Accademia Europea di Firenze – Scuola internazionale di Arti e Cultura Italiana

Introduction

Accademia Europea di Firenze is a performance and liberal arts school comprised of our undergraduate college, graduate, professional instruction, local performance affiliates, and cultural programs. AEF is rooted in a combination of academic excellence, performance experience, and cultural immersion. Our staff consists of gifted instructors, professors, and administrators dedicated to preparing students for the professional world in an increasingly global society. Our schools are devoted to performing and liberal arts, through a wide variety of courses.

academia AEF prioritizes educational integrity, individual growth, and an interconnected and comprehensive educational and personal experience. We strive to create full-immersion programs with a structure suited to enhance the students’ experience and growth within their field of study. At AEF, we engage each student in personal/professional relationships to ensure their safety and comfort.

Whether it is language, art, history, music, or any other course, students are taught inside of the classroom and are encouraged to accelerate their progress by participating in AEF’s endless activities outside of the classroom.

academia A cornerstone of our educational philosophy is experiential learning and enabling our students to fully immerse in the Florentine and European culture. Students come from all over the world to see this spectacular city and the AEF staff is committed to making sure our students do, while simultaneously elevating each student’s understanding and mastery of the content covered in the classroom.

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Mission Statement

Best International School Florence The mission of the Accademia Europea di Firenze is to provide focused, profound, and comprehensive academic programs connected to the local culture. Empowering aspiring artists, musicians, and students of all backgrounds to create, learn, perform, and grow professionally in the birthplace of the Renaissance.

AEF’s resources in Florence extend beyond the classroom, enabling students to experience the city within the context of their particular studies. Students are pushed to learn and experience the history of their craft and studies while striving to innovate and push their field further.

Our goal is to stimulate the intellectual curiosity and ambition of our student body to maximize their potential as learners and professionals.

Vision

AEF was founded to promote and renew artistic disciplines in a city renowned for its history and changing innovations.

To offer challenging academic programs that shape inquisitive minds capable of Approaching academic disciplines with the mindset to deeply understand the principles of the past and how they are present in today’s context. - Transforming learning, knowledge and cultural experiences into instruments that shape tomorrow’s future. - Contributing to the local culture with the findings, research, and creations developed over the course of study. - To provide the excellent professional and academic facilities able to inspire the student’s learning potential. - To go beyond classroom learning by promoting student interaction with the multicultural societies and creative presences in the city of Florence.

This school offers programs in:
  • English
  • Italian

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Programs

This school also offers:

Certificate

Dance Certificate Program

Campus Full time February 2019 Italy Florence

AEF Dance Certificate Program qualifies successful students to be recognized as performers with chorographical skills. The program also serves as an ideal basis from which to access a range of dance professions. [+]

AEF Dance Certificate Program qualifies successful students to be recognized as performers with chorographical skills. The program also serves as an ideal basis from which to access a range of dance professions. Supported by a rich artistic community and internationally recognized dance faculty, the AEF offers a distinctive program, which provides personal attention from experienced dance experts, excellent concert performance opportunities and modern studio spaces to give you the professional training and strong educational foundation you need to transform your passion for dance into a successful career. A small student-to-faculty ratio ensures one-on-one guidance to help you develop your personal technique and talent. Students also have the opportunity to work with world-renowned dancers and choreographers. Due to the increased interest in the program and our commitment to personal student attention, applicants are required to audition for admittance into the program. Students will be evaluated by the dance faculty on the basis of previous training, alignment, maturity of movement, core support and potential. To prepare, you should receive ballet training with some classes in jazz and modern dance. Our courses are offered in collaboration with Florence Dance Center ... [-]


Drawing and Painting Certificate Program

Campus Full time February 2019 Italy Florence

The AEF Drawing and Painting Certificate Program prepares students for professional careers in art, focusing on bidimensional art Drawing/Painting Track. This practice-based course develops the student's ability to express ideas through painting and drawing and is supported by an integrated theory program. [+]

Since the Middle Ages and the Renaissance, Florence has been one of the capitals of drawing and paintings disciplines. Masterpieces of artists such as Giotto, Botticelli, Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo are only the highlights of an incredibly rich visual arts tradition that still is very present and a constant inspiration all over the city. The AEF Drawing and Painting Certificate Program prepares students for professional careers in art, focusing on bidimensional art Drawing/Painting Track. This practice-based course develops the student's ability to express ideas through painting and drawing and is supported by an integrated theory program. This enables them to explore personal ideas, develop an artistic language and understand the cultural position of their work in relation to historical and contemporary painting starting from the European and the Italian styles and fundamentals. Florence and the Renaissance period are the ground for the exchange of ideas and for the independent thinking, arriving to consolidate sound intellectual and practical skills. The course is taught by practicing painters and theorists in excellent spacious studios, within a lively art school community. Internationally known visiting speakers enrich the curriculum. Students complete their studies by participating in the School of The Arts exhibitions and have the possibility to apply for an internship in renowned art galleries in Florence. ... [-]


Voice & Opera Certificate Program

Campus Full time February 2019 Italy Florence

The Voice & Opera Certificate Program integrates the highest standards in voice training and musical coaching with comprehensive and challenging dramatic preparation. Students will work together with internationally renowned teachers and artists. [+]

The Voice & Opera Certificate Program integrates the highest standards in voice training and musical coaching with comprehensive and challenging dramatic preparation. Students will work together with internationally renowned teachers and artists. We are committed to the traditions of classically-based vocal training, while at the same time creating an environment that allows a student to explore the wide-range of music theatre and lyric repertoire that is expected of today's professional singers. In addition to work in classrooms and studios, the program offers performance opportunities in productions under the guidance of professional directors, choreographers, conductors, musical directors, and designers. During your study, you are required to perform in a minimum of three productions. You must perform at least one major (leading) role in an opera performance. Applicants do not go through a traditional audition process. We ask that you submit recorded materials that will be reviewed by the faculty. Once that review has been completed, we will contact those candidates from whom we require further information. ... [-]


Videos

AEF Summer Program 2016 - Playing at Teatro Piccolo with Enrico Intra

AEF - JazzIt 2016

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Contact
Location address
Via Cavour 37
Florence, Tuscany, 50129 IT