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Italy is a great location for study with some of the oldest and most prestigious universities and with remarkable access to domestic and international opportunities. It has a rich history that is infused into modern applications. Taking courses in Italy is an excellent step on your path to success.

Courses in Italy are wide ranging and can usually be taken in conjunction with degree programs and certificate programs. They may be studied online, through distance learning, or in a classroom at academic institutions across Italy. Courses in Italy cover a wide spectrum of themes such as management, science, banking, healthcare, theology, economics, social media and others. Courses are available for nearly every industry with study options available for every specific need. Courses in Italy can help you find professional success by implementing unique teaching methods through-top rated programs, facilities and professors.

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Preparatory Course in Fashion English Language

Accademia del Lusso
Campus Full time 3 months July 2017 Italy Milan

Course objectives: to prepare students in the English language, introduce them to Made in Italy, and provide them with knowledge of some important elements of the fashion and luxury system. [+]

Course Studies in Italy 2017. Preparatory courses are available to those who have already enrolled onto a Master’s, 1-Year Intensive, or 3-Year Course at Accademia del Lusso. They take place during the months before each academic year starts, usually between July and October. Preparatory Courses are directed at students who would like to improve their language skills before beginning their subsequent Fashion or Design course at Accademia del Lusso. They also serve to help students take the first step towards a successful integration into their new social and professional environment in Milan. Course objectives To prepare students in the English language, introduce them to Made in Italy, and provide them with knowledge of some important elements of the fashion and luxury system. Some of the subjects taught in this programme English Language: grammar & comprehension of texts Technical jargon related to the Fashion Sector Made in Italy & Italian Luxury Industry International Markets Structure Duration: 3 months Attendance Mode: Full-time (compulsory) Language: English Limited class size Entry requirements Must be already enrolled on a Master’s, 1-Year Intensive, or 3-Year Course at Accademia del Lusso. [-]

Pre-Master Program

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 4 months October 2017 Italy Milan

The Domus Academy Pre-Master’s Program is a four-month intensive postgraduate course that will prepare you to enter a Master’s program at Domus Academy. [+]

In just four months of study, you’ll be ready to enter a master’s program in design. Begin your future today! You are looking ahead with excitement to a rewarding and creative career in design. Your next big step is earning your master’s degree at the renowned design school Domus Academy. Before you apply, you can take this opportunity to strengthen your background in design. You can expand your knowledge of the design world, hone your technical skills, and build an outstanding portfolio of projects. Program The Domus Academy Pre-Master’s Program is a four-month intensive postgraduate course that will prepare you to enter a Master’s program at Domus Academy. You can choose between 12 master’s programs at Domus Academy in the broad areas of arts, design, fashion, and branding/ communication. Or you can apply to design programs at other schools in Italy or abroad. Created for graduates who have at least three years of university-level study, the Pre-Master’s Program will give you the foundational understanding of design that is required for entry into the Domus Academy master’s-level programs. It will also give you the valuable opportunity to construct a professional portfolio under the guidance of mentors who are experts in the field. What you will learn – Your knowledge of broad design domains and your practical skills within each of these domains. – A clear understanding of the range of themes and processes relevant to a specialized area of study. – A professional portfolio in your area of interest, following the guidelines for entrance to the Domus Academy master’s-level programs. – The technical skills and organizational abilities you need for master’s-level learning, acquired through labs and project activities. – A variety of techniques and tools to better communicate and present your design ideas. How you will learn Our faculty members teach according to Domus Academy’s renowned “learning by designing” approach. Thematic lectures are supported by laboratory sessions, project activities, and visits to design studios. You will have the flexibility to focus on your own areas of interest while meeting overall course objectives. Intensive English Language Course While attending the Pre-Master’s Program, you can improve your English. You must score 4.0 or higher on the IELTS exam to begin the Intensive English course, which is 3 modules of 3 weeks each for 3, 6, or 9 weeks. Each module is 30 hrs in classroom and 60 hrs online for 3, 6, or 9 weeks. Each 3-week segment can improve your English by 0.5 IELTS points. You must score 5.0 for entry into Domus Academy. Admission & Requirements Applicants wishing to enroll in the Pre-Master’s Program shall meet the entry requirements outlined below: – At least 15 years of previous education – Holding a first level academic degree (bachelor degree or academic diploma). – Certificate of English language: minimum entry level requirement IELTS 4.0 The Pre-Master’s Program has limited number of places. The places will be assigned on a first come-first accepted basis. [-]

