Intensive Design in Florence

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Intensive Design in Florence

How about a summer giving expression to your fashion design and artistic talents in one of the world’s treasured locations for art? This summer program with the world-renowned Accademia Italiana offers you a remarkable opportunity to study a variety of design courses taught by experts in the field, such as fashion, interior design, graphic design and other subjects.

Florence is a hub for artistic and commercial design. Works of art and architecture are everywhere, reflecting the stunning talent of legendary masters and a thriving artistic community. 

You’ll study alongside both Italian and international students, all eager to explore this artistic learning experience. You’ll also enjoy a choice of excursions to help you get to know the Tuscany region better. You’ll choose from two course options based at Accademia Italiana:
  • Intensive Fashion Design – Learn what it takes to create a stylistically consistent collection and how to develop your creativity in the production and design of clothing.
  • Industrial and Product Design – An introduction to the theoretical and practical aspects of Italian design. You will also design a piece of furniture or a furnishing accessory.


  • Design
  • Fashion Design
  • Studio Arts
  • Art/Fine Arts

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Spending your summer conducting independent research in your STEM field of choice with leading experts in Ireland will add a fascinating dimension to your resume when applying for graduate school or a career in the field. The young and lively city of Dublin is thriving in summer with many exciting cultural opportunities.

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  • The Arcadia Dublin Center staff will be on-hand to support you and ensure that you also find time to meet Irish people and enjoy their rich culture, strengthening your understanding of this fascinating country.
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