About Accademia Italiana

Those who approach our Institute are always motivated by a great energy, and by the desire to direct and exploit their own creative capacities.

Here at the Accademia Italiana, they are searching for the best place to develop their creative potential. Here they find the perfect setting for professional growth and specialization in the various design, artistic and linguistic fields.

Upon completion of the study period each student is ready to begin a professional career. The thousands of students that have passed through the Accademia Italiana, from its beginnings up to today, and the hundreds of professionals that over the years have come into contact with our Institute have created a constant influx of ideas that create a continual flow of vitality, movement and strength.

The Accademia Italiana moves into the future full of this energy, presenting itself today as one of the most qualified institutes of artistic, professional and linguistic training. Today more than ever the particular quality of the Accademia emerges in our special methods of dealing with the various disciplines. In our academic programs, we have always sought to combine the past with the future, the historic traditions, with the rapid evolution of new technologies.

Our classroom and laboratory experience is designed to give students real world contacts and real world, hands on, practical experience. Our links with the working world allow our students to verify their knowledge in a tangible way.

Immersed in an international environment the students develop the capacity to confront the various cultures, enriching and widening their horizons, recognizing that in the future they will live in a global society, the only one possible in tomorrow's world, and it is into this reality that they will be able to make their own creative, professional and cultural contribution.

Offered Courses in Firenze (Florence), Italy

Select level of study to filter the courses:

Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | 600 hours lesson | 6 semester

The Accademia Italiana offers a three-year Bachelor's Degree course in Fashion Design, dedicated to a discipline in which the school has over thirty years experience. Fundamental for the future fashion designers are the evolution of the creative abilities to enable the expression of a personal style as well as technical knowledge including that which relates to the ever-greater possibilities offered by the latest computer software. The program offered by the Accademia Italiana includes both aspects and the student, while developing his own personal style, acquires that knowledge that is indispensable for the undertaking of this exciting profession. The Accademia is undoubtedly an educational leader in the sector, with thousands of graduates who now have prominent roles in the international fashion world.

Students will learn to develop fashion collections, from the initial sketches to the creation of their designs. During the course of study, great attention is paid not only to the artistic and creative aspects of design but also to the technical, with continuous reviews of student's work throughout the design process.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Trends analysis;
  • Analysis of the market and of the client;
  • Analysis of different types of research for designing clothing;
  • Graphics and visual communication of the collection’s theme;
  • Knowledge of materials and their use within the collection;
  • Technical design and knowledge of the garment;
  • Illustration and the ability to communicate a look;
  • Coordination and identity of the collection;
  • Photography of the collection’s garments;
  • Pattern-making;
  • Knowledge and application of hand-sewn details and finishings;
  • Creation of prototypes;
  • Exploration of the complexities of structured tailoring;
  • Creation of garments in their final materials;
  • Creation of designs for the fashion show;
  • Displaying the final collection in the fashion show.

Rome Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English

Firenze Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Bachelor's degree in Interior And Product Design

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | 600 hours lesson | 6 semester

The Bachelor's degree in Interior and Product Design is a three-year program in a field of study in which the Accademia Italiana has been involved, both at the educational and research level, for over thirty years. As such the Accademia has become an international point of reference for new creativity in this particular sector.

All of the Accademia Italiana's professors are highly experienced professionals, designers, and technical experts.

Over the years the school has been host to numerous high-profile guests, including Alessandro Mendini, Andrea Branzi, Alberto Alessi, and Riccardo Dalisi as well as representatives from the most famous artistic industries (Kartell, Poltrona Frau, Momo Design, and others). 

During the course of study, great importance will be placed not only on the development of artistic projects but also on mastery of every technical aspect of design. 

Students will develop the capacity to design both individual objects and furnished spaces both on an industrial scale and "to measure." The course will feature the use of both traditional design instruments and the computer, with lessons and exercises using specific software.

The historical and technical aspects of interior design are also included in the course's curriculum.

External activities such as participation in exhibitions and competitions and educational visits make up an integral part of the program, as do special seminars at the school, such as talks given by designers and experts and practical workshops. The Interior and Product Design program will equip students with the knowledge and skills to attain professional success, whether as freelance professionals or within the industry.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Design research analysis;
  • Knowledge of materials and their use;
  • Survey and restructuring of spaces;
  • Design of interior furniture (private homes);
  • Design of furniture for commercial and public spaces (restaurants, museums, hotels);
  • Design of external spaces (redevelopment of public squares and gardens) and outside furniture;
  • Product design (market trends analysis; study of the history, functions, morphology, production and types of industrial materials; ideation and development of the concept; design of a new project, creation of prototypes);
  • Graphics and visual communication of the design;
  • Ideation of the layout and creation of the final portfolio.

Rome Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English

Firenze Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Bachelor's degree in Photography

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | 600 hours lesson | 6 semester

The objective of this three-year program is to provide students with professional training in t photography and video production to meet the current needs of the global labor market. In the first year, students will build a technical-theoretical foundation in the various types of photography, which will be expanded upon in the second year, during which students will begin to develop their own artistic language. In the last phase, students will concentrate on the development of their portfolios and professional profiles.

The Bachelor's degree in Photography and New Media is an artistic course of study at the university level that offers practical experience as well as cultural and technical knowledge that students apply to various areas of photography, from fashion to still life and from photojournalism to photoshoots in the studio and outdoors.

Students will graduate with the professional skills required to work with images on a global level, the knowledge to work on integrated and complex projects, and specific technical expertise for various sectors: fashion, advertising, journalism, sports, and publishing.

Students work in the Accademia's laboratories in individual and group projects under the guidance of professors who are specialists in the field.

During the program's three years, students are invited to participate in exhibitions, conferences and workshops. Interdisciplinary projects that involve the Fashion Design and Interior and Product Design departments are encouraged. 

