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Basic Course (2-Year Curriculum) One-Year Course / Semester Course Master Course
Preparation Course for Accademia di Belle Arti Art Short Course

Basic Course
Overview
Featured Majors

The Basic Course is a course designed for students with little or no basic knowledge of design or training. Mainly destined for students residing in Italy, it provides a complete two-year training program to master the basics and the practical knowledge of design methods and techniques.
The Basic Course is taught in Italian only.
The course issues a Diploma for students who pass the final exam.

  • Two-year program:
      • January 15, 2018 - April 26, 2019
        September 3, 2018 - December 13, 2019
        January 14, 2019 - April 24, 2020
  • Language of Instruction: Italian only
  • Admission Requirements
  • How to Apply
  • Fees
One-Year Course / Semester Course
Atelier Course
Overview
Featured Majors

Designed for international students, this course is an accelerated version of the Basic Course, and give students the opportunity to acquire materials of equal quality in a year to a single semester with language assistance by an English interpreter. The courses provide a wide range of knowledge and technique even beyond the field of arts, including Basic Art lessons, weekly guided Art Visits, monthly Art Stage. The volume of lessons, subjects and homework will be equally challenging. Students will be equipped with the most basic to the highest level of skill in a concentrated learning environment. Degree certificates are issued to those who succeed in the final exam.
N.B. Intensive Semester Courses are also available for students with extremely limited time.

*Atelier Course: same curriculum as the One-Year Course except for the basic art lessons.

  • One-year program:
      • January 15, 2018 - July 27, 2018
        September 3, 2018 - April 26, 2019
        January 14, 2019 - July 26, 2019
  • Semester program:
      • January 15, 2018 - April 27, 2018
        September 3, 2018 - December 14, 2018
        January 14, 2019 - April 26, 2019
  • Language of Instruction: with English interpretation service
  • Admission Requirements
  • How to Apply
  • Fees
Master Course
Overview
Featured Majors

Accademia Riaci’s Master course is the highest level of education that our academy offers. The goal of our master is to develop highly qualified professionals – through the creation of a career-oriented portfolio – essential for achieving a breakthrough career or to build solid foundation for students’ future.
There will be an examination to be qualified to take this course. The examination includes 12 portfolios.

  • One-year program:
      • January 15, 2018 - July 27, 2018
        September 3, 2018 - April 26, 2019
        January 14, 2019 - July 26, 2019
  • Semester program:
      • January 15, 2018 - April 27, 2018
        September 3, 2018 - December 14, 2018
        January 14, 2019 - April 26, 2019
  • Language of Instruction: with English interpretation service
  • Admission Requirements
  • How to Apply
  • Fees
Preparation Course for Accademia di Belle Arti
Overview

This program is intended to provide students with a preparation for Accademia di Belle Arti in Italy. Foundation in this program includes Drawing, Art History, Workshop and Italian Language. The electives depending on the school you would like to enter, includes Oil and Water Painting, History of Architecture, and a Portfolio Preparation. The curriculum is changed for your requesting schools.

Accademia Riaci provides the following programs;

Course contents:

  • Lessons of specialization
  • Independent Study
  • Guided Art Visits
  • Art Stages
  • Basic Art Lessons (Art History, Basic Painting, Color theory, 3D Drawing)

Art Short Course
Overview
Featured Majors
  • Art Short Course
      • 1 week ~ 4 weeks: every week
        6 weeks:
        2017: October 30
        2018: January 15, March 12, April 9, May 7, September 3
        8 weeks:
        2018: January 15, March 12, May 7, September 3
        12 weeks:
        2018: January 15, May 7, September 3
Summer Intensive Course 2018
Overview
Featured Majors
  • Start dates:
      • 2-week program
        May 7, May 21, June 4, June 18, July 2, July 16, July 30, August 20, September 3, September 17
        4-week program
        May 7, June 4, July 2, July 30, August 20, September 3
        6-week program
        May 7, June 18, July 16, August 20
        8-week program
        May 7, June 4, July 2
        12-week program
        May 7, June 4

