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
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. September 6, 2021 - April 15, 2022
        II. January 10, 2022 - July 29, 2022
        III. May 2, 2022 - December 9, 2022
        IV. September 5, 2022 - April 14, 2023

  • 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:
      • I. September 6, 2021 - December 10, 2021
        II. January 10, 2022 - April 15, 2022
        III. May 2, 2022 - July 29, 2022
        IV. September 5, 2022 - December 9, 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 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. September 6, 2021 - April 15, 2022
        II. January 10, 2022 - July 29, 2022
        III. May 2, 2022 - December 9, 2022
        IV. September 5, 2022 - April 14, 2023
  • Semester program:
      • I. September 6, 2021 - December 10, 2021
        II. January 10, 2022 - April 15, 2022
        III. May 2, 2022 - July 29, 2022
        IV. September 5, 2022 - December 9, 2022

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

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

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:
        2021: Nov 8, Nov 22, Dec 6
        2022: Jan 10, Jan 31, Feb 14, Mar 7, Mar 14
        Apr 11, May 2, May 16, May 30, Jun 13, Jun 27
        12 weeks:
        2022: Jan 10, May 2, Sep 5
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:
      • 2022 Schedule
        1 week
        May 1 (Sun) – May 7 (Sat)
        May 15 (Sun) – May 21 (Sat)
        May 29 (Sun) – Jun 4 (Sat)
        Jun 12 (Sun) – June18 (Sat)
        Jun 26 (Sun) – Jul 2 (Sat)
        Jul 10 (Sun) – Jul 16 (Sat)
        Jul 24 (Sun) – Jul 30 (Sat)
        Aug 21 (Sun) – Aug 27 (Sat)★
        Sep 4 (Sun) – Sep 10 (Sat)
        Sep 18 (Sun) – Sep 24 (Sat)

        2 weeks
        May 1 (Sun) – May 14 (Sat)
        May 15 (Sun) – May 28 (Sat)
        May 29 (Sun) – Jun 11 (Sat)
        Jun 12 (Sun) – Jun 25 (Sat)
        Jun 26 (Sun) – Jul 9 (Sat)
        Jul 10 (Sun) – Jul 23 (Sat)
        Jul 24 (Sun) – Aug 6 (Sat)
        Aug 21 (Sun) – Sep 3 (Sat)★
        Sep 4 (Sun) – Sep 17 (Sat)
        Sep 18 (Sun) – Oct 1 (Sat)

        4 weeks
        May 1 (Sun) – May 28 (Sat)
        May 15 (Sun) – Jun 11 (Sat)
        May 29 (Sun) – Jun 25 (Sat)
        Jun 12 (Sun) – Jul 9 (Sat)
        Jun 26 (Sun) – Jul 23 (Sat)
        Jul 10 (Sun) – Aug 6 (Sat)
        Jul 24 (Sun) – Sep 3 (Sat)★
        Aug 21 (Sun) – Sep 17 (Sat)★
        Sep 4 (Sun) – Oct 1 (Sat)

        6 weeks
        May 1 (Sun) – Jun 11 (Sat)
        May 15 (Sun) – Jun 25 (Sat)
        May 29 (Sun) – Jul 9 (Sat)
        Jun 12 (Sun) – Jul 23 (Sat)
        Jun 26 (Sun) – Aug 6 (Sat)
        Jul 24 (Sun) – Sep 17 (Sat)★

        8 weeks
        May 1 (Sun) – Jun 25 (Sat)
        May 15 (Sun) – Jul 9 (Sat)
        May 29 (Sun) – Jul 23 (Sat)
        Jun 12 (Sun) – Aug 6 (Sat)
        Jun 26 (Sun) – Sep 3 (Sat)★
        Jul 24 (Sun) – Oct 1 (Sat)★

        12 weeks
        May 1 (Sun) – Jul 23 (Sat)
        May 15 (Sun) – Aug 6 (Sat)
        May 29 (Sun) – Sep 3 (Sat)★
        Jun 12 (Sun) – Sep 17 (Sat)
        Jun 26 (Sun) – Oct 1 (Sat)

        some subjects might not be available in August

Academic Calendar

2021/2022
One-Year Courses
Master Courses
I. September 6, 2021 - April 15, 2022
II. January 10, 2022 - July 29, 2022
III. May 2, 2022 - December 9, 2022
IV. September 5, 2022 - April 14, 2023
Semester Courses I. September 6, 2021 - December 10, 2021
II. January 10, 2022 - April 15, 2022
III. May 2, 2022 - July 29, 2022
IV. September 5, 2022 - December 9, 2022

