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Accademia italiana is an international school in Italy
Introduction to the teaching philosophy of the Accademia Italiana
Value traditions, participate in the present, and contribute to innovationThe Accademia Italiana, international school in Italy, was founded and became known in the 1980’s as one of the most prestigious European institutes of design training, coinciding with the expansion of the phenomenon widely known as “Italian style”. The Accademia welcomes students coming from Italy, the U.S., Europe, and across the world. Being international is, for us, a precise choice as today liberal arts, business, fashion, art and design are fields that are interconnected and affect every corner of today’s global society.
Working for our students within this global system means operating with cultural and creative flexibility. The development of each student’s individual creativity, together with a solid cultural and technical base, is an important goal for us as educators, as is our emphasis on the pursuit of quality in every phase of the education process.
Our Institute knows no barriers. The Accademia breaks through cultural and disciplinary boundaries to create a bridge between the past and the future, between tradition and innovation, to use as a basis for developing new ideas. These fundamental choices are also the basis for our teaching philosophy and they are incorporated into all of the subjects we offer: liberal arts, business, studio arts, fashion design, graphic design and visual communications, interior and product design, photography and new media, textile design, Italian language and culture, liberal arts and more.
We live in a moment which, on an international scale, could be compared to that which existed in Italy in the 15th and 16th centuries when some of the world’s greatest creative minds like Leonardo da Vinci and Michelangelo made the decision to rid themselves of the limiting conventions of their time and to instead seek inspiration from the past in order to develop new visions for the future. Following the tradition of innovation of the Renaissance Florentines, the Accademia’s teaching philosophy combines the lessons of history with the use modern technology and media so that we can discover that in the past there are also answers for the future.
President, Accademia Italiana