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 Italy 2017. 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. [-]

Italian Culinary Master

DIEFFE Job's Academy
Campus Full time 6 weeks May 2017 Italy Padua

The course is designed for those who want to improve their knowledge of Italian culinary and gastronomic traditions. We offer a full series of practical cooking, pastry, ice-cream, pizza and bread workshops and an in-depth study of wine and craft beer, focusing on technical and cultural aspects, covered in lesson on food studies, technologies and processing methods. [+]

COURSE OUTLINE Who can apply: Italian and foreign professionals from food and wine industries, Food and cooking professionals and Passionates the course will start with a minimum of 12 and a maximum of 20 students. Duration: 6 weeks of both theory and practical lessons at Dieffe Academy (103 hours) 60 hours of educational apprenticeship for 5 weeks in selected and prestigious restaurants The course is of 6 weeks and it is divided into three different modules: The first consists in classroom and laboratory-based lessons at the Academy’s headquarter The second offers a set of educational trips and experiences in Italian’s main cities, through the most important traditions (culture, gastronomy and agriculture) The third is practical with an apprenticeship in a prestigious restaurant selected by the Academy The course is designed for those who want to improve their knowledge of Italian culinary and gastronomic traditions. We offer a full series of practical cooking, pastry, ice-cream, pizza and bread workshops and an in-depth study of wine and craft beer, focusing on technical and cultural aspects, covered in lesson on food studies, technologies and processing methods. During the lessons students are divided into groups and they will manage preparation of ingredients and execution of recipes according to a rotation system. Students are involved in practical activities which take place in laboratories of cooking, pastries, ice cream, and a brewery. TOPICS Cooking ( 45 hours) Pastry making ( 10 hours) Pizza and bakery ( 10 hours) Ice cream ( 5 hours) Oenology ( 10 hours) Brewing ( 8 hours) Food Commodities ( 10 hours) Food Safety and HACCP ( 5 hours) APPRENTICESHIP Students work in a typical restaurant, near the Academy, selected by DIEFFE. Each student will work in a different catering business and will have the opportunity to practice and improve the techniques learnt during both theory lessons and practical workshops.alimentare e gastronomie. “When you start your apprenticeship with any of our restaurant partners, you are expected to abide by the kitchens rules. This means arriving on time, following your schedule, informing the Chef and DIEFFE of any lateness or absence. Training is not classroom style. You will train alongside the chef in charge of each section. You must listen to their instructions and behave accordingly. This type of training is very hands-on. You will be given a programme of what you need to learn and most importantly, you will be the leader of your training.” FIELD TRIPS Students will also enjoy six educational field trips in some of the most cultural and artistic cities in Italy: Padua, Venice, Verona, Florence and Rome. Students will be guided by a teacher on their trips and they will fully experience Italian traditions, throughout some of most significant aspects of the Italian Culinary Tradition. Before each trip teachers will talk about the itinerary and the main attractions in the classroom, focusing on the typical regional cookery of every destination. FEES The course fee of 5,500 Euros includes: Theory and Practical Lessons Course materials, all food and equipment for lessons, workshops and tastings Apprenticeship placement in prestigious Italian restaurants: our partner restaurants have been selected from the best regional restaurants, and have been collaborating with the Academy for a long time. All the chefs are representative of our Italian culinary culture and speak both Italian and English Field trips’ transportation costs Chef uniform: a jacket with the Academy logo and hat Pleasant double room accommodationin Padua near the school, in the Academy’s residence (single room will have an additional cost not included in the course fee) Individual transfers are at the student’s own expense Group transfer costs from “Venice Marco Polo” Airport or “Treviso Antonio Canova” Airport (the cost covers group transfer only) Academy Diploma on completion of the course “The Italian Culinary and Gastronomy Master” Chef Diploma which is a European Qualification Framework (EQF): Qualification recognised worldwide ACCOMMODATION We provide a comfortable accommodation in mini apartments with double bedrooms and shared services in order to allow students to practice their cooking out of the classrooms. The Guest houses are in a 4 stars hotel which has a convention with DIEFFE and are located near the campus. It is possible to get a single room (not included in the Course Fee) with an additional amount of 400 Euros above the course fee. [-]

