Study Art, Design, and Liberal Arts at Accademia Italiana


Italy: Florence, Roma (Rome)


The Accademia Italiana is internationally recognized as one of Europe's most prestigious institutes of art and design. Each year, creative students from all over the world come to the Accademia Italiana to take courses in the Accademia's signature programs in fashion design, costume design, textile design, graphic design & visual communications, interior & product design, window display design, photography & new media, jewelry design and studio arts. The Accademia also offers study abroad students courses in liberal arts and Italian language & culture. Italian culture courses include art history, history, literature, cinema and style. The Accademia has semester and year-long academic programs, bachelor's* and master's degree programs, and short-term summer programs. Design courses are taught in Italian and in English languages. University credit is available.

*Bachelor's degrees validated and awarded by the University of Wales


Study art, design, and Italian language & culture at a leading institute in the historic centers of Florence and Rome. In addition to a challenging academic experience, the Accademia Italiana offers its study abroad students a true immersion experience. Students live in typical Italian apartments throughout their host city. They take design courses taught by bi-lingual (Italian and English) instructors along-side their Italian and international counterparts and visit local museums, galleries and design houses as part of the curriculum. Rounding out the students' experience abroad, the Accademia's staff leads them on four field trips (two day-long and two overnight) each semester to different regions in Italy. Students leave the Accademia with improved professional skills as well as an understanding of and appreciation for Italian culture.

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