The driving philosophy of the program is one of global experimentation with visual languages and techniques to prepare students to enter the working world not only as photographers but as creative workers who know how to communicate with images and who can respond in an individual way to the needs of a society and market in continuous evolution.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Demonstrate their knowledge of digital and analog photography techniques;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of graphic and visual art as it relates to their own work;
  • Design and implement video works for artistic and commercial use;
  • Develop their own visual language from the theoretical foundations acquired during the course;
  • Create personal projects in different areas of applied photography (portraits, fashion, photojournalism, still life, architecture and landscape);
  • Work with the latest editing and digital processing techniques;
  • Create a photography and video portfolio for professional promotion;
  • Demonstrate an understanding of the professional world of photography and the skills required for its various fields.

Rome Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English

Firenze Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Bachelor's degree in Graphic Design

  • 3 Years |  Full-time | 600 hours lesson | 6 semester

By offering a course of study that builds and enriches communication skills, this program aims to train well-qualified professionals, preparing them to work in the field of graphic and visual design both at the theoretic and technical-executive level, to meet the needs of future clients.

The three-year Graphic Design Bachelor's degree program is an innovative course of study that integrates traditional professional training in graphic design (illustration, lay-out, poly-graphic techniques for publishing) with projects developed using new multi-media systems.

In the Graphic Design program, students' creative potential will be developed in various directions (photography, use of the image and color theory) while they will also build a solid background in the fundamentals of advertising and market dynamics. This approach will help them to develop the flexibility and competence with which to excel in their professional endeavors.

During the course of study students will explore the world of communication in a society that is in continuous evolution, using the most appropriate instruments to work creatively at various levels.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Design logos and coordinated images for an agency;
  • Design and create dynamic websites;
  • Create a catalog, magazine and illustrations for children’s books;
  • Demonstrate knowledge of product packaging and create a final package;
  • Create a full page advertisement for a newspaper;
  • Design an advertising campaign;
  • Produce 3-D animation;
  • Create graphic interface for interaction with an electronic book;
  • Create an academic portfolio;
  • Create a professional portfolio.

Firenze Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Master of arts in Fashion And Textile Design

  • 2 Years |  Full-time | 120 CFA/ECTS Credits | 4 semesters

Accademia Italiana has always been a reference point for research in the field of innovative materials applied to fashion design. The master's degree program in “Fashion and Textile Design” prepares experts in this field, prominent figures thanks to the high level of design ability within the fashion sector, with technical knowledge and strong creative capabilities.

The student, in fact, arrives at the ability to manage the creative process on a methodological as well as a practical level, moving easily from fashion design to design of accessories or textiles, from contemporary arts to photography to fashion journalism, finding connections and interactions between the various disciplines.

Here we prepare a professional figure with wide-ranging abilities and operative flexibility, ever more important in the fashion system.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • In-depth analysis of the design methodology in Fashion Design;
  • In depth analysis of the design methodology in Textile Design;
  • Artistic direction for the textile industry;
  • Artistic direction for the fashion industry;
  • Analysis of the interactions between fashion, textile design and contemporary art;
  • Creation of capsule collections to verify the outcomes of the design project;
  • Final fashion show of collections created by the students.

Rome Campus

Next intake: November

Language:   Italian & English

Firenze Campus

Next intake: November

Language:   Italian & English


Master of arts in Fashion Design And Management

  • 2 Years |  Full-time | 120 CFA/ECTS Credits | 4 semesters

The students, immersed in the creative synthesis of contemporary fashion design, also develop managerial abilities typical of modern industry.

The creation, management, commercialization and communications aspects of the fashion system become a single in-depth study path in order to reach a suitable project proposal that may be integrated into today’s cultural and industrial reality.

The analysis and study of buying impulses, of persuasive levers, and of the latest market, management, and communication strategies allow the student who has technical capabilities in fashion design to interact and compete in the fashion business with extreme professionality and competence.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Analysis of the creative processes in fashion design;
  • In-depth research into the design methodology of the fashion system;
  • Understanding of the dynamics of communications used in various media;
  • Analysis of the business strategy in the fashion sector;
  • Management models aimed at customer satisfaction;
  • Analysis of needs for the fulfilling of “customer dreams” finalized at the design of the ideal product;
  • In-depth research into the interactions between marketing, advertising, quality control, training, and human resources as an approach to strategic management;
  • Creation of capsule collections to verify the outcomes of the design project;
  • Final fashion show of collections created by the students

Rome Campus

Next intake: November

Language:   Italian & English

Firenze Campus

Next intake: November

Language:   Italian & English


Master of arts in Interior Design

  • 2 Years |  Full-time | 120 CFA/ECTS Credits | 4 semesters

This course begins with the exploration and the analysis of the methodological process of design to arrive at the development of an experience that will allow the student to operate at an extremely high level in diverse realities.

The course moves from interior architecture to lighting design, including in the program the stimuli and know-how to be able to design within a sustainable and ethical vision through the eco-design experience.

The digital culture and virtual representation techniques complete the program that is designed for future professionals who will be able to propose their projects in a global context with flexibility, determination, and high-level operative ability.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Management of the entire Interior design process, both for public and private spaces;
  • In-depth knowledge of lay-out and visualization techniques necessary to the interior designer;
  • In-depth understanding of the technical themes linked to lighting and other sectors typical of the specialty of interior design;
  • Experimentation with innovative and traditional technologies and materials;
  • Development of the flexibilities and specialized competencies applied in the interior design profession.

Rome Campus

Next intake: November

Language:   Italian & English

Firenze Campus

Next intake: November

Language:   Italian & English


Master of arts in Industrial Product Design

  • 2 Years |  Full-time | 120 CFA/ECTS Credits | 4 semesters

This Master of Arts program is centered on the methodologies and processes that determine the design and the success of innovative products.