Academic Calendar

2017/2018
Basic Course (Two years) January 15, 2018 - April 26, 2019
September 3, 2018 - December 13, 2019
January 14, 2019 - April 24, 2020
One-Year Course
Atelier Course

Preparation Course for Accademia di Belle Arti (One Year)
January 15, 2018 - July 27, 2018
September 3, 2018 - April 26, 2019
January 14, 2019 - July 26, 2019
Master Course January 15, 2018 - July 27, 2018
September 3, 2018 - April 26, 2019
January 14, 2019 - July 26, 2019
Semester Course September 4, 2017 - December 15, 2017
January 15, 2018 - April 27, 2018
September 3, 2018 - December 14, 2018
Art Short Course
Start Dates:
1 week ~ 4 weeks: every week
6 weeks:
2017: October 30
2018: January 15, March 12, April 9, May 7, September 3
8 weeks:
2018: January 15, March 12, May 7, September 3
12 weeks:
2018: January 15, May 7, September 3
Summer Intensive Course 2018
Start Dates:
2 weeks :
May 6, May 20, June 3, June 17, July 1, July 15, July 29,
August 19, September 2, September 16
4 weeks :
May 6, June 3, July 1, August 19, September 2
6 weeks :
May 6, June 17, July 15, August 19
8 weeks :
May 6, June 3, July 1
12 weeks :
May 6, June 3
Language Course Please contact the Office of Admissions.

*Schedule may be changed without prior notice.

Accademia Riaci is closed the following days:

Spring Break March 4, 2017 - March 12, 2017
March 3, 2018 - March 11, 2018
Easter Monday* April 17, 2017 / April 2, 2018
Liberation Day* April 25, 2017 / April 25, 2018
Labor Day* May 1, 2017 / May 1, 2018
Republic Day* June 2, 2017 / June 2, 2018
St. John's Day (local holiday)* June 24, 2017
Summer Break August 12, 2017 - August 20, 2017
Fall Break
(except for Italian Language)
October 21, 2017 – October 29, 2017
All Saints Day* November 1, 2017
Immaculate Conception* December 8, 2017
Christmas Break December 23, 2017 - January 7, 2018

*Italian Public Holidays


2016 / 2017
Basic Course (Two years) Jan.11, 2016 - Apr.28, 2017
Sep.5, 2016 - Apr.27, 2018
Jan.16, 2017 - Apr.27, 2018
Sep.4, 2017 - Apr 26, 2019
One-Year Course
Atelier Course

Preparation Course for Accademia di Belle Arti (One Year)
Jan.11, 2016 - Jul.29, 2016
Sep.5, 2016 - Apr.28, 2017
Jan.16, 2017 - Jul.28, 2017
Sep.4, 2017 - Apr.27, 2018
Master Course Jan.11, 2016 - Jul.29, 2016
Sep.5, 2016 - Apr.28, 2017
Jan.16, 2017 - Jul.28, 2017
Sep.4, 2017 - Apr.27, 2018
Semester Course Jan.11, 2016 - Apr. 22, 2016
Sep.5, 2016 - Dec.16, 2016
Jan.16, 2017 - Apr. 28, 2017
Sep.4, 2017 - Dec.15, 2017
Jan.15, 2018 - Apr. 27, 2018
Sep.3, 2018 - Dec.14, 2018
Art Short Course
Start dates:
1 week ~ 4 weeks
[2016] Jan.11, Feb.8, Mar.7, Apr.11, May 9, Jun.6, Jul.4, Sep.5, Oct.3, Nov.7
[2017] Jan.16, Feb.13, Mar.13, Apr.10, May 8, Jun.5, Jul.3, Sep.4, Oct.2, Nov.6
8 weeks
[2016] Jan.11, Feb.8, Mar.7, Apr.11, May 9, Jun.6, Sep.5, Oct.3, Nov.7
[2017] Jan.16, Feb.13, Mar.13, Apr.10, May 8, Jun.5, Sep.4, Oct.2, Nov.6
12 weeks
[2016] Jan.11, Feb.8, Mar.7, May 9, Sep.5
[2017] Jan.16, Feb.13, Mar.13, Apr.10, May 8, Sep.4
24 weeks
[2016] Jan.11, Sep.5
[2017] Jan.16, Sep.4

