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.

  • 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.

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:
      • I. Sep 5, 2022 - Dec 9, 2022
        II. Jan 9, 2023 - Apr 21, 2023
        III. May 2, 2023 - Jul 28, 2023
        IV. Sep 4, 2023 - Dec 7, 2023

  • 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 5, 2022 - Apr 21, 2023
        II. Jan 9, 2023 - Jul 28, 2023
        III. May 2, 2023 - Dec 7, 2023
  • Semester program:
      • I. Sep 5, 2022 - Dec 9, 2022
        II. Jan 9, 2023 - Apr 21, 2023
        III. May 2, 2023 - Jul 28, 2023
        IV. Sep 4, 2023 - Dec 7, 2023

  • Language of Instruction: with English interpreter
  • Admission Requirements
  • How to Apply
  • Tuition & Fees
Academy of Fine Arts Accademia di belle arti Preparatory Course
Overview

This program is intended to provide students with preparation for the National University of 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)

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.

  • Start dates
      • 1 - 2 - 3 weeks:
        every Monday

        4 - 6 - 8 weeks:
        2022: Sep 5, Sep 19, Sep 26, Oct 3, Oct 10, Nov 7, Nov 14, Nov 21, Nov 28, Dec 5

        2023: Jan 9, Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 20, Mar 6, Mar 20, Apr 17, May 2, May 15, May 29, Jun 12, Jun 26, Jul 10, Jul 24, Aug 21, Sep 4, Sep 18, Sep 25, Oct 2, Oct 9, Nov 6, Nov 13, Nov 20, Nov 27, Dec 4

        12 weeks:
        2023: Jan 9, May 2, Sep 4

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:
      • 2023 Schedule
        1 week
        May 7 (Sun) – May 13 (Sat)
        May 21 (Sun) – May 27 (Sat)
        Jun 4 (Sun) – Jun 10 (Sat)
        Jun 18 (Sun) – Jun 24 (Sat)
        Jul 2 (Sun) – Jul 8 (Sat)
        Jul 16 (Sun) – Jul 22 (Sat)
        Jul 30 (Sun) – Aug 5 (Sat)
        Aug 6 (Sun) – Aug 12 (Sat)
        Aug 27 (Sun) – Sep 2 (Sat)
        Sep 10 (Sun) – Sep 16 (Sat)

        2 weeks
        May 7 (Sun) – May 20 (Sat)
        May 21 (Sun) – Jun 3 (Sat)
        Jun 4 (Sun) – Jun 17 (Sat)
        Jun 18 (Sun) – Jul 1 (Sat)
        Jul 2 (Sun) – Jul 15 (Sat)
        Jul 16 (Sun) – Jul 29 (Sat)
        Jul 30 (Sun) – Aug 12 (Sat)
        Aug 27 (Sun) – Sep 9 (Sat)
        Sep 10 (Sun) – Sep 23 (Sat)

        4 weeks
        May 7 (Sun) – Jun 3 (Sat)
        May 21 (Sun) – Jun 17 (Sat)
        Jun 4 (Sun) – Jul 1 (Sat)
        Jun 18 (Sun) – Jul 15 (Sat)
        Jul 2 (Sun) – Jul 29 (Sat)
        Jul 16 (Sun) – Aug 12 (Sat)
        Aug 27 (Sun) – Sep 23 (Sat)
        Sep 10 (Sun) – Oct 7 (Sat)

        6 weeks
        May 7 (Sun) – Jun 17 (Sat)
        May 21 (Sun) – Jul 1 (Sat)
        Jun 4 (Sun) – Jul 15 (Sat)
        Jun 18 (Sun) – Jul 29 (Sat)
        Jul 2 (Sun) – Aug 12 (Sat)
        Aug 27 (Sun) – Oct 7 (Sat)

        8 weeks
        May 7 (Sun) – Jul 1 (Sat)
        May 21 (Sun) – Jul 15 (Sat)
        Jun 4 (Sun) – Jul 29 (Sat)
        Jun 18 (Sun) – Aug 12 (Sat)

