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  • Locations: Florence, Italy
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: Arcadia 
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year U of A Application Deadline U of A Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 04/01/2022 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** If you are applying for an external program, please note the U of A application deadline listed may be different than the external program provider's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Advisor: Bumpers College: TBD, College of Architecture & Design: Brian Poepsel, College of Education & Health Professions: TBD, College of Engineering: Brian Poepsel, Fulbright College: Katie Sabo, Walton College: Megan Hull Program Type: External
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 2.5 Credit Hours Available: Between 12-18 Credit Hours
Area of Study: Apparel Studies, Art, European Studies, Graphic Design Program Duration: Academic Year, Semester, Varies
Credit Type: Transfer Credit Language of Instruction: English, Italian
Open to non-U of A students?: No Open to Graduate Students?: No
Housing Options: Apartment
Program Description:

Intensive Design in Florence

Program Overview

Are you an aspiring fashion, furnishing or accessory designer? If so, a summer at the Accademia Italiana Florence can provide the vital background and experience you need to pursue your career goals.

As one of Europe's leading centers for art and design, the Accademia offers an array of courses to students and professionals in all areas of Italian design and culture.  With instruction in English, the focus of the programs is on teaching what is needed to design a stylistically consistent collection and develop individual creativity.

You will choose either a course in fashion design or in Italian industrial and product design. Depending on which course you choose, clothing collections and furniture accessories are among the things you will be asked to design. Programs combine theory and history of Italian design with practical approaches.

Fashion students will learn color theory, elements of collections, fashion illustration and personal graphic style under the guidance of practicing designers.

Industrial product design students (with a particular emphasis on furnishings) will focus on all elements from concept to final product, which includes participation in a creativity laboratory and associated museum and industry field excursions. 

WHY ARCADIA?

Arcadia is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, offering exceptional study, research and internship experiences for students from colleges and universities across the US. Our unique combination of customized, diverse academic programming and comprehensive support allows students to explore new worlds, get to know themselves, boost their resumes for future job opportunities and graduate school, and experience the incredible growth and shifts in perspective that a culturally immersive experience can deliver.

Please check our website for dates and the latest program information.

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