In this specialization course the methodological, technological, and cultural aspects, as well as the subjects of marketing, communications, and management, interact to arrive at a well thought out projects, designed by a professional who has all the critical and managerial competencies of a designer immersed in contemporary reality and able to foresee and interpret future contexts.

For this reason, emphasis is placed on ecological and sustainable design as well as the study of more advanced visual representation techniques.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Development of a highly specialized professional figure able to interact in a marketplace that is in continuous evolution;
  • Increased and in-depth study of the techniques covered in the bachelor’s program;
  • Project development in a conscious and technologically advanced manner;
  • In-depth study of design processes, methods, and technologies;
  • Project management with a design approach that foresees strong eco-sustainability.

Rome Campus

Next intake: November

Language:   Italian & English

Firenze Campus

Next intake: November

Language:   Italian & English


Master of arts in Graphic Design

  • 2 Years |  Full-time | 120 CFA/ECTS Credits | 4 semesters

This Master of Arts program in Graphic design follows an academic process developed with the view of giving ample space both to graphic design and to communication seen in a wider vision, comprehensive of various expressive techniques.

The subjects covered are linked to the industrial and business culture, as well as to those specific to a creative process.

Thus the course involves in-depth investigation into design methodology, applied arts, advertising and communication. Innovative technologies are used to develop projects in brand design, packaging, and web design.

Emphasis is given to the creative and coordination activities inherent in Art Direction. The combination of knowledge acquired from a professional figure is able to move with agility and assurance in the complex contemporary marketplace.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • In-depth knowledge of design methodology;
  • Acquisition of new graphic and artistic representation techniques;
  • Development of a professional figure who demonstrates flexibility and possesses specific competencies;
  • Analysis and development of various kinds of projects for industries and products.

Firenze Campus

Next intake: January

Language:   Italian & English


Master of arts in Photography

  • 2 Years |  Full-time | 120 CFA/ECTS Credits | 4 semesters

This Master of Arts program includes in-depth investigation into technical and cultural enrichment even more necessary to the specialized training of a professional photographer.

The photographic language becomes the instrument for the artistic search, through an experience that is developed beginning with various approaches, finalized in the comprehension and use of all the potential inherent in this form of art.

For this reason, the program moves from methodological and cultural analysis to real professional practice. Photography is used and lived in its various aspects, including the use of new techniques and new integrated media.

The work of the students is further evaluated and given added value through continual contact with the artistic and professional world.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • In-depth study and understanding of the techniques and technologies already acquired by the student;
  • Experimentation in new approaches to photographic techniques;
  • Development of high-level artistic and cultural projects to propose to the external public;
  • Consolidation and development of professional abilities;
  • Acquisition of the instruments necessary to enter into the professional world;
  • Development of operational flexibility is typical and fundamental to this profession.

Rome Campus

Next intake: January

Language:   Italian & English

Firenze Campus

Next intake: January

Language:   Italian & English


Fashion Merchandising - Professional course

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | 20 lesson hours per week | 2 semesters | Professional certificate

The Fashion Merchandising course offers a year of study culminating in a professional certificate from the institute. This program will prepare students for work in fashion industry stores and buying offices by providing them with a fundamental knowledge of fashion trends and the fashion system.

The Fashion Merchandising programme lasts for one year. In this programme, the students will be able to cultivate their natural talents and learn how to design and create collections having an international flavour.

There are no particular requisites necessary for admission to this programme. All the international students have to be able to speak and write in English or in Italian. The programme is delivered by specialists in the field of fashion and is directed to all those who would like to initiate a career in Fashion Design.

The programme that includes various subjects from fashion illustration to creative design, from draping to pattern making and to computer graphics is aimed at stimulating the students' creativity and to provide them with the necessary instruments with which to transform their dreams and ideas into a professional career. The students will be able to communicate the results of their studying through their projects and collections, thereby fully expressing their own ideas and creative capacities.

In addition, the programme also encourages the students to become as independent and autonomous as possible, preparing them to deal with all the various aspects of the fashion industry that is continuously and rapidly changing.

Thanks to the international composition of the School that has students coming from different parts of the world, the students have the opportunity to capture a global perspective of fashion.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Trends analysis and collection design;
  • Graphic communication of a collection;
  • Knowledge of materials and their use in a collection’s designs;
  • Illustration and its use to communicate a look;
  • Creation of store window displays.

Firenze Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Design of Retail Spaces - Professional course

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | 20 lesson hours per week | 2 semesters | Professional certificate

The Design of Retail Spaces course offers a year of study culminating in a professional certificate from the institute. This program will guide students in the creation of interior display designs from the first sketches to computer renderings, providing them with the basic theoretical and technical training needed to work in the field of display design for commercial and exhibition spaces.

The programme in Design of Retail Spaces provides the students with a wide technical and creative preparation in Interior Design, dealing with subjects such as freehand drawing, technical drawing, and computer graphics.

The field of Interior Design has witnessed continuous growth in the ultimate years and a greater demand for professionals that are more flexible and in touch with new technologies, methods, and materials. The design of interior furnishings together with a good knowledge of computer-aided design (CAD) skills are fundamental requisites to enter the Interior Design work market that is in continuous expansion and the students doing this course will be equipped with all the necessary instruments to met it.

The students will be perfectly prepared to enter the work market inserting themselves in design companies or architectural studios or starting up their own activities in the interior furnishing sector.

The main subjects studied are:

  • Retail Design Communication
  • Retail Business and Management
  • Display Design
  • History of Retail Design
  • Design and Survey
  • Interior Planning II
  • Autocad
  • Cinema 4D
  • Free Hand Drawing
  • Technology of Materials 
  • Marketing

Firenze Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Window Displays Design - Professional course

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | 20 lesson hours per week | 2 semesters | Professional certificate

The Window Displays Design program offers a year of study culminating in a professional certificate from the institute.

