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 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.

  • Courses
  • Majors
  • Academic Calendar

Courses

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

ONE-YEAR COURSES
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.
The program also includes Italian Arts & Culture lessons, Weekly Art Visits, and Monthly Cultural Activities.
The course is suitable for beginners or for those who have a basic training in a selected subject.
A Diploma will be awarded to students who have successfully completed the course.

  • One-year program:
      • I. Sep 4, 2023 - Apr 19, 2024
        II. Jan 8, 2024 - Jul 26, 2024
        III. May 6, 2024 - Dec 13, 2024
        IV. Sep 9, 2024 - Apr 18, 2025

  • Language of Instruction: with English interpreter
  • Admission Requirements
  • How to Apply
  • Tuition & Fees
SEMESTER COURSES
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.
A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to students who have successfully completed the course.

  • Semester program:
      • Fall 2023: Sep 4 - Dec 7, 2023
        Spring 2024: Jan 8 - Apr 19, 2024
        Summer 2024: May 6 - Jul 26, 2024
        Fall 2024: Sep 9 - Dec 13, 2024

  • 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 project research, a joint project in collaboration with Italian companies/studios 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. Sep 4, 2023 - Apr 19, 2024
        II. Jan 8, 2024 - Jul 26, 2024
        III. May 6, 2024 - Dec 13, 2024
        IV. Sep 9, 2024 - Apr 18, 2025
  • Semester program:
      • Fall 2023: Sep 4 - Dec 7, 2023
        Spring 2024: Jan 8 - Apr 19, 2024
        Summer 2024: May 6 - Jul 26, 2024
        Fall 2024: Sep 9 - Dec 13, 2024

  • Language of Instruction: with English interpreter
  • Admission Requirements
  • How to Apply
  • Tuition & Fees
Fine Arts Academy Preparatory Course (Belle Arti)
Overview

This program is intended to provide students with preparation for the Italian Fine Arts Academy. 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)

  • One-year program:
      • I. Sep 4, 2023 - Apr 19, 2024
        II. Jan 8, 2024 - Jul 26, 2024
        III. May 6, 2024 - Dec 13, 2024
        IV. Sep 9, 2024 - Apr 18, 2025

  • Language of Instruction: with English interpreter
  • Admission Requirements
  • How to Apply
  • Tuition & Fees
SHORT COURSES
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.

SUMMER INTENSIVE COURSES
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:
      • 1 WEEK
        May 5 – May 11, 2024
        May 19 – May 25, 2024
        Jun 2 – Jun 8, 2024
        Jun 16 – Jun 22, 2024
        Jun 30 – Jul 6, 2024
        Jul 14 – Jul 20, 2024
        Jul 28 – Aug 3, 2024
        Aug 25 – Aug 31, 2024
        Sep 8 – Sep 14, 2024
        Sep 22 – Sep 28, 2024

        2 WEEKS
        May 5 – May 18, 2024
        May 19 – Jun 1, 2024
        Jun 2 – Jun 15, 2024
        Jun 16 – Jun 29, 2024
        Jun 30 – Jul 13, 2024
        Jul 14 – Jul 27, 2024
        Jul 28 – Aug 10, 2024
        Aug 25 – Sep 7, 2024
        Sep 8 – Sep 21, 2024
        Sep 22 – Oct 5, 2024

        4 WEEKS
        May 5 – Jun 1, 2024
        May 19 – Jun 15, 2024
        Jun 2 – Jun 29, 2024
        Jun 16 – Jul 13, 2024
        Jun 30 – Jul 27, 2024
        Jul 14 – Aug 10, 2024
        Aug 25 – Sep 21, 2024
        Sep 8 – Oct 5, 2024

        6 WEEKS
        May 5 – Jun 15, 2024
        May 19 – Jun 29, 2024
        Jun 2 – Jul 13, 2024
        Jun 16 – Jul 27, 2024
        Jun 30 – Aug 10, 2024
        Aug 25 – Oct 5, 2024

        8 WEEKS
        May 5 – Jun 29, 2024
        May 19 – Jul 13, 2024
        Jun 2 – Jul 27, 2024
        Jun 16 – Aug 10, 2024

        12 weeks
        May 5 – Jul 27, 2024
        May 19 – Aug 10, 2024

        some subjects might not be available in August

Academic Calendar

2023/2024
One-Year Courses
Master Courses
I. Sep 4, 2023 - Apr 19, 2024
II. Jan 8, 2024 - Jul 26, 2024
III. May 6, 2024 - Dec 13, 2024
IV. Sep 9, 2024 - Apr 18, 2025
Semester Courses Fall 2023: Sep 4 - Dec 7, 2023
Spring 2024: Jan 8 - Apr 19, 2024
Summer 2024: May 6 - Jul 26, 2024
Fall 2024: Sep 9 - Dec 13, 2024
Preparation Course for
Accademia di Belle Arti
I. Sep 4, 2023 - Apr 19, 2024
II. Jan 8, 2024 - Jul 26, 2024
III. May 6, 2024 - Dec 13, 2024
IV. Sep 9, 2024 - Apr 18, 2025
Short Courses Every Monday*
*except for public and school holidays.
Summer Intensive Courses 1 WEEK
May 5 – May 11, 2024
May 19 – May 25, 2024
Jun 2 – Jun 8, 2024
Jun 16 – Jun 22, 2024
Jun 30 – Jul 6, 2024
Jul 14 – Jul 20, 2024
Jul 28 – Aug 3, 2024
Aug 25 – Aug 31, 2024
Sep 8 – Sep 14, 2024
Sep 22 – Sep 28, 2024

2 WEEKS
May 5 – May 18, 2024
May 19 – Jun 1, 2024
Jun 2 – Jun 15, 2024
Jun 16 – Jun 29, 2024
Jun 30 – Jul 13, 2024
Jul 14 – Jul 27, 2024
Jul 28 – Aug 10, 2024
Aug 25 – Sep 7, 2024
Sep 8 – Sep 21, 2024
Sep 22 – Oct 5, 2024

4 WEEKS
May 5 – Jun 1, 2024
May 19 – Jun 15, 2024
Jun 2 – Jun 29, 2024
Jun 16 – Jul 13, 2024
Jun 30 – Jul 27, 2024
Jul 14 – Aug 10, 2024
Aug 25 – Sep 21, 2024
Sep 8 – Oct 5, 2024

6 WEEKS
May 5 – Jun 15, 2024
May 19 – Jun 29, 2024
Jun 2 – Jul 13, 2024
Jun 16 – Jul 27, 2024
Jun 30 – Aug 10, 2024
Aug 25 – Oct 5, 2024

8 WEEKS
May 5 – Jun 29, 2024
May 19 – Jul 13, 2024
Jun 2 – Jul 27, 2024
Jun 16 – Aug 10, 2024

12 weeks
May 5 – Jul 27, 2024
May 19 – Aug 10, 2024

some subjects might not be available in August
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:
2023 Fall Break Oct 29 - Nov 4, 2023
Immaculate Conception* Dec 8, 2023
2023-2024 Christmas Break Dec 9, 2023 - Jan 7, 2024
2024 Spring Break Mar 24 - Apr 1, 2024
Liberation Day* Apr 25, 2024
Labor Day* May 1, 2024
Feast of St. John (local)* Jun 24, 2024
2024 Summer Break Aug 11 - Aug 24, 2024
2024 Fall Break Oct 27 - Nov 2, 2024
2024-2025 Christmas Break Dec 15, 2024 - Jan 12, 2025
*Italian Public Holidays
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