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Accademia Italiana Foundation Year in Design
Accademia Italiana

Foundation Year in Design

9 Months

English, Italian

Full time

Request application deadline

Oct 2024

EUR 2,000 *


* Please contact us for specific information on fees (EU, Non-EU), scholarships and payment plans


FOUNDATION YEAR IN DESIGN: a preparatory course for Bachelor's degrees, an awesome gap year

Live a life-changing experience aborad. Enjoy nine full months in Florence or Rome, UNESCO heritage and one of the most visited cities in the world. Immerse yourself into the Italian art, culture and language, and get inspired by visiting worldwide renowned museums and walking along streets and buildings shaped by centuries of history and art.


Make yourself at home in the country of the Dolce Vita and develop your creative personality where both the Renaissance and the modern Italian fashion and design are born. Take advantage of this experience to visit Italy and Europe, Tuscan countryside and nearby Italian cities, such as Siena, LuccaPisa, Naples, Venice and Milan, all reachable within a two-hours train trip.


The Foundation Year in Design program, fully taught in English, offers a general curriculum balanced between Italian language classes and both theoretical and practical lessons on Italian style, History of Italian art and design culture and methodology for the arts.


Students will also be able to challenge and increase their talent by gaining practical knowledge in photography, drawing & sketching and painting. Wandering around the streets of Florence and Rome, alongside the banks of the river Arno, up to the green hills that surround the city, under the supervision of professional artists and faculty members, students will learn how to turn inspiration into a tangible expression of their creativity.


Upon completion of the Foundation Year, you will have the possibility to move forward towards requesting admission into a three-years Bachelor's degree (accredited by Italian Ministry of University) amonsgt the ones currently proposed by Accademia Italiana:

  • BA in Fashion Design
  • BA in Fashion Communication & Merchandising
  • BA in Interior & Product Design
  • BA in Communication design
  • BA in Multimedia Design
  • BA in Photography
  • BA in Graphic Design
  • BA in Jewelry Design


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