This course offers streamlined, immediate training for those who would like to enter the world of visual merchandising, including the coordination of a store’s image. It addresses not only the importance of the window dresser’s role in the creation of a store’s image but also the fundamental role of the window dresser as a “visual merchandiser” able to create the right image both within and beyond the store’s physical structure. To coordinate an image is to find the right balance of elements to obtain a result that makes the product sellable and, as a result, sold.

To this end, the course will include the study of marketing, which will enable students to carry out the careful analysis of the product needed to create an accurate image.

From the idea to the project to the practical execution of the same, the academic course is designed to give all the knowledge that is necessary to create a true image professional who can work both in elegant boutiques as well as in large commercial spaces. Window displays and exposition spaces are treated in every aspect with the proposals elaborated in the most diverse styles and with the use of the most varied materials.

During the course, the students have the opportunity to make real work experience. The best projects will in fact be set up by the students themselves in shops in the center of Florence. With this program the Accademia Italiana offers the possibility of training in a professional that is ever more in demand.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • All window display lessons will take place directly at the stores in question and will involve diverse products such as:\
  • men’s/women’s sportswear
  • classic women’s clothing
  • work clothes and uniforms (waiters, hairdressers, cooks, bakers, etc.)
  • wholesale clothing of various types such as intimate apparel for men, women, and children
  • fashion accessories, handbags, and leather goods
  • pharmacies
  • perfumes
  • shoes
  • accessories for animals, etc.

Firenze Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Drawing And Painting - Professional course

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | 20 lesson hours per week | 2 semesters | Professional certificate

The Drawing and Painting course offers a year of study culminating in a professional certificate from the institute. This course helps students to develop their individual creative abilities, exploring various artistic languages and techniques

Students are assisted by art school instructors on an individual level in order to potentialize their expressive and technical capacities. Students will experiment with new materials and instruments which will be used alongside the more traditional methods and materials. The course will be held in the artistic laboratory of the Accademia Italiana (art school) and includes lessons of life drawing and nude drawing, of various color and graphic techniques, of experimental materials, and of various theoretical and historic disciplines. The program will involve a series of experiences where the student is called upon to give an active contribution in a process of continuous exploration of his or her own artistic individuality.

This art course is an artistic adventure, to be lived in the historic center of Florence, in direct contact with the great works of art, in an atmosphere unequaled in all the world.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Mastery of drawing techniques;
  • Color management;
  • Researching new forms of expression;
  • Setting up compositions;
  • Study of figurative and abstract trends;
  • Guided visits to museums and art collections in Florence,
  • Guided visits and study days focusing on the great masters.

Firenze Campus

Next intake: January, September

Language:   Italian & English


Fashion Merchandising - Professional course

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | 20 lesson hours per week | 2 semesters | Professional certificate

The Fashion Merchandising course offers a year of study culminating in a professional certificate from the institute. This program will prepare students for work in fashion industry stores and buying offices by providing them with a fundamental knowledge of fashion trends and the fashion system.

The Fashion Merchandising programme lasts for one year. In this programme, the students will be able to cultivate their natural talents and learn how to design and create collections having an international flavour.

There are no particular requisites necessary for admission to this programme. All the international students have to be able to speak and write in English or in Italian. The programme is delivered by specialists in the field of fashion and is directed to all those who would like to initiate a career in Fashion Design.

The programme that includes various subjects from fashion illustration to creative design, from draping to pattern making and to computer graphics is aimed at stimulating the students' creativity and to provide them with the necessary instruments with which to transform their dreams and ideas into a professional career. The students will be able to communicate the results of their studying through their projects and collections, thereby fully expressing their own ideas and creative capacities.

In addition, the programme also encourages the students to become as independent and autonomous as possible, preparing them to deal with all the various aspects of the fashion industry that is continuously and rapidly changing.

Thanks to the international composition of the School that has students coming from different parts of the world, the students have the opportunity to capture a global perspective of fashion.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Trends analysis and collection design;
  • Graphic communication of a collection;
  • Knowledge of materials and their use in a collection’s designs;
  • Illustration and its use to communicate a look;
  • Creation of store window displays.

Firenze Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Summer course in Fashion Design

  • 1 Month |  Full-time | 90 hours (20/25 lesson hours per week | Certificate of attendance

This course introduces students to the field of fashion design by developing fundamental skills and knowledge in areas such as collections, color theory and fashion illustration. A significant portion of the course is dedicated to the creation of fashion collections and the design of men’s and women’s clothing in various styles and trends using different drawing and pictorial techniques.

This is an intensive course (90 hours in one month) which the student may attend for one or two months (June and July). 

This course covers this subject in a concise manner while being structured in a way that offers a significant and complete experience. Introducing the student to the knowledge of the fashion world, various subjects that are fundamental for the design are covered: fashion illustration, elements of the collection, color techniques. 

The course is completed by seminars, visits, and encounters pertinent to the arguments covered. During the lessons, the student will be introduced to the study of the human figure with its relative movements and positions and is encouraged to develop his or her own personal graphic style. 

Ample space is dedicated to the design of clothing for menswear and woman's wear following various styles and trends, and to the study of color techniques, various graphic and painting methods.  An introduction to design and to the profession of a fashion designer is offered during the hours of "elements of the collection" where the student, guided by a fashion designer, develops ideas to create fashion collections.

During the guided visits there will be the possibility to encounter experts in the field, in fairs, exhibitions, and museums. There will be direct contact with the fashion world.

At the end of the course, a certificate of participation is awarded. The Accademia Italiana also offers complete 3-year bachelor's degree programs in Fashion Design.

Rome Campus

Next intake: June, July

Language:   Italian & English

Firenze Campus

Next intake: June, July

Language:   Italian & English


Summer course in Fashion Illustration

  • 1 Month |  Full-time | 40 hours (around 10 lesson hours a week) | Certificate of attendance

This course will help students to develop their individual creative abilities. They will learn different techniques to represent the human figure and clothing for men, women, and children, developing their own personal drawing styles.

