Accademia Italiana

The Accademia Italiana is considered one of the best fashion and design schools in Italy, as numerous experts in the field have testified. Founded in 1984 the Accademia Italiana has campuses in Florence and in Rome, and programs in cooperation with prestigious universities from all over the world. The Accademia Italiana offers bachelor’s programs and some masters programs in the fields of Fashion and Costume Design, in Interior and Product Design, Graphic Design, Jewelry Design, Photography and New Media. A department of Italian language and culture is also active.

All Courses are validated and awarded by the University of Wales, UK.

The Academia Italiana (Fashion school in Italy, Fashion Design School, Fashion Design academy, Design School and Art School in Italy) was established in Florence in 1984. Since that time, it has been one of the leading fashion schools, design schools and art schools in Italy and Europe for artistic, professional and linguistic training at post-secondary and university level.

The Accademia Italiana, is located in both Florence (where it's a renowned Fashion School in Italy, Fashion Design school, Design school, Italian language school, with Master programs, Study Abroad in Italy programs, Summer courses, etc.) in Piazza Pitti – the heart of Italian Fashion -, and Rome (where it offers Costume Design courses, Interior and Product Design courses, Fashion Design courses, and is also a Jewelry Design School).

The schools are located in these two cities, both of them in prestigious palaces only a few steps away from the principle monuments of these artistic and cultural cities.

The Academia Italiana (Fashion School in Italy, Fashion Design School, Design School and Art School in Italy) collaborates with some of the most important associated design universities and schools in the world and with important companies.

Today, thousands of ex-students of our Fashion Design courses, hold important roles within fashion and design companies and they have achieved huge successes in the professional and artistic fields in Europe and world-wide. The Accademia Italiana is also the most famous fashion design school in Thailand, and it's located in Bangkok.

The Accademia Italiana has constantly updated its academic programs in order to offer a high quality professional preparation which is appreciated worldwide by industries in the field as well as by academic institutions. Offering the possibility to our students to obtain an internationally recognized university degree is of vital importance. For this reason the diplomas awarded at the end of the three year courses at the Florence headquarters (Fashion Design, Interior and Product Design, Graphic Design and Visual Communications, Photography and New Media) and at the Rome headquarters (Costume design and Fashion design) are validated by the prestigious University of Wales, one of the most famous universities in Great Britain and Europe. Thus the student at the end of the three year program, having passed all the relative exams, will receive both the diploma of the Accademia Italiana and the bachelor’s degree B.A. (Hons) awarded by the University of Wales. Students transferring from other schools or universities may request admission into an advanced semester, with the validation of the studies already completed, upon presentation of an adequate documentation of those studies. Students who for various reasons cannot complete the entire study program may request, both to the Accademia Italiana and to the University of Wales, certification of the studies completed (certificate of attendance after completing the exams of the first year or a diploma after having completed the exams of the second year).

Students who have successfully completed the entire three years will be eligible for masters programs.