Fine Arts in Greece and Italy


Greece: Paros


The Aegean Center for the Fine Arts has been in operation since 1966. The philosophy of the school is to provide foreign students of the arts a classically based small-group alternative to the dominant large school style of education in two of the world's most compelling locations - the Greek island of Paros and the Italian Tuscan Province of Pistoia. The center accepts a maximum of 24 students into each of its two programs. Accreditation is organized through two American Colleges. The Early Greeks thought that to marvel was the beginning of knowledge and when we cease to marvel we will be in danger of ceasing to know.


Study painting, drawing, printmaking, photography, art history, creative writing, literature & vocal music in Greece and Italy.

- Small group study environment.
- Single studio apartments in Greece
- Fully accredited through two American Colleges and Universities
- 16th century villa in Tuscany
- Greece
- The Aegean Sea
- Italy


Fall, Spring, Academic Year


1 March-3 June / 5 Sept.-15 Dec.

Degree Level

Bachelors Degree (Undergraduate)

Subject Areas

  • Art History
  • Art/fine Arts
  • Classical Civilization
  • Creative Writing
  • Drawing
  • Field-study
  • Literature
  • Music
  • Music - Vocal Performance
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Student Trips (non-credit)
  • Studio Arts

Cost in US$:

Inquire for more info.

Program Fees Include:

In Greece:
- Tuition
- Housing (single studio apartments)
- All lab fees
- All island & inter-island program excursions (bus & boat)
- Various meals on special outings

In Italy:
- Tuition
- Lodging at our villa in Pistoia, Tuscany
- Breakfasts, dinners and most lunches at the villa
- All program excursions (train, boat & bus travel)
- All entry fees for planned program visits to museums and historical sites
- Hotels in Venice, Rome and Athens
- Boat travel from Athens to Paros
- Single studio apartment on Paros
- Studios and Lab Fees

Experience Required


This Program is open to

Worldwide Participants.

Typical Living Arrangements

  • Apartment/Flat
  • Other

Participants Travel

Independently or in Groups

Typically Participants Work

Independently or in Groups of 6 to 12

Scholarships are Available

Scholarships, Tuition Grants, Awards, and Work-Study

Application Process Involves

  • Written Application
  • Online Application