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Upcoming Apicius Conference

Upcoming Apicius Conference

The all-day event will feature international speakers and high quality Italian food and wine producers, as well as a cooking show.

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Jean Marc Montel: Grazing at Ganzo

Jean Marc Montel: Grazing at Ganzo

FUA gallery curation students kick off the 2015 art exhibition season at Ganzo, starting with a new show by French painter Jean Marc Montel.

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FUA Students Train with Semi-Pro Soccer Team

FUA Students Train with Semi-Pro Soccer Team

FUA The Italian Soccer Experience course collaborated with the Audace Legnaia semi-pro soccer team during the Fall 2014 Semester.

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Customize Your Quarter Abroad

Customize Your Quarter Abroad

FUA Quarter Programs allow for diverse categories of learners to undertake for-credit studies through a flexible system regardless of the time of the year.

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Marketing Collaboration with Tuscan Region

Marketing Collaboration with Tuscan Region

FUA Marketing Mix course collaborates with Vetrina Toscana, the non-profit organization of the Tuscan Region.

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Apicius Receives First WACS Recognition in Italy

Apicius Receives First WACS Recognition in Italy

WACS recognizes Apicius as the first Italian school of hospitality for culinary excellence.

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  • Upcoming Apicius Conference
  • Jean Marc Montel: Grazing at Ganzo
  • FUA Students Train with Semi-Pro Soccer Team
  • Customize Your Quarter Abroad
  • Marketing Collaboration with Tuscan Region
  • Apicius Receives First WACS Recognition in Italy

 

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The first hospitality conference hosted by Apicius concluded on April 11, 2015, and featured academic and industry speakers from Italy and abroad...

 

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Apicius Career and TuttoToscana alum Courtney Hamlin completed her studies in Baking and Pastry at Apicius and recently opened her own business...

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The video recap of FUA and SUNY Stony Brook's recent academic conference explores the 2-day event. The conference opened at the Galileo Museum in Florence...

 

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    CULTURAL INTRODUCTION/PERSPECTIVES SUMMER 2015 PROGRAMS 

     

    Learn and experience through active engagement and immersion in Italian culture and society. The Summer Cultural Introduction and Cultural Perspectives programs feature lectures, active participation, and on-site/field learning.

     

    CULTURAL INTRODUCTION TO ITALY

     

    1-WEEK FIELD LEARNING OPTION: ISISCI200/LSSOCI200 Cultural Introduction to Italy 
    Credit load: 1 credit (45 lecture and field learning hours)
    Learning locations: 1 week of field learning with focus on Italian culture: Rome, Southern Tuscany, Versilia.
    Dates and Schedules: See our Academic Calendar and Summer C-D-E-F course schedules.

    3-WEEK FLORENCE-ONLY OPTION: ISISCI202/LSSOCI202 Cultural Introduction to Italy
    Credit load: 3-credit academic course in Florence (45 lecture hours) 
    Dates and Schedules: See our Academic Calendar and Summer I-II-III-IV course schedules.

    4-WEEK FIELD LEARNING AND FLORENCE OPTIONS

    ISISCI207/LSSOCI200 Cultural Introduction to Italy
    Credit load: 4 credits (45 lecture hours - 45 field learning hours)
    Learning locations: 1 week in Rome, Southern Tuscany, Versilia; 3 weeks of classes in Florence.
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    LSSOCI206/ISISCI206 Cultural Introduction to Italy
    Credit load: 6 credits (45 lecture hours - 90 hours field learning hours)
    Learning locations: 1 week in Rome, Southern Tuscany, Versilia; 3 weeks of classes in Florence and one weekend trip to Venice.
    Dates and Schedules: See our Academic Calendar and Summer V-VI-VII-VIII course schedules.

     

    CULTURAL PERSPECTIVES: AWARENESS, EXPOSURE, AND ENGAGEMENT

     

    6-WEEK PROGRAM: LS SO CP 310 Cultural Perspectives: Awareness, Exposure, and Engagement
    Credit load: 6 semester credits (45 lecture hours 90 hours of field learning & field work)
    This program fosters learning by action and participation, and builds awareness from the perspective of active engagement beyond mere observation. The focus is on contemporary Italian society and culture – politics, economy, social environment, traditions – and includes communication skills in Italian.
    Learning locations: 10 visits in Florence + cultural/fieldwork activities, a weekend trip to Rome, a weekend trip to Verona and the Lakes.
    Dates and Schedules: See our Academic Calendar and Summer A and B course schedules.

     

     

    For further information and course details:

     

    All course schedules mentioned above can be consulted online.

    To apply please visit our Undergraduate Admissions Area.