One Year Course in Car Design Tools

Scuola Politecnica di Design SPD
Campus Full time 10 months October 2017 Italy Milan

The One Year Course in Car Design Tools is designed to transfer a complete understanding of automotive strategy, planning and the relevant design techniques. The programme is devised as a first approach to the most fascinating and competitive careers in the world of design. It is intended as a primer to the Master in Transportation and Car Design... [+]

Course Studies in Italy 2017. The One Year Course in Car Design Tools is designed to transfer a complete understanding of automotive strategy, planning and the relevant design techniques. The programme is devised as a first approach to the most fascinating and competitive careers in the world of design. It is intended as a primer to the Master in Transportation and Car Design. CHARACTERISTICS AND AIMS The programme provides a tightly interlaced mix of strategic thinking, design methodology with a spur toward product and system innovation, marketing and communication insights, car design hard skills. Teaching is arranged into a balanced combination of theoretical teaching and project-based training. The One Year course is aimed at candidates with an academic background non relevant to the main area of study wishing to acquire the essential set of skills to approach the design process. Lessons are directly relevant to the requirements and the skills needed for the Master’s year, which is a continuation of this course and focuses on more specialized aspects. DURATION The One Year Course lasts for one academic year from October to July. Attendance is compulsory and full-time commitment is required including the participation to lessons, class exercises, visits and the individual study. [-]

One Year Intensive Interior Design Course

NAD - Nuova Accademia del Design
Campus Full time 1 year October 2017 Italy Verona

The Annual Interior Design Course aims to create professionals who are ready to enter the profession. Never before has this figure turned out to be strategic for the creation of new jobs while focusing on the design skills which are typical of an interior designer and their knowledge of creating expert and highly-realistic 3D views. [+]