During the lessons illustration of the human figure for fashion, use is covered, from a study of the human figure, the definition of fashion illustration, drawing garments with graphic effects for volume and fabric consistencies.

Various color techniques will be used.  The student will learn various techniques of representing the human figure in illustrating fashion for man, woman, and child, developing a personalized graphic style. The course will cover different kinds of fashion (elegant, casual, swimwear, sportswear, etc.).

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Study of the human figure;
  • Definition of the human figure in fashion illustration;
  • Sketching clothing using various effects to convey the fabric’s volume and texture.

Rome Campus

Next intake: June, July

Language:   Italian & English

Firenze Campus

Next intake: June, July

Language:   Italian & English


Summer course in Interior Design

  • 1 Month |  Full-time | 40 hours (around 10 lesson hours a week) | Certificate of attendance

This course was developed for those who wish to know more about the profession of Interior designer. The program is organized in both theory and practical lessons in order to introduce the basics of this profession.

During the course, simple design projects will be undertaken, such as small living spaces, with user-friendly solutions to more complex spaces and designs. 

The human factor in interior and architectural planning will be analyzed and projects involving simple surveys and technical drawings and constructions will be done to propose to an eventual client alternative design solutions. This course provides an introduction to the basics of interior design in a combination of lectures and practical exercises.

After a careful analysis of furnished spaces, students will create various interior design solutions for different purposes and uses.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • communicate their ideas in free-hand sketches;
  • conduct surveys using measurements and photographs;
  • reproduce conducted surveys;
  • propose new solutions to interior design problems.

Rome Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   Italian & English

Firenze Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   Italian & English


Summer course in Italian Product Design

  • 6 Weeks |  Full-time | 72 hours (around 12 lesson hours a week) | Certificate of attendance

This course introduces students to Italian design through lecture-based lessons (history and theory of design) and practical exercises in product design.

The approach to "Italian Design" and to that multitude of styles and trends defined generically as "Italian style" is done both on a theory level (Theory and history of design) and on a practical level (product design with practical exercises). The themes discussed are linked to industrial product design. Objects produced in series or artisan and semi-artisan designs (single or limited-production pieces).

Particular attention is given to furniture design and accessories for interior furnishings. During the study period, visits will be made to industries and museums (the Ferrari at Maranello, Piaggio, Italian furniture expositions, and other interesting industrial realities).

This course is directed exclusively at design students who already have knowledge of technical drawing.  Lessons are taught by AI professors who already teach in the 3-year bachelor's degree programs. The course offers the opportunity for a complete experience, from the concept to the design project.  Approximately half of the 72 lesson hours are dedicated to a creative laboratory. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • the design of a product, from market analysis to the final iteration of a product that demonstrates an innovative use of Italian design principles;
  • the study of the history of Italian design.

Firenze Campus

Next intake: June, July

Language:   English


Summer course in Photography

  • 1 Month |  Full-time | 40 hours (around 10 lesson hours a week) | Certificate of attendance

This program introduces students to the basic technical functions of the camera and to photography as visual art. Lessons include both critical analysis of photography and the creation of photographic images such as portraits, urban landscapes, and still lifes. Various aspects of photography will be studied, such as the selection of subjects, composition, and lighting. The course will also cover basic techniques such as constructing pinhole cameras and printing in black and white.

This summer photography course is directed at beginners and is held in the month of July.  The course includes 40 lesson hours and aims at teaching the basic techniques relative to the use of the camera together with the knowledge of photography as visual art.  Lessons will discuss both the analysis of the image and photography.

This course will cover: 

  • Introduction to the basic techniques of developing and printing in black and white;
  • Aesthetic and creative aspects such as the choice of the subject, composition, and lighting.

This course will also include different aspects of photography such as: 

  • Portraits;
  • People;
  • Urban landscapes;
  • Still life.

An integral part of the course will be practical work in the photographic studio and in the dark room.

To participate in this course the student must have his or her own digital camera.

Firenze Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   Italian & English


Summer course in Photographing Florence

  • 6 Weeks |  Full-time | 40 hours (around 10 lesson hours a week) | Certificate of attendance

In this course photography is presented as a means to “capture” the details of the city, particularly the architecture, people on the streets, the town squares, alleys, etc.

Develop artistic capacity while learning the art of photography and discovering the secrets of one of the most fascinating cities in the world - this is the aim of this summer course. Photography will mainly cover external spaces. Each student will try to capture the soul of the city through images of its architecture, of the squares and winding streets, the corners and of the people.

A professional photographer, professor for the academic courses at the Accademia Italiana, will guide the students on this journey which will include 40 hours of lessons.  It is a different approach to the monuments of the past and to the city taken as a continual font of inspiration.

To participate in the course the student must provide his or her own digital camera. At the end of the course, each student will have created his or her own portfolio of photographic works.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • lessons outdoors to capture the most interesting aspects of the city;
  • digital editing of images;
  • creation of a photographic portfolio.

Firenze Campus

Next intake: June, July

Language:   English


Summer course in Drawing And Painting

  • 1 Month |  Full-time | 40 or 80 hours | Certificate of attendance

The artistic subjects, such as drawing and painting, are proposed by the Accademia Italiana both as academic courses (which can be attended for one or more semesters) as well as short courses that can be attended for one or more months, or as a summer course.

These monthly summer courses may be attended for 40 hours per month (regular course) or 80 hours ( intensive course) in the months of June, July and August. The instructors follow each student individually beginning from whatever basis of knowledge the student may have to elaborate on each one's own personal expressive capacity. 

Various arguments and techniques are covered, nude drawing, life drawing, painting techniques, mixed media, themes concerning the theory and history of art. 

