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The School gathers the following academics at FUA:

The School of Arts and Sciences (SAS) offers undergraduate and graduate studies spanning the spectrum of humanistic, artistic and scientific studies. The institutions position in Florence combines the city’s historic, world-changing achievements in the above three areas with its contemporary innovations and challenges in order to cultivate a culture of knowledge that can be applied by today’s and tomorrow’s global citizens. Beyond the research-based and expressive aspects of the School’s academics, the departments grouped under the School of Professional Studies enact an active learning component through community and civic engagement to not only the arts and sciences but to all academic disciplines at FUA. The School is subdivided into the following schools:

 

School of Fine Arts

School of Global Studies

School of Horticulture

School of Liberal Arts

School of Life Studies and Human Services

School of Professional Studies

School of Sciences and Mathematics

 

Please visit the SAS website for more information on academic programs and news related to the School.

 

 

SAS VISION

  • SAS offers distinctive approaches to intellectual enquiry posed by each of its Schools and their departmental subdivisions.

  • SAS turns its attention to the currents of a world whose natural environment and population is in profound change.

  • SAS educates the next generation of global citizens, advocates, and leaders.

  • SAS looks forward, taking into account the historical strengths of its location and both the contemporary and future development of Italy.

  • SAS implements innovation in research, interpretation, expression, and artistic creation.

SAS MISSION

  • To educate through a sense of discovery and intellectual growth in the sciences, arts and humanities.

  • To provide the foundations of knowledge, culture, creativity, intellectual curiosity in order to prepare students for significant interaction with the environment, society and community.

  • To promote academic opportunities for service learning and civic engagement through initiatives, presentations, events and performances open to the public and aimed at contributing to the local culture.

  • To foster a sustainable society by teaching diversity and intercultural strategies through a multicultural education.

  • To expand students skills of research and communication in the visual, performed and written form.

  • To share students’ artistic, humanistic and scientific experiences both locally and globally, academically and professionally.

SAS VALUES

  • Advanced learning tools and facilities that simultaneously preserve a historically important architectural context.

  • An international faculty from diverse professional and academic backgrounds.

  • An immediate connection to civic and cultural engagement offered by the School of Professional Studies.

  • Community engagement fostered by the Artist in Residence Program and contemporary art gallery at F_AIR.

  • Well-resourced technical and material support in specific areas of study such as fine arts and music studies.

     

 

 

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