Admissions

  • Admission Requirements
  • How to Apply
  • Tuition and Fees
  • Payment Procedure
  • Academic Policies

Admission Requirements

ONE-YEAR COURSE / SEMESTER COURSE
1. High School Diploma, or its equivalent (beginners); College Degree, or its equivalent (advanced students).
2. Sufficient English or Italian language proficiency (for other languages, please inquire).
3. For advanced students: a portfolio of twelve works that best represent the applicant’s style.

MASTER COURSE
1. Graduates of ACCADEMIA RIACI’s One-Year course; graduates of 4 year colleges in art or design or equivalent working or training experience in a specific field, and desire to further pursue their studies.
2. Sufficient English or Italian language proficiency.
3. A qualifying portfolio that best represents the applicant’s style is required to be admitted into the course.

SHORT PROGRAMS (Art Short Course / Summer Intensive Course / Christmas Course)
Sufficient English or Italian language proficiency (for other languages, please inquire).

General Information

MEDIUM OF INSTRUCTION
All courses are taught in Italian with free ENGLISH interpretation service (for other languages, please inquire). As all courses are mainly hands-on training, a basic English language is sufficient to attend classes.

LIMITED ENROLLMENT
Accademia Riaci accepts only a limited number of enrollments per term, due to the school policy of keeping class sizes small. For further details, please contact the OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS.

Note: Students can be admitted only upon the receipt and review of a complete application, along with the confirmation of the payment of the course fees by the OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS.

COURSE CANCELLATION
ACCADEMIA RIACI reserves the right to cancel a course before the start date, as particular conditions for such necessities arise. In such cases, students who are already registered will be notified by telephone or email, informing whether they wish to switch to another course/start date or prefer a full refund.

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Deadlines
LONG-TERM PROGRAMS (One-Year Course, Semester Course, Master Course):

EU Students – By 30 days prior to the course commencement date.
Non-EU Students – By 60~90 days prior to the course commencement date (depends on the visa application process).

SHORT-TERM PROGRAMS (Art Short Course, Summer Intensive Course, Christmas Course):

Students (All Nationalities) – By 30 days prior to the course commencement date (in order to secure a spot in the class, we suggest students to apply at least 60 days before the course start date).

Application Process

1. Complete the ACCADEMIA RIACI application form and email it to the OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS (accademiariaci@accademiariaci.info).
2. ACCADEMIA RIACI notifies the accepted students within 30 days of receipt of a complete application. If you are not accepted, ACCADEMIA RIACI will refund the course fees already paid.
3. After ACCADEMIA RIACI confirms your payment, a Certificate of Enrollment will be issued.

Note: when applying to ACCADEMIA RIACI, the applicant agrees and accepts the conditions stated in the ACADEMIC POLICIES.

Required Documents
One-Year Course / Semester Course:

– Application Form: “Admissions 2019-2020”.
– A passport-size photo (3 cm x 4 cm, (attached to email).
– A photocopy of your passport.
– A copy of High School diploma (or its equivalent), or college/university degree and higher (documents must be written in English, Italian or Spanish).
If available:
– A recommendation letter from the faculty, work supervisor, or any relevant personnel.
– Portfolio of twelve works (by email).
*Please submit a portfolio description, listing each piece by number, size, medium and date completed.

Master Course

– Application Form: “Admissions 2019-2020”.
– A passport-size photo (3 cm x 4 cm, (attached to email).
– A photocopy of your passport.
– A copy of college/university diploma or higher.
– 1~2 recommendation letters from faculty, work supervisor, or any relevant personnel.
– A portfolio of twelve artwork samples (attached to email) with a portfolio description listing.

Short-term Programs

– Application Form:
a. “Art Short Course”
b. “2019 Summer Intensive Course”
– A passport-size photo (3 cm x 4 cm).
– A photocopy of your passport.

For advanced students:
* We will arrange your class depending on what you did before. So, please send us your portfolio.

*Course offerings and procedures are subject to change without prior notice.

