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Image of The Florence Institute of Design International The Florence Institute of Design International:
The Florence Institute, located in the center of Florence, Italy, is an international school of Italian design providing both masters and undergraduate level design courses. The Institute specializes in a wide range of courses of Graphic Design, Interior Design, Art History and Architecture, for students from across Europe and around the world. We focus on Italy's international students, with all classes taught in the English language. Our staff has a respected reputation for dynamic teaching methods, motivating course material and interactive learning. Our school is an ideal place to study abroad while surrounded by fine Italian design. As a private Italian institution, quality education is provided as a result of professional staff, excellent resources and personalized instruction. Our knowledgeable staff respond to your interests, while addressing your academic needs. The Institute’s philosophy is to provide a quality facility offering the highest level of education, and resources.


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The entry hall to the Institute is a unique example of Baroque interior design and art. Covered with plaster decorations, large colorful paintings and vaulted fresco ceilings, the hall is the signature space for the institute. Each of the paintings and vaults depicts celestial scenes with cherubs and mythological characters in vividly animated compositions. Both the hall and the palazzo date back to the Baroque design era of the 1700’s, Because examples of Baroque architecture are so rare in the Florence center, the entire palazzo is historical certified and protected by Italy’s Minister of Culture.


 

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The school is located in the heart of the city of Florence, Italy. Florence is an ideal destination for design students as it contains a rich patrimony of Renaissance works. Its small scale and pedestrian friendly environment make it an ideal place to study design.

Located in the center of Florence Italy, it is a perfect place to study abroad the finest of Italian design and art. The institute is situated in a historic palazzo within one of Florence’s most vibrant sections of town. The interior has been transformed into an international school with an elegant décor and spacious design. The soft atmosphere and refined ambiance create an inspirational environment ideal for creative thinking. The large decorated classrooms are well equipped for learning with video projectors and powerful computers.


 

Photos of The Florence Institute of Design International Balcony on Borgo Ognissanti
The Florence Institute of Design International is located on the historical street of Borgo Ognissanti which runs between Piazza Goldoni to Via il Prato. The ‘borgo’ indicates that at one time the street was outside the city walls. Borgo Ognissanti is named after the Church of Ognissanti, which is a Franciscan church founded by the lay order of the Umiliati, and is dedicated to all the saints and martyrs, known and unknown.


 

Picture of The Florence Institute of Design International Creative Director of the Institute:

Marc DiDomenico is an architect and interior designer who oversees the design components of the institute's academic programs. His extensive experience in architecture, interiors, international competitions, and historic preservation brings a professional emphasis to the institute’s academic structure. His works have been featured in respected international publications and his experience extends equally between Italy, Europe and North America. Arch. DiDomenico in addition instructs critical parts of the Interior Design studio courses.

Arch. DiDomenico also servers as the Vice-President of the AIA Continental Europe chapter. AIAce is a International association that attracts hundreds of architects and designers with members throughout Europe and North America. Through the AIA he is involved with the organization of design exhibitions, architectural tours, and international conferences.


School / Office Address: Borgo Ognissanti 9
Florence
Italy
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VISITS
We invite you to come visit our school in the heart of the historic center on Borgo Ognissanti. The area immediate surrounding the school is plentiful with shops, cafés and cultural sites. Within, the school is spacious, and well equipped with an elegant décor. Formal visits can be made upon appointment or you can always stop by during business hours for a brief tour.

Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2019-03-21 were from:

Sochi, Russia;   USA;   Cairo, Egypt;   and more.
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John Cabot University, Rome
Courses / Programs
• With two campuses in the heart of historic Rome, Italy, John Cabot University (JCU) is an independent, four-year American liberal arts university that provides undergraduate degrees & study abroad programs to English-speaking students from all over the world.

• We offer Bachelor of Arts (BA) and Associate of Arts degrees as well as semester and year-long study abroad programs, and summer courses.

Our graduates are globally-recognized, and have been accepted at top-tier universities in the U.S. and Europe, and for being employed by well-known international companies.

• JCU is enriched with an international environment. Our diverse student body comprises about 1200 students from over 60 countries from the Americas, Africa, Asia and Europe, and from more than 130 U.S. universities.

