Academics

Academics – Choose your favorite course and subject

Studying abroad at Accademia Riaci is an opportunity means students have a distinctive opportunity to learn both inside and outside of the classroom, exploring and utilizing the resources of the host city, its art, architecture, and monuments as part of a theoretical and practical education. Students will be immersed in the Italian language and culture while getting to know and appreciate Italy’s rich history and people. Accademia Riaci offers a wide range of academic programs that varies in level, duration, and intensity.

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Courses

One-Year Courses
Semester Courses
Master Courses
Short Courses
Summer Intensive Courses

ONE-YEAR COURSES
One-Year Course – Overview

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. September 16, 2020 - April 23, 2021
        II. January 11, 2021 - July 30, 2021
        III. May 3, 2021 - December 10, 2021
        IV. September 6, 2021 - April 15, 2022

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

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 11, 2021 - April 23, 2021
        II. May 3, 2021 - July 30, 2021
        III. September 6, 2021 - December 10, 2021
        IV. January 10, 2022 - April 15, 2022

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

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. September 16, 2020 - April 23, 2021
        II. January 11, 2021 - July 30, 2021
        III. May 3, 2021 - December 10, 2021
        IV. September 6, 2021 - April 15, 2022
  • Semester program:
      • I. January 11, 2021 - April 23, 2021
        II. May 3, 2021 - July 30, 2021
        III. September 6, 2021 - December 10, 2021
        IV. January 10, 2022 - April 15, 2022

  • 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)

SHORT COURSES
Short Course – Overview

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, “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:
        2021: Jan 11, Feb 1, Feb 15, Mar 8, Mar 15
        Apr 12, May 3, May 17, May 31, Jun 14, Jun 28
        Jul 12, Jul 26, Aug 23, Sep 6, Sep 20, Oct 4
        Nov 8, Nov 22, Dec 6
        12 weeks:
        2021: Jan 11, Feb 1, May 3, Sep 6
SUMMER INTENSIVE COURSES
Summer Intensive Course – Overview

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:
      • 2021 Schedule
        2 weeks
        May 2 (Sun) – May 15 (Sat)
        May 16 (Sun) – May 29 (Sat)
        May 30 (Sun) – June 12 (Sat)
        June 13 (Sun) – June 26 (Sat)
        June 27 (Sun) – July 10 (Sat)
        July 11 (Sun) – July 24 (Sat)
        July 25 (Sun) – August 7 (Sat)
        August 22 (Sun) – September 4 (Sat)★
        September 5 (Sun) – September 18 (Sat)
        September 19 (Sun) – October 2 (Sat)

        4 weeks
        May 2 (Sun) – May 29 (Sat)
        May 16 (Sun) – June 12 (Sat)
        May 30 (Sun) – June 26 (Sat)
        June 13 (Sun) – July 10 (Sat)
        June 27 (Sun) – July 24 (Sat)
        July 11 (Sun) – August 7 (Sat)
        July 25 (Sun) – September 4 (Sat)★
        September 5 (Sun) – October 2 (Sat)

        6 weeks
        May 2 (Sun) – June 12 (Sat)
        May 16 (Sun) – June 26 (Sat)
        May 30 (Sun) – July 10 (Sat)
        June 13 (Sun) – July 24 (Sat)
        June 27 (Sun) – August 7 (Sat)
        July 25 (Sun) – September 18 (Sat)★

        8 weeks
        May 2 (Sun) – June 26 (Sat)
        May 16 (Sun) – July 10 (Sat)
        May 30 (Sun) – July 24 (Sat)
        June 13 (Sun) – August 7 (Sat)
        June 27 (Sun) – September 4 (Sat)★
        July 25 (Sun) – October 2 (Sat)★

        12 weeks
        May 2 (Sun) – July 24 (Sat)
        May 30 (Sun) – September 4 (Sat)★

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

Academic Calendar

2021/2022
One-Year Courses
Master Courses
I. September 16, 2020 - April 23, 2021
II. January 11, 2021 - July 30, 2021
III. May 3, 2021 - December 10, 2021
IV. September 6, 2021 - April 15, 2022
Semester Courses I. January 11, 2021 - April 23, 2021
II. May 3, 2021 - July 30, 2021
III. September 6, 2021 - December 10, 2021
IV. January 10, 2022 - April 15, 2022

Preparation Course for
Accademia di Belle Arti
I. September 16, 2020 - April 23, 2021
II. September 6, 2021 - April 15, 2022
Short Courses 1 - 2 - 3 weeks:
every Monday
4 - 6 - 8 weeks:
2021: Jan 11, Feb 1, Feb 15, Mar 8, Mar 15
Apr 12, May 3, May 17, May 31, Jun 14, Jun 28
Jul 12, Jul 26, Aug 23, Sep 6, Sep 20, Oct 4
Nov 8, Nov 22, Dec 6
12 weeks:
2021: Jan 11, Feb 1, May 3, Sep 6
Summer Intensive Courses 2021 Schedule
2 weeks
May 2 (Sun) – May 15 (Sat)
May 16 (Sun) – May 29 (Sat)
May 30 (Sun) – June 12 (Sat)
June 13 (Sun) – June 26 (Sat)
June 27 (Sun) – July 10 (Sat)
July 11 (Sun) – July 24 (Sat)
July 25 (Sun) – August 7 (Sat)
August 22 (Sun) – September 4 (Sat)★
September 5 (Sun) – September 18 (Sat)
September 19 (Sun) – October 2 (Sat)

4 weeks
May 2 (Sun) – May 29 (Sat)
May 16 (Sun) – June 12 (Sat)
May 30 (Sun) – June 26 (Sat)
June 13 (Sun) – July 10 (Sat)
June 27 (Sun) – July 24 (Sat)
July 11 (Sun) – August 7 (Sat)
July 25 (Sun) – September 4 (Sat)★
September 5 (Sun) – October 2 (Sat)

6 weeks
May 2 (Sun) – June 12 (Sat)
May 16 (Sun) – June 26 (Sat)
May 30 (Sun) – July 10 (Sat)
June 13 (Sun) – July 24 (Sat)
June 27 (Sun) – August 7 (Sat)
July 25 (Sun) – September 18 (Sat)★

8 weeks
May 2 (Sun) – June 26 (Sat)
May 16 (Sun) – July 10 (Sat)
May 30 (Sun) – July 24 (Sat)
June 13 (Sun) – August 7 (Sat)
June 27 (Sun) – September 4 (Sat)★
July 25 (Sun) – October 2 (Sat)★

12 weeks
May 2 (Sun) – July 24 (Sat)
May 30 (Sun) – September 4 (Sat)★

only the following subjects: Painting and Drawing, Jewelry Making, Art History, Italian Home Cooking, Gelato Course, Italian language.
Language Courses Please contact the Office of Admissions.
Note: The schedule is subject to change without prior notice.

Accademia Riaci is closed the following days:
Christmas Break 2020-21 December 19, 2020 ~ January 3, 2021
Spring Break March 29, 2021 ~ April 3, 2021
Easter Monday* April 5, 2021
Republic Day* June 2, 2021
Feast of St. John (local)* June 24, 2021
Summer Break August 8, 2021 ~ August 21, 2021
Immaculate Conception* December 8, 2021
Christmas Break 2021-22 December 25, 2021 ~ January 9, 2022
*Italian Public Holidays
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