Accademia Italiana, Florence & Rome:
Founded in 1984, Accademia Italiana is a top international fashion and design school in Florence and Rome. We provide a range of college education and short-term study options taught in English and Italian that include B.A. bachelor's degree courses, postgraduate diploma (masters) programs, liberal arts academic year / semester abroad programs, monthly courses, summer courses and Italian language & culture programs. Subject fields include fashion design, jewelry design, interior design, graphic design & visual communications, photography, drawing and painting, and more. Bachelor’s degrees are awarded by the University of Wales, a leading UK university. You do not need to speak Italian in order to attend the Accademia Italiana.
The Accademia Italiana collaborates with some of the most important art and design universities in the world, and with important companies internationally. This international flavor favors cultural exchange and the development of new ideas that has always characterized the activities of the Institute. Today, thousands of ex-students of our fashion school in Italy hold important roles within companies and they have achieved huge successes in the professional and artistic fields world-wide.
The art programs and Italian language & culture courses offered at the Accademia Italiana have been authorized by the Italian Ministry of Public Education. Our 3-year bachelor's degree programs are dual qualification courses; On successful graduation, you earn a BA (Hons) degree validated by the prestigious University of Wales, a leading UK university, as well as an advanced diploma from Accademia Italiana.
You do not need to speak Italian in order to attend the Accademia Italiana. Many courses are taught in both English and Italian. Some courses are taught only in Italian but by instructors who can also speak English to assist students. Italian language classes are offered as part of your program, so eligibility does not depend on your Italian language skills. You will take four 3-credit courses per semester, plus Italian language for 4 credits.
Study Abroad in Italy for College Credit!
Over the past 20 years, The Accademia Italiana has been host to students from more than 200 US universities who want to study in Florence or Rome. Study options include: Semester program (Spring / Fall), academic year abroad, summer study abroad programs. We provide a range of relevant Liberal Arts and Studio Arts courses in both cities which are taught in the English language or are bi-lingual (Italian and English), and that cover important aspects of Italian history and culture.
Our study abroad programs may also involve enrollment in one or more of the art and design courses offered by the Accademia Italiana at each campus. In addition, Italian language courses are offered at all levels - from beginner to advanced. Students will be immersed in an international environment, where they will live and study with students from all over Italy and all over the world.
3-Year Bachelor's of Arts Degree Courses - Awarded by the University of Wales, UK:
- Fashion Design - Florence & Rome
- Costume Design for Theater, Film, Television - Rome
- Interior and Product Design - Florence & Rome
- Graphic Design & Visual Communications - Florence & Rome
- Photography - Florence
1-Year Post-graduate Diploma (Masters) Programs - Florence:
- Advanced Course (pre-MBA) in Design and Business - Taught in Italian
- Fashion as Art - Taught in English
- Interior Design and Product Design - Taught in English
Diploma / Advanced Diploma Courses:
- Window Displays Design Diploma in Florence (1 year)
- Textile Design Diploma in Florence (2 years)
- Drawing / Painting Diploma in Florence (1 or 2 years)
- Advanced Diploma in Jewelry Design in Rome (3 years)
Study Abroad Programs for U.S. University / College Credit:
- Semester Program (Spring / Fall)
- Academic Year Abroad
- Summer Study Abroad Programs
Monthly Courses in Florence:
- Studio Art: Drawing and Painting: Regular course (40hrs per month)
- Studio Art: Drawing and Painting: Intensive course (80hrs per month)
Summer Courses in Florence & Rome - Taught in English & Italian:
- Florence: Creative Product Design; Italian Product Design; Fashion Design - Intensive; Fashion Illustration; Drawing and Painting; Summer Photography School; Photographing Florence; Michelangelo and his Works; Italian language and culture
- Rome: Fashion Design; Fashion Illustration; Drawing and Painting; Roman Archaeological Sites; Masters of Italian Cinema; Italy Today; Italian language and culture
Italian Language & Culture Courses:
Month-long Italian language courses are available in Florence and Rome during the academic year and during the summer. We teach students of all levels - basic, intermediate & advanced. Students can choose to attend 40 hours or 80 hours of Italian classes per month.
“It is evident that the Accademia Italiana is an excellent school. The students are given great creative freedom, but it’s not only freedom because it shows the support of solid technical knowledge”.
- Vivienne Westwood, fashion designer, (during year-end fashion show, April 2008)
“I am impressed by the hard work and the love of these young students. I have seen a great deal of optimism. I would like to give awards to all the students of the Accademia Italiana”.
- Ottavio Missoni, fashion designer, (during the year-end events, April 2009)
“I have always given great attention to young students and I am very interested in the students that the Accademia Italiana prepares. It is not true that it is difficult to find work in the fashion industry. There is room for everyone – you just need talent”.
- Ermanno Scervino, fashion designer, (during an interview at "RAI - Radiotelevisione Italiana", June 2009)
Our main headquarters are situated in Piazza Pitti, directly across from the Pitti Palace in Florence. Our students will be surrounded by some of the greatest works of art and architecture as our school is very close to the Uffizi Gallery, the Cathedral, Ponte Vecchio, Piazza della Signoria and all the other monuments of this magnificent Renaissance city. You will find artisan workshops in the surrounding streets as well as the boutiques and ateliers of the great Italian designers.
Located in a lively, commercial area near to the historic center of the Eternal City, the Accademia Italiana Rome campus is conveniently located just a few steps away from the Trastevere train station. Our modern facilities include computer laboratories, art studio, workshops for sewing and pattern design, classrooms with audio-visual equipment, reading room, as well as large multi-use spaces and an art gallery.
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|Address: Piazza de' Pitti, 15 - 50125, Florence, Italy|
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