2019-2020 Tuition Rates and Fees

Long-term Academic Courses
Basic Course (Two-year program) Taught in Italian only
Enrollment Fee Tuition TOTAL
Non-EU students € 3,000.00 (per year) € 5,800.00 (per year) € 8,800.00 (per year)
EU students € 3,000.00 (per year) € 4,800.00 (per year) € 7,800.00 (per year)
Master Course Taught with free English interpretation service
Enrollment Fee Tuition TOTAL
One Year program:
Non-EU students € 3,000.00 € 13,600.00 € 16,600.00
EU students € 3,000.00 € 11,600.00 € 14,600.00
Semester program:
Non-EU students € 3,000.00 € 6,900.00 € 9,900.00
EU students € 3,000.00 € 5,900.00 € 8,900.00
One-Year Course Taught with free English interpretation service
Enrollment Fee Tuition TOTAL
One Year program:
Non-EU students € 3,000.00 € 12,000.00 € 15,000.00
EU students € 3,000.00 € 10,000.00 € 13,000.00
Semester program:
Non-EU students € 2,000.00 € 6,700.00 € 8,700.00
EU students € 2,000.00 € 5,800.00 € 7,800.00
Atelier Course Taught with free English interpretation service
Enrollment Fee Tuition TOTAL
One Year program:
All students € 3,000.00 € 10,000.00 € 13,000.00
Semester program:
All students € 2,000.00 € 5,700.00 € 7,700.00
Preparation Course for Accademia di Belle Arti Taught in Italian only
Enrollment Fee Tuition TOTAL
One Year program:
Non-EU students € 2,000.00 € 8,800.00 € 10,800.00
EU students € 2,000.00 € 5,800.00 € 7,800.00
Optional Lessons: Shoe Design, Bag Design and Jewelry Design combined with Shoe Making, Bag Making and Jewelry Making
Enrollment Fee Tuition TOTAL
☆14 weeks (Semester) € 800.00 € 2,000.00 € 2,800.00
  • 4 lessons / week (3hours)+I.S.
☆28 weeks (1 year) € 1,000.00 € 3,800.00 € 4,800.00
☆14 weeks (Semester) € 1,600.00 € 4,000.00 € 5,600.00
  • 8 lessons / week (6hours)+I.S.
☆28 weeks (1 year) € 2,000.00 € 7,600.00 € 9,600.00
Short-term Courses
Art Short Course – Standard Taught with free English interpretation service
SUBJECTS – GROUP I: Jewelry Making, Jewelry Design, Bag Design, Shoe Design, Interior Design, Architectural Design, Furniture Design, Product Design, Painting and Drawing, Textile Design, Art History
Enrollment Fee Tuition TOTAL
1 week € 200.00 € 400.00 € 600.00
  • Classes with professor:
    11 lessons / week
  • I.S.(Independent Study):
    11 lessons / week
2 weeks € 200.00 € 720.00 € 920.00
4 weeks € 300.00 € 1,360.00 € 1,660.00
6 weeks € 300.00 € 2,040.00 € 2,340.00
8 weeks € 300.00 € 2,720.00 € 3,020.00
12 weeks € 300.00 € 4,080.00 € 4,380.00
SUBJECTS – GROUP II: Shoe Making, Bag Making, Leather Art, Restoration of Paintings, Glass Art, Ceramics, Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Business, Illustration, Graphic Design, Bookbinding, Photography, Furniture Making, Furniture Restoration, Wood Carving, Flower Arrangement
Enrollment Fee Tuition TOTAL
1 week € 300.00 € 500.00 € 800.00
  • Classes with professor:
    11 lessons / week
  • I.S.(Independent Study):
    11 lessons / week
2 weeks € 300.00 € 900.00 € 1,200.00
4 weeks
€ 300.00 € 1,680.00 € 1,980.00
6 weeks € 300.00 € 2,520.00 € 2,820.00
8 weeks
€ 300.00 € 3,360.00 € 3,660.00
12 weeks € 300.00 € 5,040.00 € 5,340.00
Preparatory course for Bag Making and Shoe Making (in Italian only)
Enrollment Fee Tuition TOTAL
5 days € 0.00 € 300.00 € 300.00
  • 2 hours / day × 5 days
・ 1 Lesson = 45 minutes.
I.S.(“Independent Study”): individual practice without instructor.
・ FACILITIES FEE and MATERIALS for artworks consumed individually by students are not included in the fees above.
・ Private lessons are 30% up to the course fee.
Art Short Course – Intensive Taught with free English interpretation service
Enrollment Fee Tuition Fee TOTAL
All Subjects
1 week € 300.00 € 900.00 € 1,200.00
  • Classes with professor:
    22 lessons / week
  • I.S.(Independent Study):
    22 lessons / week
    – Depending on the schedule, not all the I.S. can be put in the program
2 weeks € 300.00 € 1,680.00 € 1,980.00
4 weeks € 500.00 € 3,360.00 € 3,860.00
6 weeks € 500.00 € 5,040.00 € 5,540.00
8 weeks
€ 500.00 € 6,720.00 € 7,220.00
12 weeks
€ 500.00 € 10,080.00 € 10,580.00
・ 1 lesson : 45 mins
I.S.(Independent Study): classes on assignments without professor
・ Facilities fee are not included.
・ Private lessons are 30% up to the course fee.
・ Materials for artworks used or consumed individually by students are not included in the fees above.
・ Facilities fee are not included.
Summer Intensive Course 2019
Arts, Crafts and Design Taught with free English interpretation service
Bag Making, Bag Design, Shoe Making (only from 4 weeks), Shoe Design, Jewelry Making, Jewelry Design, Painting and Drawing, Interior Design, Architectural Design, Furniture Design, Fashion Design, Fashion Business, Textile Design, Product Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Restoration of Paintings, Glass Art, Ceramics, Furniture Making & Restoration, Wood Carving, Italian Home Cooking.
Duration Fees Credits Check-in
2 weeks € 2,600.00 3 credits May 5, 2019
May 19, 2019
June 2, 2019
June 16, 2019
June 30, 2019
July 14, 2019
July 28, 2019
August 18, 2019
September 1, 2019
September 15, 2019
4 weeks € 4,600.00 6 credits May 5, 2019
June 2, 2019
June 30, 2019
July 28, 2019
August 18, 2019
September 1, 2019
6 weeks € 6,400.00 9 credits May 5, 2019
June 16, 2019
July 14, 2019
August 18, 2019
8 weeks €8,200.00 12 credits May 5, 2019
June 2, 2019
June 30, 2019
12 weeks € 11,000.00 18 credits May 5, 2019
June 2, 2019
・ Intensive lessons: 22 lessons/week with professor + 22 Independent Study/week (without instructor)
・ 1 lesson=45 minutes
・ It is possible to earn legitimate college credits

