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Liberal arts, Business, fashion, art and design in Italy

Fast Facts

The Accademia Italiana is a private, Italian Institute approved by the Italian Ministry of Education (Presa d'Atto) and accredited by various international universities. Courses offered include liberal arts, Business, fashion, art and design. Bachelor's degrees and masters programs available. The following are facts related to the Accademia Italiana’s schools in Florence and Rome

Founded in 1984

Leadership: Dr. Vincenzo Giubba, President

Schools located in:
Florence and Rome, Italy

Affiliated programs in:
Bangkok, Thailand, Shanghai and Beijing, China
Collaborations with partners in the U.S., Sweden, the UK, Finland, Denmark, Germany, Russia, China, South Korea, Thailand, Brazil, Australia and Macedonia.

Student body nationality breakdown (estimate):
Italian – 40%
American – 20%
Other European – 20%
Asian, Middle Eastern, African, Australian, Latin American – 20%

Students from over 100 U.S. colleges and universities have studied abroad at the Accademia

Study Abroad in Italy (semester, summer, academic year)
Professional Certificate (1-2 years)
Bachelor’s Degree
Master’s Degree
Summer Courses (Short-Term)

Subject areas:
Fashion Design, Interior & Product Design, Graphic Design & Visual Communications, Costume Design, Textiles, Window Display Design, Studio Arts, Liberal arts, Business, Italian Language and Culture.

All faculty and staff are fluent in both English and Italian

Language of instruction: Italian and English

90% of faculty are Italian; all faculty are prominent and connected designers, artists or scholars in their fields; all hold multiple professional certificates in their area of expertise

Student enrollment: 500 per term across all programs

in Italy

Faculty to student ratio: 1:6

Average class size: 12 students

Italian language courses are 4 credits; all other courses are 3 credits

2 computer labs at Florence school (Macs) and 1 computer lab in Rome; both schools offer free, wireless Internet access

Small library collections housed at the Florence and Rome schools; students are given access to other English and Italian language libraries in their host cities

Laboratories house the most cutting-edge design technology and advanced equipment

Internship opportunities may be available, contingent upon a student’s skills set and level of proficiency in Italian

Art, fashion and design students participate in design exhibitions, fashion shows, competitions and conferences in Italy and across the world

Job placement within 1-year of graduation from a degree or certificate program is 90%; alumni have worked for internationally renowned companies and prestigious designers including Gucci, Prada, Vivienne Westwood, Robert Cavalli, Emilio Pucci, Balenciaga, La Perla, and Sasch; others have opened their own studios, boutiques, and design companies all over the world
Design programs are validated by the University of Wales (