Course of Study - Core Courses
The Academic Catalog with course descriptions, the detailed Career Programs brochure, and current/upcoming schedules for core courses and optional seminars may be consulted at the Academics area of the FUA site. For enrollment please visit the Admissions page.
Level I (Fall)
Front of the House Management Experiential Learning
Introduction to Hospitality
Human Resource Management
Supervision and Leadership in the Hospitality Industry
Food and Culture
Level II (Spring)
Restaurant Management Experiential Learning
The Client - Customer Relation Management
Seminar selections will depend on the period. Please refer to the Career Program introduction and the Admissions area for information on the Italian language, seminars, and internship/Experiential Learning Special Projects program options and their additional costs.
Optional Fall Seminars: Food Safety and Sanitation*, Leading Italian Wine Makers, Local Restaurants and Wine Bars: Signature Chefs and Sommeliers, The Art of Gelato and Italian Ice, Sustainable Tourism.
Optional Spring Seminars: Kitchen Management and Brigade, Pairing Food and Wine, Wine Bar Management, The Italian Food Industry: From Farm to Table, Food and Wine Marketing Strategies.
* Please Note: The Food Safety and Sanitation Seminar (15 hours) is mandatory for all Baking & Pastry, Culinary Arts, Hospitality Management and Wine Studies & Enology students who have not obtained an equivalent certification that is valid in the Region of Tuscany. The seminar is held on the Friday and Saturday of the orientation session upon arrival in Florence.