Preparation Course for
Accademia di Belle Arti
I. September 6, 2021 - April 15, 2022
II. September 5, 2022 - April 14, 2023
Short Courses 1 - 2 - 3 weeks:
every Monday
4 - 6 - 8 weeks:
2021: Nov 8, Nov 22, Dec 6
2022: Jan 10, Jan 31, Feb 14, Mar 7, Mar 14
Apr 11, May 2, May 16, May 30, Jun 13, Jun 27
12 weeks:
2022: Jan 10, May 2, Sep 5
Summer Intensive Courses 2022 Schedule
1 week
May 1 (Sun) – May 7 (Sat)
May 15 (Sun) – May 21 (Sat)
May 29 (Sun) – Jun 4 (Sat)
Jun 12 (Sun) – June18 (Sat)
Jun 26 (Sun) – Jul 2 (Sat)
Jul 10 (Sun) – Jul 16 (Sat)
Jul 24 (Sun) – Jul 30 (Sat)
Aug 21 (Sun) – Aug 27 (Sat)★
Sep 4 (Sun) – Sep 10 (Sat)
Sep 18 (Sun) – Sep 24 (Sat)

2 weeks
May 1 (Sun) – May 14 (Sat)
May 15 (Sun) – May 28 (Sat)
May 29 (Sun) – Jun 11 (Sat)
Jun 12 (Sun) – Jun 25 (Sat)
Jun 26 (Sun) – Jul 9 (Sat)
Jul 10 (Sun) – Jul 23 (Sat)
Jul 24 (Sun) – Aug 6 (Sat)
Aug 21 (Sun) – Sep 3 (Sat)★
Sep 4 (Sun) – Sep 17 (Sat)
Sep 18 (Sun) – Oct 1 (Sat)

4 weeks
May 1 (Sun) – May 28 (Sat)
May 15 (Sun) – Jun 11 (Sat)
May 29 (Sun) – Jun 25 (Sat)
Jun 12 (Sun) – Jul 9 (Sat)
Jun 26 (Sun) – Jul 23 (Sat)
Jul 10 (Sun) – Aug 6 (Sat)
Jul 24 (Sun) – Sep 3 (Sat)★
Aug 21 (Sun) – Sep 17 (Sat)★
Sep 4 (Sun) – Oct 1 (Sat)

6 weeks
May 1 (Sun) – Jun 11 (Sat)
May 15 (Sun) – Jun 25 (Sat)
May 29 (Sun) – Jul 9 (Sat)
Jun 12 (Sun) – Jul 23 (Sat)
Jun 26 (Sun) – Aug 6 (Sat)
Jul 24 (Sun) – Sep 17 (Sat)★

8 weeks
May 1 (Sun) – Jun 25 (Sat)
May 15 (Sun) – Jul 9 (Sat)
May 29 (Sun) – Jul 23 (Sat)
Jun 12 (Sun) – Aug 6 (Sat)
Jun 26 (Sun) – Sep 3 (Sat)★
Jul 24 (Sun) – Oct 1 (Sat)★

12 weeks
May 1 (Sun) – Jul 23 (Sat)
May 15 (Sun) – Aug 6 (Sat)
May 29 (Sun) – Sep 3 (Sat)★
Jun 12 (Sun) – Sep 17 (Sat)
Jun 26 (Sun) – Oct 1 (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 March 29, 2021 ~ April 3, 2021
Easter Monday* April 5, 2021
Liberation Day* April 25, 2021
Labor Day* May 1, 2021
Republic Day* June 2, 2021
Feast of St. John (local)* June 24, 2021
Summer Break August 7, 2021 ~ August 22, 2021
Autumn Break October 23, 2021 ~ October 31, 2021
All Saints Day* November 1, 2021
Immaculate Conception* December 8, 2021
Christmas Break 2021-22 December 25, 2021 ~ January 9, 2022
*Italian Public Holidays
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