Course in Arts Study in Florence in Italy

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Officially known as the Italian Republic, the country is found in southern Europe. The official language is Italian and the cultural rich capital is Rome. Many of the world's oldest universities are located in Italy, in particular the University of Bologna (founded in 1088). There are three Superior Graduate Schools with "university status", three institutes with the status of Doctoral Colleges, which function at graduate and post-graduate level.

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Study Abroad program

In Florence Academy
Campus Full time Part time Open Enrollment Italy Florence

Experience living in the city known worldwide as the “Cradle of the Renaissance”. InFlorence Academy can be found in the oldest part of Florence, in the beautiful square of Piazza S. Spirito surrounded by typical trattorias, cafes and traditional artisans’ workshops, in the city centre but away from the crowded tourist areas. [+]

Course Studies in Arts Study in Florence in Italy. Why choose InFlorence Academy? Have the opportunity of studying in a building dating from the 16th Century ... Experience living in the city known worldwide as the “Cradle of the Renaissance”. InFlorence Academy can be found in the oldest part of Florence, in the beautiful square of Piazza S. Spirito surrounded by typical trattorias, cafes and traditional artisans’ workshops, in the city centre but away from the crowded tourist areas. Have the opportunity of studying in a building dating from the 16th Century, rich with history and Florentine charm. Our school is located in Palazzo Guadagni and has 11 classrooms, a multimedia learning centre, a conference room, a relax area for students and a large sun terrace. We believe in keeping class sizes small in order to maintain high quality teaching standards from our experienced academic staff. Our qualified language teachers have considerable experience in the field of Italian language teaching. They use a variety of innovative approaches to design an ideal course for each particular group. Some members of our teaching staff are also teacher trainers. All our personnel have considerable experience in dealing with students from all over the world so there is always someone who can help you with any problem, big or small! School of Italian Language Recognized for US Academic Credits by University of Wisconsin–Milwaukee The widest range of Italian courses in Florence. The best learning environment for the highest quality learning experience. Highly qualified teachers. Students who regularly attend an Italian language course in Florence will receive, together with the Eurocentres certificate, university credits recognized by any University in the United states. The teachers of UVW make regular inspections of the school of Florence and ensure that there is compatibility between our programs and the needs of the students. ELEMENTARY ITALIAN I This is a thorough introduction for those with little or no previous experience in Italian. Students build an essential vocabulary and assimilate basic grammar and sentence structures. Class is conducted in Italian: students practise listening, grammar and comprehension exercises, repetition drills and easy conversation. ELEMENTARY ITALIAN II This course is designed for students who have already had at least one semester of Italian language. It focuses both on grammar review and conversation, trying to enable the students to feel confident in expressing themselves in Italian. INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN I Students develop the ability to communicate correctly with expanded vocabulary. Conversational practice improves listening and interpretation skills for better understanding and response. Reading and writing exercises improve skills in understanding prose and writing letters and simple messages. Admission is based on testing in Italian. INTERMEDIATE ITALIAN II Good knowledge of grammar rules is required. The course is based on a review of complex grammar structures and on exercises in reading, composition, phonetics, syntax and style. Students taking this course should achieve a good level of competence and be able to cope with normal situations in Italy. Admission is based on placement test results. ADVANCED ITALIAN A good knowledge of Italian grammar rules is required in order to take this course, which consists in a review of the main grammar structures and in exercises of reading, composition, phonetics, syntax and style. Students taking this course should be able to cope with everyday situations in Italy, to read authentic texts and to talk about cultural elements (both orally and in written essays). Admission is based on placement test results. School of Humanities & Culture Accredited by Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design InFlorence Academy offers a variety of traditional and innovative courses in the field of humanities. These programs are recommended for students who are keen to learn more about Italian History, Art History, Architecture, Medieval History, Dante & Divinia Commedia, Italian Cinema, Food & Culture. Humanities & Culture Courses Roots of Capitalism in Italy (12th-16th century) This course examines the beginning of economic growth during late medieval times in the city-states in Italy as a result of commerce and immigration, as well as the cultural influences from the Byzantine Empire and the Muslim world. The course