Established in 1984, Accademia Italiana now has two locations: one in Florence and one in Rome. Since its inception, thanks to the breadth of the educational offer and the quality of the teachers, it has carved out a place among the most prestigious university-level artistic training institutions for fashion, design and photography. Target? To train highly specialized figures in the world of design who are able to develop an idea, make it a project and carry it out, following all the phases, up to the final product.
The Italian Academy is authorized for first level courses in the fashion, design and photography sector to issue qualifications legally recognized by MIUR, academic diplomas equivalent to the degree. In parallel, both campuses offer international degree programs accredited by the European Accreditation Board of Higher Education Schools. The Italian Academy also offers the possibility of obtaining a double degree (1st level Academic Diploma + European Bachelor Degree), but the offer does not stop there. Furthermore, masters, professional courses, short and summer courses and Italian language and culture courses have been launched.
The Roman headquarters of the Italian Academy is in Piazza della Radio 46, in a very dynamic post-industrial urban area where street-art and contemporary art give added value and a strong creative drive, a neighborhood in great creative ferment , full of clubs, overlooking the historic district of Trasvere, which is also lively and very rich in sources of inspiration. The school occupies a large building, spread over two levels entirely accessible and totally covered by Wi-Fi internet. The theoretical and drawing rooms, the conference room and the library are adjacent, while the laboratories for practical activities are distributed on the lower level. The teaching activity is supported by the use of laboratories, where students can work on their projects.
There are laboratories of: tailoring, modeling and the fabric archive for the fashion department; for the Design department a laboratory equipped with cutting and 3D printing machines; the goldsmith's workshop for the Jewelery Design department and a pose room for the Photography department. Furthermore, a computer room with software for three-dimensional modeling and graphic processing is available to students.