Italy is one of the fashion capitals of the world. World-famous brands, such as Gucci, Ferragamo, and Fendi, all started here and grew to be global brands. Florence, home to Gucci and Ferragamo amongst other brands, is a great place to continue to take design courses in Italy.
There are a number of art schools where you can hone your design skills and learn about these great designers, many of who were Italian. Schools of art, like Santa Reparata International School of Art (SRISA), offer students the chance to learn about art and design in a new, international environment. SRISA sets itself apart from other schools with its competitive design department. Through our various design courses, you’ll be able to grow your skills as a designer and leave Italy with a special set of skills.
What types of courses can I take?
SRISA offers a wide range of courses for fashion, communication, and interior design students along with textile and jewelry design. Courses include hands-on practical studios alongside theoretical lecture courses and are suitable for any range of past experience or ability.
As a design school in Florence, we think it’s important to use the city as an extended classroom. Not only will you have classroom lectures, but many classes also have field trips within the city and the surrounding area. This is truly a one-of-a-kind experience that will deepen and expand your creative skills and knowledge.
SRISA is committed to making a positive impact in the design industry. While each department is unique, they share a commitment to sustainable, ethical design. Courses such as Design and Social Movements, and Sustainable Clothing and Ethical Fashion are examples of how SRISA is encouraging students to think and use design to make the world a better place.
When can I come study at SRISA?
We offer a number of different date options so that you can find the best time to come take our design courses in Italy. We have summer, lasting about four weeks, for those students without a lot of time or for those looking for a taste of what living abroad is like. We also have longer, semester-long courses that run for 15 weeks (one in the Fall and one in the Spring). For those really looking to embed themselves into the Florentine community, we offer a yearlong program, which runs from September through April.
Coming to SRISA also means you will have the amazing opportunity to learn Italian. Schools of art naturally provide students with course credit. We are a school that is accredited in the US. After taking our courses, you’ll receive a transcript from Maryville University in St. Louis, which is fully accredited through The Higher Learning Commission, North Association of Colleges and Schools. This can make it easier for you to transfer your credits back to your home institution.
If you’re interested in design and considering studying abroad at a design school in Florence, visit our website today: https://srisa.org/.