will focus on the rise of merchants and bankers, like the Medici family and on the pivotal position held by Florence in overseas commerce, merchant shipping and its specialization in wool, silk and leather production. History of Renaissance Architecture The revolution occurred in figurative arts and architecture from the 14th to the 16th century represents a turning point in Western visual culture and overall civilization. Being the most concrete of the figurative arts, architecture represents the most tangible outcome of such a revolution and the direct experience of its constructive and spatial aspects is essential to fully understand our culture and ourselves. This course will deal with the major masters of Renaissance architecture such as Brunelleschi, Leon Battista Alberti, Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Raffaello, and Palladio. History of Florentine Art and Architecture This course is a journey through different centuries and covers the Roman era, Romanesque and Gothic Middle Ages, Renaissance, and some examples of Baroque. It offers the opportunity to visit and compare various buildings of different periods and styles. Architectural Drawing This course introduces students to the practice of free hand drawing and subsequently to its application to the architectural design process. The course will introduce drawing as a way of thinking, as a visual perception, as a means for observation, judgment, storytelling and representation. The process of drawing will be considered as an experience, as a relationship between man and world. Technology and Building Materials Materials and technology choices have as strong an impact both on the symbolic and expressive value as on the performance of the architecture.The course presents for each material: properties, processing methods, aesthetic significance and performance in relation to the construction choices adopted as guidelines for proper design. Exploring Italy: an Overview of Italian Culture & Society This course is an overview of contemporary Italian culture and society with historical references. It is aimed at developing a better understanding of Italy and its culture with emphasis on the history and culture of Florence. The selection of readings is gathered from a variety of sources. The heterogeneous character of the collection reflects the Instructor’s belief that the study-abroad-student should be open to many ways of learning - from reading Dante, to watching a film by Rossellini, to shopping in an Italian food market as part of the study of traditional Italian food. This, in combination with site visits (fifty percent of the course is taught during field trips), will widen and sharpen the student’s perceptions during the time spent not only in Florence, but in Italy and Europe. Art History: Italian Renaissance The most flourishing period of the city of Florence goes from the early fourteenth century to the late sixteenth century. Most of this period is known as Renaissance and produced a large number of great artists, who worked in a special environment which encouraged the production of art and architecture for religious, political and personal enhancement. Lessons will focus on some of the main artists of this time (Brunelleschi, Masaccio, Ghiberti, Donatello and the young Michelangelo) and also on the art patrons, particularly the Medici family, who dominated the Florentine scene until the late Renaissance. Dante and Divina Commedia This course includes a brief biography of Dante Alighieri, an introduction to the Divina Commedia - with special attention to Inferno – and some guided tours to “Dante’s places in Florence”. Food and Culture This course applies an interdisciplinary approach to the study of food and sustainability – history, sociology, cultural studies, anthropology, business, politics, science, agriculture, and sustainability – to discover how the individual, community and society relate to food in the world and especially in Italy. The course also includes guest lectures, site visits, field trips, and hands-on experience. History of Italian Cinema This course examines the historical, social and cultural roots of Italian cinema; it traces its development from Neorealism to the present. The course starts with a general analysis of the post-war period and finishes with the most representative directors of the 21st century. Opera The course focuses the attention on the birth of melodramma in Florence (collocating this event within the entertainment world of the Medici court) and its evolution and diffusion during the following centuries. It consists in listening and analyzing parts of operas (arie) and in reading and understanding some libretti. Business and Leadership Accredited by Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design InFlorence Academy offers a variety of traditional and innovative courses in the field of Business and Leadership. These programs are recommended for students who are keen to learn more about Leadership, Financial Principles, Project Management, Budget, Resources PlanningType, Learning methodologies and Emerging technologies This program is designed for students who want to learn about current and developing business trends to prepare for successful management in the creative marketplace. Our students will develop a strong understanding of creative problem solving and design thinking, enabling you to approach the marketplace with a unique and well-rounded perspective. BUSINESS Organizational Leadership: In this