Course of Study
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.
Detailed CV demonstrating a Bachelor’s degree in Pastry arts and/or hospitality with evaluation reports or transcripts or at least 3 years of professional experience.
- Successful performance on both a written exam and a practical test at the start of the term.
Duration and Certification
The program is one semester long. The Master Program is open to a limited number of participants a year. After the successful completion of the program, students will receive a Master Certificate in Italian Baking and Pastry.
Please note: The Master in International Baking and Pastry is structured as a Fall Semester (Sept-Dec).
Semester I (Fall)
Master Italian Pastry Arts Experiential Learning (course continues as projects during Intersession Weeks)
Wedding Cakes: Tiered and Themed Decorated Cakes
Professional Ice Cream Production Experiential Learning
International Cakes Experiential Learning
Advanced Chocolate Artistry Experiential Learning
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.