Summer Intensive Course
Start dates:
2 weeks :
[2016] May 8, May 22, Jun. 5, Jun. 19, Jul. 3, Jul. 17, Jul. 31, Aug. 21
[2017] May 7, May 21, Jun. 4, Jun. 18, Jul. 2, Jul. 16, Jul. 30, Aug. 20
4 weeks :
[2016] May 8, Jun. 5, Jul. 3, Aug. 21
[2017] May 7, Jun. 4, Jul. 2, Aug. 20
6 weeks :
[2016] May 8, Jun. 19, Jul. 17
[2017] May 7, Jun. 18, Jul. 16
8 weeks :
[2016] May 8, Jun. 5, Jul. 3
[2017] May 7, Jun. 4, Jul. 2
12 weeks :
[2016] May 8, Jun. 5
[2017] May 7, Jun. 4
Language Course Please contact our admission office.

*Schedule may be changed without prior notice.

School closes following days:

*Easter Monday Mar. 28, 2016
*Liberation Day Apr. 25, 2016
*Labor Day May. 1, 2016
*Foundation of the Italian Republic Jun. 2, 2016
*St. John's day (local holiday) Jun. 24, 2016
*All Saints Day Nov. 1, 2016
*Day of Immaculate Conception Dec. 8, 2016
Christmas Break Dec. 17, 2016 - Jan. 8, 2017

*Italian Holiday
*Schedule may be changed without prior notice.

GENERAL CONDITIONS

1. The Enrollment Fee of ACCADEMIA RIACI is to be paid upon registration of ACCADEMIA RIACI and the Tuition Fee is to be paid before the start of the relevant course. For courses other than Academic Courses*, a Deposit Fee of 20% of the Tuition Fee and the Enrollment Fee is to be paid upon registration, and the rest is to be paid before the start of the relevant course. Payments can be made only in cash, by bank wire transfer or international postal order to the account indicated by ACCADEMIA RIACI. ACCADEMIA RIACI will provide the student with a certificate of payment confirmation. In case of a wire transfer, the certificate will be issued only when the completion of the transfer has been confirmed by the school at its receiving bank account. ACCADEMIA RIACI may, at its sole discretion, exclude from any course and/or examinations any registered student who fails to pay the applicable Tuition Fee within the period stated above or any other period as may be agreed with ACCADEMIA RIACI. ACCADEMIA RIACI reserves the right to claim back from any such student any reasonable expenses incurred in reliance upon his/her registration on the course.

2. The Enrollment Fee and the Deposit Fee paid to ACCADEMIA RIACI are not refundable unless ACCADEMIA RIACI decides not to grant the student a place on the relevant course. If cancellation occurs not less than 90 days prior to the start of the relevant course, ACCADEMIA RIACI shall refund 100% of the Tuition Fee (except for the Enrollment Fee and the Deposit), 50% of the Tuition Fee (except for the Enrollment Fee and the Deposit) will be refunded if cancellation occurs not less than 60 days prior to the start of the relevant course; 30% of the Tuition Fee (except for the Enrollment Fee and the Deposit) will be refunded if cancellation occurs one day before the class starts and no refund shall be made if cancellation occurs after the start of the relevant course. For students who do not hold a EU passport, there will be no refund after certificate of enrollment has been issued to a student to apply for the Italian VISA, unless the application is rejected due to reasons under Accademia Riaci’s responsibility.