course students explore the basic principles of contemporary leadership models and styles.Topics include crafting vision and mission, leading teams, leading during times of crises situations, leadership in turbulent external environments, delegation and decision-making responsibility, motivation/compensation models, and executive leadership from a strategic perspective. Lectures, presentations, readings, and discussions examine what comprises effective organizational leadership. At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate understanding and application of policy-making for effective organizational leadership, and be able to review, analyze, and make recommendations for decision-making execution in case examples. Financial Principles: In this course of the financial sequence students will reinforce their knowledge of financial accounting and develop an understanding of managerial accounting concepts, and their relationship to emerging ventures throughout the Art and Design industry. Topics include practical application of managerial accounting ratios, analysis of basic financial statements, including balance sheets, profit-and-loss statements, and cash flow. Lectures, presentations, case studies, readings, and discussions examine what comprises the essential elements of managerial accounting. At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to understand and demonstrate the basic fundamentals of managerial accounting required for successful business management within the Art and Design industry. Project Management: In this course, the goal is for students to develop an understanding of the range of managerial tasks and projects required within the Creative industries. Topics include understanding innovation and idea generation, managing innovation in the marketplace, objective models currently used in the creative approach, and organizational structure. At the conclusion of this course, students will be able to demonstrate critical thinking skills in reviewing and analyzing appropriate management models within the creative arena. Digital Media and Online Marketing: This course focuses specifically on the operational and strategic uses of various digital media and online marketing systems and practices. Topics include the mechanics of online media functionality, planning, target marketing, search engine optimization, and the requirements for building media marketing campaigns. Upon completion of the course, students will be able to construct effective digital media and online marketing plans and campaigns. Negotiation Skills Budget and Resources Planning: This course examines the principles of negotiations skills, and a wide range of pedagogy and schools of thought on what constitutes effective negotiation skills. Topics includes prenegotiation valuation-assessment, strategic rankings of all potential bargaining consideration, trade-off matrices for targeted results and consideration, as well as symmetric and asymmetric signaling during the negotiation process. Emphasis is on the practical application of the “Approach-Dialogue-Settlement” process and components in case examples for personnel contracts, product-service deals, IP sharing, partnership deals, and compensation. Lectures, presentations, case study readings, discussion and comparisons examine what comprises effective negotiation strategy. Upon completion of this course, students should be able to demonstrate effective pre-negotiation valuation assessment, effective decisionmaking skills when confronted with trade-off matrices, and the ability to read and interpret symmetric and asymmetric signaling attributes during the negotiation process. LEADERSHIP Leadership and Motivation: This course investigates and compares intrinsic and extrinsic motivation to support and enhance learning. Activities include the use of motivational frameworks and plans for instructional methods and media for classroom education, e-learning environments and/or training. Students are also introduced to the concepts and methods of assessment and critique as part of authentic motivation to learn. Developing Multimedia for Learning Environments: This course provides students the opportunity to create didactic instructional media using contemporary research in education and design. Topics include presentation software, video, games, and web technologies with a focus on how to develop and use media in a variety of learning environments. Upon completion of the course, students will have several complete media pieces for use in education. Leadership for Innovation: This course introduces students to professional leadership strategies with a focus on leadership styles, team dynamics, motivational strategies and change management. Theories are investigated to help learners build strong collaboration and effective communication. Emphasis is on understanding new perspectives in leadership and business based on self-awareness, diversity, and engagement and motivation theories for facilitating change in practice and in thought process. Upon completion of the course, students will understand leadership as a component of organizational culture as it forms their own personal leadership styles. Leadership Development: This course provides students with real-life experiences through a practicum in observation and mentoring. Emphasis is on the independent shadowing of a leader in their professional field in which they can glean a better understanding of leadership styles, and approaches to problem solving