The Annual Interior Design Course aims to create professionals who are ready to enter the profession. Never before has this figure turned out to be strategic for the creation of new jobs while focusing on the design skills which are typical of an interior designer and their knowledge of creating expert and highly-realistic 3D views. The end customer buys what he sees and the interior designer must interpret these needs and transform them into final works that most closely match the wishes of the client. Requirements The course is open to anyone in possession of a degree levev Education Diploma. It is preferable to have a minimum knowledge of using PC with Windows or Mac operating system. Professional outcomes The specialization obtained during the course allows you to work in companies in the furniture and furnishing sector, in design and design studies, in estate agencies, furniture stores and work as an Industrial Designer, Project Designer or freelance consultant for specific projects . The skills learned in the rendering industry, thanks to the use of the software Cinema 4D, will allow to also assess prospects for cooperation with studies or technical departments of graphic companies for the realization of catalogs and brochures or other furniture. Program of the course During the course we will be provided all the educational tools to complete the career and obtain the qualification in interior credited AIPI (Italian Association of Interior Designers). It will be provided free of a specific program for architects and managed exclusively by the Academy of Design in accordance with Software Dynamics who developed it. In addition each member will have supplied a special "student kits" consisting of everything you need to follow the course. The program is divided into modules dedicated to different areas of the objects of design to ensure the achievement of learning objectives. Topics covered during the year are divided into educational areas to allow to acquire a working method and to compare with different levels of difficulty of the project. The course is on the study of subjects such as history of design, the materials used, color theory, plants and lighting techniques, technical drawing, budget analysis, the different types of residential and commercial furniture and then focused with exercises conducted by professors and experts, on the realization of a project with the presentation of a complete processed in its entirety. In this way each participant will have all the tools to prepare technical specifications, but also leaving space to their creativity, a complete project to be presented to the end customer. Particular attention will be paid in addition to the technical drawing freehand, who will serve a first part of the course, even to 3D modeling elements, and to the careful and thorough study of the innovations in terms of rendering with the latest eye-popping performance of the Maxon Cinema program 4D. Nowadays, in fact, it is indispensable engage in design of interiors without being in possession of advanced skills in rendering engines, and on the photorealistic lighting techniques. Within the specific educational program for the design of interiors, the course includes some very interesting add-on modules that in some cases, which complete the formation of the designer, and in other cases have the function to open a window to specific themes. Inside the course will address the following topics by experts in the industry professionals for a total of 184 hours. Garden Design Module Planning Module Lighting tecniques Module Feng Shui Module Luxuring Design Module In-Design Module Photoshop module and C4D During the academic path some lessons will be devoted to useful arguments to face the world of work: writing a résumé, deal properly and effectively a job interview, become a freelancer, to register for VAT, prepare a portfolio of their own work, their own website and deal with the customer first. Lessons are conducted by employment consultants and consulting experts for start-up of companies. Topics covered Cultural instruments Furniture history From baroque up to 20 years Starring the world of design from the 20s to today The professional The skills and relationships with customers Leading companies Products that have become recognized and recognizable symbols Expressive tools Geometric drawing Geometric representation of interior spaces, furniture and furniture Draw & Survey Technical and practical tools Techniques of representation Different representation techniques finalized in the communication of the project Digital technical drawing Introduction to Professional ArredoCAD and thousands of libraries contained therein Exercises and use of Cad furniture program for both 2D and 3D part and on Rendering the final project Technological devices Color and lighting Color Theory Relationship between colors, materials and finishes to define the character of an environment lighting system design, analyzing the types of lighting fixtures and their applications building technology Knowledge of the structural characteristics and system of a dwelling Budget analysis and budget Budget analysis and how to draw up a bill of Project tools Ex-tempore Drawing exercises and significant skills in the classroom with the teacher's help and at home Annual project a space with the furniture design studio to the definition of the color design, materials and finishes 3D modeling tools with Maxon C4D Analysis basic settings Basic tools (move, scale, rotate etc ...) Modeling of polygonal objects and different modeling techniques Boolean functions Creating materials and textures Mapping and application materials Technical lighting Parameter settings of render Technical basis for animations inside made environments Introduction to advanced modules render Representation tools and photorealistic rendering Scene composition and framing Libraries of furnishing and usage and online resources advanced materials, volumetric materials, use and settings views and cameras to the interior architecture Lights and Lighting advanced, Global Illumination and HDRI Animation for visualization of internal rooms, subjective shot, tracking shot, zoom, rolling and other shooting techniques rendering parameters and effects, advanced settings for the interior advanced polygonal modeling, analysis tools and techniques Modeling of complex forms, how to model a lamp or an object of curvilinear furnishings and other complex shapes. Working with layers and create presets Objects and dynamic logic to understand MoGraph, effetuatori and objects Cloth Dynamics Particle, particle and force systems Basic concepts of motion graphics Advanced materials and shaders multichannel Advanced materials and shaders multichannel and points of view cameras Animation basics, how to animate objects and parameters Advanced animation timeline and adjustments, keyframe, curves, f-curves Linked object animation, kinematics and inverse kinematics smart programming objects and effects, Xpresso basics Hair module, a fickle form, obtaining fur, meadows, thatched roofs rendering parameters and effects, advanced settings, and Global ambient occlusion lighting; Exporting an image in Photoshop, render multipass, provision for adjustment of the image Introducing V-Ray Introduction to compatibility with Adobe After Effects Exporting an image in Adobe Photoshop, render multipass, provision for adjustment of the image Professors Arch. Marta Paganotto: the interior design teacher Dr Cecilia Comencini: lecturer in design of gardens and outdoor Ing. Francesca Poli: Arch plant lecturer. Riccardo Rubini: lighting professor Dr. Pierfrancesco Ros: feng shui lecturer Dr. Roberto Conato: luxuring of living lecturer Dr. Simonetta Desiato: graphics teacher Arch. Rosario Carotenuto: 3D modeling teacher How to register To register please complete the inquiry form and in all its parts. Finale examination and certificate At the end, after examination and verification of the work done during the duration of the course you will receive a certificate of specialization and expertise by a vote of thirty in accordance with applicable laws. The value of the certificate of the on-line course and in the classroom is the same. [-]

