About Accademia Italiana
The Accademia Italiana is considered one of the best fashion and design schools in Italy, as numerous experts in the field have testified. Founded in 1984 the Accademia Italiana has campuses in Florence and in Rome, and programs in cooperation with prestigious universities from all over the world. The Accademia Italiana offers bachelor's programs and some masters programs in the fields of Fashion and Costume Design, in Interior and Product Design, Graphic Design, Jewelry Design, Photography and New Media.
A department of Italian language and culture is also active--The courses offered by the study abroad department are held in English language or are bi-lingual (Italian and English). The liberal arts department also offers Italian language courses at all levels.
The programs "study in Italy" offered by the Accademia Italiana are considered among the best offered at an international school present in Italy in terms of academic quality and student services.
Watch an introduction video about the school in Florence: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDCBNDt3uAg
Watch a clip from the 2019 fashion show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=psuJqWt67DI
Housing & Orientation
The Accademia Italiana has long-term relationships with the landlords, most of whom have been leasing exclusively to Accademia students for years. Accademia Italiana staff inspect the conditions of all apartment prior to the start of each term/program and are available to facilitate communication between students and apartment owners throughout the term/program.
The program at Accademia Italiana starts with with a 2 – 3 day, comprehensive orientation session. Orientation activities are led by multiple members of the on-site staff and include an introduction to student services staff and resources available to students. The orientation also addresses what to expect during the study abroad experience as well as safety, security and health while in Italy and Europe and telecommunications options including information about computer lab facilities and cell phone providers. Students register for academic courses and participate in tours of the school facilities and the host city, highlighting many typical day-to-day destinations such as daily markets, post offices, public transportation hubs, pharmacies, and more key essentials to help students get their bearings. You will learn more about the discounts available to you as an Accademia Italiana student at a number of book and art supplies stores, clothing stores and restaurants as well as local gyms.
Summer 2019 Accademia Italiana Program Budget Sheet
$4,448.72 (Estimated NYS Resident Cost)
$4,706.72 (Estimated Out of State Resident Cost)
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
- Tuition (6 credits)
- SUNY International Health Insurance*
- Various Campus-specific fees (college fee, technology fee, etc.)**
- Program Acceptance Fee
- Pre-departure Orientation Materials
- On-site Orientation at Accademia Italiana
- One Excursion
- High level of Pastoral Care throughout the program, and
- Brockport's Study Abroad Office Services
- Transportation to/from Italy
- Textbooks and Supplies
- Miscellaneous expenses
The actual amount that you will spend depends heavily on your style of living, and will vary with each individual's personal spending habits, entertainment preferences and travel choices.
Financial aid applies towards fees.
*The SUNY International Health Insurance is mandatory and will be included on the student's Brockport invoice.
**Varies depending on the SUNY campus at which the participant pays tuition.
Note: We strongly recommend that you purchase trip insurance to cover loss of luggage, cancelled/missed flights, missed/cancelled program, etc. In the event that you cannot attend a program (for example, with a medical emergency or U.S. State Department Travel Warning), such insurance can cover loss of program fees resulting from a cancelled program.
Participants will normally earn 6 credits for a short term program at Accademia Italiana.
Students can take up to 6 credits (2 classes) from the following courses:
- Fashion Illustration (3 credits)
- Photographing Florence (3 credits)
- Life and Works of Michelangelo (3 credits)
- Painting (3 credits)
- Life Drawing (3 credits)
- Packaging Design (3 credits)
- Digital Illustration (3 credits)
- Italian Style (3 credits)
- Italian Language (3 credits)
Alternatively, students can take one of our intensive courses for 6 credits:
Classes meet from Monday to Thursday, so students will have Fridays off to travel and get to know the city.
***Please note summer course offerings are subject to change. For more information about the summer program and courses, please visit Accademia Italiana's website.
- Intensive Fashion Design (6 credits) – includes Fashion Illustration and Color Theory (3 credits) and Introduction to Collection (3 credits)
- Intensive Italian Product Design (6 credits) – includes History of Italian Design (3 credits) and Design Studio (3 credits)
View a list of the possible academic subjects offered by Accademia Italiana as well as all of Brockport's university programs in Europe, here: Academic Subjects- Programs in Europe.pdf
June 10th - July 23rd, 2020 (est.)
Important note: Please do not book your travel arrangements until you have received the official Travel Memo from your program advisor.