Arts & Design Courses in Florence & Rome

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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.

Fashion / Art & Design Courses in Florence & Rome:

3-Year Bachelor's of Arts Degree Courses (Awarded by the University of Wales)
Our bachelor's degree programs offer dual qualifications: On successful graduation, you earn a BA (Hons) degree from the University of Wales as well a diploma - advanced level from Accademia Italiana. If you cannot complete the entire study program for any reason, you can request certification of the studies completed. You will receive a certificate of attendance after completing the 1st year exams or a diploma after completing the 2nd year exams.

- B.A. in Fashion DesiPhoto of Arts & Design Courses in Florence & Romegn (Florence & Rome)
In this course, our students, guided by professionals, learn to make their way in the fashion industry both from the design and from the market point of view. Various kinds of fashion are covered during the school's program (sportswear, elegant, casual, avant-garde, etc.), developing both the design capabilities and the technical ability to produce these garments.

- B.A. in Costume Design (Rome only)
This course is ideal if you are interested in acquiring professional training in the world of theatre, cinema and television costume design. You will learn to apply your personal creativity, technical knowledge and artistic skills and be prepared for a career in this exciting field.

- B.A. in Interior and Product Design (Florence & Rome)
Design concerns objects of general use, furniture designed for various destinations and the design of interiors in general. Traditional design instruments will be used together with computer-aided design (CAD).

- B.A. in Graphic Design & Visual Communications (Florence & Rome)
This program integrates traditional graphic design artist training (illustration, lay-out, poligraphic techniques for publishing) together with the development of graphic design directed towards new multi-media systems (internet, etc). During the course, you will enjoy encounters with professionals and experts in the field, as well as external visits and participation in exhibitions.

- B.A. in Photography (Florence only)
In this photography course, you will learn traditional photographic techniques, dark room experience and digital photography. In addition, you will study computer software such as Photoshop, as well as learn about aspects of graphic design and visual communication. During the 3-year program students are invited to participate in exhibitions, conferences and workshops.

1-Year Post-graduate Diploma (Masters) Programs in Florence:

- Interior Design and Product DesigImage of Arts & Design Courses in Florence & Romen - Taught in English:
This 1-year master's program explores new possibilities in innovative interior and product design. Projects will involve domestic spaces and commercial spaces as well as the design object intended as furniture or objects of everyday use.

- Fashion as Art - Taught in English:
Based on the conviction that clothing can be an artistic fact, we offer this 1-year Fashion Design master course with the aim of developing the design capabilities and the professionalism of those students who have already acquired the necessary basic techniques.

- Advanced Course (pre-MBA) in Design and Business - Taught in Italian:
Starting in October each year, this 1-year program unites the studies of finance and economics with the design industry, directing its attention at the world of fashion and the production of design objects. It is ideal for students who plan on undertaking one of the creative professions requiring managerial and entrepreneurial preparation. On completion, you will be awarded a Graduate Business Certificate.

Diploma / Advanced Diploma Courses:

- Window Displays Design DiplomaPhotos of Accademia Italiana, Florence & Rome in Florence (1 year)
This course is designed to provide you with the knowledge that is necessary to create a window display design professional who can work both in elegant boutiques as well as in large commercial spaces. The course duration is 2 academic semesters.

- Textile Design Diploma in Florence (2 years)
Textile design is a profession in which creative ability goes hand in hand with technical training. This course covers both the theory and practical side of textile design. The textiles created are sometimes studied for use in fashion design, while others are created specifically for use in furnishings and interior design.

- Drawing / Painting Diploma in Florence (1 or 2 years)
Drawing and Painting program can be attended for one or two years. The course will be held in the artistic laboratory of the Accademia Italiana (art school) and includes lessons of life drawing and nude drawing, of various color and graphic techniques, of experimental materials and of various theoretical and historic disciplines.

- Advanced Diploma in Jewelry Design in Rome (3 years)
Learn the basics of jewellery design through theory and artistic subjects. Learn about the materials, the techniques and the technologies typical to the disciplines linked to jewelry design and goldsmithing. Great importance is given to practical exercises (construction, micro-modelling in wax, embossing and engraving, setting, micro-press fusion and casting).

Semester / Academic Year Study Abroad Programs for US College Credit:
The Accademia Italiana offers semester progPicture of Arts & Design Courses in Florence & Romerams (Spring / Fall), academic year abroad and summer study abroad programs in Florence and in Rome to US college and university students. We provide a wide range of relevant Liberal Arts, Studio Arts and Design courses in both cities which are taught in the English language or are bi-lingual (Italian and English).

