Art, Design & Fashion in the artistic heart of Italy

Do you have a passion for fashion? Are you eager to explore your artistic talents in one of the most famous and world-renowned seats of creative learning? Look no further than the Accademia Italiana in Florence, one of Europe’s premier institutes for art and design - from graphics to textiles and everything in between. Located in two beautiful renaissance buildings directly across from the famous Pitti Palace in Florence's Oltrarno district, just steps away from the Ponte Vecchio, this seat of learning will excite, motivate and inspire you immediately.

You’ll choose four courses from a wide range, along with an Italian language course at your level. You can also take advantage of a Virtual Internship Option: Replace one elective course with a virtual internship through Arcadia to add international professional experience to your resume. See the Internship Placement Guide for information about placement details.

I gained a lot of independence from studying abroad. I now believe that I am capable of almost anything if I set my mind to it because I went through the experience of living abroad for an extended period of time. ”

Austin Oberlin

College of Wooster Student, University of Cape Town

  • Courses are offered in English and Italian so whatever your language or artistic skills level you’ll be able to attend

  • Combine liberal arts courses and Italian history and culture with strong offerings in studio art, photography, fashion, graphic arts, interior and industrial design and textiles.

  • Spring Semester students might get the opportunity to work behind the scenes on Accademia Italiana's most impressive fashion show.

  • Students from all over Italy and the world come to Florence to study at Accademia Italiana, bringing an exciting diversity to your experience.

  • For higher level art and design courses, you may be asked to submit a portfolio.

  • Arcadia's Orientation will help settle you into your exciting experience and bond with staff and other students - it includes a visit to a traditional Tuscan estate, replete with vines and olive groves. 

Fees & Scholarship Details
Term/Period Departure Date Return Credits Base Program Fee Application Deadline
Fall 2021 9/7/2021 12/18/2021 12-18 $16,950 4/20/2021 More Info
Academic Year 2021 9/7/2021 5/13/2022 24-36 $30,170 4/20/2021 More Info
Spring 2022 1/11/2022 5/13/2022 18-Dec $16,950 10/1/2021 More Info

Program fees listed are base fees only. Please select MORE INFO for an estimate of additional expenses and any additional fees that may be incurred based on enrollment selections or housing placements. Dates and fees for future terms will be posted as they become available. Please see Program Calendar for detailed dates.

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As a participant on an Arcadia program, you are guaranteed housing. Our priority is to provide a safe, clean, cost-effective and convenient place for you to live, while offering you every opportunity to explore the local culture and community.


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Student health, safety and security in Italy are our top priorities. Our experienced and well-connected staff are prepared to deal with any emergencies that may arise...

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