        12 weeks
        May 7 (Sun) – Jul 29 (Sat)
        May 21 (Sun) – Aug 12 (Sat)

        some subjects might not be available in August

Academic Calendar

2022/2023
One-Year Courses
Master Courses
I. Sep 5, 2022 - Apr 21, 2023
II. Jan 9, 2023 - Jul 28, 2023
III. May 2, 2023 - Dec 7, 2023
Semester Courses I. Sep 5, 2022 - Dec 9, 2022
II. Jan 9, 2023 - Apr 21, 2023
III. May 2, 2023 - Jul 28, 2023
IV. Sep 4, 2023 - Dec 7, 2023
Preparation Course for
Accademia di Belle Arti
I. Sep 5, 2022 - Apr 21, 2023
II. Jan 9, 2023 - Jul 28, 2023
III. May 2, 2023 - Dec 7, 2023
Short Courses 1 - 2 - 3 weeks:
every Monday

4 - 6 - 8 weeks:
2022: Sep 5, Sep 19, Sep 26, Oct 3, Oct 10, Nov 7, Nov 14, Nov 21, Nov 28, Dec 5

2023: Jan 9, Jan 23, Jan 30, Feb 6, Feb 20, Mar 6, Mar 20, Apr 17, May 2, May 15, May 29, Jun 12, Jun 26, Jul 10, Jul 24, Aug 21, Sep 4, Sep 18, Sep 25, Oct 2, Oct 9, Nov 6, Nov 13, Nov 20, Nov 27, Dec 4

12 weeks:
2023: Jan 9, May 2, Sep 4

Summer Intensive Courses 2023 Schedule
1 week
May 7 (Sun) – May 13 (Sat)
May 21 (Sun) – May 27 (Sat)
Jun 4 (Sun) – Jun 10 (Sat)
Jun 18 (Sun) – Jun 24 (Sat)
Jul 2 (Sun) – Jul 8 (Sat)
Jul 16 (Sun) – Jul 22 (Sat)
Jul 30 (Sun) – Aug 5 (Sat)
Aug 6 (Sun) – Aug 12 (Sat)
Aug 27 (Sun) – Sep 2 (Sat)
Sep 10 (Sun) – Sep 16 (Sat)

2 weeks
May 7 (Sun) – May 20 (Sat)
May 21 (Sun) – Jun 3 (Sat)
Jun 4 (Sun) – Jun 17 (Sat)
Jun 18 (Sun) – Jul 1 (Sat)
Jul 2 (Sun) – Jul 15 (Sat)
Jul 16 (Sun) – Jul 29 (Sat)
Jul 30 (Sun) – Aug 12 (Sat)
Aug 27 (Sun) – Sep 9 (Sat)
Sep 10 (Sun) – Sep 23 (Sat)

4 weeks
May 7 (Sun) – Jun 3 (Sat)
May 21 (Sun) – Jun 17 (Sat)
Jun 4 (Sun) – Jul 1 (Sat)
Jun 18 (Sun) – Jul 15 (Sat)
Jul 2 (Sun) – Jul 29 (Sat)
Jul 16 (Sun) – Aug 12 (Sat)
Aug 27 (Sun) – Sep 23 (Sat)
Sep 10 (Sun) – Oct 7 (Sat)

6 weeks
May 7 (Sun) – Jun 17 (Sat)
May 21 (Sun) – Jul 1 (Sat)
Jun 4 (Sun) – Jul 15 (Sat)
Jun 18 (Sun) – Jul 29 (Sat)
Jul 2 (Sun) – Aug 12 (Sat)
Aug 27 (Sun) – Oct 7 (Sat)

8 weeks
May 7 (Sun) – Jul 1 (Sat)
May 21 (Sun) – Jul 15 (Sat)
Jun 4 (Sun) – Jul 29 (Sat)
Jun 18 (Sun) – Aug 12 (Sat)

12 weeks
May 7 (Sun) – Jul 29 (Sat)
May 21 (Sun) – Aug 12 (Sat)

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:
Spring Break Apr 16 - May 1, 2022
Easter Monday* Apr 18, 2022
Liberation Day* Apr 25, 2022
Labor Day* May 1, 2022
Republic Day* Jun 2, 2022
Feast of St. John (local)* Jun 24, 2022
Summer Break Aug 7 - Aug 20, 2022
Fall Break Oct 22 - Oct 30, 2022
All Saints Day* Nov 1, 2022
Immaculate Conception* Dec 8, 2022
Christmas Break Dec 10, 2022 - Jan 8, 2023
*Italian Public Holidays
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