ITALY: Florence

ITALY OVERVIEW

Florence (Firenze) is a World Heritage Site with renowned works of art, architecture, and monuments from the Byzantine, Medieval, and Renaissance eras. Florence is also one of Europe’s top fashion and design centers. Armani, Versace, Prada, Dolce & Gabbana, Pucci, Gucci, Ferragamo, Cavalli, and many other notable brands are either headquartered or have major design and production facilities in Florence. Read more about Florence and Italy.

  • Fashion, Graphic, Interior & Product Design, and studio art courses (taught in English)
  • Italian language & regional studies courses (taught in English)
  • Apprenticeships with Master Craftsman from major brands (Stefano Bemer, Scuola del Cuoio, Superduper, Cibrèo, etc.)
  • Maximum of 15 credits per semester and 6 credits during summer
  • Transcripts issued by Lincoln University, accredited in the USA (see Academics page)
  • Cultural field trips in Florence, Milan, and Venice
  • Affordable comprehensive program fee
  • Pre-departure advising and planning
  • KEI Onsite Director and 24/7 emergency support

Concentrations

  • Arts: Drawing, Painting, Illustration & Photography
  • Fashion & Accessory Design
  • Graphic, Web, Interior & Product Design
  • Italian Language & Regional Studies
  • Apprenticeships in Fashion & Culinary Arts

Sessions

  • Academic Year (early September to mid-June)
  • Fall Semester (early September to mid-December)
  • Spring Semester (mid-January to mid-May)
  • Summer Session (early June to mid-July)
  • Summer Apprenticeship (early July to late July)