January 7 -July 16 2019

25 weeks

28o contact hours

Including 180 hours for out-of-classroom activities

16 Credits offered in the ECTS system

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Your first step into the Italian higher education System.

A collaboration between:

Education Department TIAC Association

Turandot Art studio


Your first steps are important, and from the time of your arrival we provide support and guidance as you navigate studying in Italy. Our tutors will help you to develop art and Italian language skills as well as cultural understanding.

We will help you make important decisions about your future study through orientation and ongoing guidance, but meanwhile you will have a lot of fun with out-of-classroom activities and visits!


Italian Language and Culture

  • Italian language skills are an indispensable element in your academic and professional future in Italy.

  • Italian language as a fundamental key for personal and professional growth.

  • Italian Language for Art, designed for those students who have a basic knowledge of the language (minimum level A1 of the CEFR).

  • Designed to satisfy the requirements of the Italian fine arts academies and to pass their admission tests.

  • Provides a comprehensive understanding of the Italian language as well as basic skills in reading, writing, listening and speaking. 


Fine Art Training 

  • Our fine art training is not only to satisfy the admissions test but also an important tool for a higher quality of academic experience.

  • High technical preparation in specific artistic subjects, including modern and contemporary art history, anatomy, life drawing from the model, and installation art.

  • It includes 280 contact hours and 180 hours for out-of-classroom activities to spend in museums, art galleries, churches and any other art-related places of Florence and Italy.