Summer Course fees include:
Enrollment fee, Tuition, Facilities fee (no materials), Orientation, Welcome lunch, Welcome kit (city map, pen, notebook, file folder, bus pass, one lunch ticket), English interpreting service (during lessons with the professor), Housing: shared apartment – twin room (single room available), Housing utility expenses, One meal a day (for excursion day, a sandwich lunchbox is served), Weekly guided art visits, Cultural excursions (2 times/4 weeks)
Italian Language, English Language and Art History
Duration Fees Credits Check-in
2 weeks € 1,350.00 3 credits May 5, 2019
May 19, 2019
June 2, 2019
June 16, 2019
June 30, 2019
July 14, 2019
July 28, 2019
August 18, 2019
September 1, 2019
September 15, 2019
4 weeks € 2,450.00 6 credits May 5, 2019
June2, 2019
June 30, 2019
July 28, 2019
August 18, 2019
September 1, 2019
6 weeks € 3,680.00 9 credits May 5, 2019
June 16, 2019
July 14, 2019
August 18, 2019
8 weeks € 4,690.00 12 credits May 5, 2019
June 2, 2019
June 30, 2019
12 weeks € 6,780.00 18 credits May 5, 2019
June 2, 2019
・ 20 lessons/week
・ 1 lesson=45 minutes
・ It is possible to earn legitimate college credits.

Summer Course fees include:
Enrollment fee, Tuition, Facilities fee (no materials), Orientation, Welcome lunch, Welcome kit (city map, pen, notebook, file folder, bus pass, one lunch ticket), English interpreting service (during lessons with the professor), Housing: shared apartment – twin room (single room available), Housing utility expenses, One meal a day (for excursion day, a sandwich lunchbox is served), Weekly guided art visits, Cultural excursions (2 times/4 weeks).
Christmas Course 2018
Jewelry Making, Painting and Drawing, Italian Home Cooking, Enjoy Christmas
Enrollment Fee Tuition TOTAL
1-week course € 1,600.00
2-week course € 2,600.00
3-week course € 3,600.00
・Course fees include: Enrollment fee, Tuition, Intensive Lessons, Orientation, Welcome Lunch, Welcome Kit, Housing in a shared apartment, Housing utilities, 1 Meal Voucher a day, Weekly Art Visits.
Italian Language, English Language
Enrollment Fee Tuition TOTAL
1-week course € 950.00
2-week course € 1,350.00
3-week course € 1,900.00
・Course fees include: Enrollment fee, Tuition, Orientation, Welcome Lunch, Welcome Kit, Housing in shared apartment, Housing utilities expense, 1 Meal Voucher a day, Weekly Art Visits.