3. The Tuition Fee includes tuition and diploma or certificate of attendance as specified for the course.

4. ACCADEMIA RIACI will be responsible for preparing a laboratory and basic equipments for student use. However, expenses for any materials needed for each student’s course and projects shall be covered by the student.

5. Specific information such as the duration of the course shall be communicated to the student upon registration. Examinations must be taken at the end of the relevant course. No student shall be allowed to take the examinations after the end of the relevant course and ACCADEMIA RIACI shall not, in this case, issue any final certificate of attendance or the official diploma to the student.

6. Attendance is compulsory. No student shall be allowed to take examinations unless he/she attends at least 80% of the lessons. No final certificate shall be issued unless the student maintains the required attendance record until the end of the course and achieves the required pass mark in the examinations. In case students do not attend lessons, there will be no refund of the Tuition Fee.

7. By enrolling on any course offered by ACCADEMIA RIACI, students agree to comply fully with the disciplinary rules of ACCADEMIA RIACI as this represents a condition of the agreement between students and ACCADEMIA RIACI. Compliance which the disciplinary rules shall involve a good attendance record, a rigorous respect of the schedule of lessons and a responsible attitude towards the staff of ACCADEMIA RIACI allows students to use any equipment within ACCADEMIA RIACI. Failure to adhere fully to these rules may result in disciplinary measures being taken against the offending student (which, for the avoidance of doubt, may involve the expulsion of the student from the relevant course). To the fullest extent permitted by Italian law, ACCADEMIA RIACI reserves the right to claim damages in relation to any loss caused by the student.

8. Courses are organized according to the schedules, dates and programs established by the teachers appointed by ACCADEMIA RIACI, which reserves the right, at any time, to amend any aspect of the course as may be necessary.

9. The examination papers, together with any material produced by the students during the examinations (hereon referred to as The Material) shall be deemed to be the property of ACCADEMIA RIACI. Students hereby assign by way of future assignment all copyrights arising in the Material and in particular allow ACCADEMIA RIACI to exhibit, reproduce and/or publish such Material.

10. Course Change (to change the subject of the course or the date of the course) is possible with following conditions if the new course starts within 1 year from the initial course start:

Course Change Fee:
Before the 30 days prior to the course start:
Academic Courses: Enrollment Fee of the registered course
Courses other than Academic Courses: 20% of the Tuition Fee and the Enrollment Fee of the registered course
Package Courses: 20% of the registered course fee

After 30 days prior to the course start:
Academic Course: Enrollment fee of the registered course and 50% of its Tuition
Courses other than Academic Courses: 50% of the Tuition Fee and the Enrollment fee of the registered course
Package Courses: 50% of the registered course fee

There is no refund of the fees already paid. Students can allocate the fees already paid, deducting the Course Change Fee, to the payment for the new courses.

11. ACCADEMIA RIACI reserves the right to cancel the course prior to the beginning of the courses if less than a quorum to start a course is present. Students who are registered in a course that is canceled will be notified, and the Enrollment Fee and the Tuition Fee will be a full refund.

12. ACCADEMIA RIACI doesn’t take any responsibilities for accidental loss of personal belongings and valuables in school or outside school.

13. Students must be responsible in case of any damage or vandalization of school property by the student.

14. ACCADEMIA RIACI is closed on Italian national holidays and school holidays such as summer holidays, winter holidays and Easter holidays.

15. No variation to this agreement shall be valid unless agreed in writing between the parties.

16. For programs held in Florence campuses, the agreement between ACCADEMIA RIACI and students shall be subject to the Italian law and the parties hereby agree that the Italian courts in Florence shall have sole jurisdiction over any dispute arising out of this agreement.


*Academic Courses are: Basic Course, One-Year Course, Semester Course, Atelier Course, Preparation Course for Accademia di Belle Arti, Master Course, and Professional Interpretation Course.

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