Masters Programs in Florence

Masters in fashion, design, communication, multimedia, and more. Most post-graduate courses - like those at the Florence Design Academy or Polimoda - are organized by private schools and 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. However, there are many to take a look at that could fit exactly what you are looking for.



is a centre of excellence, recognized worldwide for its high quality, fashion-oriented education. Listed in the BoF (The Business of Fashion) Global Fashion School Rankings 2016 as one of the 10 best fashion schools in the world, and first in Italy, with yearly enrollments of over 1500 students, of which 70% are international thanks to its professional training by means of highly-specialized working and research methodology.

Non only a training center, but a creative campus and a meeting place for “visionaries” and opinion leaders from the fashion world, culture and education. Polimoda is an internationally recognized authority, with headquarters in Florence, the new capital of international fashion and heart of the Made in Italy production.

Founded in 1986 as part of an initiative conceived and financed by the Cities of Florence and Prato and fashion-sector trade associations, Polimoda boast of 30 years of experience in education specialized in the Fashion and Luxury fieldsFerruccio Ferragamo, president of the same company,  was appointed President of Polimoda in March 2006, enlightened entrepreneur and a name that represents the best of “Made In Italy” fashion worldwide.

Polimoda offers a wide range of didactic programs and masters providing high-level training of the major professional profiles requested by the sector, from creative to managerial and strategic professionals, in the areas of Fashion Design, Fashion Business, Art Direction and Design Management. Networking and ongoing interaction with fashion companies, a team of teachers composed of professionals and experts, and flexible, high-quality training able to respond to the fast moving fashion needs, are some of the added values that guarantee the  most up-to-date training  to stay astride with the professional world. It is not by coincidence that 88% of Polimoda graduates find employed within 6 months after finishing their studies, and that an increasing number of ex-students hold prestigious positions in major international brands or are among the emerging new talents in the fashion field.

Events, meetings, collaboration and appointments with keynote international speakers integrate the didactic programs giving precious testimonials and stimulating debates on key subjects of the sector. Always attentive to the development of talent, Polimoda dedicates numerous initiatives and events to highlight its best students, among which the Polimoda Fashion Show, important annual appointment with final collections of the fashion designers, and Business Links to promote encounters between graduating students and companies.

There are two locations of the Institute: the historic complex of Villa Favard, headquarters of Polimoda in the heart of Florence, ideal location to host visionaries, managers and creative talents, thanks to its historic prestige and beauty  as well as its strategic position and intrinsic meaning for the City. The new Polimoda Design Labs in Scandicci, inaugurated in January 2015, is the “creative” facility of Polimoda, hosting laboratories  for design, sewing, knitting, fashion technology, footwear & accessories courses.

Pixel International Education and Training Institute


Via Luigi Lanzi 12 – 50134 Florence

Phone: +39 055 489700


For those interested in an International Career, Pixel organizes an International Masters in European Project Planning and Management.

The objective of the masters in European Project Planning and Management is to provide participants with the skills to successfully work in the field of international cooperation, through the use of European funding programs.


  • Duration: 5 months.
  • Start date: October.
  • Fee: 3 600 euro.
  • Location: Florence, Italy


  1. Guaranteed International internships in 20 different European countries.
  2. International teaching staff with long and relevant experience  in planning, managing, evaluating European projects
  3. A Truly International environment with students coming from all over the world.
  4. Constant integration of theory with practical, hands-on experience
  5. 85% of the students involved in the previous editions are currently working as international project managers all over the world

CAREER DESTINATIONS include:  International Organizations, European Agencies, Public Authorities, Universities, Consulting Companies, Private Enterprises etc.

This Masters program was a life changing experience for most of the previous participants. Their testimonials and success stories are available online.

Enroll in the next edition of the Master to Learn Project Management in a Truly International Environment and to START YOUR INTERNATIONAL CAREER.

For more information, click the link above.

IED Istituto Europeo di Design - Design and Fashion School in Florence

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)For the last fifty years, IED has educated generations of successful professionals in the fields of Design, Fashion, Visual Arts and Management. An international network of higher education, IED has campuses in Italy, Spain, Brazil, and China.

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.

Florence Institute of Design International

Borgo Ognissanti, 9 - 50123 Florence
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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.

Florence Design Academy

Via Martelli n. 4 - 50100 Firenze
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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. It is world renowned and highly ranked as a top school to study interior, graphic and industrial design.

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.

Alumni often feel that they grew so much in even just a year during their course. They felt encouraged and inspired the entire way and felt it was the best school they could have chosen.

Università di Firenze


Piazza di San Marco, 4, 50121 Firenze FI

Phone: +39 055 27571


The University of Florence, or Unifi, prides itself on its relationship with foreign university and its open mind towards internationalization. This is a main reason as to why it welcomes many international students every year and even some faculty. This is part of the reason it is considered one of Italys most important universities.

Around since 1321, after being passed back and forth between Pisa and Florence, it officially became a university in 1924. Here you can choose from 67 Masters Programs available to you and all taught in Italian with the exception of 9 courses.

You will find a complete list of all the Master programs organized by the University of Florence under second cycle degrees or Masters. You'll be surprised by the big choice of post-graduate courses that they offer, some including but not limited to, Political Science, Psychology, Medicine, Architecture, Engineering, Science, Philosophy, Agriculture and much much more.