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    a contemporary and dynamic program of art production that offers accredited courses in studio art, art history, Italian studies & humanities.

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  • Come to Florence

    have a life changing experience at the Florence School

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  • See great works of Art

    Florence has more art per square foot than any other city in the world

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florence the city studio

Studying at the Florence School will be one of the most rewarding experiences you will ever have. Our innovative program is designed to take full advantage of all this amazing city has to offer using Florence itself as the laboratory for an authentic cultural experience.

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Academic Semester, Academic Year, Summer Studies. J-Term, Maymester, Post Bac. Receive college credit for your studies abroad.


The Florence School is located in the heart of the city's historical center in the former house of Giorgio Vasari, one the most important renaissance artist, writer and architect.


Students live in independent apartments offering the chance to become immersed in a vibrant city with direct access to the unparalleled resource that Florence has to offer.

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Study and enroll in classes not taught in other programs

  • Letterpress

    Students use vintage wooden type and decorations with rare presses creating hand made artists book, broadsides and large scale posters.

  • Graphic Novels/Comix/Zines

    Create the contemporary form of graphic novels/comix as a unique medium of communication through the graphic narrative: Design, Draw, Print, Publish.

  • Wet Plate Collodion Photography

    Using silver and light learn the magical process of making photographs on glass plates.

  • Contemporary Hybrid Processes

    Work in an environment of cross-disciplinary collaboration supporting both traditional practice and contemporary hybrid experimentation.

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Experience Florence

Florence is an incredibly beautiful city often called "the birthplace of the modern world". It offers an amazing sensation of "seeing" and feeling": with the sheer magnificence of the Duomo, the incredible collections of the Uffizi, Galleria dell'Accademia, the frescoes in the Capella Brancacci, and literally hundreds of smaller sites, churches and palaces which contain several centuries of an electrifying history and culture.

Get in touch

  • Address: Casa del Vasari
    Borgo Santa Croce 8
    Florence, Italy 50122

  • Phone: (+39) 331 10 200 23

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