Fashion Design

Polimoda, International Institute Fashion Design & Marketing
Campus Full time Part time 2 - 4 weeks March 2017 Italy Florence + 1 more

A full-immersion programme on the Polimoda method of didactics that will put into practise a one student-to-one tutor approach in order to develop and enhance your Fashion Design skills. [+]

Course Studies in Italy 2017. A full-immersion programme on the Polimoda method of didactics that will put into practise a one student-to-one tutor approach in order to develop and enhance your Fashion Design skills. Courses will be held at Villa Favard, with it’s amazing library and in our fully equipped laboratories. You will find inspiration exploring the streets, museums, shops and the day/nightlife of Florence. This course makes you explore the fundamental disciplines of Fashion Design and compels you to practise composing, analysing and editing resources and ultimately to designing and creating a silhouette. Specific basic skills will be taught - Pattern Cutting, Sewing and Draping. Regardless of your level, you will be guided by different fashion professionals who will give you insight and feedback on your future educational or professional opportunities. You will be taught about all the creative steps a Fashion Designer has to undertake. Starting from research and concept, proceeding with conceiving a capsule collection and ending with the design of a silhouette, the development of basic patterns and a prototype garment in muslin. The whole process with all the work you will produce will be documented in a Design Book that can be used for updating your portfolio. [-]

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. [-]

Course - Winterline Global Skills Program 12 weeks

Winterline Global Skills
Campus Full time 12 weeks

This program is like our nine-month Global Skills Gap Year program, but for those with limited time. Experiment, explore, acquire a lifetime of skills in just 12 weeks! You’ll travel the world and learn skills that are valuable (personal finance, cooking, navigation), eye-opening (milking cows, sewing clothing, Thai fishing), introspective (group dynamics, critical thinking, conflict resolution) and just plain fun (scuba diving, mixology, horseback riding). Every day will be challenging. Every day will be new. [+]

Course Studies in Italy 2017. Winterline Global Skills Program: 12 –week Costa Rica, Thailand, Cambodia, US This program is like our nine-month Global Skills Gap Year program, but for those with limited time. Experiment, explore, acquire a lifetime of skills in just 12 weeks! You’ll travel the world and learn skills that are valuable (personal finance, cooking, navigation), eye-opening (milking cows, sewing clothing, Thai fishing), introspective (group dynamics, critical thinking, conflict resolution) and just plain fun (scuba diving, mixology, horseback riding). Every day will be challenging. Every day will be new. If you want to venture into the wider world, while also exploring the farthest reaches of yourself, this is the program for you. Skills Highlights: Scuba certification Cooking Outdoor skills Photography Mixology Sewing Teamwork Critical thinking Business startup skills Coral reef restoration Partners: Outward Bound Costa Rica BaiPai Cooking School Grasshopper Adventures Startup Institute CORE Sea Rancho Mastatal (Costa Rica) DATES Spring 2017: Feb 13 - May 4 2017 Fall 2017: Aug 28 - Nov 19, 2017 Spring 2018: Feb 23 - May 6, 2018 DURATION 12 weeks COUNTRIES/LOCATIONS Costa Rica, Thailand, Cambodia, US ACCOMMODATIONS Hotels, tents, hostels, dorms, lodges DEPARTURE CITY San Jose, Costa Rica RETURN CITY Boston, MA AGES 18-22 PROGRAM FEE $28,000 [-]

Study in Rome - Department of Economics and Finance

University of Rome Tor Vergata Faculty of Economics
Campus 1 - 3 years Open Enrollment Italy Rome

The Department of Economics and Finance is part of the School of Economics at the University of Rome Tor Vergata. According to some of the most important national and international rankings, the DEF is amongst the leading departments in the fields of Economics, Finance and Statistics. [+]

