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2-YEAR CERTIFICATE CAREER PROGRAMS / ASSOCIATE'S DEGREES

 

CERTIFICATE CAREER PROGRAMS

 

 

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

 

 

One-Year Certificate 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 Certificate 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 Certificate 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

 

 

TuttoToscana Florence-NYC Study Away Certificate Career Program

Please visit the program page for details on this 4-week and 1-week program held in the fall and spring in collaboration with the James Beard Foundation.

 

 

ASSOCIATE'S DEGREES

 

The above career programs can be taken as pathways to FUA’s Associate of Arts (AA) degree programs. AA fulfillment requires the coursework described in the Certificate Career Program curricula and a minimum of 21 general education credits as listed below to complete the associate’s degree. Please note that general requirements vary according to the program. All AA programs require an English language level as stated for the bachelor’s degree programs.

 

Required Courses:

The core education of each level consists of 5 courses (18 credits per semester, 36 credits per academic year). Core courses are mandatory and fundamental for each program.

 

General Education requirements:

• English Composition, 3 credits

• Humanities, 3 credits

• Mathematics, 3 credits

• Physical and Biological Sciences, 3 credits

• Social and Behavioral Sciences, 3 credits

• Diversity and Intercultural Studies, 3 credits

• Italian Language, 3 credits

• Total gen ed credits: 21

 

Total AA program credit load: 76 credits*

 

*Please note: Some gen ed requirements are embedded in multiple courses. Some programs may require additional credits to complete the associate-level program of study, as defined in the individual program curriculum. In addition to Certificate Career Program admissions requirements, associate’s degree candidates must meet the English language requirement as indicated for the bachelor’s degree programs.

 

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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