• Students benefit greatly from culturally conscious views and discussions through which they become well prepared for successful and productive engagements in our fast paced global world.

• JCU is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. All courses are taught in English, have small class sizes with an average of 15 students per class and are taught by faculty of international distinction.

• Whether you are pursuing a four-year degree or are seeking to study abroad, you will do so in the heart of Rome surrounded by the extraordinarily rich offerings of a city of culture, history, art, creativity, business and international affairs.
• Bachelor of Arts Degree Programs (4-years)
• Associate of Arts Degree Programs (2-years) 
• Year-long and Semester Abroad Programs
• Summer Study Programs
• Master of Arts (MA) in Art History

Majors include:
• Business Administration
• International Affairs
• Political Science
• Communications
• Art History
• Classical Studies
• Economics and Finance
• English Literature
• History
• Humanistic Studies
• International Business
• Italian Studies
• Marketing
Centro Koinè
Courses / Programs
Koinè, named after a Greek word meaning “common language”, is a special kind of school set up in 1980 as an association of teachers, all with personal and professional experience in the area of teaching Italian as a foreign language. These teachers decided to create a new type of organization which would differ from other private schools in its style of working and teaching methods. Today Koinè has developed teaching materials, books, and audiovisual tools, whilst also organizing seminars and teacher orientation courses. All of our teachers are specifically trained in these didactic methods. The lessons are not limited purely to language teaching, but completed by a series of introductory courses and guided visits to show our country’s landmarks. Koinè has expanded over time from its main school in Florence, with schools in Lucca, Cortona, Rio Marina on the Island of Elba and Bologna, the capital city of the Emilia-Romagna region in northern Italy.

Accreditation: Our school gained official recognition from the Italian Ministry of Education in March 2002 and belongs to ASILS association of Italian schools for foreigners.
Art & Language Courses:

- Painting and Drawing Courses in Florence
- Photography Workshop
- Travel & Learn Italian in Tuscany
- Bread, Wine and Language
- Learn Italian and Cook with an Italian “Mamma" in the Evening
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).
Metallo Nobile, Florence
Courses / Programs
The school was estabished in 1998 and is located in the old part of Florence. There are classrooms for drawing and designing both by hand and by computer, and a large. fully-equipped workshops with individual professional workbenches, and the instruments and tools needed for the various specialisations as well as machinery for complete cycle casting. Courses are available for a minimum of one month and a maximum of a year and are aimed at those are newcomers to the craft and also those who already have some basic knowledge and wish to gain specialisation. Lessons are morning and afternoon every day from Monday to Friday. Lessons are held in Italian but we have a teaching assistant who can help students when they do not understand.
- Jewellery crafting (basic and advanced)
- Jewellery design and technical drawing
- 3D Computer design
- wax modelling
- Enamelling
- Casting
- Engraving
- Stone settng
- Chiselling / Embossing
Istituto Europeo del Restauro, Ischia (NA)
Courses / Programs
The Istituto Europeo del Restauro (European Restoration Institute) in Ischia (NA), Italy, is a key centre for the Cultural Heritage restoration and preservation sector that operates in the fields of training, research and professional specialization in cooperation with important Italian and foreign universities and industries.

The Institute offers annual courses as well as monothematic, monthly and experimental courses. The theoretical and practical lessons, held by the most expert teachers in their field (professional restorers, University professors) are for an international public of operators in the sector who wish to specialize, or for undergraduates in the preservation of cultural heritage wishing to acquire specific and relevant knowledge.
Annual Course for restoration of wooden artifacts.
Half-yearly Course for restoration of wall paintings.

Several Monothematic Courses

Monthly courses about the Restoration of Woden Artifacts

Monthly Course about the Cobservation and restoration of Decorated Architectural Surfaces

Experimental course: Course for the underwater restorer

Summer School
Listing Spot for Photography school in Milan
Courses / Programs
Photography school that offers comprehensive photography courses taught in Italian and English language - year-round, in the evenings and in summer.

We welcome international students from around the world, as well as students living in Italy. Our courses include fashion photography and private photography, and are suitable for all levels - from complete beginner to advanced.
Photography courses taught in English:
- Photography & Fashion Summer Course
- 2-year Professional Photography Diploma Course