The course is completed by seminars and guided visits to museums and exhibitions. Often the students are invited to participate in exhibitions and creative events with their own works.  The students, living and working in Florence or Rome, have the wonderful opportunity of a direct confrontation with the masterpieces of the past and, through the activities of the school, the opportunity of real contact with contemporary art.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

In this course students will develop their individual creative abilities. The process will involve:

  • Mastery of drawing techniques;
  • Color management;
  • Researching new forms of expression;
  • Setting up compositions;
  • Study of figurative and abstract trends.

Rome Campus

Next intake: June, July

Language:   Italian & English

Firenze Campus

Next intake: June, July, August

Language:   Italian & English


Summer course in Italian Language

  • 3 Months |  Full-time |40 hours or 80 hours (around 10 - 20 hours of lessons per week) | 1 to 3 months long | Certificate of attendance

The Accademia Italiana is an international school with students coming from all over the globe. This is why it created a top-level Department of Italian Language and Culture, whose activities include summer courses in both Florence and Rome.

In the months of June, July, and August, this Department offers a variety of courses in the Italian language and culture, aimed at students with different levels of competence in the subject. Each month is devoted to a different level and includes 40 hours of teaching (regular course) or 80 hours (intensive course). Additionally, it is possible to attend individual, one-to-one tailor-made lessons.

A placement test determines whether the student should attend the beginners', intermediate or advanced class.

Regardless of the level, each course includes the following activities:

  • An approach to written texts in Italian;
  • Conversation;
  • Use of audio-visual aids;
  • Viewing of films in the Italian language followed by discussions.

There are also a number of leisure and cultural activities, which foreign students are encouraged to share with their Italian colleagues.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Students will learn Italian by conducting grammatical exercises and participating in conversation sessions.
  • The basic level course begins with elementary components of the language to introduce the principal linguistic structures of Italian.
  • The intermediate level provides a more in-depth study of Italian, enriching students’ vocabulary and knowledge of grammar and improving pronunciation.
  • The advanced level concentrates on written compositions and the use of Italian in specific situations.
  • Courses at all levels will include conversation, audiovisual aids, and the study of literary texts.

Rome Campus

Next intake: June, July

Language:   Italian & English

Firenze Campus

Next intake: June, July, August

Language:   Italian & English


Fashion Merchandising - Professional course

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | 20 lesson hours per week | 2 semesters | Professional certificate

The Fashion Merchandising course offers a year of study culminating in a professional certificate from the institute. This program will prepare students for work in fashion industry stores and buying offices by providing them with a fundamental knowledge of fashion trends and the fashion system.

The Fashion Merchandising programme lasts for one year. In this programme, the students will be able to cultivate their natural talents and learn how to design and create collections having an international flavour.

There are no particular requisites necessary for admission to this programme. All the international students have to be able to speak and write in English or in Italian. The programme is delivered by specialists in the field of fashion and is directed to all those who would like to initiate a career in Fashion Design.

The programme that includes various subjects from fashion illustration to creative design, from draping to pattern making and to computer graphics is aimed at stimulating the students' creativity and to provide them with the necessary instruments with which to transform their dreams and ideas into a professional career. The students will be able to communicate the results of their studying through their projects and collections, thereby fully expressing their own ideas and creative capacities.

In addition, the programme also encourages the students to become as independent and autonomous as possible, preparing them to deal with all the various aspects of the fashion industry that is continuously and rapidly changing.

Thanks to the international composition of the School that has students coming from different parts of the world, the students have the opportunity to capture a global perspective of fashion.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Trends analysis and collection design;
  • Graphic communication of a collection;
  • Knowledge of materials and their use in a collection’s designs;
  • Illustration and its use to communicate a look;
  • Creation of store window displays.

Firenze Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Design of Retail Spaces - Professional course

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | 20 lesson hours per week | 2 semesters | Professional certificate

The Design of Retail Spaces course offers a year of study culminating in a professional certificate from the institute. This program will guide students in the creation of interior display designs from the first sketches to computer renderings, providing them with the basic theoretical and technical training needed to work in the field of display design for commercial and exhibition spaces.

The programme in Design of Retail Spaces provides the students with a wide technical and creative preparation in Interior Design, dealing with subjects such as freehand drawing, technical drawing, and computer graphics.

The field of Interior Design has witnessed continuous growth in the ultimate years and a greater demand for professionals that are more flexible and in touch with new technologies, methods, and materials. The design of interior furnishings together with a good knowledge of computer-aided design (CAD) skills are fundamental requisites to enter the Interior Design work market that is in continuous expansion and the students doing this course will be equipped with all the necessary instruments to met it.

The students will be perfectly prepared to enter the work market inserting themselves in design companies or architectural studios or starting up their own activities in the interior furnishing sector.

The main subjects studied are:

  • Retail Design Communication
  • Retail Business and Management
  • Display Design
  • History of Retail Design
  • Design and Survey
  • Interior Planning II
  • Autocad
  • Cinema 4D
  • Free Hand Drawing
  • Technology of Materials 
  • Marketing

Firenze Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Window Displays Design - Professional course

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | 20 lesson hours per week | 2 semesters | Professional certificate

The Window Displays Design program offers a year of study culminating in a professional certificate from the institute.

This course offers streamlined, immediate training for those who would like to enter the world of visual merchandising, including the coordination of a store’s image. It addresses not only the importance of the window dresser’s role in the creation of a store’s image but also the fundamental role of the window dresser as a “visual merchandiser” able to create the right image both within and beyond the store’s physical structure. To coordinate an image is to find the right balance of elements to obtain a result that makes the product sellable and, as a result, sold.

To this end, the course will include the study of marketing, which will enable students to carry out the careful analysis of the product needed to create an accurate image.

From the idea to the project to the practical execution of the same, the academic course is designed to give all the knowledge that is necessary to create a true image professional who can work both in elegant boutiques as well as in large commercial spaces. Window displays and exposition spaces are treated in every aspect with the proposals elaborated in the most diverse styles and with the use of the most varied materials.