     

     

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    SUMMER HIGH SCHOOL PROGRAM 2015 •

    FUA Florence University of the Arts is offering a unique 4-week opportunity for high school students to participate in its cultural and academic offering. Students may select from an exciting range of courses and participate in field trips and supervised afternoon activities such as sports and discovering the city of Florence. Students may select from an exciting range of courses held over 4 weeks at FUA's academic campuses. Courses are designed to prepare students for college entrance and the transfer of credits.


    PROGRAM BENEFITS

    Live-in Resident Assistant for counseling and assistance 

    Field Trips

    Afternoon Extracurricular Activities such as sports and discovering Florence

    Culinary Exploration of Florence

     

    2015 Course Offering

    Food, Culture and Society
    Fashion Design
    Introduction to Digital Photography
    Florence Sketchbook
    Italian Language
    Introduction to Art History - From the Romanesque to Mannerism.
    The Italian Soccer Experience

     

    Credit Load

    2 courses, 6 credits

     

    2015 Dates

    Sunday June 28 - Students arrive (after 4PM)
    Monday June 29 - Orientation/Final Registration
    Tuesday June 30 - Classes start
    Friday July 24 - Classes end
    Saturday July 25 - Housing check-out (by 10AM)

     

    Please note: The program will be confirmed 2 months prior to the program start date. Program participants are held responsible for all travel arrangements, we highly recommend that participants await program confirmation prior to booking travel.

     

    For information on the application process, please contact admissions@fua.it.

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    9-WEEK GRADUATE EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING IN HOSPITALITY 

    The Summer Graduate Experiential Learning in Hospitality program prepares students for supervisory and management positions in the world's largest and fastest growing industry. The Florence experience at Apicius is a unique opportunity that is open only to a limited number of students who already possess a professional and advanced educational training in the culinary field. Courses emphasize practical and management skills through a combination of theoretical classes, experiential learning, practical labs and field studies led by professors with extensive industry experience. The overall program is divided into 4 concentrations. All classes and labs will take place at Ganzo School Restaurant - the creative learning lab of Apicius.
     

    Admissions

    Students who have successfully completed the Apicius Master in Italian Cuisine or the 2-year Career Program in Culinary Arts or Hospitality are automatically accepted. Applicants from other institutions who have not completed the above requirements must have a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management or must have been employed in a commercial or institutional kitchen for at least one year prior to the commencement of the program.

      

    Concentrations & Courses

    • Food & Beverage Service: Dining Room Service Management & Operations, Food and Wine Pairing & Wine Service
    • Food Preparation: Italian à la Carte Cuisine, Italian Style Restaurant Preparation Techniques
    • Culinary Management: Restaurant Management Traineeship, Successful Culinary Management
    • Special Event Management & Catering: The Italian Chef's Table, Special Event Planning and Catering Management

     

    Credit Load

    Each concentration offers two 6-credit courses for a total of 12 credits.
     

    2015 Dates

    Sunday June 7 - Students arrive (after 4:00PM)
    Monday June 8 - Orientation/Final Registration
    Tuesday June 9 - Classes start
    Friday - August 7  - Classes end
    Saturday August 8 - Housing check out (by 10AM)
     
    To apply please visit our Undergraduate Admissions Area.

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    TUTTOTOSCANA FLORENCE/NYC @JBF FALL 2015

    TuttoToscana is an academic program that lasts for 3 weeks in Florence, Italy, and transfer to NYC for a week of real life events at prestigious locations. NYC event venues include our yearly James Beard Foundation location. Students specialize in their choice of 3 available areas - event planning, art direction, and food & wine management. In NYC, the team of students and faculty fully produce and provide digital media coverage of events intended to showcase contemporary Tuscan cuisine for the US public.

     

    2015 Dates

    Sunday Oct 4 - Students arrive in Florence (after 4:00PM)
    Monday Oct 5 - Orientation/Final Registration
    Tuesday Oct 6 - Classes start
    Thursday Oct 22 - Classes end
    Friday Oct 23 - Florence Housing check-out (by 10AM)
    Sunday October 25 - Orientation in NYC
    Monday Oct 26 to Sunday Nov 1 - TuttoToscana program in NYC
    Friday Nov 6 - Final papers due
    Nov 9-10-11 - Online oral presentations of papers

     

    Program Areas and Course Loads
    Area 1: Event Planning & Communications (3*-6-9 credits)
    Area 2: Art Direction: Digital Media & Visual Arts (3*-6-9 credits)
    Area 3: Food & Wine Management (3*-6-9 credits)

    *3-credit options are held directly in NYC as a 1-week session.

     

    Further Info and Program Brochure

    Further information is available in the upcoming program edition brochure. For academic details online, please consult the program page.

     

     

 
 
 

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2015 Academic Conference De Re Mediterranea: Call for papers announced.

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The second issue of Blending Spring 2015 has been released. Featured are spring exhibitions and explorations beyond the Florence city center.

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Blending Magazine has been released with the “Genius Loci” theme highlighting the creative spirit of Italians today. Cover story features boxing champ Leonard Bundu.

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