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For admissions please visit the Admissions area of Florence University of the Arts.

 

AREAS OF STUDY

 

The 4-Year Curricula at FUA offer three 4-year programs that consist of 120 credits hours including a concentration area:
  • Cultural Studies, concentrations in: Art History, Fine Arts
  • Digital Publishing & Communication, concentrations in: Publishing, Digital Media, Visual Communication
  • Hospitality Management, concentrations in: International Hotel and Tourism Management, Culinary Arts and Food Service Management

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

 

FUA reviews applications from all over the world. We believe that the blending of cultures creates a more diverse and rich student body that adds to each student’s educational experience. Each application we receive is individually reviewed before a decision is made. 

  • Application Form and Fee: students must submit a completed and signed application form along with the Application Fee.
  • Official Transcripts: we require a copy of official transcripts for all high school and college level studies. We require official records, transcripts, for all programs of study whether or not the program was completed. All official records must be submitted directly from the institution unless the institution does not offer this service. 
  • GPA Requirements: For US and Canadian students wishing to complete a 4-year program with FUA, they must meet a minimum required cumulative GPA of 2.75. 
  • Language Requirements: Applicants for undergraduate study at FUA whose native language is not English must demonstrate English Proficiency by submitting an official TOEFL record. 
  • Letters of Recommendation: Letters of recommendation are not required. If however a student chooses to include a letter, or letters, of recommendation with their application, they must be addressed to FUA Admissions Office, in a sealed envelope. The contents of the letter should address the student’s academic ability, potential and what he/she will gain from studying at FUA.  
  • Personal Statements: An applicant can choose to include a personal statement with their application. This letter should help us learn about you, the applicant, and your qualities beyond your test scores, grades and work history. 
  • Resume/Curriculum Vitae: We require all applicants to send a Resume/Curriculum Vitae along with their application. This document should reflect the applicant’s work and research history.
  • Direct admission to the 4-year programs is accessible upon complete of select Career Development Certificate Programs, see specific 4-year programs for further information.

GENERAL EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS

 

Students must successfully complete at least 42 credit hours in approved General Education courses. Courses must be taken in areas outside of the student major area to satisfy the General Education requirement of FUA and consistent with General Education component distribution as detailed below:
- English Composition (6 credit hours)
- Humanities (6 credit hours)
- Mathematics (6 credit hours)
- Physical & BiologicalSciences (6 credit hours)
- Social & Behavioral Science (6 credit hours)
- Diversity & Intercultural Studies (6 credit hours)
- Italian Language (6 credit hours)

 

Capstone Project - Major Concentration (3 credits)

 

Please note: The University requires an overall minimum grade point average of 2.00, with no more than one grade lower than C- in core courses.

 

For detailed information regarding each 4-year program, please refer to the curricula below.

  

4-Year Curriculum in Liberal Arts

 

General Education Requirements, see above (42 credits) 

 

Core Curriculum for 4-Year Program (24 credits):
LAAHAH210 Introduction to Art History


LAHSWC230 History of Western Civilization from Antiquity to 1500
LACWCW300 Creative Writing


LACSAH325 The Age of Heroes: Iliad, Odyssey, Aeneid

LAHSGR340 Galileo and the Scientific Renaissance


LAHSIR330 History of Italian Renaissance


LACLPC355 Literature of Migration


LAPSEG340 Ethics of Globalization


LARSWR300  World Religions

 

Capstone Project – In the area of Program Concentration (3 credits)


LAAHCS400 Cultural Studies Capstone

 

Concentration Coursework (24 credits)
In addition to the required core courses, students must complete 24 credit hours in one of the two areas of concentration.

 

Fine Arts Concentration
A suggested, representative concentration might include the following specific courses:
FAPDFD120 Foundation Drawing


FAPDFP120 Foundation Painting


FACECE200 Ceramics (Beginning)


FAPMPM200 Printmaking Beginning


FASCFS310 Foundation Sculpture


FAPDID220 Intermediate Drawing


FAPDIP220 Intermediate Painting


FAPDWC330 Watercolor and Tempera/Gouache Techniques


Art History Concentration
A suggested, representative concentration might include the following specific courses:
LAAHSS250 Symbols and Symbolism in Western Art
LAAHRA320 Renaissance Art in Florence
LAAHAR340 Italian Renaissance Architecture
LAAHHB350 Michelangelo, Caravaggio, Bernini
LAAHCI360 Contemporary Italian Art
LAAHTC370 Art Theory and Criticism
LAAHGL360 Gardens of Love: Green Paradises in Italy from the Renaissance to Our Age
IDRHMA360 Masters of Architecture

 

Free Electives (24 credits)
General Free Electives sufficient to reach a minimum of 120 credits.

 

4-Year Curriculum in Digital Publishing & Communication

 

Direct admission to the 4-year program is granted to students who have successfully completed one of the following FUA career programs: 1-year Program in Publishing or 2-year Program in Digital Photography or Visual Communication.