and conflict resolution as agents of change. Students will use their experiences to reflect upon opportunities for institutional and cultural changes that influence their future professional goals. Upon completion of the course, students will have gained personal experience and insight into their roles as leaders bringing with them new skills to impact change. School of Visual Arts Accredited by Rocky Mountain College of Art and Design InFlorence Academy offers a variety of traditional and innovative courses in the field of Visual Arts. These programs are recommended for students who are keen to learn more about Fashion, Design, Painting & Drawing, 3D Animation, Photography, Film/videomaking, Acting for Cinema, Operatic Arts. Visual Arts Courses Ancient Painting Techniques The course aims to introduce students to the painting techniques carried out between 1300 and 1500 through the study of major works of the period from Giotto to Leonardo and Michelangelo. Through copying famous paintings, the student will be able to learn the fundamental techniques used; such as egg tempera, gold leaf, oil painting. Contemporary Painting Techniques This course is designed to introduce students to the use of new languages, through the study of materials (plastic, various canvases, wood, metal) and painting techniques, ranging from the old traditional colors to the use of mixed techniques (such as color applied with sponge, spatulas and rollers). The combination of new support and painting techniques will help the student to develop a new language and personal painting style. Drawing This course aims to develop basic drawing skills, recognizing form, space, and light. The students will be introduced to the use of various materials such as: charcoal, sanguigna and pencil. Students will work from direct observation and by using these various materials, they will learn to interpret the form of still life and figure drawings with live models. Interior Design The course is aimed at students who are interested in interior design and who want to understand technical and constructional aspects of interior spaces, the methodologies of elaborating the concept of a project and its appropriate representation. The approach is not only technical, but creative, artistic and intuitive. The fundamentals of the course are aimed at providing knowledge of various interior styles, the study of solutions in furnishing, the materials used and the various possibilities in fabrics; patterns, colors and shades. Fashion Design The Fashion Design course aims to introduce students to fashion through multiple pathways, helping them not only to enhance their practical skills for Fashion Design and illustration, but also to acquire a more specific and multifaceted sensitivity toward anything that involves fashion, such as, new trends, technical clothing aspects/styles, influences of history on clothes and the theoretical approaches to develop and create fashion collections. Fashion Marketing In today’s modern society Fashion is one of the best means of communication for expressing an individual or collective identity. It is also a complete expression of society and human behavior. Through fashion, we can understand the trends of society. This course is an overview on the latest trends of economy and society in general, applied specifically to the fashion world. Commercial Photography This course introduces students to the use of the digital camera and digital photography. Students will use computers and applications for editing and adjusting photos. This course is designed to give the students a thorough knowledge of fundamental photography techniques such as depth of field, motion and angle of field. They will deal with topics such as landscape, portraits, architecture, and nocturnal photography. The course also provides a wide study on composition and framing. Film and videomaking The Film Making course is based on a simplified practical approach. Cinematography, Screenwriting, Directing, Sound and Editing are the principal topics the students will analyze during their stay. The course explores the creative processes involved in producing an intriguing and marketable script; it explores how professional directors take the script to the screen and how they direct the energies of the cast and crew; it explains how to use cinematography equipment and how to give structure, form, rhythm, and pace to a movie. 3D Animation In the 3D Animation program, on the other hand, computers take center stage. While you’ll still be drawing your characters and scenes, your pen will actually be a stylus, and your canvas, a high-resolution screen. Game Art The Online BFA Degree in Game Art is a professional degree for students needing remote access to the educational requirements for careers in the video game industry. Graphic Design The online BFA Degree in Graphic Design is designed for students needing remote access to the educational requirements for careers in Communication Design and related media. Illustration The department’s primary objective is to develop conceptual, technical and business skills necessary to ensure the success of each student. Faculty members who are experienced professional illustrators teach students the principles of visual communication through studio courses emphasizing visual perception, aesthetic awareness, conceptual problem solving and the mastery of skills in drawing and painting using both traditional and digital media to promote imaginative illustrations. [-]

