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Applying for Career Programs in the 2018-19 academic year? Visit the 2018-2019 Career Programs page

 

Florence University of the Arts offers 1 to 2-year Certificate Career Programs for motivated students seeking to develop new skills and knowledge while building a body of work and professional experience in an international learning environment. Programs are unique for their combination of in-classroom experiential learning and practice in the field within the dynamic local economy of Florence, Italy.

 
The streamlined program offering features four areas of study with a common core for the first year. For the second year, each area of study offers a choice of four specialization areas. Options are available for direct access to 2nd-year specializations.

 

PROGRAMS

 

YEAR 1 Areas of Study

One-Year Certificate

YEAR 2 Specializations
Two-Year Advanced Certificate

YEAR 3 Areas of Study

(Culinary/Baking only)

Third-Year Master-Level Certificate


Communication and Interactive Digital Media


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Photography

Visual Communication

Publishing

Product Design

 

 

Fashion Design, Merchandising, and Media

 

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Fashion Design and Technology

Accessory Design and Technology

Fashion Merchandising, Marketing, and Retail

Fashion Communication, Promotion, and Media

 

 

Hospitality Management

 

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Hospitality Management

Special Event Management

Spa Management

Real Estate and Facilities Management

 

 

Food, Wine, and Wellness Studies

 

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Culinary Arts Commis Chef (WACS-recognized)

Baking and Pastry Commis Chef

Wine Studies and Enology

Wellness, Health, and Nutrition

 

Culinary Arts Chef de Partie

(WACS-recognized)

Baking and Pastry Chef de Partie 

     

 

 

ADMISSIONS

 

How to Apply to Career Programs

 

 

One-Year Career Programs:

 

• Application form and fee
• High school diploma
• English fluency

 

Two academic levels equivalent to a standard academic year
Candidates awarded 1-Year Certificate

 

 

Two-Year Career Programs:

 

Direct Access to Second Year of Career Programs:

 

• Complete the coursework of the Year 1 area of studies
• Provide proof of equivalency to the courses related to the Year 1 area of studies
• Complete two required courses* (predetermined for each program) prior to the Year 2 start

 

*Please note that for this option, students will receive an official letter of coursework completion instead of a program certificate

 

Four academic levels equivalent to two standard academic years

Candidates awarded 2-Year Advanced Certificate and Year 2 specialization

 

 

Three-Year Career Programs:

(Culinary Arts/ Baking and Pastry only)

 

Direct Access to Third Year of Master-Level Career Programs:

 

• Complete the coursework related to Years 1 and 2
• An associate’s degree in culinary arts, CV and transcript submission required
• A bachelor’s degree in culinary arts, baking and pastry, or hospitality, CV and transcription submission required
• At least 3 years of professional experience, CV submission required

 

Candidates awarded a 3-Year Master-Level Certificate

*Please note, all candidates may be asked to perform an entrance exam with written and practical components at the start of the term

 

 

CONTACT admissions@fua.it and visit the admissions page

 

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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