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On the theme of the preparation offered by the schools of fashion and design, we propose here the text of an article by Laura Cinelli published in the national newspaper: Quotidiano Nazionale (Il Giorno - Il Resto del Carlino - La Nazione) on March 28, 2013.


How talents are born
"The Accademia Italiana, a school that creates jobs".

It is one of the few realities capable of creating an exchange between the school and the working world. The Accademia Italiana of Florence and Rome is 29 years old but it doesn't show. "Because from the time the school was born - explains the president, architect Vincenzo Giubba - it has been in constant growth, never showing a moment of crisis."
A thousand students each year, one hundred specialized instructors, 90 percent of the graduates who find work. "Maybe with one year contracts or in internships - adds Giubba - but with good prospects."
The Accademia Italiana has been recently recognized by the Miur, the Italian ministry of education, university and research, authorizing the awarding of bachelor's degrees for the 3-year programs of Design, Fashion Design and Graphic Design in Florence and for Design and Fashion Design in Rome. And as if that wasn't enough, the international bachelor's degree in Photography also arrived "we scarcely dared hope - says Giubba - but the Minister made it and for us it is a further reason for excellence."

The students of the Accademia will be present at the International Furniture Fair in Milan (Salone del mobile) in the "Satellite" section as well as an "off-Salone" project in collaboration with the historic company Jannelli&Volpi that produces wallpaper. All of this thanks to the continual exchange between the school and the industries in particular, in this case, in the area of interior and product design.

But among the many initiatives that each year are underway there is also the awarding of the Pyramid of Excellence, a curious and rather intelligent award that the students decide to assign to important names in the world of fashion and design in general. This time the students have decided to honor, among others, Brunello Cucinelli, Guillermo Mariotto and Franca Sozzani. It will also be an occasion for the presentation of the final projects of the students, three hundred pieces entirely designed and created by them. The appointment is for April 20 at the Obihall theater in Florence.

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