Post-Baccalaureate Year

Studio Art Centers International - SACI Florence
Campus Full time 1 year September 2017 Italy Florence

This intense and rich year of study, offers graduate students a challenging study opportunity in Studio Art or Art Conservation. SACI’s mission is to provide undergraduate and graduate students with a challenging, life-enhancing experience in the center of Florence in traditional and contemporary studio arts, design and conservation. Students directly access centuries of Italian culture through a wide range of courses of academic excellence. SACI engages in leading areas of research and exploration, interacts with the community through artistic and social programs, and prepares students to excel in their chosen field. [+]

Post-Baccalaureate Year

 

This intense and rich year of study, offers graduate students a challenging study opportunity in Studio Art or Art Conservation.Students select a Major Discipline in one of the available fields and participate in the Graduate Seminar relative to their discipline, which is central to the study experience. Post-Bac students also visit artists’ studios, museums, galleries, and conservation laboratories. The Graduate Seminars explore a wide variety of approaches—from traditional to cutting edge—and connect students to Italian art, culture, and leading contemporary artists, critics, art historians, and conservators.The Graduate Seminar in Studio Art focuses on the role and identity of the contemporary artist in society, with particular emphasis on the impact of the arts in Italy both today and in the past. Field trips include visits to the Venice Biennale; contemporary art fairs; exhibitions at the Pecci Center for Contemporary Art in Prato and many other galleries, studios, and museums. Significant amounts of time are devoted to studio work, developing skills and understanding content. Students receive individual graduate studio space within a Renaissance palazzo in the heart of Florence, where they create a documented body of artistic work, make presentations on their art, and participate in a major end-of-year graduate exhibition.Students have the rare opportunity to learn traditional and contemporary conservation techniques in the Graduate Seminar in Art Conservation. After choosing a specialized field, students work hands-on restoring paintings and/or artifacts that are part of Italy’s recognized cultural heritage. They meet in class with Italy’s top conservators, with whom they explore approaches and diagnostic systems for the conservation of paintings, drawing, sculpture, textiles, wood, paper, and archaeological artifacts. Additional classes also cover conservation laws and business practices. Students choose an original topic which they present in a thesis at the conclusion of their studies. An Italian State certificate can be given to students who have conserved officially-recognized cultural heritage works.SACI’s Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Year Abroad Program is well suited to those who have prior training in studio art or art conservation and who decided after completing their bachelor’s degree that they would like to pursue a career in one of these fields. The Post-Baccalaureate Certificate Year offers unique opportunities to those who intend to earn an MFA, MA, or Phd, and want to create a significant body of work in their field as a basis for application to an advanced degree program.Subjects offered... [-]


Short course - Arts and Cultural Management

European School of Economics
Campus Full time 3 months January 2017 Italy Florence

The ESE Professional Programme on Arts and Culture Management at the European School of Economics in Florence is designed to create innovative leaders within the visual arts and culture field. [+]

Course Studies in Arts Study in Florence in Italy. The ESE Professional Programme on Arts and Culture Management at the European School of Economics in Florence is designed to create innovative leaders within the visual arts and culture field. Upon the completion of the course, students will have the opportunity to enter the pathway of the international art world within, for example, the museum environment and the art market. The programme combines rigorous coursework taught by professional docents and valuable on-site learning opportunities, in order to distinguish students within the public, private and nonprofit arts environment. Intake Dates: January, April, September Modules Offered: Foundation in Art History Art Marketing and Business International Business Decision Making E-Business and E-Commerce Total Course Hours: 144 Mode of Delivery: Each module holds a weekly 3-hour class ttotal 12 hours per week, Monday to Friday) Course Assessment: Mid Term Assessment (30%) Final Assessment (70%) Entry Requirements: Application form High-School Diploma Résumé / CV Intermediate command of the English language (TOEFL / IELTS is a plus) Photocopy of passport / ID document Three passport-sized photographs Non-refundable €50 application fee Maximum Number of Attendees: 30 (In order to provide a unique learning experience with a ratio between Professor to students, no more than 30 students will be admitted into this programme) Internship (optional): Upon successful completion of the programme participants may opt to take a 3-month internship fitted to their profile and career objectives. An assessment with the ESE Placement Officer will determine their eligibility for a placement. Professional Opportunities: The ESE Professional Programme in Arts and Cultural Management has been designed to prepare innovative leaders in the sector of Art and Culture. Upon conclusion of the course participants will be prepared for positions in Art Galleries and Auction Houses, as well as Communication and Marketing Consultants in the art sector like Art Funding Managers, Art Editor and Art Administrator for example. Credits & Recognition: Upon completion of the programme, participants will be awarded an ESE Certification of successful completion of the programme. [-]

Academic Year/ Semester Abroad

Studio Art Centers International - SACI Florence
Campus Full time 1 - 2 semesters September 2017 Italy Florence

The extensive range of studio arts, design, conservation, art history, and Italian culture and language courses provides our students with the means to meet their individual educational needs while connecting them with the rich cultural heritage of Italy... [+]

