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Career Programs are unique for their combination of in-classroom learning and practice on the field alongside professionals in the dynamic local economy of Florence, Italy. Coursework and content derive their strength from research and practice, supervised by faculty members who are respected industry professionals. The concentrated format of career program levels allows for accelerated learning in concentrated time periods.

 

Complete program descriptions can be found below. A detailed brochure describing Career Programs and related coursework are available at the Academics area. For admissions requirements and instructions on how to apply, please visit the Admissions area.

 

PROGRAM STRUCTURE

Levels and Certification: Career Programs are divided according to levels. Students will complete each level in approximately 10 weeks (the number of weeks may vary according to the Academic Calendar). At least 2 levels are required for certification (I and II or III and IV). The granting of formal final certification is conditional on the successful completion of all program academic requirements. Programs may be attended for only one level as a study abroad experience, at the end of which is issued to the student a transcript for coursework completed. The Academic Schedules area may be consulted for all schedules related to career programs.

 

Core Courses: The core education of each level consists of 5 courses, some include an Experiential Learning component. Core courses are mandatory and fundamental for each career program. Offered in Sessions I-II-III, each session lasts for 3 weeks with courses held Monday through Friday. 

Please note: Courses can also be attended on an individual basis and certificates can be completed in multiple sessions. Please refer to summer tuition fees in the application form (costs for 11 credits or less) for
single courses.

 

Optional program components: the following options can be added at an extra cost. Please refer to the admissions forms at the Admissions area for details.

  • 1-credit seminars* (15 hours in specialized topics offered in a 1-Week Intersession between Session I-II-III). Multiple or single seminars for professional development may be added in an Intersession Week, for schedules see the above link.
  • Italian language available in the 3-week August or January Intersessions prior to Session I. Available for credit or non-credit.
  • Internships/Experiential Learning Special Projects are open to non-beginning students who have completed at least one level. The internship/ELSP may be added to the August or January Intersessions for an indefinite number of weeks according to schedule compatibility and are available for credit or non-credit. The non-credit internship/ELSP must be fulfilled for a minimum of 3 weeks, the for-credit option must be fulfilled for a minimum of 6 weeks.

* Please Note: The Food Safety and Sanitation Seminar (15) 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.

 

CAREER PROGRAMS OFFERED

Select Apicius culinary and hospitality courses are approved for transfer to the following programs. For details please inquire.

  • B.S. Culinary Arts and Food Service Management degree from Johnson & Wales University.
  • FUA and Southern New Hampshire University 3+1 Bachelor of Business in Administration degree program.

*For the below programs with an asterisk: Diplomas of professional qualification are issued from the Region of Tuscany for these one-year / 2-level programs. In order to obtain the diploma, students must enroll in all courses related to a specific Career Program.

 

APICIUS INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL OF HOSPITALITY

ONE-YEAR, 2 LEVELS

BAKING AND PASTRY*

CULINARY ARTS*

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT*

WINE STUDIES AND ENOLOGY

 

TWO-YEAR, 4 LEVELS 

CULINARY ARTS

HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT

 

SEMESTER-BASED MASTER PROGRAMS

MASTER IN ITALIAN CUISINE: a yearlong certificate (Sept-May) and includes practical experience integrated to the program structure.

MASTER IN INTERNATIONAL BAKING AND PASTRY: a semester-long certificate (Sept-Dec) and includes practical experience integrated to the program structure.

 

SPECIAL CAREER PROGRAM

TUTTOTOSCANA Study Away Program (Florence-NYC): a fall special event management program that takes place in Florence and concludes with a practicum week of special events in NYC including the James Beard Foundation.

 

DIVA DIGITAL IMAGING VISUAL ARTS

TWO-YEAR, 4 LEVELS 

PHOTOGRAPHY*

VISUAL COMMUNICATION*

 

FAST FASHION AND ACCESSORY AND TECHNOLOGY

TWO-YEAR, 4 LEVELS 

ACCESSORY DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY

FASHION DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY*

 

IDEAS: INTERIOR DESIGN, ENVIRONMENTAL ARCHITECTURE AND SUSTAINABILITY

TWO-YEAR, 4 LEVELS 

ECO-SUSTAINABLE DESIGN

LUXURY DESIGN

 

J SCHOOL: JOURNALISM, COMMUNICATION AND PUBLISHING

ONE-YEAR, 2 LEVELS

PUBLISHING

 

 

FUA reserves the right to vary the sessions in which career program courses are offered and to modify course titles and course content.

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