Over the years, the Department has provided exceptional educational and research programmes, while promoting and coordinating academic activities regarding International Economics, Political Economy, Economic History, Monetary Economics and Private and Public Law. The Department of Economics and Finance offers the following degrees and programmes: Bachelor Degrees in Italian Economia e Finanza Bachelor Degrees in English Global Goverance Business Administration and Economics Master of Science Degrees in Italian Economia dei Mercati e degli Intermediari Finanziari Master of Science Degrees in English Economics European Economy and Business Law Finance and Banking Professional Master Programmes in Italian Trasporti e Logistica Economia e Management della Sanità Anticorruzione Antitrust e Regolazione dei Mercati Commercio estero e Internazionalizzazione d'Impresa Economia Diritto e Intercultura delle Migrazioni Procurement Management, Approvvigionamenti e Appalti Customer Experience and Social Media Analytics Professional Master Programmes in English Development Economics and International Cooperation Economics Public Procurement Management Big Data in Business PhD Degrees in English Economics, Law and Institutions Economics and Finance These programmes are further enhanced by annual workshops and seminars which benefit from the broad participation of internationally recognized researchers, scholars, Nobel prize winners and visiting professors. As a result, the Department has an excellent publication record. According to some of the most important national and international rankings, the DEF is amongst the leading departments in the fields of Economics, Finance and Statistics. Another clear advantage is the access that professors and students have to the many international exchange opportunities available through the Department of Economics and Finance. As a result, students have a greater opportunity to engage professionally and find job placement in both national and international spheres. Services and Facilities reserved to students Scholarships based on merit and income Accommodation at discounted prices Free Italian Language Course Internship Opportunities Exchange Programmes, including Erasmus and Overseas projects Wi-Fi connection, PC lab, language lab and library. Visit our website for further information: http://economia.uniroma2.it/en/def/studyinginrome/ [-]

Web Design - Professional Training Program

IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Florence
Campus Full time 2 years November 2017 Italy Florence

The advent of e-commerce and online sales along with smartphones and tablets have necessitated a new approach to the design and operation of the sites so that they are usable on different devices. Today designing of the sites is to know the tools and have an aesthetic approach in line with the times and with the devices. New professionals dedicated to this communication channel are therefore essential. Who should attend: The course? aimed at those who want to pursue a career of studies in Visual Arts and specifically the design of web sites and their development and management, with an eye to contemporary horizons and the development of areas of application constantly updated. Can I enroll in this course is students who have completed the course of study that top professionals who need to convert their skills. [+]

Course Studies in Italy 2017. THIS PROGRAM 'TAUGHT IN ITALIAN The curriculum aims to train professionals who are able to design and build tools using the different languages ​​of contemporary visual communication applied to digital products such as Internet sites, interactive and multimedia communication systems, cross platform applications. Graduates must know the tools, techniques and technologies functional to the development and design of a website: the mechanisms of perception and color systems, techniques of manipulation of images and visual representation, the technology development of digital platforms and devices interactive, design techniques of visual layout and functionality? usable user side. The course Web Design - Professional Training Program then enables the learning of digital processing technologies and interactive design of web platform, experimentation through specific design issues, the development of autonomy in the production process of a site and in the coordination of the various processing steps from graphics to programming interaction, the acquisition of managerial economic knowledge related to professional practice. At the end of the course the students will play activities? Professional related to the planning, design and implementation of specific interventions of visual communication in the operating area linked to new technologies and to the contemporary web applications. The program is divided into four semesters, for a total duration of two years, each with specific objectives. [-]

Professional Programme in Event Management

European School of Economics
Campus Part time 3 months January 2017 Italy Milan

The Professional Programme in Events Management at the European School of Economics aims to equip students with essential knowledge and skills needed to excel within each stage of the event management process. [+]