Language Course
Italian Language Course
Number of lesson Enrollment Fee Tuition
Standard Group 80 Lessons /4 weeks € 100.00 € 780.00/4 weeks
Semiprivate 60 Lessons /4 weeks € 100.00 € 980.00/4 weeks
Private 50 Lessons € 100.00 € 2,600.00
Intensive Semiprivate 160 Lessons /4 weeks € 100.00 € 2,100.00/4 weeks
Private 80 Lessons /4 weeks € 100.00 € 4,200.00/4 weeks
Technical language Semiprivate 60 Lessons /4 weeks € 100.00 € 1,470.00/4 weeks
Private 30 Lessons € 100.00 € 1,470.00/4 weeks
・ 1 lesson = 45 Minutes
Internship Programs
Italian Language + Internship Course (Career Internship, Specialist Internship)
Enrollment Fee Tuition TOTAL
6 months € 2,000.00 € 1,940.00 € 3,940.00
12 months € 2,000.00 € 3,500.00 € 5,500.00
18 months € 2,000.00 € 5,000.00 € 7,000.00
24 months € 2,000.00 € 6,500.00 € 8,500.00
36 months € 2,000.00 € 9,500.00 € 11,500.00
・includes: Italian language lessons, arrangement of lessons and supporting for entrance.
・the 6-month program includes Italian language lessons from 0 to 3 months.
・the 12-month program (or longer) includes Italian language lessons from 0 to 6 months.
Please note: students can choose the duration according on their Italian language level.
Only after completion of Accademia Riaci’s Master Course or One-Year Course
Enrollment Fee Tuition TOTAL
6 months € 2,000.00 € 0.00 € 2,000.00
12 months € 2,000.00 € 1,000.00 € 3,000.00
Not include Italian language lessons.

Italian Language Programs
Italian Language Course
Number of lesson Enrollment Fee Tuition
Standard Group 80 Lessons /4 weeks € 100.00 (per year) € 780.00/4 weeks
Semiprivate 60 Lessons /4 weeks € 100.00 (per year) € 980.00/4 weeks
Private 50 Lessons € 100.00 (per year) € 2,600.00
Intensive Semiprivate 160 Lessons /4 weeks € 100.00 (per year) € 2,100.00/4 weeks
Private 80 Lessons /4 weeks € 100.00 (per year) € 4,200.00/4 weeks
Technical language Semiprivate 60 Lessons /4 weeks € 100.00 (per year) € 1,470.00/4 weeks
Private 30 Lessons /4 weeks € 100.00 (per year) € 1,470.00/4 weeks
– 1 lesson = 45 Minutes
Italian Language and Culture Course
Course Duration Enrollment Fee Tuition Start Dates Application Deadline
6 months € 2,000.00 € 9,400.00 Jan. 21, 2018
Apr. 8, 2018
Sep. 23, 2018
Jan. 20, 2019
3 months before the start date
12 months € 2,000.00 € 11,400.00
18 months € 2,000.00 € 13,400.00
・ Course fees include accommodation, weekly art visits, cultural excursions (2 times a month).

1. “EU students” are citizens who hold a passport issued by a member state of the European Union. Students from United Kingdom and EFTA (Iceland, Lichtenstein, Norway and Switzerland) are also considered “EU students”.

2. In addition to the enrollment fee and the tuition and enrollment fee, the FACILITIES FEE needs to be paid. The amount depends on the major and the course duration.

3. Materials for artworks used or consumed individually by students are not included in the fees above.


Payment Procedure

Fees must be paid exclusively by wire transfer, directly to the OFFICE OF ADMISSIONS.
Please use the appropriate bank information.

Payment Deadlines*
Academic Courses (Basic Course, One-Year Course, Semester Course, Atelier Course and Master Course)

UE applicants: within 30 days prior to the course commencement date.
Non-UE applicants: within 60/90 days prior to the course commencement date (depends on the Visa Process).

Short-term Courses (programs from 1 week to 16 weeks)

Within 30 days prior to the course commencement date.

*N.B. Please be sure to send a proof of payment to the Office of Admissions after completion of each wire transfer.

Wire Transfer

If a parent or a relative is transferring money for a student, please mark the name of the student clearly on the transfer statement. Payments must be made exclusively in EUROS (€/EUR) or Japanese Yen (¥/JPY).

ITALIAN STUDENTS
Beneficiary Name: ACCADEMIA RIACI
IBAN Code: IT26 W076 0102 8000 0008 4496 884
Beneficiary Address: Via de’ Conti 4, 50123 Florence ITALY
SWIFT Code/BIC: BPPIITRRXXX
Bank Name: POSTE ITALIANE S.P.A.

