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Art & Design School in Florence, Italy

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Lorenzo de' Medici School:
Lorenzo de' Medici School (LdM), located in Florence, Italy, is an Art School offering vocationally oriented courses in Fashion, Design, Archaeology, Studio Arts, Performing Arts and allied subjects. Students can choose from over than 500 different courses in Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, International Business, Economics, Political Science, Studio and Performing Arts and Italian Language and Culture. All the courses are taught in English, except for the Italian Language courses.

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Accreditation:

Photo of Art & Design School in Florence, ItalyLdM is authorized by the Ministry of Public Education in Italy and has recognition, accreditation and membership in a number of European and international educational organizations. The customizable programs offered at LdM, and Certificate Programs, are recognized by various colleges, universities and institutes within the United States. In its teaching programs, LdM collaborates with the University of Florence.

What makes LdM special?
Scuola Lorenzo de' Medici (LdM) is known as Italy's most distinctive and established international institution. The School pride itself on its years of experience of offering vocationally-oriented courses in Archaeology, Art History, Creative Arts, Culinary Arts, Fashion Design, Film Production, Fine Arts, Graphic Design, Jewelry Design, Interior Design, Italian language, Museum Management, Photography, Restoration and Conservation, Theatre. Students can choose from over 400 different courses in Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences, Business, Economics, Political Science, Mathematics.

I don’t speak Italian. Can I still study at LdM?
Yes. The Italian language program is offered for beginners, and we strongly encourage students to begin their language studies at Lorenzo de’Medici. Living abroad, students will be able to immerse themselves in the culture and language of Italy in a way that is not available at home. LdM has been helping to introduce students to Italian language for over 30 years and is one of the leading institutes of language teaching.

Courses / Programs:

- B.A. in Fine Arts: Studio Art
- B.A. in Fine Arts: Art History
- B.P.S. in Fashion Design
- B.S. in Digital Media
- B.P.S. in Interior Design
- B.S. in Conservation Studies
- B.S. in Studio Art
- Study Certificate Programs (one year)
- Professional Certificate Programs (one year)
- Summer Monthly Courses
- Summer Workshops
- January Intersession
- Customizable Semester Programs
- Italian Language and Culture Courses

Location:
Lorenzo de' Medici School (LdM) is located in Florence, in the heart of Tuscany. Florence is the ideal destination for those interested in studying Arts and Sciences, Fine Art, Design, or Italian Language and Culture. Florence is an excellent location for access to other sites and cities in Tuscany, Italy and Europe. LdM has recently opened campuses in Rome, Tuscania and Venice, Italy.

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Address: Via Faenza 43, Florence, Italy
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