The extensive range of studio arts, design, conservation, art history, and Italian culture and language courses provides our students with the means to meet their individual educational needs while connecting them with the rich cultural heritage of Italy. The student body is comprised of students enrolled at US universities and at institutions in other countries. In both Fall and Spring, a student can enroll in five classes for a total of 15 credits. During these terms advanced students may be eligible to take a directed independent study or traineeship in a design firm, museum, or gallery. As part of their classes, SACI students often create artwork for local hospitals and human rights organizations, and restore major art treasures that are a part of Italy’s cultural heritage. Outside of class, student volunteers can teach English at elementary schools, serve as English-language museum guides, and assist at human rights agencies. In addition to visiting many famous Italian cities over the course of the year, students visit local Florentine museums and historic sites on numerous academic field trips offered each term. Students visit artists’ and designers’ studios, private collections, galleries, art fairs, and theaters. They have access to modern and historic art collections, research libraries, and contemporary art museums. Academic Year and Semester Abroad Program students enjoy many opportunities to exhibit their artwork in SACI’s two galleries. The Academic Year Abroad culminates in a major end-of-year student exhibition which serves as an opportunity for students to display their work also to the Florentine public. Students may use their financial aid to study at SACI. [-]

Late Spring and Summer Studies

Studio Art Centers International - SACI Florence
Campus Full time 4 - 5 weeks October 2017 Italy Florence

Florence, which combines some of the world's greatest artistic treasures with a surrounding countryside of remarkable beauty, is the ideal place for your summer studies. Florentine weather is at its very best in these months, providing an ideal environment for what many students have defined as a "life-changing experience." SACI's facilities are located in the heart of Florence, just steps away from... [+]

Course Studies in Arts Study in Florence in Italy. Florence, which combines some of the world's greatest artistic treasures with a surrounding countryside of remarkable beauty, is the ideal place for your summer studies. Florentine weather is at its very best in these months, providing an ideal environment for what many students have defined as a "life-changing experience." SACI's facilities are located in the heart of Florence, just steps away from Michelangelo's Medici Chapel, Fra' Angelico's masterpieces in San Marco, the colorful central market, and Florence's Duomo. Students benefit from the wide range of study possibilities offered during these short terms to make their time at SACI a season of growth and fulfillment. Art History course field trips visit all the major museums of Florence (including the Uffizi, the Bargello, and the Pitti Palace) as well as masterpieces in the churches and monasteries in and around the city. Field trips to Pisa, Arezzo, Lucca, Siena, San Gimignano, and Fiesole are a regular part of the program and are open to all Late Spring and Summer students. During the summer months, Florence offers a remarkable range of cultural and popular events and activities such as: the famous Calcio in Costume, during which the different quarters of the city compete in what is considered to be the ancestor of modern soccer; outdoor evening film and music festivals; and the Estate Fiesolana, which includes concerts, film, and theater held in a Roman amphitheater. Students may take two courses for a total of six credits per term during the Late Spring and Summer terms. SACI encourages prospective students to enroll for both terms in order to earn twelve credits and take full advantage of their study experience in Italy. Late Spring and Summer Studies at SACI are open to: students enrolled in US institutions who are seeking accredited summer study; independent non-credit students; mature students; students from institutions outside the US interested in art, art history, art conservation, design, and Italian language. [-]

Marist-LdM Experience (for Visiting Students)

Marist College - Italy
Campus Full time August 2017 Italy Florence

Italy is one of the most amazing study environments in the world and has been a popular destination for study abroad for many years. The combination of renaissance wonders amid a thriving modern Italian culture and creative arts has [+]

Italy is one of the most amazing study environments in the world and has been a popular destination for study abroad for many years. The combination of renaissance wonders amid a thriving modern Italian culture and creative arts has been enjoyed by Marist undergraduates for over 15 years. Several years ago Marist extended its program to include students visiting from other colleges and universities around the world. The Marist-LdM Experience has been designed with a special remote pre-departure program that helps students in all locations prepare for their study abroad experience. All Marist Students have access to the vast resources of Italian life: museums, festivals, music, opera, and an unrivaled architectural history. Students enrolled in the Marist-LdM Experience are able to select from a series of special excursions and events are offered to encourage cultural immersion and foster travel opportunities giving students an opportunity to see more of Italy. Students may choose Florence, Rome, Tuscania, Venice or the 3 Cities program where students travel to three cities in the course of the semester. ADMISSION GUIDELINES To apply to the Marist-LdM Experience applicants must meet the following criteria: - Minimum grade point average 2.8 - Matriculated status at a US college or university - Good academic and disciplinary standing - Display maturity and responsibility in social conduct - Be healthy both physically and emotionally - Complete and submit the MLE application in full prior to the application deadline DEADLINES - Deadlines for the Marist-LdM Experience are as follows: - Fall Semester and Full Academic Year - June 15 - Spring Semester - November 15 - June Summer Session - May 15 - July Summer Session - June 15 - January Winter Session - November 15 [-]

