Italian, Textiles, Fashion Merchandising, and Design
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Accademia Italiana has been host in the past twenty years to students coming from more than 200 US universities, offering study abroad programs in Florence, Italy with courses at all levels in the fields of art and design, as well as many liberal arts courses (literature, history, art history, business, Italian language).
Accademia Italiana offers study abroad students the opportunity to take classes in any of the design-related areas of study (fashion design, interior and product design, graphic design, photography and new media and jewelry design) as well as studio art and liberal arts classes that provide an opportunity to learn about Italian art, history, culture and language.
Fall and spring study abroad students normally take 4 or 5 classes during the semester, which count for 3 academic credits each except for Italian, which provides 4 credits.
The summer program begins in the second week of June and is 6 weeks long. Students can take Intensive Fashion Design or Intensive Italian Product Design, each for 6 credits, or they can select two classes from among our summer offerings.
The programs “study in Italy” offered by the Accademia Italiana are considered among the best offered at an international school present in Italy in terms of academic quality and student services. The courses offered are held in English language or are bi-lingual (Italian and English). The liberal arts department also offers Italian language courses at all levels.