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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Partner Areas of Study: Art Studio, European Studies
Language of Instruction: English, Italian Housing Options: Shared Apartment
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Program Advisor: Robert Dowden
On-Site Language Course Required: No Credits: 6
Language Prerequisite: 000 - No language prerequisite Academic Level: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior
Program Description:

Program Overview

Spend the summer taking one, six-credit courses at Accademia Italiana, Florence, one of Europe's leading centers for art and design.

The focus of the program is on teaching what is needed to design a stylistically-consistent collection and develop individual creativity. You will choose from a course in fashion design and one in Italian industrial design. Clothing collections and furniture accessories are among the things you will be asked to design.

Arcadia's Approach

Arcadia opens the doors to new experiences, different academic learning, people, cultures and perspectives so you can build your own lifelong learning and memories:

  • Enjoy academic success – earn credit abroad

  • Explore a new world – excursions, activities, events, and so much more!

  • Get to know yourself – gain a new view of the world and your place in it.

  • Rely on us for support – 9 centers in 12 countries worldwide

  • Boost your resume – employers AND graduate schools.

Please check our website for dates and the latest program information.

Arcadia Excursions

Travel to fascinating places of interest that enhance your cultural immersion and give a meaningful context to your academic courses. Here is a sampling:

  • Amalfi Coast
  • Film Festivals
  • Roman Baths and Wine Vineyards in Viterbo
  • and more...

Academics & Curriculum

Students enroll in either Intensive Fashion Design or Design in Italy for a total of six credits. All courses are taught in English, and prior knowledge of Italian is not required.

Accommodation & Meals

Students live in furnished apartments in the heart of Florence. The properties typically house between two and six students in shared bedrooms. A furnished kitchen is available, allowing you to do your shopping at nearby markets and prepare your own. You can also purchase meals at any of the nearby local eateries. Properties are with a 10-20 minute walk of the Accademia Italiana. Bedding and towels are provided. For more information, visit the Arcadia accommodation website.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 03/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.