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One-Year Course
Semester Course
Master Course
Art Short Course
Summer Intensive Course

ONE-YEAR COURSE
One-Year Course – Overview
Featured Majors

Specifically designed for international students, the One-Year Course provides students with the opportunity to acquire a solid and professional foundation in any of the offered majors related to arts, crafts, and design. Students will be equipped with the most basic to the highest level of skill in a concentrated learning environment.
The program also includes basic lessons in Italian Arts, weekly guided art visits, and monthly activities. The course is suitable for beginners or for those who have a basic preparation in a selected area.
Upon completion of the course, students will receive a Diploma .
ATELIER COURSE: same curriculum as the One-Year Course except for the “basic Italian art lessons”.

  • One-year program:
      • I. January 13, 2020 - July 24, 2020
        II. April 27, 2020 - December 18, 2020
        (Summer break: July 25 - Sept. 6)
        III. September 7, 2020 - April 23, 2021
        (Christmas break: Dec. 19, 2020 - Jan. 10, 2021)
        IV. January 11, 2021 - July 23, 2021

  • Language of Instruction: with English interpreter
  • Admission Requirements
  • How to Apply
  • Tuition & Fees
SEMESTER COURSE
Semester Course – Overview
Featured Majors

The Semester Course covers the first half of the One-Year Course and gives students a theoretical and practical introduction to the chosen major.
The program also includes basic lessons in Italian Arts, weekly guided art visits, and monthly activities. The course is suitable for beginners or for those who have a basic preparation in a selected area.
Upon completion of the course, students will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

  • Semester program:
      • I. January 13, 2020 - April 24, 2020
        II. April 27, 2020 - July 24, 2020
        III. September 7, 2020 - December 18, 2020
        IV. January 11, 2021 - April 23, 2021
        V. April 26, 2021 - July 23, 2021
        VI. September 6, 2021 - December 17, 2021

  • Language of Instruction: with English interpreter
  • Admission Requirements
  • How to Apply
  • Tuition & Fees
MASTER COURSE
Master Course – Overview
Featured Majors

The Master Course is addressed to students who have already acquired a basic and professional foundation in their field, equivalent to the level of graduates of Accademia Riaci’s academic programs as well as college graduates. The course is also open to professionals with proven experience in a field concerning the subjects of the Master Course, who wish to further their expertise.
The goal of our master programs is to offer students the opportunity to bring their specialized study to the highest level and apply it in the actual professional environment. Students perform advanced research according to the themes chosen by their own initiative, under the close guidance of the professors. During the second half of the program, students carry out a “corporate research”, a joint project in collaboration with Italian companies and/or professionals, to apply their study to practice. Upon successful completion of the graduation project and final examination, a Diploma certificate is awarded.

  • One-year program:
      • I. January 13, 2020 - July 24, 2020
        II. April 27, 2020 - December 18, 2020
        (Summer break: July 25 - Sept. 6)
        III. September 7, 2020 - April 23, 2021
        (Christmas break: Dec. 19, 2020 - Jan. 10, 2021)
        IV. January 11, 2021 - July 23, 2021
  • Semester program:
      • I. January 13, 2020 - April 24, 2020
        II. April 27, 2020 - July 24, 2020
        III. September 7, 2020 - December 18, 2020
        IV. January 11, 2021 - April 23, 2021
        V. April 26, 2021 - July 23, 2021
        VI. September 6, 2021 - December 17, 2021

  • Language of Instruction: with English interpreter
  • Admission Requirements
  • How to Apply
  • Tuition & Fees
Preparation Course for Accademia di Belle Arti
Overview

This program is intended to provide students with preparation for Accademia di Belle Arti in Italy. Foundation in this program includes Drawing, Art History, Workshop and Italian Language. The elective classes depend on the school the student would like to enter, and include Oil and Water Painting, History of Architecture, and a Portfolio Preparation.

Accademia Riaci provides the following programs;

Course contents:

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

ART SHORT COURSE
Art Short Course – Overview
Featured Majors

Accademia Riaci short courses are designed to build confidence, develop skills and enhance learning in a supportive workshop environment. Open to the creative individual, inspired professionals, current college students, and college graduates, Art Short Courses are available for all majors, and at all levels, suitable for both beginners and advanced students. All courses are taught with free English interpretation service.
Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

  • Start dates
      • 1 - 2 - 3 weeks:
        every Monday
        4 - 6 - 8 weeks:
        2019: Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 18
        2020: Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 9, Apr 6, May 4, Jun 1
        Jun 29, Sep 7, Sep 28, Nov 2, Nov 30
        12 weeks:
        2020: Jan 13, May 4, Jun 1, Sep 7
SUMMER INTENSIVE COURSE
Summer Intensive Course – Overview
Featured Majors

Spend your summer living and learning in the heart of Florence. From May to September, Accademia Riaci offers intensive programs in all majors. The Summer Intensive program is the perfect opportunity to experience Italian culture in a concentrated period of time, in one of the most beautiful cities in the world. The program also includes housing, bus pass, as well as weekly art guided visits and extracurricular activities. All courses are taught with free English interpretation service.
Upon completion of this course, participants will receive a Certificate of Attendance.

