three-month course, equal to 60 ETCS (European credit System). To be accepted to the Masters Course, at least one of the following qualifications is required:

- Art Academy Diploma 
- Short Degree in pertaining disciplines
- Specialisation Degree in pertaining disciplines

Diploma Courses:

3 Year First Level Diploma Courses:
- Painting
- Graphic Design
- Design
- Photography

2 Year Second Level Diploma courses:
- Painting
- Graphic Design & Multimedia
- Design
- Photography

Professional Training Courses:
- Professional Courses in Painting
- Seminars (incl. packaging, CAD 3D, flash ...)
- Individual Short Courses (incl. art therapy, web design, engraving... )
- Summer Courses (incl. art history, italian language, drawing & painting ...)

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Istituto Marangoni, Milan
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