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EUROPASS, Centro Studi Europeo:
Located in the heart of beautiful Florence, Italy, EUROPASS, Centro Studi Europeo is an Italian language and culture centre for foreign students, and an educational institution accredited by the Regione Toscana. We provide a wide range of art courses (painting, sculpture, fresco painting), music classes, and cooking courses that are taken simultaneously alongside our flagship Italian language courses.

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Italian Art Courses (combined with 20 Italian classes per week)

Painting Course

20 Italian language lessons + 10 painting lessons per week
This course includes Italian lessons next to a painting course, which will introduce the students to a wide range of techniques and materials, including the use of tempera, oil and acrylics.

Drawing Course
20 Italian lessons + 10 drawing lessons per week
This course includes Italian lessons next to a drawing course, which will introduce the students to a wide range of techniques and materials, including the use of charcoal, sanguine and pencil. 

Sculpture Course 
20 Italian lessons + 10 sculpture lessons per week
This course includes Italian lessons next to a sculpture course, which allows the students to choose between a wide variety of techniques and media, including clay modelling, marble sculpture and wood cutting. 

Fashion Design Course 
20 Italian lessons + 10 design lessons per week
This course is intended to provide the students with a range of new skills and competences, both practical and theoretical, all essential in the world of fashion. 

Mosaic Course
20 Italian lessons + 10 mosaic lessons per week
This course aims to teach about the art of mosaic, with an eventual goal of providing the students with the necessary skills to carry out the entire process, in classical style, from start to finish. 

Fresco Course
20 Italian lessons + 10 fresco lessons per week
During this course, the students will be introduced to the materials used in the creation of a Fresco, using the medieval and renaissance technique applied traditionally.

Jewellery Making Workshop
20 Italian lessons + 6 jewellery lessons per week
This course offers the students the chance to learn to design, plan and realise pieces of jewellery, using a range of techniques, both traditional and modern.

Italian Cooking Classes (combined with 20 Italian lessons per week)

Introduction to Italian Cooking 

20 Italian lessons + 6 cooking lessons per week
With our courses in cookery, it is possible to learn the preparation techniques for typical dishes in the Tuscan cuisine, and more generally, in that of the whole of Italy.

Professional Cooking
20 Italian lessons + 8 cooking lessons per week
Our professional cookery course is designed for all those who are passionate for the subject and who wish to become professional chefs. 

Wine Tasting Course
20 Italian lessons + 9 wine lessons
One or two weeks to study and practice Tuscan and Italian wine tasting, with a final tasting at an Enoteca and a visit to a factory during the second week.

Musical Instrument Lessons (combined with Italian language classes)
Together with a partner school, EUROPASS offers music lessons in combination with Italian language lessons. The lessons are either one-to-one or one-to-two and are adapted to beginners as well as professionals.

Musical Instrument lessons (at all levels):
- Piano
- Violin
- Violoncello
- Acoustic And Electric Guitar
- Electric Bass
- Double Bass
- Flute
- Trumpet
- Trombone
- Drums And Percussion

Singing lessons (at all levels):
- Lyrical
- Jazz
- Pop & Jazz.

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Address: Via Sant'Egidio, 12, Florence, Italy
Some interested visitors submitting program inquiries to our school up to 2018-10-12 were from:

Texas, USA;   Cork, Ireland, Ireland;   Oxfordshire, UK & England;   İstanbul, Turkey;   Dubai, UAE;   Ragusa, Italy;   Rome (temporary);   Ankara, Turkey;   USA;   Sidney B.C., Canada;   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
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:
"I had a great time at this school where I noticed the care with which the subjects are taught. The teachers are precise. I learned in a short time a new method. I'm very satisfied!"
- 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.
European Cultural Academy - Art, Architecture & Design Courses
Courses / Programs
• Experience Venice, Italy and the Venice Biennale together with like-minded students from all over the world with immersive and creative art & design courses from the European Cultural Academy (ECA).

• The aim of the ECA is to enhance knowledge and advance your career in architecture, art, design, and other creative industries.

• Our participants come from all backgrounds and the course is open for anyone with an interest in arts, architecture and culture.


• For more than a decade, we have helped creative communities to increase visibility, build connections and make a lasting impact on their careers.

• You and your peers are immersed in an inspiring environment led by renowned faculty and industry experts. Gain new skills to create greater impact with your work immediately.

• Prominent professors in related fields ensure a solid academic component and will enable you to gain a wider perspective.

• Our faculty includes artists, designers, curators, gallerists, architects and scholars that will help you to build necessary skills and enable you to navigate through an opaque and very competitive industry.
Contemporary Art, Architecture & Design Courses in summer, spring & fall - taught in English:

• Join for 1 week to focus on a particular topic

• Join for 2 weeks to cover wider field of subjects

• Join for 3 weeks for in-depth all-round experience and extra opportunities

Course Options:
• Contemporary Art
• Contemporary Architecture - Opening Of The Architecture Biennale
• Contemporary Architecture
• Venice Architecture Biennale
• Design: The World Around Us
• 3-Day Venice Architecture Biennale Power Course
accademia d'arte
Courses / Programs
Accademia d'arte offers specialized art holidays in Italy. We are located at the border of the Italian Riviera and the famous French "Cote d'Azur", next to Monte Carlo.

International artist Nicole Durand offers painting, drawing and scuplture classes and workshops for beginner to advanced artists. Classes can be taught in English, Italian and French.

We also provide cooking lessons, food and wine testing, museum visits and other excursions to allow you to experience the Italian language and culture.

Each student is assigned a semi private studio to study and develop their own personal work, with 24 hour access, in a safe environment at the school.

Normally students come for short periods (one to 3 months) however there are many students who choose to remain longer. We organize housing for each student close to the studio. Non-painting partners are welcome.
Art Classes / Workshops (taught in English, French, or Italian)

- Painting
- Landscape drawing
- Sculpture

- We teach many techniques including on site drawing, learning about persperctive, watercolour, charcoal, anatomical studies, clay modelling, stone or wood carving.

- We also provide cooking lessons, food and wine testing, excusions including museums visits.
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).
Updated: 2019-01-16
Updated: 2019-01-16
Vinarium, Tuscany
Courses / Programs
Vinarium based in Florence, Italy, is a tour operator specializing in wine and food programs in English for tourists. Vinarium offers wine tours in Tuscany, guided wine tasting in the best Florentine enotecas (local wine shops), cooking lessons and classes in historical buildings, and guided visits to the best Tuscan wine makers.
Food and Wine Tours of Tuscany, Italy, in English:

- Wine tours in Tuscany
- Guided wine tasting in the best Florentine enotecas (local wine shops)
- Cooking lessons and classes in historical buildings
- Guided visits to the best Tuscan wine makers