Florence University of the Arts is the academic entity of the Palazzi foundation. It gathers several schools according to a rich offering of academic disciplines and seeks to offer academics and projects of cultural integration to its international student body. The academics under FUA are outlined below according to the school divisions outlined below, which cover a vast range of subjects and departments. The academic divisions represent a unique approach to global and local learning as implementing cultural integration through its academics. Find out more about each division's specific mission, learning approaches and offered subjects of study. The MINGLE category introduces to academic institutions and organizations how customized programs can be developed in any academic discipline offered at FUA.
Featuring dedicated studies in the areas of hospitality, food and wine, Apicius reinterprets the concept of hospitality and tourism in Florence, where the cityscape is teeming with traditional and contemporary structures sought by people from all over
DIVA offers studies in digital photography, rich multimedia, videomaking, graphic design,
and interior design. Its vision
seeks to train students to forge
a new light and perspective on
how digital and visual arts reveal
The academics at FAST aim
to bridge the widening gap
between design and manual
skills in fashion and accessories.
The School sustains the local Florentine traditions of Straw, Leather, and Knit production
through artisanal and
The architecture, design,
and restoration studies at
IDEAS rethinks the concept of
place from a cultural and community point of view by
using the basis of architectural
and design studies in order understand how human value is achieved in physical spaces.
The School offers humanistic, artistic and scientific studies. Its position in Florence combines the city’s historic, world-changing achievements with contemporary innovations and challenges in order to cultivate the students’ culture of knowledge.
The School connects students to real-world situations and contexts and offers experiential learning opportunities with an international perspective, a broad and planned use of technology, an empirical instruction and partnerships with the local economy.
The School develops students’ communicative tools to uncover
the surface of cultures, societies, and urban movement within Italian landscapes through
its studies in Journalism, Communication and
sQuola language and culture studies are dedicated to transforming the meaning of learning the Italian language
by immersing students in the
local culture and teaching an understanding of what it means
to be an Italian speaker today.
The Special Programs department provides the opportunity to design the program of a lifetime. The department offers academic packages for institutions and organizations that seek a personalized option for their students and faculty.