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Housing Options: Apartment Minimum Required GPA: 2.5
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Art, Design, European Studies, Fine Arts Program Model: Third Party Provider
Language of Instruction: English, Italian Provider: Arcadia
Program Description:

Intensive Design in Florence

Program Overview

Are you an aspiring fashion, furnishing or accessory designer? If so, a summer at the Accademia Italiana Florence can provide the vital background and experience you need to pursue your career goals.

As one of Europe's leading centers for art and design, the Accademia offers an array of courses to students and professionals in all areas of Italian design and culture.  With instruction in English, the focus of the programs is on teaching what is needed to design a stylistically consistent collection and develop individual creativity.

You will choose either a course in fashion design or in Italian industrial and product design. Depending on which course you choose, clothing collections and furniture accessories are among the things you will be asked to design. Programs combine theory and history of Italian design with practical approaches.

Fashion students will learn color theory, elements of collections, fashion illustration and personal graphic style under the guidance of practicing designers.

Industrial product design students (with a particular emphasis on furnishings) will focus on all elements from concept to final product, which includes participation in a creativity laboratory and associated museum and industry field excursions. 

WHY ARCADIA?

Arcadia is a nationally recognized leader in higher education, offering exceptional study, research and internship experiences for students from colleges and universities across the US. Our unique combination of customized, diverse academic programming and comprehensive support allows students to explore new worlds, get to know themselves, boost their resumes for future job opportunities and graduate school, and experience the incredible growth and shifts in perspective that a culturally immersive experience can deliver.

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

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Financial Information

Policy on Institutional Scholarships
Institutional scholarships are not applied to study abroad costs. We strongly encourage students to apply for scholarships to fund study abroad. Please visit the scholarships page to learn more about scholarships, or see the director of International Education.

For Students Studying Abroad with External Providers during the Summer (Arcadia, CAPA, CIEE, IES Abroad, ISEP)
Morehouse College students will be required to pay our preferred providers directly for all summer experiences. We have featured programs from our preferred providers listed on this site which we have vetted for quality, safety, and cost.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 10/01/2021 10/29/2021 06/11/2022 07/26/2022