Florence University of the Arts - The American University of Florence is an Italian Institute of Higher Education accredited (Accreditation nu. OF0110 - DGR1407/16 e ss.mm.ii) and authorized by the Region of Tuscany to conduct approved formative educational courses (Art. 117 of the Italian Constitution assigns to the Italian Regions the competence regarding formative education). FUA-AUF is a free-standing, private, non-denominational institution.
November 18, 2021 US accreditation update:
The New England Commission of Higher Education has determined that FUA-AUF is eligible to proceed with an application for candidacy for accreditation within two years. A determination of eligibility is not candidacy or accreditation, nor does it indicate a likelihood of eventual accreditation. Questions about eligibility and the accreditation process should be directed to the President of the Commission.
- APICIUS: International School of Hospitality
- DIVA: School of Digital Imaging and Visual Arts
- FAST: School of Fashion and Accessory Studies and Technology
- IDEAS: School of Interior Design, Environmental Architecture and Sustainability
- ISB: International School of Business
- J SCHOOL: School of Journalism, Communication and Publishing
- SAS: School of Arts and Sciences
- SQUOLA: Center for Cultural and Italian Studies
- School Of Graduate Studies
FUA-AUF is reviewed yearly for European quality certification:
Certified by IMQ S.p.A. – ISO 9001:2015 Cert. N.9175.FLRU
FUA-AUF collaborates with many institutions for the direct acceptance of credits, as indicated in the list of affiliates. For students from non-affiliated institutions, US credit can be issued through FUA’s School of Record. Adhering to the Guidelines of the Forum on Education Abroad, the University of South Florida (“USF”) serves as the School of Record for FUA. Located in Tampa, Sarasota, St. Petersburg and Lakeland, Florida, USF is a global research university that recognizes and promotes the benefits of international education, collaboration and engagement. USF offers 232 degree programs at the undergraduate, graduate, specialist and doctoral levels, including 89 bachelor, 97 master, two education specialist, 36 research doctoral, and four professional doctoral programs. USF is one of only three Florida public universities classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching in the top tier of research activities. For questions regarding the School of Record relationship, please contact James Pulos, Assistant Director of Education Abroad at the University of South Florida.