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Florence University of the Arts - FUA
FUA is aimed both at US undergraduates requiring academic credit, as well as an international mix of independent or non-traditional students who are looking for a high quality, structured educational program in Italy.
Florence University of the Arts's Mission Statement: FUA is an Italian institution of higher education situated in the historic center of Florence. Modeled on the liberal arts curricular tradition. Aimed both at US undergraduates requiring academic credit, as well as an international mix of independent or non-traditional students who are looking for a high quality, structured educational program in Italy. FUA has a highly qualified and dedicated international faculty.
Florence University of The Arts is focused on creating an outstanding cultural environment where students will be able to nurture their talents. Florence itself offers the best setting for cultural immersion with its outstanding museums and architecture. FUA students learn to rise to the challenges of learning and studying abroad in a world where human experience is increasingly in demand. FUA embraces curricular innovation and collaborative methods that make the students' experience abroad unique. All of our courses are taught in English, with the exception of Italian language and those courses which clearly indicate that they are taught in Italian. The FUA faculty is highly qualified and dedicated. A high percentage of the faculty is of Italian nationality, all with excellent proficiency in English. Most of our Studio Art instructors are critically acclaimed professionals in their fields. All of the courses at FUA aim at providing students with the tools to expand their social, intercultural, and professional horizons.Minimum Education: High School
Intern Types: Admin (Hospitality, Sports), Architecture, Art/Fine Arts, Business Admin, Management, Communications, Fashion Business, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Hotel/Restaurant/Hospitality, Interior Design, Journalism, Landscape Architecture, Marketing, Ad, PR, Museum Studies, Photography, Sports, Theater, Drama, Dance, Tourism and Web Design
Languages: English and Italian
The students therefore operate and cultivate their experiences in a suggestive and pervasive frame of influence dating back to an illustrious past. Upon entering the two palaces that house the university, students find themselves immersed in a modern, minimalist interior in which carefully preserved vestiges of the past manifest themselves in a harmonious environment dedicated to the advancement of artistic disciplines. One has the possibility of learning the latest technological procedures of a given media such as video in a lecture hall graced by original Renaissance wooden ceiling beams and other such architectural gems that abound in the interiors and exteriors of both the Palazzo Doni and Palazzo Guicciardini-Strozzi, located just across the street.
The interior workspace of Florence University of the Arts are extremely well outfitted whether for laboratory and hands-on or theoretic courses. The three Media Labs are used for courses in Digital Photography, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Fashion & Accessory Design, and Video production. The Painting Room in Palazzo Doni, dedicated to Raphael, is a vast and well equipped space, illuminated by numerous windows that give a prominent view overlooking the Biblioteca Nazionale. The study spaces dedicated to the students are very comfortable and include a spacious library with reading room, stations for online research, and an open computer lab composed of twenty workstations featuring internet access. In addition, there is an Art Lab for Ceramics and other disciplines such as Mixed Media and Sculpture, a technologically advanced Dark Room for classic photography, and Jewelry laboratories.