Masters Programs in Florence
Fashion, Design, Communication, Multimedia, and more. Most post-graduate courses - like those at the Florence Design Academy or Polimoda - are organized by private schools. The education level is generally excellent.The University of Florence organizes post-graduate courses in many fields. Usually, quality is high and prices are lower than that of the masters programs in other cities. Professors are, in most cases, from the university, but courses are also held by professionals from all over Italy and around the world.
Another great post graduate course is the: Master in Comunicazione Strategica, offered by the Facoltà di Scienze Politiche.
With its headquarters in the Florentine Villa Favard, Polimoda started in 1986 as a joint project co-financed by the cities of Florence and Prato, along with entreprenurial associations and the collaboration of the Fashion Institute of Tecnhology, State University of New York.
Mr. Ferruccio Ferragamo, president of the same company, was appointed President of Polimoda in March 2006.
The project of development and implementation of Polimoda has been assigned from January 2007 to a new Director, Linda Loppa. Mrs. Loppa, a world renowned name in the fashion field, has been working on reassessing the image of the Institute, thanks to her solid, professional background and projectual as well as creative skills, aimed at improving quality, research and creativity.
More than 1000 students, 50% of whom from abroad, and 83% already employed 6 months after completion of studies: these are the numbers of the Institute, confirming the success of a didactic formula allowing students to become qualified for all work profiles required by the fashion field, thanks to a team of professors with long term-experience in the fashion industry.
In addition to the work profiles needed in the design and creation field, Polimoda also provides students with communication-oriented education, as well as marketing and industry management qualifications. Polimoda is the most qualified institute for a complete fashion education.
The distinguishing feature of Polimoda lies in its continuous collaboration with the fashion industry, enabling the school to set a plan of studies aimed at training students for professional positions of all kinds, in order to access the fashion industry right after gradution. After the completion of studies, students will then be employed by world renowned fashion brands, such as: Ferragamo, Gucci, La Perla, La Rinascente, Patrizia Pepe, Tod’s, etc.
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courses on advanced fashion design and marketing programs.
Via M. Bufalini 6/r - 50122 Florence, Italy
Phone: +39 055 29821
IED offers four masters courses:
- Fashion and Events and Public Relations (in English)
- Graphic Design (in English)
- Arts Management (in English)
- Lighting Design (in Italian) >>
The IED Florence 2,380 square-meter campus opened in 2008, with the overall goal of educating highly-specialized individuals capable of raising the creative bar in Tuscany. They offer three-year bachelors, Masters, evening, custom, year-long and summer courses - in Italian and English.
Their innovative Florence program attracts young people from more than 90 countries, and works in collaboration with well-known Tuscan and International companies, as well as regional artisans; offering students internship opportunities and ensuring innovative, high-quality stimuli that's always up-to-date in the evolving worldwide market.
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Borgo Ognissanti, 9 - 50123 Florence
The Florence Institute is an international school of Italian design providing both masters and undergraduate design courses. The Institute specializes in a wide range of courses of Graphic Design, Interior Design and Architecture for students from across Europe and around the world. We focus on today's international students with all classes taught in the English language.
Located within an elegant setting in the center of Florence, our design school is an ideal place to study abroad. As a private Italian institution, quality education is provided as a result of professional staff, excellent resources and personalized instruction. The Institute’s philosophy is to provide a quality facility offering the highest level of education, and resources.The Florence Institute's courses teach the foundation of Italian design by combining modern technologies with Italy’s imaginative culture. The latest software is instructed and applied to challenging assignments that encourage creative thinking. Lessons in the Italian language are part of each student’s education.
Via Martelli n. 4 - 50100 Firenze
Florence Design Academy is the international school of interior design, graphic design, industrial design, and 3D graphics located in the heart of Renaissance.
The F.D.A. is one of the best and most futuristic design schools in Europe for its international award winning teachers and designers with amazing talent.
The school offers high quality equipment and the use of powerful and modern tools. All classes are held in English. The school also offers a free Italian Language course.
*Website in Italian
L.go A. De Gasperi, 1 – 50136 Firenze
Phone: +39 055 2488 209
Fax: +39 055 2488 317
This high-level Master is organized by the "University of Florence" in collaboration with RAI Radiotelevisione Italiana and Mediateca Regionale Toscana.
E' un corso post-laurea dell'Università degli Studi di Firenze della durata di un anno, è riconosciuto come master universitario di I livello e fornisce le conoscenze e gli strumenti necessari per l’inserimento qualificato nel mondo del lavoro dei media digitali, in un contesto europeo e mondiale
*Website only in Italian
This interesting second level master is held by the prestigious Facolta' di Scienze Politiche and Scuola Fiorentina di Comunicazione. All courses are in Italian.
This master is recommended by the studentsVille staff!
*Website only in Italian