The Accademia Italiana, founded in 1984, is one of the most prestigious university level Institutes for fashion, design and photography. It has headquarters in Florence and in Rome. The AI is the only private fine arts university in Florence and in Tuscany authorized to offer Bachelor's degree programs in Fashion, Design and Photography leading to degrees recognized by the MIUR (Italian Ministry of Education - D.M. n. 76 del 04/02/2013 and successive). The AI Rome has the same kind of accreditation.
The AI also offers bachelor’s degrees accredited by important UK universities, masters programs and short courses (certificate).
Exchange programs are available with important universities in the USA and throughout the world, as well as affiliated programs in Asia (www.aithai.co.th).
The courses offered are in the fields of Fashion Design, Interior Design, Product Design, Jewelry Design, Graphic Design, Photography and New Media. A department of Italian language and culture is also active.
by Marco De Micheli*
From the fashion show workshop.
Now that the spotlights are off and we can breathe a sigh of relief, after many months in the workshop, here are the secrets of the fashion show that took place at the end of April.[...]
Students of the Accademia award the Pyramid of Excellence.
Electrifying festival, glamorous clothes, spectacular direction and special guests of honor. [...]
Five students testing for the year-end video-clip. The films, each one 90 seconds long, were shown during the showcase event last April at the Obihall theater. The chosen theme for the final project of the photography course at the Accademia Italiana was “The Journey”. [...]
Helmut Newton explores how women in Western society changed at the end of the 1970s in an exhibit of photographs from his legendary volumes, including White Women from 1976, at the Palazzo delle Esposizioni in Rome.[...]
An interesting mix of design projects in the stand set up in the Satellite area of the International Furniture Fair in Milan. The students of the Accademia Italiana, the only [...]
At the fair and at the Fuori Salone, Milan is the new stage for the students of the Accademia Italiana. The occasion is offered first by the Salone Satellite – that gives to the Florentine school of Interior and Product Design a special place, a stand dedicated to the talented young students to show off their designs and prototypes.