Basic Course in Jewelry Making and Design

Accademia Riaci
Campus Full time 2 years September 2017 Italy Florence

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Course Studies in Arts Study in Florence in Italy. The focus of this course is to study how the connection between tradition, self-exploration and self-expression translate into three-dimensional form, creating unique objects for adornment and use. The academy encourage students to develop and explore their own ideas, while it values traditional techniques unique to Italian Jewelry. Students master from the most traditional to the latest techniques of cutting, forming, joining, casting and finishing. One of the unique techniques studied at the Academy include a Florentine etching method called "INCISIONE." Projects may fall into conventional formats such as brooches and earrings, as well as experimental forms, addressing issues of function, design and concept. Materials range from traditional metallic resources to an incorporation of a wide variety of materials such as antique and modern beads, plastic, feathers, shells, glass and found objects. While exploring self-directed projects aimed at discovering your personal content, students are challenged to acquire further advanced techniques. Students' body of work will evolve from their own ideas and research, shaped by their exploration of design philosophies. Studio experience and practical knowledge in the jewelry business are important factors that complete the curriculum. The students can focus on Jewelry Making or Jewelry Design. [-]

One-Year / Semester Course in Jewelry Making and Design

Accademia Riaci
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Italy Florence

The Jewelry Art classes focus on either the production techniques or design skills that are necessary to succeed as a designer/goldsmith. [+]

The Jewelry Art classes focus on either the production techniques or design skills that are necessary to succeed as a designer/goldsmith. - Through our programs and customized instructions - according to each participant’s level and goal - we encourage students to explore and develop their own expressive style, elaborating self-directed projects and research. - Projects encompass conventional formats, such as brooches, rings and earrings, as well as experimental designs, both wearable and non-wearable. - You will also be introduced to business practice, necessary to start up your new professional career. In the Jewelry Making course, you will discover and learn how to translate your inner creativity and conceptual style into three-dimensional forms to create unique objects. You will master a variety of techniques, including: sawing, filing, soldering, casting, forging and stone setting. Moreover, we offer you the unique chance to learn the traditional art of “Incisione” (Florentine-style engraving). Your study will not be limited to metal and other traditional materials, but can also incorporate items such as beads, plastics, glass and found objects into your works. In the Jewelry Design course you will be introduced to graphical representation techniques of jewels and gemstones, learning effectively how to merge aesthetics with functionality. Firstly, you will be introduced to hand-sketching techniques, and then develop your personal project through the use of professional software, exploring your aesthetic sense and originality. Hence, your body of work will evolve from your own ideas and research. The curriculum addresses many topics, including: the study of the light refraction, color theory, technical drawing, perspective drawing, gemology, etc. One-year course This course offers a comprehensive and accelerated program, giving a unique opportunity to acquire a wide range of knowledge and techniques related to your field of study. Along with practical classes of your major subject - combined with challenging homework and assignments – our Basic Art Lessons will provide you with fundamentals of arts and design. Furthermore, you will broaden and enrich your artistic experience - looking beyond the borders of your specialty – through our weekly guided Art Visits and monthly Art Stages. Through this program, you will not only acquire a solid foundation in your study area, but also develop specific, advanced skills, immersed in a stimulating learning environment. Moreover, you will have the chance to learn basic business practices, to start up you career as young professional. Diplomas are issued to those who pass the final exam. Course contents: - Lessons of specialization - Assistant interpreter during Lessons - Independent Study - Guided Art Visits - Art Stages - Basic Art Lessons (Art History, Basic Painting, Color theory, 3D Drawing) *AVAILABLE ONLY IN ITALIAN Atelier course The same curriculum as One-year Course, except Basic Art Lessons. - Lessons of specialization - Assistant Interpreter during Lessons - Independent Study - Guided Art Visits - Art Stages [-]