- Liberal Arts Courses include: Italian language courses at all levels - from beginner to advanced; Italian Literature; Italian Cinema; Medieval Italy; History of Italian Renaissance Art; Italian Style; Italy in the European Union & more...

- Studio Arts Courses include: Life Drawing; Painting Techniques; Mixed Media; Photography & more..

- Design Courses include: Fashion Design; Costume Design (Rome only); Interior and Industrial Design; Graphic Design and Visual Communications; Photography and New Media (Florence only), and Textile Design (Florence only).

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 EngliImages of Accademia Italiana, Florence & Romesh & 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. We teach students of all levels - basic, intermediate & advanced. Students can choose to attend 40 hours or 80 hours of Italian classes per month.

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Address: Piazza de' Pitti, 15 - 50125, Florence, Italy
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The Florence Art Studio
Courses / Programs
• Located in the heart of the historic city center, The Florence Art Studio provides intensive art programs taught in English to international students and professionals from around the world. We offer short, customized courses that 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, the Renaissance, Painting & 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.

• Your drawing or painting program is intensively taught in an encouraging environment, with a great deal of personal attention given to each student, through intensive individual training and one on one lessons.

• Our 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.

Student Review:
"It was wonderful. Not only is the studio a magnificent space to work in, but also Gary is a brilliant instructor. I loved every moment of it." - Penny, UK
Intensive Art Program of Drawing and/or Painting
- Taught in English

A 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 / Areas of Study include:
• Bargue Drawing
• Cast Drawing
• Portrait and Figure Drawing
• Freehand Cast Drawing
• Still Life Painting
• Portrait and Figure Painting

The starting date for any program is generally at the beginning of the week (Monday).
Italian Culinary Institute
Courses / Programs
• Situated in Copanello, just 5 minutes from the beautiful seaside town of Soverato in the Calabria region of Southern Italy, Italian Culinary Institute (formerly Italian Institute for Advanced Culinary and Pastry Arts) is one of Europe's finest chef training academies.

• Founded by Chef John Nocita, ICI presents Italy's most advanced culinary programs for professional chefs, pastry chefs, students, serious home cooks & epicureans. Courses (taught in English or Italian) include full immersion culinary, baking, pastry and gelato programs, with 1-week, 2-week, & 3-month study options available.

• Each of our culinary arts programs include quality hotel accommodation, meals with wine, course materials, culinary travel, market visits, and more!

Student Reviews:
"Life changing experience. They approach all culinary endeavors paying due respect to the ingredients being used"
- Mark, USA

"Studying at ICI was among the most amazing experiences of my life. I attended courses both as a student and was then invited to be an assistant to Chefs John and Nic. Not only did I get a Great Education but the setting overlooking the Ionian Sea was absolutely marvelous and breathtaking."
- Charles, USA

"Attending ICI was the best investment I have ever made for my future. Not only did we learn everything about authentic regional Italian cuisine and become better industry professionals, I learned how to taste and trust my palate. Chef John is a true master and will always be a mentor to me."
- Mike, USA
Professional Italian Cooking Courses / Chef Training (in English & Italian)

1-week courses:
• Pastry, Desserts & Specialty Breads 
• Artisan Italian Gelato: Ice Cream Making Technique & Production 
• Artisan Italian Cheese Making
• Traditional Italian Charcuterie: Curing Meats, Sausage Making & Artisanal Salumi
• Foundation of Italian Regional Cuisine: Curing, Pickling & Sun-drying
• Advanced Mediterranean Cuisine
• Italian Culinary Exploration (Gourmet course)

2-week course:
• The Evolution of Italian Cuisine

3-month course:
• Master of Italian Cuisine
Istituto di Moda Burgo, Milan
Courses / Programs
• Founded in 1961, Istituto di Moda Burgo is a long-established fashion school located in Milan's vibrant city centre.

• We offer high-quality academic year and short summer courses in Fashion Design, Fashion Stylist, Dressmaking, and Pattern Making - taught in English and Italian language.

• We provide 'Normal' and 'Intensive' study options for each course. 'Normal' courses last from 1-2 years, while 'Intensive' options run between 5 months and 1 year.

• Thanks to over 50 years experience in the fashion industry, Istituto di Moda Burgo's methodology and passion for Italian fashion and style has been exported to many fashion design schools, colleges, public and private universities abroad.

• We also offer our 4 main academic-year fashion programs at our school in Rome.