During the course, the students have the opportunity to make real work experience. The best projects will in fact be set up by the students themselves in shops in the center of Florence. With this program the Accademia Italiana offers the possibility of training in a professional that is ever more in demand.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • All window display lessons will take place directly at the stores in question and will involve diverse products such as:\
  • men’s/women’s sportswear
  • classic women’s clothing
  • work clothes and uniforms (waiters, hairdressers, cooks, bakers, etc.)
  • wholesale clothing of various types such as intimate apparel for men, women, and children
  • fashion accessories, handbags, and leather goods
  • pharmacies
  • perfumes
  • shoes
  • accessories for animals, etc.

Firenze Campus

Next intake: October

Language:   Italian & English


Drawing And Painting - Professional course

  • 1 Year |  Full-time | 20 lesson hours per week | 2 semesters | Professional certificate

The Drawing and Painting course offers a year of study culminating in a professional certificate from the institute. This course helps students to develop their individual creative abilities, exploring various artistic languages and techniques

Students are assisted by art school instructors on an individual level in order to potentialize their expressive and technical capacities. Students will experiment with new materials and instruments which will be used alongside the more traditional methods and materials. The course will be held in the artistic laboratory of the Accademia Italiana (art school) and includes lessons of life drawing and nude drawing, of various color and graphic techniques, of experimental materials, and of various theoretical and historic disciplines. The program will involve a series of experiences where the student is called upon to give an active contribution in a process of continuous exploration of his or her own artistic individuality.

This art course is an artistic adventure, to be lived in the historic center of Florence, in direct contact with the great works of art, in an atmosphere unequaled in all the world.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Mastery of drawing techniques;
  • Color management;
  • Researching new forms of expression;
  • Setting up compositions;
  • Study of figurative and abstract trends;
  • Guided visits to museums and art collections in Florence,
  • Guided visits and study days focusing on the great masters.

Firenze Campus

Next intake: January, September

Language:   Italian & English


Summer course in Fashion Design

  • 1 Month |  Full-time | 90 hours (20/25 lesson hours per week | Certificate of attendance

This course introduces students to the field of fashion design by developing fundamental skills and knowledge in areas such as collections, color theory and fashion illustration. A significant portion of the course is dedicated to the creation of fashion collections and the design of men’s and women’s clothing in various styles and trends using different drawing and pictorial techniques.

This is an intensive course (90 hours in one month) which the student may attend for one or two months (June and July). 

This course covers this subject in a concise manner while being structured in a way that offers a significant and complete experience. Introducing the student to the knowledge of the fashion world, various subjects that are fundamental for the design are covered: fashion illustration, elements of the collection, color techniques. 

The course is completed by seminars, visits, and encounters pertinent to the arguments covered. During the lessons, the student will be introduced to the study of the human figure with its relative movements and positions and is encouraged to develop his or her own personal graphic style. 

Ample space is dedicated to the design of clothing for menswear and woman's wear following various styles and trends, and to the study of color techniques, various graphic and painting methods.  An introduction to design and to the profession of a fashion designer is offered during the hours of "elements of the collection" where the student, guided by a fashion designer, develops ideas to create fashion collections.

During the guided visits there will be the possibility to encounter experts in the field, in fairs, exhibitions, and museums. There will be direct contact with the fashion world.

At the end of the course, a certificate of participation is awarded. The Accademia Italiana also offers complete 3-year bachelor's degree programs in Fashion Design.

Rome Campus

Next intake: June, July

Language:   Italian & English

Firenze Campus

Next intake: June, July

Language:   Italian & English


Summer course in Fashion Illustration

  • 1 Month |  Full-time | 40 hours (around 10 lesson hours a week) | Certificate of attendance

This course will help students to develop their individual creative abilities. They will learn different techniques to represent the human figure and clothing for men, women, and children, developing their own personal drawing styles.

During the lessons illustration of the human figure for fashion, use is covered, from a study of the human figure, the definition of fashion illustration, drawing garments with graphic effects for volume and fabric consistencies.

Various color techniques will be used.  The student will learn various techniques of representing the human figure in illustrating fashion for man, woman, and child, developing a personalized graphic style. The course will cover different kinds of fashion (elegant, casual, swimwear, sportswear, etc.).

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Study of the human figure;
  • Definition of the human figure in fashion illustration;
  • Sketching clothing using various effects to convey the fabric’s volume and texture.

Rome Campus

Next intake: June, July

Language:   Italian & English

Firenze Campus

Next intake: June, July

Language:   Italian & English


Summer course in Interior Design

  • 1 Month |  Full-time | 40 hours (around 10 lesson hours a week) | Certificate of attendance

This course was developed for those who wish to know more about the profession of Interior designer. The program is organized in both theory and practical lessons in order to introduce the basics of this profession.

During the course, simple design projects will be undertaken, such as small living spaces, with user-friendly solutions to more complex spaces and designs. 

The human factor in interior and architectural planning will be analyzed and projects involving simple surveys and technical drawings and constructions will be done to propose to an eventual client alternative design solutions. This course provides an introduction to the basics of interior design in a combination of lectures and practical exercises.

After a careful analysis of furnished spaces, students will create various interior design solutions for different purposes and uses.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • communicate their ideas in free-hand sketches;
  • conduct surveys using measurements and photographs;
  • reproduce conducted surveys;
  • propose new solutions to interior design problems.

Rome Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   Italian & English

Firenze Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   Italian & English


Summer course in Italian Product Design

  • 6 Weeks |  Full-time | 72 hours (around 12 lesson hours a week) | Certificate of attendance

This course introduces students to Italian design through lecture-based lessons (history and theory of design) and practical exercises in product design.

The approach to "Italian Design" and to that multitude of styles and trends defined generically as "Italian style" is done both on a theory level (Theory and history of design) and on a practical level (product design with practical exercises). The themes discussed are linked to industrial product design. Objects produced in series or artisan and semi-artisan designs (single or limited-production pieces).