INTERNATIONAL STUDENTS
Beneficiary Name: ACCADEMIA RIACI TOKYO OFFICE
Beneficiary Account Number: 270-107029
Beneficiary Address: 5-15-20-702 Minamiazabu, Minato-ku, Tokyo 106-0047 JAPAN
SWIFT Code/BIC: SMBCJPJT
Bank Name: SUMITOMO MITSUI BANKING CORPORATION (SMBC)
Branch Name: Azabu Branch
Branch Code: 270

Tuition Refund Policy

The Enrollment Fee and the Deposit Fee (20%) are NON-REFUNDABLE. A refund of the TUITION will be made only in case the Office of Admissions receives an official withdrawal letter. The percentage of the reimbursed TUITION (excluding Enrollment Fee and Deposit) is the following:
– 90 days before the course start date: 100%
– at least 30 days before the course start date: 50%
– less than 30 days before the course start date: NO refund

Note: refunds for any change or cancellation of the courses will NOT be available, once a student has been legally admitted into Italy as a student of Accademia Riaci. The same conditions apply to students who have been issued a Certificate of Enrollment.

ACADEMIC POLICIES

1. Formal admission to ACCADEMIA RIACI and payment of tuition and fees are prerequisites to registration. All students, by virtue of registering, agree to comply with the regulations of the school and to pay all applicable tuition and registration fees before the course start date. Payments can be made exclusively by wire transfer to the bank account indicated by the Office of Admissions. ACCADEMIA RIACI will provide the student with a certificate of payment confirmation. The certificate of enrollment will be issued only after receiving the confirmation of the wire transfer by the Office of Admissions. 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. Enrollment Fee and Deposit paid to ACCADEMIA RIACI are non-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 course start date, ACCADEMIA RIACI will refund 100% of the Tuition (excluding Enrollment Fee and Deposit); 50% of the Tuition (excluding Enrollment Fee and Deposit) will be refunded if cancellation occurs at least 30 days before the course start date. No refund will be made if cancellation occurs less than 30 days before the course start date. For students who do not hold an EU passport, there will be no refund after the Certificate of Enrollment has been issued.

3. Tuition includes a Certificate of Attendance or a Diploma issued right after completion of the course.

4. ACCADEMIA RIACI will be responsible for preparing a basic equipment for student use. However, expenses for any materials needed for each student’s course and projects are not included in the course fees.

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. Class attendance is MANDATORY. No student will be allowed to the final 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. If a student does not attend lessons, tuition and fees won’t be refunded.

7. By enrolling in 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 classes shall be deemed to be the property of ACCADEMIA RIACI. Students hereby assign all copyrights arising in any material produced by the students to ACCADEMIA RIACI and in particular allow ACCADEMIA RIACI to exhibit, reproduce and/or publish such material.

10. Changing a course (the subject or the course start date) is possible only if the new course begins within 365 days from the initial start date, and within the following conditions: a) if course change request is notified from 90 to 30 days before the course start date: Long-term courses (one-year/semester): by paying the enrollment fee of the registered course; Short-term courses: by paying the 20% of the sum of tuition and enrollment fee of the registered course. b) if course change request is notified within 30 days before the course start date: Long-term courses (one-year/semester): by paying the enrollment fee of the registered course and 50% of its tuition; Short-term courses: by paying the 20% of the sum of tuition and enrollment fee of the registered course. There is NO REFUND of the fees already paid. Students can allocate the fees already paid, deducting the above course change fees, to the payment for new courses.

11. ACCADEMIA RIACI reserves the right to cancel a course due to low enrollment or other circumstances beyond the school’s control. Students who are registered in a course that is canceled will be notified, and the course fees will be fully refunded.

12. ACCADEMIA RIACI assumes no responsibility for damaged, lost, or stolen personal items.

13. Students who damage or vandalize school property will be responsible for its repair and/or replacement.

14. ACCADEMIA RIACI is closed on Italian public and school holidays, such as spring break, fall break, summer, and Christmas holidays.

15. . No variation of this agreement shall be effective unless in writing and signed by or on behalf of each of the parties.

16. For programs held in Florence off campus, 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.


By completing the application form for any of the courses offered by Accademia Riaci, you acknowledge that you have read, understand and agree to the “ACADEMIC POLICIES”.

[ Revised as of April 30, 2018 ]

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