Event Management is a rapidly growing field within the services sector not only for its recreational qualities, but also for its power of communication. The great strength of this business sector is that a well organised event is capable of satisfying guests and participants on multiple levels – an event is not only a diversion for its participants but a tool capable of unifying large bodies of people around a specific happening, and at its best around a specific idea. With its multifaceted role, which includes planning, organisation and execution, event management requires a thorough grasp of key procedures, such as forming an initial concept and targeting an audience through market research, as well as branding and sponsorship. The Professional Programme in Events Management at the European School of Economics aims to equip students with essential knowledge and skills needed to excel within each stage of the event management process. The course covers such topics as conceptualisation, planning, marketing, budget forecasting, event execution and post-event analysis. Practical, theoretical and strategic expertise will be provided within a challenging environment in order for students to succeed within this dynamic field. Intake Dates: January, April, September Modules Offered*: • Major Event Management • Creative Thinking • International Business Decision Making • E-Business and E-Commerce * Modules may be subject to change Course Duration: 3 months (1 Academic Term) Total Course Hours: 180 hours Mode of Delivery: Each module entails one 3-hour session per week for a total of 12 weekly hours (Monday – Friday). Assessment: Mid Term Assessment (30%) Final Assessment (70%) Level of Instruction: Undergraduate Entry Requirements: Application form High-School Diploma or Undergraduate Degree Résumé / CV Intermediate command of the English language (TOEFL / IELTS is a plus) Photocopy of passport / ID document Three passport-sized photographs Non-refundable € 50.00 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) Professional Opportunities: Events Management is a broad and rapidly growing industry with many career opportunities. After successful completion of the programme, students will be prepared for employment opportunities in areas such as: organization of fashion & celebrity events, fashion shows, film awards, road shows, corporate events & seminars, conventions, exhibitions and trade fairs, art galleries, museums, event agencies, social and charity events, NGO events, wedding celebrations, concerts & festivals, product launches, public relation agencies and the hotel & tourism industry, among many others. Credits & Recognition: Upon completion of the programme, participants will be awarded an ESE Certification of successful completion of the programme. Application Process: in order to apply for the course, candidates are required to fill out an online application form and submit a non-refundable application with a fee of € 50.00. * Subject to change according to each Campus [-]

Summer programme in Design Thinking

Macromedia University of Applied Sciences
Campus Full time 2 weeks October 2017 Italy Milan

A vital part of each summer school will be the daily side activities in and around the cities. The course will enriched with fun elements such as company visits and recreational activities. [+]

Course Studies in Italy 2017. In this summer school the principles of creative thinking and process oriented realization of projects and ideas will be studied. In between practical doing and creative thinking, design is having a special role in regards to strategic innovation of companies, brands and service industries. Participants will experience that certain tools and techniques can be useful to improve the creative design thinking and creation process: from logic methods to explicit studies of design, from the choice of respective design techniques to the final implementation and execution. Exam: written exam (in case you need a transcript of records) Date: July 14 - July 25, 2014 [-]

Food Photography

Istituto Italiano di Fotografia
Campus Full time 30 hours July 2017 Italy Milan

An intensive course that aims to provide participants, which already possess the basic photographic techniques, the tools in order to learn the methods, the tricks and the difficulties of professional food photography. The student will learn to plan and organize their own creative process, starting from the idea of the project, then move through the process of the research for the proposed topics, planning for the following operational phases such as shooting, post-production, and finally the elaboration of the final product. The photographers will also have the ability to interact with various figures working in the world of food and professional photography. [+]