Student Review:
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- Francesca
Year-Round / Academic Fashion & Creative Arts Courses:
- Taught in English or Italian language

Fashion Design:
• Normal Duration: 2 years
• Intensive I Duration: 10 months
• Intensive II Duration: 5 months

Fashion Stylist:
• Normal Duration: 2 years
• Intensive Duration: 1 year

Dressmaking Course:
• Normal Duration: 2 years
• Intensive Duration: 1 year

Pattern Making:
• Normal Duration: 1 year
• Intensive Duration: 5 months

We also provide a range of 2-4 week, private summer Certificate courses in a range of fashion & design topics.
Istituto Italiano di Fotografia, Milan
Courses / Programs
Study photography in Italy with Istituto Italiano di Fotografia (IIF)! Situated close to the center of Milan, IIF is a leading European photography school providing quality training courses to international students from around the world, as well as students living in Italy.

IIF offers short and comprehensive photography courses taught in the evenings, year-round & in summer.

With over 20 years experience in teaching photography, IIF is dedicated to helping each student to develop his/her own personal style that captures reality and conveys meaning.

Highly-qualified and experienced, IIF teachers are respected professionals in various fields of photography and visual communication.

We keep class sizes small so that each student gets the individual attention you need. We help you to cultivate your skills, as well as developing your expressive & creative abilities.

Using the most current materials & methods, our teachers aim to stimulate our students through real-world experience in creative projects, implemented in collaboration with editors and companies for publications and exhibitions.

Testimonial:
"It’s the IFF team that made this whole process great. I have learned a lot, both in class and outside of class. This class is definitely life-changing for me!”
- Angela, USA
Photography courses taught in Italian: 
- 2-year Professional Photography Diploma Course
- Photography Evening Classes at 3 levels - Basic, Full & Full Advanced

Summer courses taught in English:
- Photography & Fashion Summer Course (2 weeks)
- Kickoff Photography Evening Course (10 weeks)
- One-to-one / Private Photography courses
- Personalized Photography courses (for individuals or companies)
Accademia del Lusso, Milan
Courses / Programs
• Situated in the heart of Milan - Italy's fashion capital, Accademia del Lusso provides a range of fashion-related Masters programs, 3-year courses, intensive 1-year programs, summer professional courses, and short courses designed to train and prepare the fashion industry’s most sought-after professionals. 

• Available to students from around the world, our courses are taught in English or Italian. Subjects include Fashion Design, Fashion Styling, Fashion Brand Management, and Interior Design among many others.

• Our comprehensive courses allow students to enter the job market as experienced and competent professionals with expert skills and knowledge.

• The Accademia del Lusso’s innovative educational approach comprises two closely interconnected areas of specialization: a technical-creative emphasis and a management emphasis.

• In order to improve the student-to-faculty ratio, the maximum class size is 12 made up of international students.

• Our school was founded with the intention of providing high-level training to motivated young people who plan to build a career in fashion as well as to industry professionals who seek to improve and update their skills. 

Student Testimonial:
"I really enjoyed the time I spent in Accademia del Lusso. The courses that I have attended have helped me to develop my knowledge of the fashion business and to open my mind and see things from a different point of view. The teachers too have been very good to me (with very little exceptions)."
Specialized Fashion Design Courses:
Taught in English and / or Italian

1-Year Masters Programs:
• Fashion Brand Management
• Fashion Communication Management
• Fashion Collection Management

3-Year Courses:
• Fashion Design
• Fashion Brand Management
• Fashion Styling & Communication
• Fashion Design & Modelling

Intensive 1-Year Courses:
• Fashion Product Design
• Interior & Retail Design
• Footwear & Accessories Design
• Visual Merchandising

Professional Short Courses:
• Made in Italy & Luxury Goods
• Specialized Preparatory Courses
• Summer Fashion Courses
Updated: 2019-04-30
Updated: 2019-04-30
Accademia d'Arte e Design Leonetto Cappiello, Florence
Courses / Programs
Located in Florence in the Tuscany region of northern Italy, the Leonetto Cappiello Academy of Art and Design provides year-long diploma courses in Visual Design and Interior Design. In addition, we offer a range of short courses and summer courses to students from Italy and around the world.

With over 50 years of experience in teaching, and thanks to a constant updating of our courses, the Cappiello Academy is a specialized center for training tomorrow’s professionals in Graphics, Interior Design and Decorating, Advertising and Illustration. Highly qualified teachers, who divide their time between professional work and teaching, bring their experience to the classroom and guarantee a first-hand account of work in their field.

An exclusive conceptual approach to projects stimulates thought and creativity and teaches students to realize their ideas through the most up-to-date tools and software used by professionals. We offer scholarships and free orientation days.
MASTER 1st LEVEL
Interior Design, Graphic Design, Digital Communication

SPECIALIZATION AND PROFFESIONAL COURSES
Exhibition Design, Press Graphic, Interior Design, Web Design, Lighting Design

SUMMER/SHORT COURSES
Interior Design, Press Graphic, Creative Painting