Particular attention is given to furniture design and accessories for interior furnishings. During the study period, visits will be made to industries and museums (the Ferrari at Maranello, Piaggio, Italian furniture expositions, and other interesting industrial realities).

This course is directed exclusively at design students who already have knowledge of technical drawing.  Lessons are taught by AI professors who already teach in the 3-year bachelor's degree programs. The course offers the opportunity for a complete experience, from the concept to the design project.  Approximately half of the 72 lesson hours are dedicated to a creative laboratory. 

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • the design of a product, from market analysis to the final iteration of a product that demonstrates an innovative use of Italian design principles;
  • the study of the history of Italian design.

Firenze Campus

Next intake: June, July

Language:   English


Summer course in Photography

  • 1 Month |  Full-time | 40 hours (around 10 lesson hours a week) | Certificate of attendance

This program introduces students to the basic technical functions of the camera and to photography as visual art. Lessons include both critical analysis of photography and the creation of photographic images such as portraits, urban landscapes, and still lifes. Various aspects of photography will be studied, such as the selection of subjects, composition, and lighting. The course will also cover basic techniques such as constructing pinhole cameras and printing in black and white.

This summer photography course is directed at beginners and is held in the month of July.  The course includes 40 lesson hours and aims at teaching the basic techniques relative to the use of the camera together with the knowledge of photography as visual art.  Lessons will discuss both the analysis of the image and photography.

This course will cover: 

  • Introduction to the basic techniques of developing and printing in black and white;
  • Aesthetic and creative aspects such as the choice of the subject, composition, and lighting.

This course will also include different aspects of photography such as: 

  • Portraits;
  • People;
  • Urban landscapes;
  • Still life.

An integral part of the course will be practical work in the photographic studio and in the dark room.

To participate in this course the student must have his or her own digital camera.

Firenze Campus

Next intake: July

Language:   Italian & English


Summer course in Photographing Florence

  • 6 Weeks |  Full-time | 40 hours (around 10 lesson hours a week) | Certificate of attendance

In this course photography is presented as a means to “capture” the details of the city, particularly the architecture, people on the streets, the town squares, alleys, etc.

Develop artistic capacity while learning the art of photography and discovering the secrets of one of the most fascinating cities in the world - this is the aim of this summer course. Photography will mainly cover external spaces. Each student will try to capture the soul of the city through images of its architecture, of the squares and winding streets, the corners and of the people.

A professional photographer, professor for the academic courses at the Accademia Italiana, will guide the students on this journey which will include 40 hours of lessons.  It is a different approach to the monuments of the past and to the city taken as a continual font of inspiration.

To participate in the course the student must provide his or her own digital camera. At the end of the course, each student will have created his or her own portfolio of photographic works.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • lessons outdoors to capture the most interesting aspects of the city;
  • digital editing of images;
  • creation of a photographic portfolio.

Firenze Campus

Next intake: June, July

Language:   English


Summer course in Drawing And Painting

  • 1 Month |  Full-time | 40 or 80 hours | Certificate of attendance

The artistic subjects, such as drawing and painting, are proposed by the Accademia Italiana both as academic courses (which can be attended for one or more semesters) as well as short courses that can be attended for one or more months, or as a summer course.

These monthly summer courses may be attended for 40 hours per month (regular course) or 80 hours ( intensive course) in the months of June, July and August. The instructors follow each student individually beginning from whatever basis of knowledge the student may have to elaborate on each one's own personal expressive capacity. 

Various arguments and techniques are covered, nude drawing, life drawing, painting techniques, mixed media, themes concerning the theory and history of art. 

The course is completed by seminars and guided visits to museums and exhibitions. Often the students are invited to participate in exhibitions and creative events with their own works.  The students, living and working in Florence or Rome, have the wonderful opportunity of a direct confrontation with the masterpieces of the past and, through the activities of the school, the opportunity of real contact with contemporary art.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

In this course students will develop their individual creative abilities. The process will involve:

  • Mastery of drawing techniques;
  • Color management;
  • Researching new forms of expression;
  • Setting up compositions;
  • Study of figurative and abstract trends.

Rome Campus

Next intake: June, July

Language:   Italian & English

Firenze Campus

Next intake: June, July, August

Language:   Italian & English


Summer course in Italian Language

  • 3 Months |  Full-time |40 hours or 80 hours (around 10 - 20 hours of lessons per week) | 1 to 3 months long | Certificate of attendance

The Accademia Italiana is an international school with students coming from all over the globe. This is why it created a top-level Department of Italian Language and Culture, whose activities include summer courses in both Florence and Rome.

In the months of June, July, and August, this Department offers a variety of courses in the Italian language and culture, aimed at students with different levels of competence in the subject. Each month is devoted to a different level and includes 40 hours of teaching (regular course) or 80 hours (intensive course). Additionally, it is possible to attend individual, one-to-one tailor-made lessons.

A placement test determines whether the student should attend the beginners', intermediate or advanced class.

Regardless of the level, each course includes the following activities:

  • An approach to written texts in Italian;
  • Conversation;
  • Use of audio-visual aids;
  • Viewing of films in the Italian language followed by discussions.

There are also a number of leisure and cultural activities, which foreign students are encouraged to share with their Italian colleagues.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

  • Students will learn Italian by conducting grammatical exercises and participating in conversation sessions.
  • The basic level course begins with elementary components of the language to introduce the principal linguistic structures of Italian.
  • The intermediate level provides a more in-depth study of Italian, enriching students’ vocabulary and knowledge of grammar and improving pronunciation.
  • The advanced level concentrates on written compositions and the use of Italian in specific situations.
  • Courses at all levels will include conversation, audiovisual aids, and the study of literary texts.

Rome Campus

Next intake: June, July

Language:   Italian & English

Firenze Campus

Next intake: June, July, August

Language:   Italian & English



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