With our Early Booking campaign you can obtain a 15% discount on the course fee if you make the full payment by February 28th 2017. An intensive course that aims to provide participants, which already possess the basic photographic techniques, the tools in order to learn the methods, the tricks and the difficulties of professional food photography. The student will learn to plan and organize their own creative process, starting from the idea of the project, then move through the process of the research for the proposed topics, planning for the following operational phases such as shooting, post-production, and finally the elaboration of the final product. The photographers will also have the ability to interact with various figures working in the world of food and professional photography. The practical part will allow to experience the photographic medium with techniques and tools suitable for the type of shooting and the desired image. Students will learn how to build up a set, find the best solutions to create and obtain images in a short time and in a variety of situations. Duration: 18 - 22 July 2016 Frequency: 1 week, 5 days (Monday-Friday) Hours of Instruction: • aproximately 30 hours in total - each day of instruction (outdoor lesson excluded) consists of morning and afternoon sessions Morning session hours: 10:00-13:00 Afternoon session hours: 14:00-17:00 Language of Instruction: English Certificate issued: Certificate of attendance Program summery: Introduction, the food in the history of art and photography Know the food: types, times and ways of cooking, final yield of materials Revision of the basic techniques of shooting and postproduction Project management: from the theme, through the idea, to the realisation: idea research lay-out and planning shooting postproduction and editing delivering the photo Elements of still life: tips for food photography Creation of an own publishing project or adv Shooting editorial following a layout Shooting adv following a layout Editing and post production of your project Entry requirements : Basic knowledge of photographic technique and ability to use camera manually (e.g. knowledge of aperture, time, composition, etc) Written and spoken English fluency Completion and approval of enrollment form Equipment requirements: (SLR) digital camera body Lenses compatible with your SLR camera Memory Card reader Additional useful equipment Recommended lens: tele with open aperture Laptop or personal computer with Photo management and editing programs Tripod (professional) Hand-held light meter Cable or electronic remote shutter release Flash unit compatible with your SLR Camera Number of Participants: The minimum number of participants for the course to initiate is 6 people. We will confirm by 29 May 2015 the initiation status of the course with those who have enrolled so that travel arrangements can be made. In the event the the course does not initiate, enrollment fees will be 100% refunded. Modes and Options for Payment: Modes of payment: check or bank transfer (the instructions for the payment will be sent via email after compilation of the on line enrollment form) Options for payment: Option 1: single payment of € 800 on or before 27 May 2015 Option 2: two payments, paying the full amount by 27 May 2015 pay the initial enrollment fee of € 200 upon enrolment pay the balance of € 600 by 27 May 2015 Cancellations: Students may cancel their enrollment to the course at any time. Enrollment fees paid are non refundable. Upon cancellation, the amount refunded to the student will depend on when the student cancels. Refunds given upon cancellation are as follows: Cancel by 25 April 2015, student receives 100% refund (not including enrollment fee) Cancel by 29 May 2015, student receives 50% refund (not including enrollment fee) Cancel on 30 May 2015 or after, no refund is given to student [-]

English Language Learning (ELL)

Centennial College
Campus Full time 5 semesters

The <strong>English Language Learning (ELL)</strong> program is an intensive, five semester, five level, full–time program for students who speak English as a second language. This program can help build English Language skills for success in college, university, and a career. English Language Learning is available at both Progress Campus and the Eglinton Learning Site. [+]

Course Studies in Italy 2017. Learn English and Create New Opportunities The English Language Learning (ELL) program is an intensive, five semester, five level, full–time program for students who speak English as a second language. This program can help build English Language skills for success in college, university, and a career. English Language Learning is available at both Progress Campus and the Eglinton Learning Site. Starts Every 3 Weeks...Offered Throughout the Year! With continuous intake and start dates, you can begin right away, or when it suits your schedule. You will be placed in a level based on a diagnostic placement test. Each level consists of five different “modules” and each “module” runs for three weeks. “Come here and enjoy your time at Centennial. We have a good environment, friends, and professional teachers. They are very helpful and they will give you a good education, boost your confidence, and they will help you to improve your English skills. My experience has been amazing. Every day we have a lot of conversation; we discuss and debate about different topics and information. We learn about each other, of different cultures and moreover we can try a lot of food. It is interesting and fantastic!” - Thanh Phuong Huynh, ELL Level 5. Flexible and Customized to Your Learning Needs The goal of the English Language Learning program is to provide you with a tailored learning experience based on your skill level. It is designed for students whose English language skills range from very limited to intermediate level. Each level is divided into two main classes: Integrated Core Skills (Reading/Writing/Grammar) and Communication Skills (Speaking/Listening/Pronunciation). Levels 1 and 2 include an additional course in Fluency Skills. Levels 3 to 5 have an additional course in Academic Skills. Program Benefits The English Language Learning (ELL) Program is based on modern teaching and learning practices. Our Faculty members are qualified, dedicated ESL teaching professionals who provide instruction plus support, encouragement, and guidance. You are with instructors for approximately 375 hours per semester. Each new intake is a separate language module. Diagnostic placement tests ensure correct language level placement. You have regular diagnostic appraisals to measure class progress. Learning Environment Computerized language learning facilities Access to college services and resources Trips One-on-one tutoring ELL - English Assessment and Customized Placement Students take an assessment test at Centennial College to ensure correct level placement in the ELL Program. Students may be placed in different levels within the program depending on his/her language skills. For example, a student may be assigned to Level 1 for Integrated Core Skills (Reading/Writing/Grammar) and could be placed in Level 2 for Communication Skills (Speaking/Listening/Pronunciation). Students do not need to take an external placement test to qualify for admission. [-]