 

General Education Requirements, see above (42 credits)

 

Core Curriculum for 4-Year Program (27 credits)
DIVCGI210 Digital Graphic Illustration


CPPUFE300 Fundamentals of Publishing and Editing


CPPUEP330 E-Publishing


DIPHID180 Introduction to Digital Photography


DIDMRM260 Introduction to Rich Media: Podcast Production
CPMCCM350 Intercultural Communication


CPMCCT330 Critical Thinking


LAAHGD340 History of Graphic Design


PSPDPO350 Portfolio Development I

 

Capstone Project – In the area of Program Concentration (3 credits)


CPPUCS400 Digital Publishing & Communication Capstone

 

 

Concentration Course Work (24 credits)
In addition to the required core courses, students must complete 24 credit hours in one of the three areas of concentration.

 

Digital Media
PSPDPO360 Portfolio Development II
LAAHHP310 History of Photography
Plus courses to satisfy the 24-credit concentration requirement. Examples of courses include but are not limited to:
LAAHTC370 Art Theory and Criticism
DIPHID300 Intermediate Digital Photography
DIPHAD400 Advanced Digital Photography
DIVPCV200 Introduction to Creative Videomaking
DIVPAV350 Advanced Videomaking and Post-Production
DIPHSE550 Solo Exhibit and Publication of Solo Work

 

E-Publishing
PSPDPO360 Portfolio Development II
Plus courses to satisfy the 24-credit concentration requirement. Examples of courses include but are not limited to:
DIVCAD330 Introduction to Art Direction
CPJLWM300 Writing for Digital Media
CPPULM330 Lifestyle Magazine Project I
CPPULM430 Lifestyle Magazine Project II
CPPUPB310 Professional Book Production
DIVCDF190 Visual Communication Design Fundamentals Studio I
DIVCDF250 Visual Communication Design Fundamentals Studio II

 

Visual Communication
PSPDPO360 Portfolio Development II
Plus courses to satisfy the 24-credit concentration requirement. Examples of courses include but are not limited to:
DIVCAD330 Introduction to Art Direction 
DIVCDF190 Visual Communication Design Fundamentals Studio I
DIVCDF250 Visual Communication Design Fundamentals Studio II
DIVCWD200 Introduction to Web Design
DIVPVE380 Digital Video Editing
DIVCMM340 Multimedia Studio I
DIVCMM380 Multimedia Studio II

 

Free Electives (24 credits)
General Free Electives sufficient to reach a minimum of 120 credits.

 

 

4-Year Curriculum in Hospitality Management

 

The 4-year curriculum in Hospitality Management offers two majors: International Hotel and Tourism Management, Culinary Arts and Food Service Management.

 

Direct admission to the 4-year program is granted to students who have successfully completed one of the following FUA career programs: 1-year program in Culinary Arts, Wine Studies and Enology, Baking and Pastry, and the 2-year program in Culinary Arts.

 

General Education Requirements, see above (42 credits)

 

Core Curriculum for 4-Year Program (31 credits)
HPHTIH300 Introduction to Hospitality


FWFSSA300 Food Safety and Sanitation (1 credit)


FWDNIN305 Introduction to Nutrition


BUMAHR350 Human Resource Management


HPHTHM350 Hospitality Marketing


HPFBOM400 Food and Beverage Operations and Management
HPHTHA400 Hospitality Accounting


HPFBCS470 Catering Sales and Operations


HPHTOB470 Organizational Behavior in the Hospitality Industry
HPFBCC532 Cost Control

 

Capstone Project – In the area of Program Concentration (2 credits)
HPHTFT400 Career Capstone Experience

 

Concentration Coursework (24 credits)
In addition to the required core courses, students must complete 24 credit hours in one of the two areas of concentration.

 

 

Required concentration course work:
HPHTIM450 International Management for the Hospitality Industry
HPHTIM460 International Marketing for the Hospitality Industry
HPHTIN320 International Tourism
Plus 15 credit hours of Hospitality major electives from one of the following departments or Schools:
- Hospitality and Tourism Management
- Hotel and Lodging Management
- International School of Business
- Restaurant, Food, and Beverage Management
- School of Food and Wine Studies

 

Management for the Hospitality and Tourism Industry
A suggested, representative concentration might include the following specific courses:
HPHTSL340 Supervision and Leadership in the Hospitality Industry
HPFBSM330 Front of the House Management
HPHTTC360 The Client – Customer Relation Management
HPHTSE410 Special Event Management
HPHLHM430 Hotel Management Operations and Front Office Procedures

 

Culinary Arts & Food Service Management
A suggested, representative concentration might include the following specific courses:
FWCAPC330 Introduction to Professional Cooking
FWBPBI325 Breads of Italy and Specialty Breads
FWBPBT320 Baking Techniques I
FWCARC360 Italian Regional Cuisine
FWWEWA340 Wine Appreciation I

 

Free Electives (9 credits)
General Free Electives sufficient to reach a minimum of 120 credits.

 

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