  • Start dates:
      • 2020 Schedule (the school will be closed for a summer break from August 8 to August 16)

        2 weeks
        May 3 (Sun) – May 16 (Sat)
        May 17 (Sun) – May 30 (Sat)
        May 31 (Sun) – June 13 (Sat)
        June 14 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
        June 28 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
        July 12 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
        July 26 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
        August 23 (Sun) – September 5 (Sat)★
        September 6 (Sun) – September 19 (Sat)
        September 20 (Sun) – October 3 (Sat)

        4 weeks
        May 3 (Sun) – May 30 (Sat)
        May 17 (Sun) – June 13 (Sat)
        May 31 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
        June 14 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
        June 28 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
        July 12 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
        July 26 (Sun) – September 5 (Sat)★
        September 6 (Sun) – October 3 (Sat)

        6 weeks
        May 3 (Sun) – June 13 (Sat)
        May 17 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
        May 31 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
        June 14 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
        June 28 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
        July 26 (Sun) – September 19 (Sat)★

        8 weeks
        May 3 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
        May 17 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
        May 31 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
        June 14 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
        June 28 (Sun) – September 5 (Sat)★
        July 26 (Sun) – October 3 (Sat)★

        12 weeks
        May 3 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
        May 31 (Sun) – September 5 (Sat)★

        only the following subjects: Painting & Drawing, Jewelry Making, Art History, Italian Home Cooking, Gelato Course, Italian language, English language.

Academic Calendar

2020/2021
One-Year Course / Atelier Course
Master Course
I. January 13, 2020 - July 24, 2020
II. April 27, 2020 - December 18, 2020
(Summer break: July 25 - Sept. 6)
III. September 7, 2020 - April 23, 2021
(Christmas break: Dec. 19, 2020 - Jan. 10, 2021)
IV. January 11, 2021 - July 23, 2021
Preparation Course for
Accademia di Belle Arti
I. September 7, 2020 - April 23, 2021
II. September 6, 2021 - April 22, 2022
Semester Course I. January 13, 2020 - April 24, 2020
II. April 27, 2020 - July 24, 2020
III. September 7, 2020 - December 18, 2020
IV. January 11, 2021 - April 23, 2021
V. April 26, 2021 - July 23, 2021
VI. September 6, 2021 - December 17, 2021

Art Short Course
Start Dates:
1 - 2 - 3 weeks:
every Monday
4 - 6 - 8 weeks:
2019: Oct 28, Nov 4, Nov 18
2020: Jan 13, Feb 10, Mar 9, Apr 6, May 4, Jun 1
Jun 29, Sep 7, Sep 28, Nov 2, Nov 30
12 weeks:
2020: Jan 13, May 4, Jun 1, Sep 7
Summer Intensive Course 2020 Schedule (the school will be closed for a summer break from August 8 to August 16)

2 weeks
May 3 (Sun) – May 16 (Sat)
May 17 (Sun) – May 30 (Sat)
May 31 (Sun) – June 13 (Sat)
June 14 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
June 28 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
July 12 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
July 26 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
August 23 (Sun) – September 5 (Sat)★
September 6 (Sun) – September 19 (Sat)
September 20 (Sun) – October 3 (Sat)

4 weeks
May 3 (Sun) – May 30 (Sat)
May 17 (Sun) – June 13 (Sat)
May 31 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
June 14 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
June 28 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
July 12 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
July 26 (Sun) – September 5 (Sat)★
September 6 (Sun) – October 3 (Sat)

6 weeks
May 3 (Sun) – June 13 (Sat)
May 17 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
May 31 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
June 14 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
June 28 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
July 26 (Sun) – September 19 (Sat)★

8 weeks
May 3 (Sun) – June 27 (Sat)
May 17 (Sun) – July 11 (Sat)
May 31 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
June 14 (Sun) – August 8 (Sat)
June 28 (Sun) – September 5 (Sat)★
July 26 (Sun) – October 3 (Sat)★

12 weeks
May 3 (Sun) – July 25 (Sat)
May 31 (Sun) – September 5 (Sat)★

only the following subjects: Painting & Drawing, Jewelry Making, Art History, Italian Home Cooking, Gelato Course, Italian language, English language.
Language Course Please contact the Office of Admissions.

*The schedule may change without prior notice.

Accademia Riaci is closed the following days:

Fall Break
(except for Italian Language)
October 19, 2019 – October 27, 2019
All Saints Day* November 1, 2019
Christmas Break December 21, 2019 - January 5, 2020
Spring Break Feb 29, 2020 - March 8, 2020
Easter Monday* April 13, 2020
Labor Day* May 1, 2020
St. John's Day (local holiday)* June 24, 2020
Summer Break August 8, 2020 - August 16, 2020
Fall Break
(except for Italian Language)
October 24, 2020 – October 31, 2020
Immaculate Conception* December 8, 2020
Christmas Break December 19, 2020 - January 3, 2021

*Italian Public Holidays

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